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Old 06-22-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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Checking Top of Slides

I have read (and it makes sense ) that , even though your slides are covered , debris can still get between the cover and the top of the slide. Therefore , it is suggested that you check the top of the slide before retracting it.
This being our first motorhome, I would appreciate it if someone could let me know how you get up there to check this. Seems like a step ladder would be a bulky thing to store and I doubt I could stretch out the drivers window without making a hilarious memory for anyone near by
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:44 PM   #2
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We carry a step ladder attached to our roof ladder.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:45 PM   #3
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I can see where debris would/could get between the slide topper and the slide. I check mine about once a week to make sure the birds or wasps are not building nests. We carry an aluminum 225lb rated ladder that fits in one of the cross bays. Some carry step ladders on the rear roof ladder. A ladder of some sort is the only way I know to easily check the top of the slides.


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I was parked in Tucson for 40 days. When I checked my slides I found 2 Bird nests, one with 2 eggs and one with three. I have a collapsing ladder that I store in the closet and moved both of the nests before putting in the slides. Hope the momma's forgave me.
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I carry one of these.



Packs up small and easy to use.
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I was parked in Tucson for 40 days. When I checked my slides I found 2 Bird nests, one with 2 eggs and one with three. I have a collapsing ladder that I store in the closet and moved both of the nests before putting in the slides. Hope the momma's forgave me.
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That is always a concern for me because that would create quite a mess when all closed up.
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It's a good idea if you stay a few days to check, but on overnights, I doubt there could be much up there. After 15 years with different units, the only thing i have found is a Gecko and a frog.
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Thanks to all for the help and advice. Wow, a fold up step ladder, who would have thought Will get the collapsible type or stow one from the house in a cross bay.
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I have read (and it makes sense ) that , even though your slides are covered , debris can still get between the cover and the top of the slide. Therefore , it is suggested that you check the top of the slide before retracting it.
This being our first motorhome, I would appreciate it if someone could let me know how you get up there to check this. Seems like a step ladder would be a bulky thing to store and I doubt I could stretch out the drivers window without making a hilarious memory for anyone near by
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I carry a telescoping ladder and an electric blower to remove debris from the roof, under and above the slide toppers. Last thing I want to do is roll a limb up in the topper.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:51 PM   #10
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Since Don's post, I've been surfing the net and came up with something almost exactly as Gdawgs pictured. Thanks


An aside :
Looking like the Dawgs are going to take the East this year. Great athletes ! But I've still got to throw in a "Roll Tide Roll"
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