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Scarlett O'Hara

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    Good morning, Checking in to ask to be kept in your thoughts/prayers. I am in area of what's currently dubbed Redwood Complex Fire. No evacuation for me needed today, but fire is burning 33,000 acres as of this AM. Winds erratic, fire moving unpredictably. Moving my livestock out to coast, hours drive west of me. Meanwhile, I am madly raking dry needles around cottage, keeping roof swept, hoses coiled for putting out floating cinders. I've been thru over 40 yrs of fire season. Nothing like this year. I've had it! Hope to survive this & get out. Wish I already had a Toy in my driveway, ready to carry me down the road now. Staying focused, trying to keep sense of humor! Wish me luck, going to need plenty. Scarlett
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    I've never seen one of these - I want one!

    Hi, WME just caught up on your distressing news. But here you are, apparently alive & no doubt soon to be speaking in tongues again. Just remember that just because you CAN do a thing doesn't mean you SHOULD do it! Cheers, Scarlett
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    Never On Sunday Surprise

    Now HERE is one I bet none have seen before: https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/rvd/d/1990-toyota-lite-ace-camp/6273825073.html
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    '84 Dolphin "recently rebuilt overcab"

    Thanks, Derek-- I'd initially figured any rebuild would result from water damage, but now you've mentioned it, it could result from other causes, as well: fallen tree limb, crash impact, etc. Photos! Of course. I'm still such a Luddite, haven't yet learned to take & upload pics myself yet, so they're not on my radar...
  5. Recently found on CL an '84 Dolphin with "recently rebuilt overcab". What questions would I ask regarding this rebuild? If seller was the owner when work was done, obviously, I'd likely get a better idea of reality. The rig in question *looked* ship shape inside which, I realize, does not preclude improper work hidden beneath clean looking corner joins/fresh paint. I take my (growing) list of questions to sellers seriously. I no doubt may have to travel to see any rig & if I can eliminate a prospect on the basis of questions, all the better. Thanks, as always, folks. Scarlett
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    '76 Toyota Chinook Pop Top

    This Chinook is still on CL, but asking price now reduced from $17K to $9K. I have no interest, but maybe someone does... https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/rvs/d/1976-toyota-chinook/6250247259.html
  7. Scarlett O'Hara

    Rubber Roofs

    I have learned *so much* in the past 24 hours! What a lovely group of knowledgeable & generous human beings. Each & every one of you have so much to share. I am truly amazed. And I am beginning to get to know some of you, which makes it fun. *Thanks to all* for the roofing info. Scarlett
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    Rubber Roofs

    Mark, I assume it must dry between coats? Would a day between coats be likely? Was 4 coats the recommended application, or were you adding an extra measure of protection?
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    Rubber Roofs

    Thanks. So that makes the EPDM roof about 60 + lbs of added weight. Hmmm. For lots of reasons, especially fact of rooftop AC housing removal--too heavy for me to deal with---I hope I will not have to go with EPDM roof. Sure looks like a good roof, tho.
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    Rubber Roofs

    Mark, your plywood suggestion might be easier, & less trouble, than a jerry rigged scaffold. As long as it's safe, I always go for *easier*. As to the Maxx fan, I am fully convinced they are tops. Doubt I would opt, tho, for features such as remote control. I like to keep things simple & besides, these days, "remote control" has an ominous ring to it, ha ha.
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    Rubber Roofs

    Yikes! Given these reaches, & given my 5'2" height, I suppose I will just have to carefully get up there a time or two initially. At only 120 lbs, I can probably get away with it & not do much damage. Other option, but would involve some bother, would be to rig a temporary scaffold, just a couple orchard ladders on either side of rig with a sturdy plank across, just clearing rooftop. Where's there's a will, there's a way! Scarlett
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    Rubber Roofs

    Thanks, Mark. That's quite a warranty? How many coats are applied? Does it dry fast?
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    Rubber Roofs

    The plot thickens. Thank you for your thoughtful reply. As to matter of "walking on roof"-----I hadn't yet given this thought. I would *prefer* not to, based on common sense & your feedback. I am well accustomed to traveling light, having done extended travel in my Westfalia. Tho I am stepping up to a Toy rig, I intend keeping content/weight to a minimum. (I am likely to replace bathroom door with a curtain, for example.) As to the roof: my plan is for a roof with one or two Maxx fans as well as 2-400 watts of solar panels, the least I can manage with & still have the solar power required for extended boondocking. Can installation of vents, for example, be successfully done from a step ladder without stepping on roof top? And later, is it possible to replace vent covers or re-caulk from a ladder. I can see that washing solar panels would be easy from a ladder. I do not intend to use top of rig as storage rack. Not sure what you are getting at with regard to roof coating. Are you saying rubber sheeting is weighty? Please clarify. Cheers, Scarlett
  14. Scarlett O'Hara

    Rubber Roofs

    Thanks! Good to know. Now, what do you mean by "lasts for quite a long time"? Obviously, mileage may vary. Just rough ball park. Also, what are the signs a roof coating needs redone? And what about pinholes?
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    Rubber Roofs

    Pin holes! Until a few days ago, I never knew of the existence of pin holes. With RVs it's *always something*. Thanks, Joe