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Old 05-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #29
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We were able to do a good deal of the work from the inside, especially since the hatch didn't have a proper lid. After unscrewing the sheet of plexi that was put over the opening, all the rivet drilling could be done from the inside. If it did have the lid/screen pieces, you could do 3 sides of the vent from the inside. The new rivet hole drilling was done from the outside, with me pushing up from the inside to help hold everything in place. Then the new rivets were put in from the outside also, so there was less movement of the vent assembly and better leverage angle on the rivet gun. Overall, i'd say about 40% of the process was done from the inside, in our case.

Also, with using ladders, there wasn't much laying on the roof required, but that could have to do with the fact that Ollie is about 6'4". There was definitely more leaning/sprawling required for me, at 5'6".

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #30
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Thanks Tabitha, that's exactly what I wanted to know
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #31
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The mileage doesn't seem to be down too much- but Felix has a perennial speedometer/odometer issues so need to make a longer run and see how his mileage sans trailer is doing. His regular mileage isn't great since he has over 300,000 miles now. In the years when I had the Puck he got 30-32 without the trailer and around 28 with it at highway speeds. Sometimes he got getter mileage WITH the Puck than without- with a tailwind and flat Texas desert, for example.
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