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Old 03-08-2016, 08:41 AM   #29
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Getting on top of your airstream

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I've been on top of my 1970 25 ft my a couple of times to polish and paint the
Center section. You may have on hand 1@1/2 or 2 in. Wide x3/4 thick strips or
Purchase at builders supply cheap. Cut about 20 or 25 pieces and lay them out in
A row on concrete or long table with about 1in. Between them. Take 1 in. Wide
Nylon strap from tie down sets and nail or staple to the ends of the strips. On the
Last slat leave about 10 or 15 feet of strap free. Throw the loose straps over the
Trailer and tie off to awning arm or anything else available to tie to. Now you
Have a 2 or 3 ft. Wide lattace fitting the rounded contour of the air stream. Adjust
Free straps for top center - rounded edge etc. When not in use roll the lattace up
Like rolling up roofing paper and easy to store. This method you can lean stand
Or crawl full weight and no damage. Also sed this method to install ac unit on top
Of my c-10 avion truck camper. Try it out. Worked well for me. Bob Cooke
Michael - vision rolling out a,2x10 carpet runner. Get on an 8ft ladder and go
Up to the top step lay the carpet over the trailer end for end. Remember the
Unit I made is wood slats. Step off the ladder on onto slats. Can't make a picture
Just now so hoe this helps you understand. Have a nice day. Bob Cooke
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:05 AM   #30
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Michael - vision rolling out a,2x10 carpet runner. Get on an 8ft ladder and go
Up to the top step lay the carpet over the trailer end for end. Remember the
Unit I made is wood slats. Step off the ladder on onto slats. Can't make a picture
Just now so hoe this helps you understand. Have a nice day. Bob Cooke
I think I have it pictured, but if you are using it strap side down, how are you keeping the staples or nails from scratching the surface of the AS?
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:23 AM   #31
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I believe BobC means strap side up. But I don't understand how/why the wood slats don't scratch the roof.
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:37 PM   #32
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I use a mop with a large soft head. Worked very well.
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:08 PM   #33
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I use a ladder padded with the old padded board that used to be the pull section under the gaucho. I put some screw eyes in the non-padded side of the board, and use cable ties to attach the board to the ladder. That makes it several feet long, and it hasn't scratched anything yet.

The padded board rests horizontally just under the awning. It's worked for the installation of two solar panels, a new TV antenna, a new radio antenna, and refurbishing the original airconditioner (including a vacuum pump and a 30# bottle of R-22).
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:43 PM   #34
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I use an extension ladder with foam padding made from a "pool noodle". Cut it in half and slit the halves lengthwise on one side. Slip them over the legs of the ladder where it leans on the trailer at the awning rail. Put it up high enough that you can hold on to it while you step to the roof. Walk only on the rivet lines running across the trailer. Those are the ribs. If you have to work elsewhere, use boards to bridge between the ribs. The roll up lattice sounds like a good idea. I may make one.

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Old 06-10-2016, 02:39 PM   #35
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When we need to work on or wash the roof the front loader on the backhoe works pretty well
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:35 AM   #36
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I've repaired my AC and replaced the old antenna with a new Winegard without having to climb on the roof. I put a padding on the awning cover and worked from the ext ladder.
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:04 PM   #37
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I use an extension ladder with foam padding made from a "pool noodle". Cut it in half and slit the halves lengthwise on one side. Slip them over the legs of the ladder where it leans on the trailer at the awning rail. Put it up high enough that you can hold on to it while you step to the roof. Walk only on the rivet lines running across the trailer. Those are the ribs. If you have to work elsewhere, use boards to bridge between the ribs. The roll up lattice sounds like a good idea. I may make one.

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I have been doing the very same.
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:25 PM   #38
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Telescoping ladder with a couple of kayak roof pads. They are already pre cut perfectly to fit the ladder.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:20 PM   #39
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I looked into this a while back and read that it's ok to walk on the roof ? Maybe I was mislead. ?


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I couldn't find these other threads. I want to polish the spine of my airstream and I don't want to walk up there.
Bob, bill n vinton, new to asing, 589 6760, give me a call if u can help a new aser
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I couldn't find these other threads. I want to polish the spine of my airstream and I don't want to walk up there.
Bob, bill n vinton, new to asing, 589 6760, give me a call if u can help a new aser
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