Cleaning roof?

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  1. acting_strange

    acting_strange

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    How do I clean my Lunar roof? and with what is best?

    Not good on step ladders any more since scaffolding collapsed underneath me..:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    If you cant use ladders or scaffolding.........your best bet must be to lay it on its side.......failing that pay someone to do it :)

    good luck not even a nice job with ladders

    barry
     
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    Could you park it next to your house/friend's/relative's house and hose it from an upstairs window?
     
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    There are not many things that the French can boast about that didn't originate in Blighty but we did see a perfect motorhome washing place in France this year. At one of their normal (pay a couple of euros and clean it yourself) car washes, however on the side of the last bay which was extra high to accommodate HGVs was a solid high up platform of about 20 feet with steps at either end, so that you could reach to clean the roof of a high vehicle, we both thought what a good idea!
     
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    I used to use soapy water and a long handled brush but now use Onedrywash.

    I have a multi-purpose ladder like this one This One to do the front (including Luton), back and sides but both methods require use of tall stepladders to do the roof.

    The ladder was recommended in a thread by Chris (FreelanderUK) last October when they were a tenner less. The current price is still a lot less than they sell for at the shows though.
     
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    Nice idea but I live on a bungalow estate...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I open the main skylight and put a stepladder underneath-I pass my long-handled brush up and then a bucket of whatever I want to use and then ,sometimes,a hose pipe.Once seated on the edge of the skylight I can reach most of what I want to clean.:BigGrin:

    Mike
     
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    do be aware though that the load rating of 23.5 Stone is only when used as a ladder, not as a platform. The packaging when it arrives clearly states a different weight, can't remember what it was but less than my 18 stone.
     
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    I lean a ladder on a foam pillow to do as much of the roof as i can and then every so often go on top and clean it just stay away from any openings such as vents as the roof is weaker there. I used a small plank of wood and placed it across roof so it sperad my weight over larger area.

    If you dont fancy that send the OH up :Rofl1::Rofl1: or see if you have a lightweight teen in the area who wants a few quid.

    Gerry
     
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    I don't know where the documentation is at the moment, Roger, but I'm well under so I'm OK :BigGrin:
     
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    Strange in't it, of all the things taken ino consideration when buying a motorhome e.g. cost, insurance, enough space on drive etc. it never occurred to me to consider how to wash it. It's not as if you can just run it through the carwash!

    Wyn
     
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    My local polish guys do a great job of the outside but wont do the roof...

    So I figured that I would do that first then take it to them....although I could obviously save money by finishing the job myself....lol
     
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    I thought it was not suitable to use normal car shampoo on motorhomes?
    Wyn
     
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    Isnt it???
     
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    If you read some of the posts I have about Funsters up on motorhome roofs you would not ask this lot for advice:Rofl1:
     
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