I have been thinking on this. I only used a tarp cover once, so I am not the expert on this, but this much I did learn.
I tried to use a rope to pull the tarp up and over the roof. Had one rope on each end. It sort of worked, but what I learned is, the rope rolling over the gutter rail Dicor caulk, started to create a half round groove in the caulk due the rope burn. That was not good and I learned on that rubber roof, that was an issue, need to try something different next time.
Maybe try this. Adding to what SunlineFan stated here https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f...tml#post154808
One of my biggest issues is hauling the monster cover up the ladder on a bigger camper. The box or cover roll is so big and bulky the 50 to 60# of cover is not something I really want to haul up a ladder.
I thought you said once on the forum you have one of the 6ft high rolling scaffolds. If you still have one, and your driveway cooperates to allow it to be level enough for the scaffold next to the camper, then:
- On the ground, pre-roll the cover so that is will unroll the way you want it on the roof.
- Set the scaffold platform to about 4 ft high.
- Lift the cover beast up onto the scaffold platform.
- Using a ladder, get on the platform and lift the cover beast up onto the roof.
- Use the platform, reset height as needed, and start to unroll the cover and use SunlineFan's broom lift method to get the cover out.
Sort of like this. I am taking the siding off in the pic but the ladder and platforms are setup like I was describing. I use this same method to take roof AC units off the roof. Way to heavy to lift off onto a ladder only. This Sunline camper is close to the same height as yours, just there is no axle flip lift done to it.
You can count the ladder rungs. The platform is a little over 4ft off the ground. Then anther 4 feet on the platform and you are on the roof from the side.
Hope this helps
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
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