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Message posted by billy via mobile 16/6/2021 at 9:38pm
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Just do what you can reach from the ground with a long car wash brush & the occasional rain storm will do the rest.

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Quote: Originally posted by AndyDW on 16/6/2021
Quote: Originally posted by kevin-t on 16/6/2021

Here it is ............

https://www.mobilecaravanvaleting.co.uk/



Thanks for that Kevin, I noticed that OP is also in Lincs. Unfortunately Leeds is probably just over the hour away from us.

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Its worth a phone call.      

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Message posted by AndyDW17/6/2021 at 6:22am
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Quote: Originally posted by Junior pullman on 16/6/2021
Thank you everyone. I think this time I will get a mobile valetting done. Then look at your suggestions. 😊



Whereabouts in Lincs. are you ?

If we can get both vans done together we might be able to persuade the guy Kevin-t suggested to come out and do them.

We're near Horncastle.
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If you have a window cleaner just pay him to clean the caravan roof.

Message posted by Junior pullman17/6/2021 at 11:17am
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Thank you for your continued suggestions.
AndyDW, We are 15 mins ish away from Horncastle. It might make it worth his while. Will you contact him, or shall I?
Kenin-t thanks for the info.

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Message posted by AndyDW17/6/2021 at 11:31am
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Quote: Originally posted by Junior pullman on 17/6/2021
Thank you for your continued suggestions.
AndyDW, We are 15 mins ish away from Horncastle. It might make it worth his while. Will you contact him, or shall I?
Kenin-t thanks for the info.



I'll give him a ring see what he says. Sounds like we are fairly close neighbours.

We're 15mins Louth side of Horncastle at Asterby.

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Message posted by Junior pullman17/6/2021 at 2:49pm
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Thanks AndyDW. 😊

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Message posted by Kelper20/6/2021 at 10:40am
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When on holiday in France, three years ago, noticed how dirty the roof had become whilst under trees on one site ... found a car wash site with a raised walkway which ran the whole length of the caravan (steps at each end) .... had a hose and hand held brush ... did one side ... turned the caravan around, then the other side.
Brilliant result ...
Only seen one such set up since ...

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I can clean a lot of our roof from inside the caravan. There is a largish roof light in the middle. I put a pair of steps inside the van and pop my head and shoulders out through the roof light. That feels very safe to me.

I can put a bucket of soapy water on teh roof from inside and using a squeegee mop can reach most of the flat roof area.

The outside walls up to roof level are easy off lowish steps but a floor mop does it from ground level.

Of course some folks will be lucky and have a garage roof they can use.

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A step ladder and power washer on light works well to remove the crud.

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Message posted by trog10022/6/2021 at 11:12am
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cleaning a caravan roof isnt that difficult for an able bodied person..

it needs a short ladder that extends to just above the van roof..

an extending brush and a bucket of warm soapy water.. a hose to rinse it off afterwards is handy but not essential.

do one side and then the other.. two moves of the ladder per side should do it..

being a lazy bugger i pay my son to do mine.. :)

trog

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Quote: Originally posted by trog100 on 22/6/2021
cleaning a caravan roof isnt that difficult for an able bodied person..

it needs a short ladder that extends to just above the van roof..

an extending brush and a bucket of warm soapy water.. a hose to rinse it off afterwards is handy but not essential.

do one side and then the other.. two moves of the ladder per side should do it..

being a lazy bugger i pay my son to do mine.. :)

trog



You've hit the nail on the head there Trog when you say able bodied. Being an old git who's never been good on ladders, particularly when wielding a long brush on a pole, I just know I'd end up laying in a puddle of water on the ground, as I'd be bound to knock the bucket over as I fell off.



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the long brush isnt a problem colin... it most just lays flat on the roof you basically just push it backwards and forwards..

a good ladder is also pretty stable i would say never use step ladders they are way too easy to tip over..

but if a person really is too old or whatever to do it themselves there is only one other answer.. pay or persuade somebody else to do it for you.. he he

trog

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Quote: Originally posted by trog100 on 22/6/2021
the long brush isnt a problem colin... it most just lays flat on the roof you basically just push it backwards and forwards..

a good ladder is also pretty stable i would say never use step ladders they are way too easy to tip over..

but if a person really is too old or whatever to do it themselves there is only one other answer.. pay or persuade somebody else to do it for you.. he he
trog



I've never been good on ladders Trog which may be why I haven't actually got one, only a step ladder. I'm also in my 70s with back and neck problems. Oh, and I'm skint too.

Looks like persuasion it is then.



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I cleaned the room this time because my husbands replacement hip had dislocated after 9 years. I used a stepladder which hw held for me. I rinsed with hose attached to brush then did it again with the brush and caravan cleaner. I found the brush heavy standing on a ladder. I think fir its first clean of next year we will get somebody to clean it. If you do make sure they don't pressure Wash it and that they us we an acid free caravan cleaner.

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