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Old 10-11-2021, 02:53 PM   #15
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The op clearly stated that he was looking for OPINIONS and in return I'm sure he learned something he was unaware of. So, why do you find the need to throw insults?

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No … why would you do that when there are so many experts on the forum. But what do I know….


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Old 10-13-2021, 08:47 PM   #17
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Generally speaking to the question of walking on the slide, I would say "NO".

If you are installing a new topper, I would extend the slide 12" to 18". This portion of the slide roof would be supported by its attachment to the exterior wall and should support a persons weight easily. It would provide a flat surface for a person to be on to pull the topper down the tracks as a second person keeps the topper beads lined up to go in the tracks. A third person to hold the weight of the topper up as it approaches the tracks would also be helpful.

If the slide was fully extended, I think there might be risk of bending the interior side ceiling down if you stood on the roof right next to the coach. Many full slides have a long span inside without any interior support. If I thought I needed to fully extend the slide, I would put some supports on the interior.
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:58 AM   #18
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Just my opinion, when getting on the roof I find it much safer to put the ladder next to the slide and step on the slide then on the roof. Same thing getting off. Actually you are next to the ladder when getting on or off. I haven't been caught by the slide police... yet.
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Three people is ideal. Two to feed and one to pull as needed. We did ours with two people and ladders.
We started with our smallest slide to know what we may run into and to work out a technique. Don’t be in a hurry.
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Just my opinion, when getting on the roof I find it much safer to put the ladder next to the slide and step on the slide then on the roof. Same thing getting off. Actually you are next to the ladder when getting on or off. I haven't been caught by the slide police... yet.
Careful…..they might be watching

When I first toured the Entegra factory I was told the the slide roof was as strong as the roof of the Coach. Back then they only made Aspire, Anthem and Cornerstones motorhomes.

When we had 5th wheel trailer, I’d walk on the slides all the time to sweep them off and clean them.
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You walk on the inside of the slides. You sit in them... Typically with multiple people. If it holds there, it's going to hold on the roof!
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You walk on the inside of the slides. You sit in them... Typically with multiple people. If it holds there, it's going to hold on the roof!
You can’t offer common since with all the experts expounding theories
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Careful…..they might be watching

When I first toured the Entegra factory I was told the the slide roof was as strong as the roof of the Coach. Back then they only made Aspire, Anthem and Cornerstones motorhomes.

When we had 5th wheel trailer, I’d walk on the slides all the time to sweep them off and clean them.
I see mobile wash guys that use short ladders, put the ladder next to the slide, get on the slide then on the roof. I have never seen a wash crew with a 15 foot ladder that I can recall.
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Walking on the Slide

I just finished replacing the toppers on my 2015 Anthem with Stone Vos toppers. Awesome company and material. I even got a thank you card in the box.
The only reason to get on the largest slide is to clean the years of dirt. Most of my slides I didn't need to get on top at all, it was an easy reach. My largest slide, I did so I could clean under the seal. I would recommend that if you really need to go on top of yours, place a small piece of plywood under your knees or feet. when I was up there it felt a bit weak. Take a few minute to ensure you don't damage the slide.
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I did stone vos on two of my slides , but thinking of going to tough top for my longer slides as i didn't like the fact of stringing the plastic cords through. it took me longer to get those plastic tubes ( PIA ).



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I just finished replacing the toppers on my 2015 Anthem with Stone Vos toppers. Awesome company and material. I even got a thank you card in the box.
The only reason to get on the largest slide is to clean the years of dirt. Most of my slides I didn't need to get on top at all, it was an easy reach. My largest slide, I did so I could clean under the seal. I would recommend that if you really need to go on top of yours, place a small piece of plywood under your knees or feet. when I was up there it felt a bit weak. Take a few minute to ensure you don't damage the slide.
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Don't fret about feeding the tube. Its not that hard. They pre feed a very strong string thru the topper material from the factory. Just tie a good clove hitch to the tube, wrap the string around the tube a few times and tape it with electrical tape. Apply a bit of silicone spray and puller her through. Easy peezy.
The quality and the materials are far superior. You wont regret Stone Vos.
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You walk on the inside of the slides. You sit in them... Typically with multiple people. If it holds there, it's going to hold on the roof!
Good thought - but not necessarily a good assumption! If you know how your coach is made, GREAT! However, don't let this be your rule of thumb if you find yourself working on other coaches.

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