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Old 05-31-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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Apparently during the winter, a branch fell and made a hole about the size of a fifty cent piece in the cover over the air conditioner. Anyone know how to repair this - also how to clean out the water, sap, etc that probably got inside? Thank you so much.

ALSO how do you get up there to work on it without putting weight on the roof?
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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I have done it with fiberglass cloth and epoxy. Seemed to stick ok on my 61. cover
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:56 AM   #3
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I`ve used a shop vac to clean out the slime in the bottom,them a little bleach to clean drain,then rinse out with clean water. Dave
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Apparently during the winter, a branch fell and made a hole about the size of a fifty cent piece in the cover over the air conditioner. Anyone know how to repair this - also how to clean out the water, sap, etc that probably got inside? Thank you so much.
ALSO how do you get up there to work on it without putting weight on the roof?
Weight on the roof, is not, has not, and never was a problem.

Every dealer and the factory has the mechanics on the roof for a variety of repairs.

Place a ladder, with a carpet or pad cushion on it's edge, so that you don't scratch the trailer, over one of the side windows, on the door side.

That will help you getting up and down from the roof, by grabbing the awning, or awning rail.

You can fasten a small metal plate with a couple of pop rivets over the hole in the AC cover.

On the other hand, that hole does not cause any leak problems.

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Old 05-31-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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Apparently during the winter, a branch fell and made a hole about the size of a fifty cent piece in the cover over the air conditioner. Anyone know how to repair this - also how to clean out the water, sap, etc that probably got inside? Thank you so much.
ALSO how do you get up there to work on it without putting weight on the roof?
A similiar hole was noticed in mine from a hail storm. I decided to purchase a new cover. Called the manufacturer to purchase and had it in less than a week. Cheaper to do it yourself rather than go thru a dealer. Only (4) screws and some foam to replace. Very simple and took less than 30 minutes.
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Is the cover for the old Anderson AC units available??? I may have to remove mine and would like to know if I can get another if it crumbles. And YES the 35 year old Anderson still cools, Differential on temp is 33 degrees.
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Is the cover for the old Anderson AC units available??? I may have to remove mine and would like to know if I can get another if it crumbles. And YES the 35 year old Anderson still cools, Differential on temp is 33 degrees.
Is your AC possibly an "Armstrong".

Never heard of an Anderson.

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