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Old 05-16-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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Our 15' slide has a topper. How do you clean the top of the slide and treat the top gasket? I would think the topper should be unhooked and the slide then extended but I am concerned this might "open a can of worms". Comments?
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Our 15' slide has a topper. How do you clean the top of the slide and treat the top gasket? I would think the topper should be unhooked and the slide then extended but I am concerned this might "open a can of worms". Comments?
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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I have one of those long handled brushes. I purchased several brush screw on ends. Then labeled the ends so I only use each one for the same purpose/chemical. The top of the slide can be cleaned and the top seal can be treated by changing heads.

I would not attempt to take off the topper for cleaning purposes. I've watched mine being replaced. The tension on the spring reminds me of a garage door spring. Both ends of the topper must be pulled through their respective slot at the same time. It's a two person job, for those with skill.
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:58 PM   #4
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Removing the topper would open a can of worms. I just replaced mine and it is a job you don't do unless there is a good reason. Removing the old one would greatly stress it and shorten its life. Cleaning the slide top is sort of like cleaning under the couch or bed. It is something I never do. BTW, with the slide in you may have access to the top of the slide.
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Both posts are right on. Don't remove the slide top unless replacement is in order. Get a ladder, long handle brush, and some good multi purpose cleaner, like Simple Green. Wet, wash, scrub, and wash down. Then do the rest of the slide walls to get off the stuff you washed off the top!

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Old 05-23-2007, 07:53 PM   #6
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gary85.....After I wash and dry my coach I extend the slides and wipe down the sides with the damp drying towel. Once they're clean, I wrap the towel around a broom and push it back and forth across the top of the slide.
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Could you not wipe down the top of the slide out from inside with the slide retracted?
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Right on, Canuck,

When my slides are retracted I have access to the upper outside surface.
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