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Old 09-05-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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Getting on the Roof Safely/Replacing a/c shroud

I took a look at my roof yesterday and noticed a significant hole in my a/c cover--had some big hail around here lately.

First concern is where to get a replacement for it? It's a Duotherm 620315 Penguin a/c.

Second concern is how do I get up there safely? It's a 1996 21ft Sovereign and I'm a little over 200 lbs.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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Old 09-05-2006, 10:01 PM   #2
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Almost any larger RV dealer or an online place like Camping World will carry your cover. If you go on your roof keep you weight on the lines of rivets. It is very sturdy if you stay on the rivets.

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Old 09-05-2006, 10:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Brad. I wasn't sure whether the later more flat-topped roofs were as sturdy as the older rounded style. Sounds like even if they aren't, they'll still hold me up. I really appreciate your help. Quite a collection of Airstreams you have there
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:12 PM   #4
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hi nick

more current roofs are reported to be more sturdy...cross bracing between ribs is more plentyful....

use a taller ladder than you really need...2 if ya got em. really tall ladders.

place a 1x12 across the ladders near the top and carry the cover up, sitting it on the board.

use a couplel of big carpet squares turned pile sitting places fore and aft the ac.

my ac cover is the new style and only weights 50-70 llbs...
so i did this swap alone...
and i'm 250-260 after lunch.
held me fine....

well i did have someone one the ground contolling the ladders and tools...

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

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