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Old 05-01-2016, 09:26 AM   #21
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I have always climbed up onto the rubber roof to clean, clear, and condition it around once a year. Sometimes several times. I would definitely NOT recommend walking on a wet rubber roof in bare feet or flip flops, as I see some people doing. It's very slippery when it's wet. I wear deck shoes. You can get them just about anywhere. The soles are made of a similar material to the roof material, and they are siped to grip in the wet. They work very well. Can't exactly recommend doing a jig while you're up there, but it's a heck of a lot safer than bare feet.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:03 AM   #22
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For anybody that's ever concerned with any Rv roof being sturdy enough, just go watch one be built. It's nothing to see 2-3 guys trampling around up there installing AC and vents, laying Dicor sealant Etc etc. I walk on ours at least once a week just to take a look around, sweep or blow roof off and gutters out and so on.

So, when you need to pull the AC shroud for cleaning coils, or you need to change the whole AC, what do you think one does? Like me, they get up there and never think twice. It has to be done, therefore you need to get on the roof.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:28 AM   #23
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Watch this video. This should calm your fears.

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Old 05-02-2016, 08:55 AM   #24
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I have seen campers standing on a step ladder with a small hand held blower. Seemed to work.
This is what I do. Bought a small electric blower on Amazon for about $20. Sometimes I get up on the roof, but usually I just climb up a ladder/chair/picnic table and blow the debris off the slide.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:36 PM   #25
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I have Awnings that go out over my slide outs just for that reason. Here is info on them.
Slideout Cover - Carefree of Colorado

I have been in a lot of places where as I close the slide out a bunch of debris falls off as it closes. And whole lot better than going up and sweeping.
Same here. I have awnings which are really nice. But if I didn't I would prob use a step ladder when possible.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:41 AM   #26
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This may help
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I just send my 10, 13 or 14 year old up the ladder to sweep it off since they like going up on the roof.
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That's perfect.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:24 AM   #29
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Cleaning the Slide Roof

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Hi,
I have a 27BHS with the OK to walk on, strength wise, roof. I had planned on sweeping the roof of the slide-out from the TT roof before stowing. Am I going to be putting undo wear and tear on the rubber roof membrane by doing that? I don't want to cause a premature membrane failure.

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I think you are OK walking on the roof and the slide roof, too. I am not fond of getting up there myself, so I use an electric leaf blower. Small enough to take with you yet blows hard enough to clear the roof from a step ladder. Plus no gasoline to mix and carry (spill) in the storage areas.

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No, sweeping is fine. You need to get any loose stuff off there before sliding it back in.

The trailer roof itself is more than durable enough for you to walk on.

Just don't fall off!
I was struggling with my slide and sweeping it off as well ( I am almost 65 YO and I don't bounce like I used to) I gave up the broom for a $35 leaf blower from HD and a 7 ft step ladder. Now I can blow off all the debris from one end of the slide to the other, providing it isn't in a rain shower.

I don't like step ladders in soft dirt either, so I am looking into adding a slide topper over this 13 ft slide. I can do this for about $400 if I use a Dometic A&E Deluxe Topper and I furnish the labor.

Ultimately, you have to choose which works out best for you.

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