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.
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 ...
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.
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.. :)
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.
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.