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Old 07-05-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Slide awning junk removal

The "topper" awning for my two slides sometimes gets pretty littered with leaves, branches, acorns etc. when in a wooded site. I can sweep them clean before taking the slides in on departure day if I want to walk on the roof (I really don't like doing that regularly). Not to mention the garbage that sometimes gets on the top of the slide itself.

How do you recommend dealing with that so the awnings don't get damaged? Is a portable ladder the only other solution?
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Not that I've tried this yet, but have heard of a leaf blower with a home-made snorkel type attachment. Operated from ground level with the snorkel doing all the work. Sounds doable!?!?!??
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Depending on the make and model of slideout topper awning you have you may not, (as I) have to do anything. Mine has no shields to worry about and the debris falls off outside the room wall as the room is retracted. I rarely get anything under the fabric resting on the roof of the slideout itself but will check when we have been in one place for an extended period of time.
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Rich,

There used to be a product called an "air wedge" --- it was an inflatable, wedge shaped, bladder that slides between the topper awning and the top of the slide out (about $50). It allowed easy rain and debris run off. Only drawback was forgetting to remove it prior to slide retraction .

I can't find the internet site anymore.

I'll do a little more research -------- I have one stored away someplace in my rig.
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The "topper" awning for my two slides sometimes gets pretty littered with leaves, branches, acorns etc. when in a wooded site. I can sweep them clean before taking the slides in on departure day if I want to walk on the roof (I really don't like doing that regularly). Not to mention the garbage that sometimes gets on the top of the slide itself.

How do you recommend dealing with that so the awnings don't get damaged? Is a portable ladder the only other solution?
Some people find an electric leaf blower with a gutter kit such as this one from Sears a good option.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0070515x00001c
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