Difficult Vehicle

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Difficult Vehicle

Post by Semper Fi » December 5th, 2018, 4:56 pm

I have a customer that has a lifted F350 that has a chip dead center and about three inches from the top. How would you address this challenge? Ladder? Scaffold? I don’t want to have to sit on his hood.
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Re: Difficult Vehicle

Post by kennycrane » December 6th, 2018, 8:09 am

I hate it when that happens. But if I cannot reasonably reach it for a repair, I would have to refrain from the job. Its all to easy to create more damage either to the vehicle or my back.

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Re: Difficult Vehicle

Post by screenman » December 6th, 2018, 8:47 am

I just get lowered in by helicopter, I though all you guys over there had one. That said, I will try and reach it but I am sure not going to take the chance on causing damage, most of my fleet customers will have some form of scaffolding.

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Re: Difficult Vehicle

Post by Semper Fi » December 6th, 2018, 11:32 am

Do you all use a ladder or step stool and if so do you wrap it so it won’t scratch the customers vehicle?

Screenman, I don’t know how much you pay for your helicopter but here in the US there around $350 an hour.
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Re: Difficult Vehicle

Post by Dave M » December 6th, 2018, 7:06 pm

Have you tried opening the door nearest the break and standing on the floor board? If you can reach the break cover the door frame with towel or blanket.

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Post by Semper Fi » December 6th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Dave, thanks, I will give that a try.
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Re: Difficult Vehicle

Post by screenman » December 6th, 2018, 11:02 pm

Never be afraid to say no to a job, there are a lot more out there.

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Post by Semper Fi » December 7th, 2018, 12:08 am

Good advice screenman thanks
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Re: Difficult Vehicle

Post by RCRNR » December 29th, 2018, 1:36 pm

Step Stool is mandatory for this business I am 6ft 1 and have to reach at times even with step stool. Semi Trucks are rough have to open hood and stand on tire and stretch. My wife is shorter she struggles with big trucks but step stool is a few bucks at Fred Meyer they also carry some sweet bungee cords if you do a tent in multiple colors. They have these small bungees also that come in like a six pack work extremely well in the middle of big banners keeps the banners straight and professional. Maybe someone else here can chime in on the best way to do semi trucks when the chip is in the middle of the windshield up high? Huge trucking industry here being I am close to the border.

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Re: Difficult Vehicle

Post by Cfkdaddy » January 9th, 2019, 1:00 pm

When I get my business up and running Im planning on getting one of these guys.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-Lad ... /302159317

I think that should get me covered for most repairs.

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