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Old 08-22-2010, 12:28 AM   #57
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As I was scrubbing the roof today, at least as far across as I could reach, I was wondering about this. After reading this thread, I think I'll build a nice big scaffolding on both sides and a nice wide bridge across so I can do the work and not have to stand on the roof, retrieve a fallen ladder, run the risk of sliding down the side of the coach and removing body parts, or have to figure out how to roll it back on the wheels after I'm done.... by the way, the idea of digging a big trench isn't a bad idea... I have the room and the equipment... just not the wife's permission to dig that huge tiger trap in the pasture.

But I did enjoy reading these ideas very much!

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #58
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Working on replacing skylight & fantastic fan with 2 8' A ladders.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:38 PM   #59
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Working on replacing skylight & fantastic fan with 2 8' A ladders.
Cool idea. Nice looking trailer!

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Just a note on scaffolding, you can always try Craigslist. I have noticed before that quite often its available on there by the piece. I would of course think that you are more likely to find it if you live in a metro area vs. the country.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:24 PM   #61
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Here is another photo. I have a small ladder inside to stand on for removal of caulking on old skylight, that was a bitch , waiting for skylight from Untitled & Fantastic Fan from SOLAR POWERED PRODUCTS FROM FREEPLAY ENERGY good price . I think the fantastic fans have about a 5 year lifespan ,a least for someone that camps on the beach a lot. Mine was rusted , the plastic on it was cracking badly . I was just going to re caulk but decided to replace it
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The umbrella obviously is for shade , the last 3 days over 100 degrees in L.A.area .
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #63
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My Airstream access

This was my 110 degree heat index settup while polishing my AS. The scaffolding cost $200 at Lowes. Comes apart for storage easily.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:48 PM   #64
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We used two service trucks and a expanding platform then just drove thru when polishing our '64 GT's roof...sweet set-up!





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Where there is a will there is a way . I love the ingenuity of AS owners.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:14 PM   #66
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Where there is a will there is a way . I love the ingenuity of AS owners.
No kidding! We have friends who lost their vent cover while on a road trip in a torrential rain storm. They actually used an umbrella (a smaller "normal" sized one) as a temporary fix in much the same fashion. They went in the trailer, stuck it up through the vent hole, opened it then snugged it up to the skin with bungee cords to keep it in place and continued on their merry way. I think it was a couple of days until they could get in someplace to get it repaired...but at least it was dry inside.

Must have gotten lots of strange looks on the road!

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I'd be two trucks short of making that work:-)

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Well, so are we...but we have friends!

He let us use his trucks, we helped him polish his Caravel's roof...

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Good ideas I have been thinking of ways to get onto mine. There are a few dents from others changing the ac unit out. Hope to pull those out. my neighbor has some scaffolding I just took back after painting my garage. I might have to go and get it back...
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Jason, you've been quiet lately. Are those new twins wearing you out? When they get bigger, they can go on the roof.

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