Cleaned the motorhome roof today with.....

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  1. Allanm

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    .....my new Little Giant ladder. Absolutely fantastic bit of kit.
    I bought the ladders to take to France to work on our house there. They needed to extend to over 20ft and fold up small enough to go under the rear bed for transporting.
    And, a bonus is that they can be set up against the side of the van, without touching it, to give me a safe platform for cleaning the roof.
    These are the longest they make, they do smaller sizes that would still give you easy access to the roof.
    I got them from Midland Ladders, cheapest place by far....
     

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    Looks ideal @AlanM. Does it not pitch forward onto the van when you're up the top? Had a look on their website, but they cost c£250. Is that correct for the 6 rung 'little giant'?
     
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    At the moment I use a multi platform bought from Maplins http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/4x3-step-multi-function-folding-ladder-with-platform-356m-n74ka quite a bit cheaper than some other ladders. When I bought mine they were on special at £50.00 and they seem very sturdy. They replace a similar ladder that I bought in Lidls which lasted three years of all most constant use, they have started to sag now hence the replacement. Thats the old ones in my avatar
     
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    I used my 3 step ladder to do my van today and yesterday! Usually takes 4 days. One for each side.
    Finished today and gleaming thanks to 'armour all'.
     
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    i had a set of those for work 20 years ago i think in those days they were more to buy than that great steps but the downside was the weight
     
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    I had to get on my roof one time whilst away when the Fiamma fan vent started leaking. Ever since then I get up onto it. It's a Hymer mind, built from left over tank parts!
     
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    No, they don't move forwards at all, they are very solid and very wide at the bottom to prevent tipping, and yes, they are expensive, mine cost me £255 delivered, but I needed a set that were tall and folded small enough to get in the van, and these were the only ones suitable. No other fold up ladder gets you 21 feet up a wall safely.
    Cleaning the van roof was a bonus.
    Allan
     
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    Hmmmm. Tempted!!
     
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    Ok, when you've finished can you come and do mine??? (y)(y)(y):whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    I would buy one as it looks a handy bit of kit. But it looks like it won't form a platform which I need when valeting caravans
     
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    Is it not easier to just get on the roof and clean it when your up there. (y)
     
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    Thank you Allanm- this looks like an excellent product & now I know what to get Mr Womble for Valentines! We were going to buy a large heavy duty step ladder but this system looks like it does that better & much more for all those jobs around the house :) Having watched the various videos, with your endorsement & the online reviews we are convinced enough to buy one & sell all the other ladders that we have that aren't really that suitable (y)
     
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    You can have a kick out platform (extra accessory) on both sides - even at the same time! Alternatively this system makes 2 step ladders & a plank can be used in between or they have an aluminium plank as an extra too! Have a look at the videos & you might be convinced (brainwashed like us?!) too. We are going for this one plus an extra work platform: http://www.midlandladders.com/products/6_Rung_Little_Giant_Revolution_XE-506-74.html
    http://www.midlandladders.com/products/Little_Giant_Work_Platform-415-74.html
    Thinking about this optional (expensive) aluminium work plank http://www.midlandladders.com/products/Little_Giant_Telescopic_Work_Plank-420-74.html
    For safety will buy one of these too (cheaper elsewhere online) http://www.midlandladders.com/products/LadderMat_Leveller-537-25.html
    Just checking now if Midland Ladders are best price online for these items - have bought from them before & had good service.
     
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    Hi Dazzlin, off ladders subject but did you find that the Armourall marked the plastic trim?
     
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    Thanks Wombles I couldn't afford the ladder and plank but the Laddermat is like the best ideas , so simple yet ingenius. I have just ordered two sets from Evilbay, no joking, but you have probably saved me from a bad injury (y)(y)(y)
     
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    Midland Ladders are best price at £255 delivered for Little Giant XE 6 Rung but will buy from their eBay shop instead of their website so will get Nectar points & have eBay Buyer Protection as well as Paypal Protection http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Rung-Li...by_BabyFeedingUtensils_EH&hash=item35dcfbcd9b .
    Ladder Mat bought from Sterck Systems via Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0055R1F3Y/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new at £16.95 delivered ( Midland Ladders £20) - best price that I found (dearer on their own website) & additional buyer protection of Amazon.
    Tool-Net http://www.tool-net.co.uk/p-400234/little-giant-1303-113-extending-2-74m-work-plank.html has work plank at £120.88 instead of £129 & platform step at £23.43 instead of £29 but do have to pay delivery charge of £6.99 but could work out cheaper overall depending on what is bought.
     
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    Glad it helped - like to help Funsters spend their money! :) Seriously though anything that makes using a ladder safer must be worth a try. We hope to sell all our other ladders (we have quite a collection which will on eBay soon) so hopefully they will cover the cost of the new Little Giant system & much more space in the garage.
     
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    I will email Midland Ladders to see if they can offer Funster discount especially if buying more than one item as all their items are Free Delivery so surely possible if despatching 2 or more items together? Would be good for us & any other members to be able to place whole order of Little Giant items from this one reputable supplier rather than have to buy from multiple sellers to get the best price :)
     
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    It's armourall 'Shield' "even better than a wax"
    I use it on all the plastic, even the plastic windows. It turns the faded black new again also. Easy thick liquid to put on and wipe off with a cloth.
    I read a lot of reviews and this one works for me.
     
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