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Old 09-27-2011, 11:07 PM   #11
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Pretty cool high wire act you've got going there Bob. You could consider the circus for a fall back job. lol.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:13 AM   #12
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How do you guys get up there to clean the bugs off? That was a puzzler for me for awhile.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:50 PM   #13
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I clean the windshield the same way I've been doing it since jr high and Dad got that first L9000 Ford with a flip forward hood:I just flip the hood open and stand on the cyl head to wash the windshield..

Most of the race car transports have hatches in the roof with a ladder on the inside, that also keeps kids off your roof when you are not around.

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:49 AM   #14
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I don't have any trouble reaching the windshield while standing on the front tires with the hood flipped up. But I can't reach the motorhome overhang part. Got
ta use my setup to do that.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:38 AM   #15
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Im 6'0" and cant reach all of the windshield even standing on the tire, much less the "attic" bed over the cab.

I stand on the engine and scrub the bugs off (using the dryer sheet "trick") and do the same thing to clean the windshield.

FWIW the front end of our coach is covered in 3M "invisible bra" - including the "attic over hang" - so these areas are less susceptible to paint damage and much easier to clean.
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I never thought about the 3m stuff. Is that hard to put on? Can you buy it by the roll? Maybe I should cover that section with new film every spring and not worry so much about cleaning it? Hhhhmmm.
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IMO the film should be professionally installed - its harder to apply then Window Tint (and ive applied plenty of that) !

3M Invisible bra - is applied over curved surfaces (around headlights, curved bumper and hood, etc)


my suggestion - youre better off having it professionally installed (let the professionals be the frustrated ones)
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #18
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Needed our ladder TWICE this weekend....

once to adjust the awning (it was windy) and the awning shifted a little on the roller.

the 2nd time was when one of the roof vents was left open (one of the pins rattled loose and the vent cover came off)...

w/out a ladder i would have been hosed....an awning that wouldnt roll up (completely) and an open VENT could have presented bigger issues !
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Good deal. Hay, don't you have those Max Air covers over your vents? They allow you to leave the vents open when rolling down the road and in the rain. Very good. If you store your coach outside they are a must so you can leave your vents open.
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no, dont have 'em - quite frankly, until you said it, i wasnt sure i saw the value in them

in texas we dont get to open our windows very often

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Good deal. Hay, don't you have those Max Air covers over your vents? They allow you to leave the vents open when rolling down the road and in the rain. Very good. If you store your coach outside they are a must so you can leave your vents open.
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