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Old 09-25-2016, 06:10 AM   #1
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Slide Mainenance

First camper with a slide. Works good now but leaves and crap on top. Can I wash that off with a garden hose or will that leak inside? What kind of maintenance needs to be done, now and ongoing?

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Old 09-25-2016, 08:55 AM   #2
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I have used a leaf blower to clear off debris on the top of slides and on top of slide covers before retracting.

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Old 10-01-2016, 08:10 AM   #3
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We have slideout covers, but Celerator's method is a good way to go. You will find a ton opinions regarding whether or not to use slideout toppers, but I have found them to be great and they prevent the "leaves and crap" problem. Sweeping or blowing them off is the next best thing IMHO. For maintenance and care, use the slideout seal treatment that comes in an aerosol can. Sprays on like shaving cream and wipe down. Prevents UV damage/weathering and keeps the seals soft and pliable. I typically treat 2x per year (fall and spring), but minimum should be once each year. Costs around $10 per can and can will last a while.
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