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« on: August 06, 2006, 08:22:16 AM »

I was on the roof of my bus washing it , and fell off.
That new paint is slippery.
I landed on my left hip.
I spent all day yesterday in the emergency room.
Thank God, nothing is broken; but it sure does hurt!
While I was in ER waiting for the results of the X-rays, the doc gave me a nice shot.
Too bad I couldn't bring some of that stuff home with me!
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006, 08:25:01 AM »

Sorry to hear about yer injury! That reminds me why I only wash what I can reach with an extendable brush from the ground up! Hope you get up and around soon! BK
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2006, 08:30:10 AM »

Bless your heart! I am sure you (and all of us) will relive that fall over and over in our minds. I know I do and can only imagine what such a thing would do to your psyche. I am glad you are not permenantly injured.

This brings up the subject of safety rails (and non-skid additive to the paint too). Has anyone added removable safety posts and cahins (or other design) to their coach? I would love to hear what others have done and consider what I should do on my coach. Of course I am interested in adding safety so that quality time could be spent up there for a NASCAR event or other.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006, 08:44:54 AM »

Ed,

Glad it wasn't any worse.

As you can testify, its not the fall that hurts, but that sudden stop at the ground. Grin

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 09:03:13 AM »

Ed,
Don't feel too bad, I've fallen off of my 4103 at least 4 times and I've found out it hurts a lot more each time I do it.
I've also learned that I don't bounce as well now that I'm in my 50's.
The shot's that the nice doctors give you are great, except when your 11 year old daughter is the one that's 'spose to drive you home.
That happened to me about 9 years ago and I'm sure I and my daughter will never forget.

I owned a 1970 Mustang, 351W, 4speed Muncie M22 (Rock Crusher), 4.11 rear gears, rollers and rockers, 2500 stall TC and it would do 11.9 in the quarter.
My daughter had never, ever, ever driven before...... It took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to go 11 blocks to the house.

I count myself lucky that we didn't get stopped, or kill someone... I couldn't even talk after the shot. Let alone drive.

Remember everyone, These things are not toys, and even if your only 21, climbing on a roof that's 9' to 11' in the air can seriously screw up your weekend!

Ya'll have fun, and don't fall off!

Dallas

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006, 09:55:14 AM »

Ed,
Don't feel too bad, I've fallen off of my 4103 at least 4 times and I've found out it hurts a lot more each time I do it.
I've also learned that I don't bounce as well now that I'm in my 50's.
The shot's that the nice doctors give you are great, except when your 11 year old daughter is the one that's 'spose to drive you home.
That happened to me about 9 years ago and I'm sure I and my daughter will never forget.

I owned a 1970 Mustang, 351W, 4speed Muncie M22 (Rock Crusher), 4.11 rear gears, rollers and rockers, 2500 stall TC and it would do 11.9 in the quarter.
My daughter had never, ever, ever driven before...... It took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to go 11 blocks to the house.

I count myself lucky that we didn't get stopped, or kill someone... I couldn't even talk after the shot. Let alone drive.

Remember everyone, These things are not toys, and even if your only 21, climbing on a roof that's 9' to 11' in the air can seriously screw up your weekend!

Ya'll have fun, and don't fall off!

Dallas

Dallas sounds like a nice car but there's a problem with the description! A 2500 stall torque converter in a 4 speed equipped car Huh Sorry I'm mustang/car nut also and the two don't mix! A torque converter is used to transfer power to an automatic trans simular to a clutch, when was the last time you had one of dos shots? LOL! BK Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2006, 10:52:46 AM »

 I know that this may sound like overkill,.. but I bought a used scissor lift on ebay to help rebuild our store from Katrina.
  If I get a bus I now know of another use for the lift.
 It has a great platform to walk back and forth instead of a ladders footprint.
  It cost 1000.00 and may be the best thing to have for roof and side detail work.
 Now back to bus hunting so that I can get my money out of the lift.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2006, 11:38:07 AM »

Ed,

Glad you are doing better, and thanks for sharing this story with us as a reminder to BE CAREFUL!!!!

Best Wishes - Phil
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2006, 11:54:49 AM »

I cut two holes in my roof the other day for the air conditioners.  I told my buddy after I cut them I better not step in them now.  We had to put the tarp back on, and what did I do but almost stepped in one!  I hope I never fall off my bus roof!

I'm suprised Cat lets Dallas up on the roof as many times as he has fallen off.

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2006, 12:11:50 PM »

I cut two holes in my roof the other day for the air conditioners.  I told my buddy after I cut them I better not step in them now.  We had to put the tarp back on, and what did I do but almost stepped in one!  I hope I never fall off my bus roof!

I'm suprised Cat lets Dallas up on the roof as many times as he has fallen off.

Brian Elfert

Brian, she keeps the papers onthe life insurance policy in the front pocket of her purse where she'll be able to find them in the very near future! LOL! BK Grin
Sorry Dallas just pok'n fun at ya buddy !
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2006, 12:28:37 PM »

Hey BK even a 2500 stall converter is pretty weak! I had a big block (402 c.i.) vega with a 400 turbo that had a 8 inch 5500 stall converter. Now that baby would launch!
I removed the m-22 rock crusher and put in a doug nash 5 speed but that got old on the street so in went the 400 turbo! THAT,  my boy was  a lot of fun! Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2006, 02:36:32 PM »

I was on the roof of my bus washing it , and fell off.
That new paint is slippery.
I landed on my left hip.

You goofed.  When that happens, you're *supposed* to say, "I don't believe in gravity."
That makes you immune from falling.

