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Old 04-29-2016, 07:02 PM   #11
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Or I could ask the DW if I could buy a drone and blow it off that way. I'm sure we all know how that conversation would go.

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Actually, that might not be a bad idea. I've seen videos of people using drones to blow leaves. Also, you use the camera to check the slide roof to check for debris.

Just keep in mind drones are banned in certain places, such as National Parks.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:42 PM   #12
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Are you planning on doing this every time you close up the trailer? I'd be more worried about falling off the roof then anything. Is the increased risk to yourself worth it to avoid cleaning the slide out via another means?
I have no problem with going up as long as I'm not doing any damage! I do much more dangerous things for less benefit!
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:14 PM   #13
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I use a a Xtend Ladder and a blower. I carry a Unger extension pole with a brush and squeegee head. The Pole and brush used to wash with as well. I have been able to clear my slide each time in under 12 mins including setup and clean up.

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:56 PM   #14
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I use a ladder and a battery powered leaf blower. I can blow off water with it too😄
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:42 AM   #15
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I use a cordless Worx 20V leaf blower. It won't scrape the membrane with debris. This can be done from a small ladder so you don't have to go up on the roof.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:09 AM   #16
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I use a a Xtend Ladder and a blower. I carry a Unger extension pole with a brush and squeegee head. The Pole and brush used to wash with as well. I have been able to clear my slide each time in under 12 mins including setup and clean up.

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Me and the Pod do it the same way! The ladder works great.


I do not like walking on the roof!
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:57 AM   #17
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I have a walkable roof but I choose not to go up there as I am kinda clumsy.

I have a rechargeable Riobi leaf blower that I use to clear off the slide-out roof and awning before stowing. The leaf blower battery also fits power drill to raise and lower stabilizing jacks as well as a small chain saw for cutting campfire wood.
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I used to climb on the roof to do that as well. Then I decided a small step ladder and a B&D Rechargeable Leaf blower would do the trick. Works perfect.
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Or I could ask the DW if I could buy a drone and blow it off that way. I'm sure we all know how that conversation would go.

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Funny you should say that. I have a Phantom 3 Advanced drone I use on a regular basis with a 2.7K camera that I use as a hobby...as well as checking my gutters! LOL. They definitely have the prop wash to blow the roof off.
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Last year during an early season trip -- the very first trip with our new trailer, as it happens -- a snowstorm came through. 60 mph wind off the lake and 6 ft waves, accompanied by ice and snow. People were leaving the campground in droves, and we decided to stay put. I wasn't going to tow the trailer in that wind. It was over by the next day when we were packing up to leave, but I still had to go on the roof to sweep the snow off of the slide before retracting it. I was more concerned about slipping and falling off the roof more than anything.
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