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Old 09-14-2016, 01:50 PM   #41
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Prime Time advertises that their slide out walls and roof are constructed the same as the rest of the trailer and that it is okay to walk on them. I owned our LaCrosse for 6 years and walked on them while cleaning and washing without and problems.
As far as slide toppers, I've never owned any so can't really help you there.

I'll have to retract the above statement.


When I purchased my LaCrosse back in 2010 PT was advertising that you could stand on the slide out roofs since they were built just like the main roof of the tt.......as a few others have mentioned in this thread they had a picture of 3 men standing on one.
I went to PT's website to back up my statement and couldn't find anything about standing on the slide out roof, so I contacted them to find out if they still say it's okay. I received an email today stating they DO NOT recommend standing on the slide out roofs.
Sorry if I caused any confusion on the subject.

P.S. I was asking about my recently purchased Crusader's slide out roof.
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:39 PM   #42
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We had slide toppers on the last 2 units, and I just got the slide toppers for our new Crusader. Love them, as for flapping in the wind, I can only say that we have never experienced this
Never had that problem in the last 3 units we have owned either. When the slide toppers are installed correctly they do not sag, thus no water pooling and maintain tension, thus no flapping in the wind.

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Why not sweep off part, then slide it in so you can reach the next part, duh, lol
Palmettoe, most electric motor driven slides manufacturers advise against stopping mid-way between extension or retraction. Once you start a process, you need to fully extend or retract your slide.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:03 PM   #43
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"Modern slideouts don't need them and manufactures warn NOT to use them."
I Assume someone out there has definitive references to the manufacturer's recommendations?????
e.g.
Lippert?
Schwintec?
FR brands?
By the way I do not use 'em.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:24 PM   #44
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I would never stand on mine. I use a selfy stick to take a pic of the slide top to see if I even have to remove debris. If needed I use a six foot ladder and a fine bristle broom.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:48 PM   #45
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:21 PM   #46
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We have the cathedral ceilings(roof)on our 3 slides on our Cedar Creek Silverback 33RL ....I have been out on mine to clean a couple of times and weigh 230 pounds...I've seen footprints all over them on occasions when it's been returned from the service shop at our dealer....I don't know how much difference my 230 lbs make whether it's on the roof or sitting in my recliner inside which is on the slide and usually someone else is sitting in the other recliner at the same time....don't know for sure but I"ve been told the construction on our unit is the same whether it's a slide or main body.

As for the toppers, since we do not have flat roof slides we can't use them on our style of sloped roof.
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Bottom line is there are many different quality slide units out there. My daughter has an entry level and you can bend the slide down from inside. You would fall through if you walked on it. My slides are very well built and don't flex if I need to walk on them. Some RV roofs are not really that strong and really flex when walked on. You need to know how your unit is put together and how thick the material is. If you are not sure, don't walk on it.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:48 AM   #48
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When I climb on top of my RV to clean it, I use a ladder to step onto my slide out then onto the roof. I have walked on it though with no problems. I weigh nearly 200#s. No problems. Think of how much weight is in the area when your inside of it. More than 200# I bet. As far as toppers, never used them.
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When I climb on top of my RV to clean it, I use a ladder to step onto my slide out then onto the roof. I have walked on it though with no problems. I weigh nearly 200#s. No problems. Think of how much weight is in the area when your inside of it. More than 200# I bet. As far as toppers, never used them.
So you are assuming the roof of the slide is built the same as the floor. Maybe yours is, I know mine is not.
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:51 AM   #50
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Do you not think snow gets heavy? Come on now guys. Unless you are very obese, I don't see a problem.
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