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Old 09-14-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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Roof Access??

Does anyone have a way to access the roof of an Airstream trailer for repairs, maintaince, and modifications? I need to install 2 Fantastic Fans and I know from experience with my 19' Bambi that working on the roof is a bear.

To make it even more difficult the trailer will be parked in front of my house while I work on it.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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Does anyone have a way to access the roof of an Airstream trailer for repairs, maintaince, and modifications? I need to install 2 Fantastic Fans and I know from experience with my 19' Bambi that working on the roof is a bear.

To make it even more difficult the trailer will be parked in front of my house while I work on it.
Steve,
I use an 8' steplader against the left side window awning (rolled up) wear boat shoes and move about very carefully. I also have an assistant stand by to fetch and hand items up as needed...not much room up there. I weigh about 185# for reference, stay off the endcaps and try to keep your weight on the ribs. Other than that...

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Old 09-14-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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Steve,
I use an 8' steplader against the left side window awning (rolled up) wear boat shoes and move about very carefully. I also have an assistant stand by to fetch and hand items up as needed...not much room up there. I weigh about 185# for reference, stay off the endcaps and try to keep your weight on the ribs. Other than that...

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That's pretty much what I did, I get on in the rear, wearing only sox (and normal cotton clothing). Feels like walking on a Marshmellow Have not left a dent yet!
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here are some threads concerning that topic---
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I tried the ladder, but found things a little dainty for my 230 lbs. I broke down and bought some used scaffolding sections to work on my 1965 Tradewind. The scaffold can be taken down and stored when finished. It makes life alot easier. I plan on fabricating a bridge between the scaffold sections and mounting some pneumatic tires so I can roll it along the length of the trailer and be able to work the roof sections. I'll let you know how that part works out once I get it fabricated and operational.
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