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Old 03-27-2012, 02:47 PM   #15
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Well all my big trees got wiped out by the tornado . I will know more when I get the unit and can evaluate the weight of it. I can always have a friend with a front end loader lift it up there for me.

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Perry, I just completed the installation of a new 15K heat pump and here's how I got mine up there. I made up a block and tackle from cheap home depot parts and hoisted the new unit high in a tree next to the trailer. Then I used my folding ladder to make a high scaffold under it which leaned against the trailer with the inner legs resting against a 2x12 along the roof edge and lowered the unit down onto the scaffold. From there I was able to slide the unit on the scaffold over onto the roof. Worked like a champ. Don't stand under the unit while it's hanging from the tree BTW.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #16
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That's a friend worth loaning money to.

My brother successfully put an ac on his trailer by Fred Flintstoning it up a ladder somehow, but that's not something I'd even attempt.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #17
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We used a fork lift. I jump on the Sovereign by putting my ladder next to it (not leaning on it) on the curbside. I have an awning, so I hold onto that & hop right on. The ladder is an 8 footer. I always stay on the rivets. I am, however, a bit nervous about hopping on the Bambi II. I think I might stay off that one!
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #18
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Am I the only woman who gets stuck with the sewer hose!
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #19
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:18 PM   #20
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I don't have a choice, either I do the sewer stuff, or it overflows!
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #21
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Is that why you;re called Ms. Loopy? I have heard the sewer hose works better if you DON'T loop it....
My husband is more hands-on than I am-- I teach full-time and he does not. But I do help as much as I can. He is amazingly handy!!
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #22
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Am I the only woman who gets stuck with the sewer hose!
Nope....not that my husband camps with me very often (he farms all summer), but I don't think he even knows where it's located! (Kinda like him not knowing how to turn on the vacuum--after 30 years of marriage!! Really--it happened last week!)
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #23
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How to get on AS roof?

These are the things that didn't work for me.

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:07 AM   #25
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I weigh 265lb and have been up on my roof with a board (1x12x4) and it works well. Having the awnings up there helps keep you from slipping off. Although, one of my awnings in now on the ground.

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Old 03-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #26
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Eric H., love the monkey bars! Actually I was just about to build something like that for getting on the Argosy, as I don't have enough room to put up some kind of scaffolding.
I was saved from building this weekend when a friend mentioned they had this "large" ext. ladder they wanted out of the yard, and after 3 yrs of saying so, her sons would not pick it up. "How large is it"?, I said!!!!! Turns out the ladder is 12' per section and she just wants it gone... It now has a new home in my garage until I can get back to the rig! Now a couple of boards and LOTS of ties downs and I can climb around on my roof too!
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The way to work on the roof that worked best for me was to lay a carpet backed board long enough to span two ribs and heavy enough to support my weight. I liked the scaffold for getting on and off the best. From the scaffold to the roof, I made a bridge and that worked well.
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Woohooo!!! I'll have to try it! (But NOT as a perfume.)

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