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Old 03-23-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Standing on your slideout

Is standing on your slideout ok when you are brushing off before putting the slide in? Or will the slide be damaged and not work after that?
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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That's a Good Question I will be watching this
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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Is standing on your slideout ok when you are brushing off before putting the slide in? Or will the slide be damaged and not work after that?
I don't believe the ceilings of the slides are stressed for any weight. I wouldn't do it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:47 PM   #4
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No - don't cause I heard someone being on it and they did damage
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:01 PM   #5
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Carry a electric leaf blower & you can blow it off - much easier than using a broom.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:35 PM   #6
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I stand on mine. I've stood on many. I've never had a problem. Then again, I'm not a big guy & I don't plan to hold any parties up there.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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My 12'slide has bowed apprx 1" at center of unsupported front face. I think it was caused by walking on inner edge when it was extended.
At least thats what I attribute it to. beware!!
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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I don't think It's a good Idea, I will not stand on it and besides I have a topper over the slide out roof. The slide out is only 4' wide.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:46 PM   #9
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i wouldnt make a habit of it, it is possible to do damage either to the roof , seal or the slide mechanism especially if it is one of the cable driven slide mechanisms.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #10
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Unless I'm missing something, I just don't see a reason to stand on it. I like the leaf-blower and/or long handled broom works just fine.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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I'll stand on the roof but not the slide. The leaf blower idea works. You can also use a long handled broom to brush off whatever may be stuck that the leaf blower won't get.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:10 AM   #12
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Cool

I figure it this way. What do you have to gain verses what do you have to lose.

Gain.... Clean Slide Top

Lose.... Possible bowed slide top, possible cracks in slide top material, High chance of falling, possible distortion of slide frame, possible cause of stress and strain on U.S./Mideast relations.

Personally, I would not chance it.

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:07 AM   #13
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My slide is only 18" deep, Anything that I need to do to the top of it can be done from a ladder. If I need to work on the roof above the slide ,I'll just close the slide for that amount of time. I have a small leaf blower in the camper but use the broom more often, Less hassle than dragging out another cord.
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possible cause of stress and strain on U.S./Mideast relations.
Now that's funny!
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