OK I have to ask if anyone knows if it is safe to be getting up on the roof to clean the roof on the slide every we get ready to pull the slide in ? I'm afraid of the thin Rubber type material if I happen to get a stone in the tread of my shoe and walk on roof it might cut it ?
What do you guys think about it ? I don't know if everyones else's roof is like mine but I can see the SEAMS in the plywood it's so thin . I haven't installed a slide topper yet but I think thats next on my list of must have LOL
Tim, I do walk on the roof of the trailer but not the slide. I have never needed to as I have a broom on a long handle so I could do it from the top or as I do climb on a ladder ans sweep. I do not have slides toppers so when it is rains I have to get up on the ladder to wipe any standing water as well as leaves or pine needles. That's what I do.
George and Debi
2006 F250 PSD, 2005 PF30CK
I walk on the roof frequently do not get on the slides themselves.Be careful how close you get to the edges the radius under the roofing is stapled and a lot of flexing will cause the staples to work their way up. We get several snowstorms each year and when I get up to sweep the heavy snow off the roof I usually take time to check the edge to make sure I dont need to push some staples back down. I also push any errant ones down each spring when I inspect. We also do the same as you and walk up to sweep the slide roof before sliding in.
Damage to the rubber roof is not the only issue. Without a wall under the inside edge, your weight could collapse the s/o roof. I don't believe they are designed to be walked on. You can always have an assistant retract the s/o while you sweep it if you don't feel comfortable reaching out so far from the main roof.
I guessI said that the wrong way LOL what I meant to ask was is it safe to walk on the trailer roof because of the thin rubber and the danger of getting a hole from a rock cutting it . To tell you the truth I hadn't even thought of steeping on the slide roof because of the light bracing in the roof . I also didn't think about needing a long handle broom but that really makes sense whenI think about it LOL . Thanks for that eye opener on the broom and I guess I'm just a worry wart thinking the rubber could get a hole that easy Hmmmmm Or am I ??
I asked CR when we were at the factory about walking on the roof and they indicated that it was no problem. I would be careful to make sure there's no sharp rocks stuck in the bottom of your shoes but aside from that, go for it! Just don't back off the edge when you're looking the other way