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dryfly

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MDKMDK wrote:

High power, 4 prop, drone w/cameras.


This just sounds like "too much fun"! I might even be able to charge to clean off other trailers in the campground.

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Leaf blower with a gutter cleaning attachment.

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What if it has just rained???


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garyemunson wrote:

I'm curious as to your dislike of slide toppers? I would no longer have a slide without one. Takes care of leaves and snow and makes leaks less likely.


If it's wet the needles and leaves roll right up.

Owned a RV with toppers and two since without. NEVER again.

I spend a lot of time where the wind blows. I hear "oh my I need to get to the RV and being the slides in with this wind"

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

beemerphile1 wrote:

Leaf blower with a gutter cleaning attachment.

X2


What if it has just rained???


A definite possibility. In that case being able to wash it off would be an advantage.

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https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/pr........9x6uu5gIVj8DACh3RuQRTEAQYBSABEgLtaPD_BwE

Expensive, but maybe you could remove the head and attach a broom head.
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1. ALL slide toppers will accumulate rain and then you have to bring the slide in to remove the water. Don't do this and your slide material will stretch and make the problem worse
2. Slide Toppers also need to be cleaned/blown off of leaves and debris. Just retracting will not shed any debris. Pine Needles are the worst. They will retract inside the roller tube when you have a metal exterior cover and jam up the spring and not roll all the way tight
3. Slide covers are great for keeping water from getting inside the slide seals and coming in the RV. Granted the slide seal system SHOULD keep water out but why tempt fate on older rigs. Doug

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Toppers will mold when retracted wet and not extended soon after to dry.

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dryfly wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

beemerphile1 wrote:

Leaf blower with a gutter cleaning attachment.

X2


What if it has just rained???


A definite possibility. In that case being able to wash it off would be an advantage.

Build a PVC spray wand with a 90 degree elbow built in. You will have to be careful not to blast under the seals. Stand back far enough and angle the pole so that the spray aims slightly down.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Toppers will mold when retracted wet and not extended soon after to dry.


When I stated to retract, you do this to REMOVE the accumulated water and then extend after it sheds the water. Doug

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Toppers will mold when retracted wet and not extended soon after to dry.


So do the awnings and even when you close them up dried they still wick in moisture. Mine get rolled up dry every time and next time I open them after it rains they are wet and I get dripped on.

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