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 Cleaning the Roof - How?
193659 Post Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:59 am Thank this member for this postReply with quote Add User to Ignore List Back To Top

StAubyns  


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I need to clean the roof of our motorhome, but there are no ladders attached to the van. What is the best means to safely access it?

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Geoff


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Hi Geoff

Few ideas

1) Step Ladders
2) Normal Ladder leaning against it
3) Scaffolding platform
4) Pull alongside the house and through an upstairs window
5) Cherry Picker
6) Get someone else to go up there.


Personally I would use step ladders and a Power cleaner like the dealers use.

stew
 
193670 Post Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:34 am Thank this member for this postReply with quote Add User to Ignore List Back To Top

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If You are going anywhere near La Rochelle then there is a great jet wash that has a gantry which you can pull along side of and reach over to do the roof, does anyone know if there are any like it in the UK
 
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Hi Geoff,
Our van is parked close to the bungalow, so rather than prop ladders up against the van, Steve puts the ladder against the wall and crawls across !

Sharon, Steve & Mark
 
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I think I should have asked"Which step ladders should I buy" Embarassed

I cant access it via the house/bungalow, I dont have access to a gantry/cherry picker/scaffolding and I dont really fancy leaning a ladder that I dont have against the roof.

The van is 3 mtrs high so the step ladders that I have are not high enough or stable enough to get up there.

I should have given more thought to the question i asked.

regards

Geoff
 
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Hi Geoff

We (thats the royal we, I really mean Shane) used some standard 4/5 foot step ladders to reach our roof on saturday to fit an aerial.

The other way would be to get mobile car valeters to come around and give the whole van a clean and polish. I think I remember one member having his RV done for 60.

Make sure they do not fire water into the fridge vents etc if you go down this route

stew
 
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I use a step ladder, then an extendable floor sqeegee. If a step ladder is too short or unstable, try fastening some foam or an old pillow to a set of ladders, the cushioning effect will protect the edge of the roof of your van.

Hope this helps Rolling Eyes
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We have a roof window that opens right up, by having some small stepladders inside we can get up almost like driving a tank. Then feed the jet wash through to the operator and hey presto they can spray away with any debris spraying away from the roof.
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Hi - Even though I've only got a small one Wink I wanted to be safely perched, not struggling to keep my feet on the thin treads of your average stepladder. I looked at all sorts, and finally bought some XXL aluminium, with much wider treads than usual. Found them to look at on Ladderstore.com, but got better price at Focus DIY 49-99p for 5 tread, goes up about 10 for each size. Bigger is still very steady with small top plastic shelf to put things/lean on. The name on them is HAILO. Ladderstore also do bits and bobs to put on the legs to stop sinking/wobbling. Good place for a browse. - Regards, Helena
 
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if your using a jet wash what out you dont blow all the decals off also dont put it near jloints and fittings at full power.....

I just purchased a brsh for 10.99 at the local caravan store. Its like an extendable broom with water injected in to the brush so as to aid cleaning. The brush is quite soft so shouldnt scatch. Very good for getting at the luton front for cleaning.
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