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Old 06-29-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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I am beginning the cleaning and noting of problem spots that will need attention on my 66 overlander. I see the previous owner had used a clear caulk around the furnaace vent and looks like same on the roof vents. There seems to be caulking/sealant loose around the top vents. Not being of great mechanical ability, how or what is the best way to clean and make repairs to the top of the trailer without denting the top?

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Old 06-29-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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Place a ladder against the awning tube, if you don't have an awning, wrap towels around the part of the ladder that will touch the body of your trailer. Climb the ladder, and onto the roof, being careful to place your weight on the rivet lines.

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Old 06-29-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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I use an articulated ladder, similiar to this : 16' Aluminum Multi-Purpose Articulated Ladder, Type I Only it's a 12' and I bought it from local Ace. I make the ladder into a big "L" shape and turn it upside down putting the small part of the "L" on the roof on a rib. Before putting it on the roof, I tie a bunch of towels around the part of the ladder that will lay on the roof to spread out the weight and keep it from scratching the aluminum. --dave
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:14 PM   #4
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i purchased an "industrial" shelve from the local "do it yourself" store($120). 18" wide by 72" long and 72" tall. i placed the metal side supports in as if it were a storage shelf but placed all the wooden shelves on top for support. by using a couple of c-clamps on the shelves, it kept them from sliding off. 2x6 were put under the legs (each side) and lag screwed in place which gave me front to back stability. This was a bit wobbly but i managed to use it without any trouble.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:42 PM   #5
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