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Old 02-16-2019, 05:12 PM   #1
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Trailer Roof- Man am I sore!

Spent 4 hours on the trailer roof today.

Was doing preventative maintenance. Putting Eternabond on all my seams.

After 4 hours I was whooped. Still got about 20% to go, but had no more gas in the tank. 60 yo is not the same energy level as 20 yo.

Wore knee pads, so that helped, but scrubbing, then applying, then pushing hard with fingers, and then pushing hard with the weighted roller.

Caulking would have been easier...but this one time with the Eternabond should cut the need to be up there 1 or 2 times every year doing more caulking.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:32 PM   #2
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You da man, when I was younger it took me two days at 9hrs. a day to clean and condition the roof on my 37' 5th wheel. Now, I did spend time going up and down a lot. What a work out !!!

Just think, if you did that every other day for 2 months can you imagine the shape you would be in?

I bet it looks nice and better than if a dealership did the work. You are now one with your rig with all the changes you have made.
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My muscles started aching just from reading your post. The seams on my TT aluminum roof are sealed with the same. Love it!!!
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The edges of the Eternabond should still be caulked or it CAN leak.
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Raining all day today, did not feel like getting up there anyway. Will finish it out later this week.


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You da man, when I was younger it took me two days at 9hrs. a day to clean and condition the roof on my 37' 5th wheel. Now, I did spend time going up and down a lot. What a work out !!!

Just think, if you did that every other day for 2 months can you imagine the shape you would be in?

I bet it looks nice and better than if a dealership did the work. You are now one with your rig with all the changes you have made.
lol, yeah, I don't want to think about doing it every other day...wow...but you're right, I'd either be dead or in better shape. haha



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My muscles started aching just from reading your post. The seams on my TT aluminum roof are sealed with the same. Love it!!!
Yeah, yesterday it was the joints hurting...today just the muscles, which is not so bad.



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The edges of the Eternabond should still be caulked or it CAN leak.
I have read both ways...but went ahead and caulked the edges that were at low points. Not too many of them.
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After 4 hours I was whooped. Still got about 20% to go, but had no more gas in the tank. 60 yo is not the same energy level as 20 yo.
I had to laugh when I read this last night but I was too tired and sore to poke the tablet. I'm 61 and installed air bags on my F150 yesterday. Kicked my butt. Don't know why I keep doing things myself. Oh yeah, I want to make sure it's done right.
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I had to laugh when I read this last night but I was too tired and sore to poke the tablet. I'm 61 and installed air bags on my F150 yesterday. Kicked my butt. Don't know why I keep doing things myself. Oh yeah, I want to make sure it's done right.
Yep!
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The edges of the Eternabond should still be caulked or it CAN leak.
Thanks for the advice. Planning to caulk as soon as it stops snowing and raining here.
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My fifth needs some re-caulking in areas. Small enough project that I can do it myself in a couple hours. I'll know the quality of the repair is good.

But, being elderly (early 70's) I worry about loosing my balance up 13 feet on the top and falling. That is my big concern, not the work. I'm still pretty fit.

At some point, a lot of work will need to be done.....I'll hire it out.
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