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Old 05-10-2015, 06:00 PM   #11
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I too have a slide topper but you don't and still need your question answered.

Assuming you have no roof access ladder:

Carry two sections of small rope and a wad of old towels. Tie the towels into a bundle (or wad) in the middle of two 20tf lengths of rope and throw it up onto the slide. Ropes should dangle over each end of the slide. Pull the towels back and forth until you don't see leaves and trash falling off the slide.

The ropes and towels are light, small and have other uses. And you already have them laying around.

If you have a roof access ladder just sweep it off with a broom.

And for those with toppers, wait a year or two and have a look at the slide roof under the topper. Man, where'd all that dust and dirt come from?

Break out the ropes and towels.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:54 PM   #12
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I bring alone a folding ladder like the ones sold at Camping World and use a broom to clean the tops of the slides right before bringing then in.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:04 PM   #13
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I'm on my 3rd RV with slide toppers. Never heard them make any noise in the wind.
A cheaper option is to get a cheap black and decker battery powered blower and attach (tape) an elbow from a vacuum hose to the end and blow leaves off from the ground. Seen it done.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:43 PM   #14
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I'm on my 3rd RV with slide toppers. Never heard them make any noise in the wind.
A cheaper option is to get a cheap black and decker battery powered blower and attach (tape) an elbow from a vacuum hose to the end and blow leaves off from the ground. Seen it done.
That would reduce the amount of pooled water, too. And handy for policing the site as well.
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Before a topper I just used the air compressor to blow off the slide. I did use a ladder just to see if there were any "gunk" that needed to be cleaned before pulling it in. If so, I used a wet mop. I've seen folks using the rope and towel method. It works really well even under a topper but takes two people.
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I've seen folks using the rope and towel method. It works really well even under a topper but takes two people.
Or one guy a really long time
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If you watch on the highway, you'll occasionally see a stick showing above the slide that got pinched up when closing the slide. I helped a guy get a limb out at the fuel pump once by standing on the steel pole that protects the pump. No damage.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:34 AM   #18
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Leaf blower works great for me. Next camper i will order with slide topper
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:53 AM   #19
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We use (Slide Toppers) BUT ,Pine Sap, WET Leaves and Bird Do Do are your Worst Enemies,regardless if you have Toppers or not! The nice thing is the Debris is Not Carried into the unit or Attached to the Top Seals! Youroo!!
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We sweep off the roof before retracting the slide out. Looking into adding a slide topper. Never tried the rope and towel method, might give that a shot.
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