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Old 07-02-2010, 10:51 AM   #15
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Mexray just said it; An Airstream rotisserie!!!!
They do it for cars, why not an airstream, it would bolt to the wheel hubs and just roll it over...........Yeah
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:10 PM   #16
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While my dad and I were working on the air conditioner recently, I used his tractor with pallet forks on the loader to sit a plastic pallet close to where I needed to be to work on it.. To get on top of the pallet once in place, I leaned the ladder on the window rain gutter. The pallet is actually bridging the space between the ribs, so it doesn't bend the skin.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:13 PM   #17
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I took a couple of 2x12's and covered them with old carpet - I use these to straddle the roof 'beams' (carpet side down) and walk/kneel only on the boards - making SURE to avoid the end-caps.

As far as how to get up there, ladder against the window drip frame or the awning case on the street-side.

The cell-phone is a GREAT idea - and I never get up there unless someone else is around - like the roof at home.

Best of luck!
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #18
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how long is the trailer? 31 ft? dig a 6 ft deep trench, 40 ft long.... tapered on both front and back.... driver 'er in there, boom! you got a 2 ft step up to the roof.

I tried that once. It worked fine till it rained.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #19
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Trip to Menards . . .



Now for a bridge plank . . .



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Old 07-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #20
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I've got 1/2's of that orange fiberglass ladder shown in the above picture - when a big Union job site discards ladders they cut them apart to render them unusable - so the treads section is my custom made Airstream roof ladder, just lean it up above a window and climb aboard... And, as a bonus, the ladder back section is a bed frame in the back of the pickup truck...
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After I tried this . . .



Seemed like a good idea. Would have worked if my arms were 5 feet long.

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I got one roof vent patched until I get new ones. They were OEM plastic tops and leaking bad.

I made aluminum patches from the removed heat vent metal.



I'll do the other one tomorrow AND remove the TV antenna.
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Serious subject and one I need to answer myself soon but Splitrock you are one funny guy. Loved your comments!!!
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Serious subject and one I need to answer myself soon but Splitrock you are one funny guy. Loved your comments!!!

Hey boomer, I had to come up with a decent way to work on the top and not get killed. I've got a lot to do on the top . . . like everything. I'm married so I work alone most of the time. I tried the ladder but I was nervous as a whore in church. If I'm programing 911 into my cell phone one touch, it's too risky.

The scaffolds cost four hundred and I had one platform. I looked on my insurance and I have a $500 co-pay for falling on my head, so I figure I'm up by one "C" note. If I keep saving money like this I'll be broke by Labor Day. On the dark side, if I buy the scaffold and fall anyway, I'm down the whole nine bills.


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Press and hold nine on any cell phone "should" auto-dial 911... they put that in for situations where people may be held against their will... speaking of wills... just kidding

On the scaffolding & platforms - beware the morning dew on it if you're an early bird!
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I don't like ladders or heights either. It's much easier going up than coming down if you insist on doing it in a controlled manner. I've put a new roof on a house and on a shed, but the curved sides of the Airstream are something else to look down on.

My plan is to train my wife to work on the roof. This effort may take some time.

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My plan is to train my wife to work on the roof. This effort may take some time.
Now THAT sounds like a plan! Let us know how it works out.
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