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Old 10-07-2017, 02:14 AM   #1
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Leaf removal suggestions wanted

Looking for idea to remove leaves from top of glides on a Travel Trailer. When extended its hard to get a ladder situated. Something like a garage broom with a shepherds hook extension?
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:44 AM   #2
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I bought a $2 broom with a metal handle at Walmart, then bent the handle 90 degrees. I then stand on a ladder and sweep the leaves off.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:55 AM   #3
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Leaf blower works well
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Leaf blower x2. Battery powered. Works good for roof, and patio too.
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We use ryobi 18 volt tools. Blower, drill, air compressor, work light etc and they all take the same batteries.
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Just in case it hasn't been suggested battery powered leaf blower. They also work great for getting that camp fire blazing in a hurry.

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Old 10-08-2017, 01:12 PM   #9
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OP implied they don't want to use a ladder. How do you use a leaf blower to clear the top of the slide without using a ladder?
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:19 PM   #10
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I tried the broom method mentioned last week, but my problem wasn't the leaves but acorns. I had a kitchen size step stool, but was not able to see over the top of the slide. I thought I had cleaned it good, but got a neighbor to climb the RV ladder and he found a lot that I missed. Those acorn caps would have torn up my seals.
This week I bought one of these, https://www.lowes.com/pd/Werner-4-St...ool/1000208553 , Tested it the other day and I can see over the top of my slide. It is very sturdy and the bar on top steady's my getting up.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:04 PM   #11
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Looking for idea to remove leaves from top of glides on a Travel Trailer. When extended its hard to get a ladder situated. Something like a garage broom with a shepherds hook extension?
danly ~ go to Walmart and get a snow rake, I'm sure you know what that is since you're in MN. Remove the plastic scraper and attach a bristle brush instead. That should help and even a small step stool would be better. Could possibly even attach a small mirror to peek up over the top.

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Old 10-08-2017, 03:29 PM   #12
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I have a Black & Decker small lead blower. We carry a 3-step stool in back of truck and blow off all 3 slides before bringing them end.
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Usleafblower mfg make a attachment for cleaning gutters
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Looking for idea to remove leaves from top of glides on a Travel Trailer. When extended its hard to get a ladder situated. Something like a garage broom with a shepherds hook extension?
Lowes Black Decker $32 leaf blower mounted on a section of 1" PVC should do it.
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Anyone firing up a leaf blower in a campground should be hanged, drawn and quartered.
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All the battery powered leaf blowers are much quieter than a gas fired blower. Most people don't leave a campground at "o dark thirty" so a leaf blower would be no problem.

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OP implied they don't want to use a ladder. How do you use a leaf blower to clear the top of the slide without using a ladder?
Leaf blower plus the attachment for cleaning gutters. Designed to be used while standing on the ground.
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Anyone firing up a leaf blower in a campground should be hanged, drawn and quartered.
My problem is not with leaf blowers. It's the generators that kill the peace and quiet.
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