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Old 08-12-2018, 09:14 AM   #41
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Why get on the roof to clean off the tops of the slide-outs? A telescoping pole with an old terry cloth towel fastened to it works great. Just drag it back and fort from the ground. Dip it in soapy water if you want to wash the SO roofing. Hose off to rinse. As others have pointed out, getting from a rear ladder onto the roof is risky business unless you are young and not very tall. I use mine only as a mount my outside cell antenna.
I get on the roof for several reasons:
1. Wash EPDM every couple months (greatly extends roof life)
2. Service and clean AC units
3. Inspect roof for potential leak areas (Need I say more)
4. Sweep off slide outs because we usually camp in State Campgrounds surrounded by all those lovely trees and the debris will wreck the slide out seals.

As you can see, I have no problem climbing onto the roof. Those of you who are more timid souls should probably keep your feet firmly on the ground
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:54 PM   #42
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I'm convinced. I need a telescoping ladder.

Which one is the next question.

Recommendations?
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:02 PM   #43
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Found a used Metaltech for $70, thanks everyone!
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:06 PM   #44
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I'm convinced. I need a telescoping ladder.

Which one is the next question.

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Depends on RV roof height, account for angling ladder and safe last rung you can step on (not top). There's a lot of brands out there, the Metaltech I have is solid, all the retractor clips/locks work well even though it's used.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:20 PM   #45
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If you have a harbor freight store nearby. They carry one of those combination ladders. Its like those little giant ones
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:53 PM   #46
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This is the one I have...been happy so far
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:31 PM   #47
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I clean and wax my roof. This absolutely would not work. I can't even see the top of my class C since it is 11'+ high. might be good idea for a popup.

Sorry, I thought we were talking about slide-outs. The top of my slide-outs are only about 10 or 11 feet (rig is 12-9) so are easily reached from the ground with a telescoping pole.
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There's another thread about blowing off the slide. I researched and saw that those awnings have problems so I might pickup up a cordless blower, quick debris clearout job at the end of the trip before sliding it back in.
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:59 PM   #49
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There's another thread about blowing off the slide. I researched and saw that those awnings have problems so I might pickup up a cordless blower, quick debris clearout job at the end of the trip before sliding it back in.

A blower plus some parts from this kit might work well. This kit is a bit of a kludge but does work with some finesse. Certainly would keep you safe on the ground.


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J thought about getting some ??3" light weight PVC pipe and a 90 before I got my toppers and use an electric blower to blow off the slides.
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A blower plus some parts from this kit might work well. This kit is a bit of a kludge but does work with some finesse. Certainly would keep you safe on the ground.


https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Great idea but I donít mind being up there to visually see itís clear. Itís a requirement when I do caulking, slider conditioner maintenance along the top trim a few times a year, and to check general roof integrity. Iím a fit light guy, itís no big deal. Iíll still pickup a cordless blower, I see them for <$40 used, and I have a bunch of tool batteries.
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I use a Slide Dryer to get all of the stuff off of my slide out roof. No ladders, climbing on the roof. Roundbutte.com
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