At least that's what I tell folks who claim they "don't believe in God".  Doesn't matter
whether you believe it or not, facts is facts, and facts can be very inconvenient --
even if you're a former US VP who lost an election and still trying to get attention
over that "global warming" nonsense.  :-)  This year ain't near as hot as the summer
of 1930, when records were broken that still stand unbroken to this day.  An
"inconvenient truth" is that man creates an infinitesimal amount of carbon dioxide
in comparision with the normal production of CO2 by nature itself.

Next time, stay off of the roof. :-)

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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2006, 02:41:19 PM »

Sorry about your fall, I've 2 trips to the emergency room from my bus but not from falling.
 I was on a bus that they had added a sand like substance to the paint, only on the roof of course!. Had I only known, I would have done the same thing.
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2006, 02:54:46 PM »

Ed,
Don't feel too bad, I've fallen off of my 4103 at least 4 times and I've found out it hurts a lot more each time I do it.
I've also learned that I don't bounce as well now that I'm in my 50's.
The shot's that the nice doctors give you are great, except when your 11 year old daughter is the one that's 'spose to drive you home.
That happened to me about 9 years ago and I'm sure I and my daughter will never forget.

I owned a 1970 Mustang, 351W, 4speed Muncie M22 (Rock Crusher), 4.11 rear gears, rollers and rockers, 2500 stall TC and it would do 11.9 in the quarter.
My daughter had never, ever, ever driven before...... It took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to go 11 blocks to the house.

I count myself lucky that we didn't get stopped, or kill someone... I couldn't even talk after the shot. Let alone drive.

Remember everyone, These things are not toys, and even if your only 21, climbing on a roof that's 9' to 11' in the air can seriously screw up your weekend!

Ya'll have fun, and don't fall off!

Dallas

Dallas sounds like a nice car but there's a problem with the description! A 2500 stall torque converter in a 4 speed equipped car Huh Sorry I'm mustang/car nut also and the two don't mix! A torque converter is used to transfer power to an automatic trans simular to a clutch, when was the last time you had one of dos shots? LOL! BK Grin

HAHAHAHA! Geez, I musta fallen on my head! I got my ex wifes car mixed up with it too! Hers was a 71 Mustang with a 302 and an auto. It was fast but mine was a lot faster... I had to be able to out run her!!! I still don't know how I typed that, probably too many ice cold adult beverages. Or, I plead the fifth! Maybe even 2 fifths and a lot of mixer!

Dallas!
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2006, 04:52:12 PM »

Sorry to hear about your fall Ed! Cry

I too, about took a dive off ours, when I was handing the hose down to Larry after washing the a/c units.  The interesting thing I noticed was that, when I wobbled, his movement was not toward me and the bus, ready to catch me if I can hurtling towards him, but rather he looked ready to turn tail and run! Undecided  I swear, that slight movement he made was AWAY from the site if the accident, until he realized that indeed, I was not on the way down.  He did make a quick recovery and tried to act as if he was concerned for my safety, but the truth was, I think if I had taken the dive, I too would have hit the ground, rather than falling into the loving arms of my husband! Shocked 

I am glad you didn't break anything, but I'll bet you're going to be sore for awhile.  This is a good reminder for all of us how quickly an accident can happen and to keep our insurance premiums paid! Wink  Christy Hicks
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2006, 05:12:01 PM »

Dallas,
Your story about your daughter driving you home was priceless!  I used to have a well preserved '50 Plymouth and taught my daughter to drive on it.  Told her she was probably the only kid in her school that could drive a three on the tree.

Took it by the garage one day to have it inspected and a sticker put on.  THe kid mechanic looked under the hood when I raised it, saw the flathead six, did a double take and looked bewildered.  He then asked me, "what kind of motor is THAT?

Pretty good old car.  Shoulda kept it!

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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2006, 06:24:17 PM »

You aint alone...

I was on the roof of my RTS back in the day 6 months after having a triple bypass, slipped on a wet spot and tangled
with the extension ladder as my feet slid into the rungs of the ladder, I flipped sideways and crashed head first into the ground
next to the front tire complete with my legs still tangled in the ladder. Very much an Ouch !

I guess I laid there for about 10 minutes trying to take inventory before I tried to get up. Called my wife on the cell phone
and told her that I fall down go boom... She hauled me to the ER, they took pictures and didn't find anything.. ( At ALL! ) Roll Eyes

Ever since I get this "LOOK" when I say I have to go up on top of anything.. I also Bungee Cord the ladder firmly in place
to the drip rail so it doesn't slide out from under. I don't wash roofs with cleaner any time I plan on walking up there, I use
a ladder, bungee cords and extendable RV brush.

No job is properly done until you have bled on it a couple of times....

Get Well Ed.... It only hurts when you laugh at yourself... Oh.......That's gonna leave a mark..... Undecided
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2006, 06:30:28 PM »

When ever I or who ever gets up on my roof of my buses,must remove two items,shoes and socks,shoes will damage the paint,and socks are two slippery to be walking on paint,bare feet are lot better for traction purposes while up on the roof.For washing the roof,I don't get up on the roof,I do it from a stand and wash with an extendable wand of sorts........Frank
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2006, 06:59:01 PM »

Jeezzzzz Ed,

I'll bet you are in pain.....

Hope ya feel better..
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2006, 08:37:20 PM »

At the RV dealership I used to work at (I retired) we got down on hands and knees to do any work on the roof first thing in the dewy, slippery morning. Never saw anyone slip off. Did learn a few new words though.  Roll Eyes Dale
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