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Old 05-17-2012, 12:48 PM   #15
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Gene, are you making fun of me? This may end up in court.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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Gene, are you making fun of me? This may end up in court.
At least I'll get to meet you in person. Oh, and I admit nothing and deny everything.

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Old 05-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #17
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While I wouldn't trust the cover, the bottles themselves would be sturdy. A scrap of wood with cleats to keep it from slipping off the top of the bottles would make a pretty good step. Just remove the cover and place your "step" on top of the bottles.

It would be good to minimize sideways thrusting on the top of the bottles, though.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #18
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I just position a 8' step ladder close to the segment protector/rock guard and gas bottle cover. This allows me to wax half of the front roof. I move the ladder to the other side of the gas bottle cover for the other half. I stretch a little, but it works. No need to stand on the cover - it wasn't made to support 200lbs anyway.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #19
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No direction from AS

I will not stand on the cover again. I also know the structure is not load bearing, but it sure is convienent. I'm going to keep the Baker scaffolding I borrowed from my buddy. It is a good tool for getting to the whole top side of the trailer safely. I'ts funny AS does not have a sticker on the cover telling you not to stand on it. If they read these forums and realize some people, as I have to assume have considered this as a platform to get to that top panel we will soon be seeing "Do not sit or stand on this cover". I at least want an official warning when I'm about to do something stupid
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #20
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"My wife came out and made me get off."

That's pretty official in my house....

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Old 05-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #21
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I will not stand on the cover again. I also know the structure is not load bearing, but it sure is convienent. I'm going to keep the Baker scaffolding I borrowed from my buddy. It is a good tool for getting to the whole top side of the trailer safely. I'ts funny AS does not have a sticker on the cover telling you not to stand on it. If they read these forums and realize some people, as I have to assume have considered this as a platform to get to that top panel we will soon be seeing "Do not sit or stand on this cover". I at least want an official warning when I'm about to do something stupid
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Try here: SOFT ALUMINUM DECAL NO STEP from Aircraft Spruce

It's even on aluminum.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #22
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Bob, my wife is mostly right when she intervenes so I generally listen if only to keep the peace.

Vaughn, Nice idea. Market it to AS. I recently bought a dremel type tool and there was a sticker on it saying, I kid you not. "This is not to be used as a dental instrument".
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Bob, my wife is mostly right when she intervenes so I generally listen if only to keep the peace.

Vaughn, Nice idea. Market it to AS. I recently bought a dremel type tool and there was a sticker on it saying, I kid you not. "This is not to be used as a dental instrument".
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My favorite one is a sticker on a rubber mallet that says "Wear Safety Glasses".

I know that all hammers have them, but really, what are you gonna send zinging with a rubber mallet?
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My favorite one is a sticker on a rubber mallet that says "Wear Safety Glasses".

I know that all hammers have them, but really, what are you gonna send zinging with a rubber mallet?
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Without that warning, the propane cover is fair game. I'm going to go stand on it and when I fall down, I will be suing Airstream, the cover manufacturer, the propane bottle company, the propane supplier, and Dan since he stood on it and enticed me to do the same. First, however, I have to do some dental work with the Dremel; mine didn't have a label, so the earlier models must be for dental work too.

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While I wouldn't trust the cover, the bottles themselves would be sturdy. A scrap of wood with cleats to keep it from slipping off the top of the bottles would make a pretty good step. Just remove the cover and place your "step" on top of the bottles.

It would be good to minimize sideways thrusting on the top of the bottles, though.
That wouldn't work with mine - the bracket holding the bottles in place is above the bottles, so it'd be in the way. When I remove that bracket, the bottles are only barely staying upright. Standing on them in that state is pretty much guaranteeing a rough ride to the ground, with a possibility of impalement from the threaded rod for the bracket for extra hilarity.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:15 PM   #27
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I just turn a trash can upside down, set a milk crate on it, and a 5 gallon plastic bcket on top of the milk crate. I'm only 220 lbs, so everything works just like on I Love Lucy. Sal.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #28
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How about a lasso over the A/C and pull yourself up?

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