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Old 04-09-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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Tim's tip

I needed to get on the roof of my AS again. To protect the trailer siding I usually tape some rolled up towels on a board and then tape that to the ladder to act as sort of a padding.

Well the proved to use a lot of tape and got quite dirty and was just a pain.

Today I had the idea to use one of those swimming pool noodles. They are really cheap so I didn't mind cutting one up. I used an electric carving knife to cut the noodle in two. And also to slit in down the side. The noodle I had already had a hole all the way through the center. That made it nice.

Then I just opened the new slot I made and pushed it onto the ladder leg. They stayed in place easily. And when I was done, they came off just as easy and I was able to put them away.

Just an idea. Maybe it will work for you.
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:31 AM   #2
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Well that's certainly using the old noodle Tim. That's a great idea.
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Well that's certainly using the old noodle Tim. That's a great idea.
Couldn't have said it better myself!
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:31 AM   #4
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Love that idea! And if you fall in the pool.............
Thanks for sharing!
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Great Idea...I have used them for a variety of other uses. You could also use the pipe insulation wrap...already cut for ya

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Old 04-09-2006, 06:46 AM   #6
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Tim -

That's a good idea.

Here's another:

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Great idea! What I do, is put the ladder against the awning roller. I have an off brand awning that does not have the aluminium cover, though.
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Be REAL CAREFUL when you lean up against that awning roller tube. I just had to do a replacement roller tube for a guy who did the same technique to get up on his trailer (sob). They are rather thin aluminum and any dent or distortion will weaken the tube structure signifiantly.
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:58 AM   #9
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Great idea Tim. Better get some replacement noodles for the kids before summer time!
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Thumbs up Nice thread and great tip Tim!

Kudos!That's a super idea. By the way, lovely shine on your trailer!! I was suprised when we were having the baby's carseat checked (voluntarily) by the Michigan State Police, the officer took a noodle, and cut it and used it to secure the back of the rear facing carseat so it wouldn't slide on the seat. Those noodles are really handy! Thanks again Tim for all you contribute to the forum with the VAP and helpful ideas!
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Talking wonderfull idea

We have just rented scaffoling for the re-seal. But this is the best idea. And we have tons of noodles hanging around. Infact you could make a designer version I have 2 noodles in the storage room that have Nemo and Scoobie Do on the top of them Just a thought.



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Thanks for all the feedback everyone.

I think since there is so much interest, I'm going to release it as a product. The Airstream Surface Saver and charge $19.95 +S&H

Better not use the first letter of each word as an acronym in the sales pitch though



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We have just rented scaffoling for the re-seal. But this is the best idea. And we have tons of noodles hanging around. Infact you could make a designer version I have 2 noodles in the storage room that have Nemo and Scoobie Do on the top of them Just a thought.



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Too cool! I used to use that black pre-sliced pipe insulation to keep from scratching my bike frame and/or the car when I loaded my bike on one of those collapsible racks. Stuff like this idea makes life so much easier. I think we need a Tips from Tim (a la Hints from Heloise) thread, we can all add our tips and tricks. The first submission could be this one, include the olive-oil-removes-POR15-from-your-face (and leaves a scent reminiscent of Italian cooking) idea, and we're on our way.

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more than one way to use the old noodle

Great Idea Tim, but don't put them aside, put them on your awning arms when you have the awning extended. Saves on the "old noodle" so to speak.
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