Thingy said:I should have said, I actually bought a platform to work on mine. Quite a few of us got them on an Aldi special buy last year and they come up every now and then. About £60 I think they were.
I bought one too. The platform mode is no good for reaching the entire roof. The extended ladder however does work but needs to lean against the caravan . It is stable with the broad foot print.Thingy said:I should have said, I actually bought a platform to work on mine. Quite a few of us got them on an Aldi special buy last year and they come up every now and then. About £60 I think they were.
CraigCraigyoung said:I agree don't wanna go on the roof , slippery and dangerous , with the platform that I have on the top setting I can get to over half of the roof then just take the platform round other side and do the same , easy peasy - and safer .
otherclive said:CraigCraigyoung said:I agree don't wanna go on the roof , slippery and dangerous , with the platform that I have on the top setting I can get to over half of the roof then just take the platform round other side and do the same , easy peasy - and safer .
Would that be with the platform braces in place?
Parksy said:I bought one of the Aldi platforms which I haven't had a proper chance to use yet, maybe I'll have a good go with it when the weather improves a bit.
Brissle, have you thought about a telescopic ladder which you could place in the boot of your car when you go away?
With a short 3.8 metre (non telescopic in my case) ladder and my long handled extendable hose brush I get SWMBO to steady my ladder at our storage site, and can stand on the top but one rung to reach all parts of the roof if I approach the job from both sides, and I'm only 5'3" on tiptoe :lol:
To clean bird poo or general road gunge from the roof and skylights I put some neat Fenwick's Caravan Cleaner into a bottle with a trigger pump and squirt it over the pre-wetted area to be cleaned, including my solar panel and rooflights.
I agitate and spread the Fenwick's with the dry brush and leave it to stand for a few minutes to loosen the grime and bird droppings.
While the cleaner is standing and doing it's stuff I move along to the next section to do the same, and so on for three sections each side, with the jockey wheel wound for the water to run off the front or back of the caravan.
When I turn the hose brush to spray the grime etc comes off quite easily with no clambering about to potentially damage the roof. I must confess that I've never actually polished the caravan roof, I use Fenwicks Bobby Dazzler sprayed onto the roof to provide a smooth clean surface and I wax the front back and sides of the caravan to preserve a great shine on the areas that are always visible.
brissle said:- Oh and I should have mentioned that I do not have the use of a hose, Parksy - not allowed (and no water point) at the storage site and few caravan sites are happy at people washing their van on site. So all my wetting, washing and rinsing is done with buckets of water carried up the ladder.
A site warden once told me it would be OK if I did a "dry" wash !
I envy those who have their van at home.
Parksy said:We had a bad weather stay there the year before, 2017.
Atlantic gales, rain and cold days. Of course as soon as we hit the road for home after 16 nights the sun began to blaze in the sky