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Old 03-21-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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I think there should be an anonymous section here for dumb questions but here it goes... When I am installing a Fantastic fan in my 13 scamp.. can I be on top with my full weight? (260 lbs) Or do I need to lean & do half at a time? Thanks for all your help.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:52 AM   #2
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I would lean & do half at a time?
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:46 AM   #3
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I don't weigh that much and there's no way I'd put all my weight on the roof. I'm trying to figure out a scaffolding system so I can do some work on the roof of my Scamp. Sky hook?
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
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Donna,
Any chance you could hang a plank from your carport brace's ?

I think mine would be strong enough for that.

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I don't weigh that much and there's no way I'd put all my weight on the roof. I'm trying to figure out a scaffolding system so I can do some work on the roof of my Scamp. Sky hook?
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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Donna,
Any chance you could hang a plank from your carport brace's ?

I think mine would be strong enough for that.

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A step ladder and leaning over is just fine, you might even consider two stepladders with a 2X12 plank across (not touching the roof) then put part of your weight on that.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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Bill, I've thought about that. Unfortunately the sides are 18' across from one another. May rent some ladders/scaffolding and do as Floyd suggested though.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
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I have used the 2 ladder approach and it works well for me.
I also have freakish Monkey Arms and can lean a ladder and reach almost anything and it is lot easier to do this than the 2 ladder deal.

I also use a Little Giant ladder and can make the ladder lean without leaning against the trailer so I can be slightly away from it but near the roof.
Also the Giant NEVER feels like it will tip or slide on its own.

I would not get on the roof myself.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:04 AM   #9
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I did not know this about you...


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I have used the 2 ladder approach and it works well for me.
I also have freakish Monkey Arms and can lean a ladder and reach almost anything and it is lot easier to do this than the 2 ladder deal.

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Thanks for your tips Now... if the blizzards stop before summer I can actually start putting the fan in & start cleaning & polishing.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:07 PM   #11
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When I did mine I installed the fan over the rear table and was able to reach most of it by opening the escape hatch and standing up through it.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:24 PM   #12
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Get the ladders, but rent a plank for scaffoldng to place across them.They should be the right length, do not flex and easy to strap to the ladder for safety.
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