I might be a dirty motorhomer

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  1. vectian

    vectian Funster

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    I've had the solar panel on for over a year and up to now haven't cleaned it, partly because its not that easy to get up onto the roof especially as I weigh just south of 20 stone and also I'm not sure what to use to clean it.
    Is it best to use hot water and washing up liquid with a sponge or a spray type window cleaner and dry cloths.
    Fairly sensible answers only please.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Soapy water will clean it.
    Long handled soft brush.
    It's only dirt and maybe green algae.
     
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    I use the same as I use to wash the van which is car cleaning soap in a bucket of warm water. Don't use washing up liquid as its not good for vehicle paint finishes. I weigh 18.5 stone and go on the roof but have some plywood sheets to spread the load or clean from off a ladder resting on the side of the van with protection cushioning on the top of the ladder. A telescopic brush as sold by caravan dealers is very useful for cleaning the roof and the over the cab bit and on mine I can attach a hose if I wish. Glass or window cleaner is not necessary in my opinion.
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Wet cloth then just dry!
     
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    I can see mine from my bedroom window, roof not been cleaned for 2 years, all I can see on solar panel is a little dusty mark in one corner where we are not level when parked at home, I wouldn't worry too much, with the monsoon type rainfall we have had recently mine is nearly as good as when fitted (y)
     
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    I wouldn't use washing up liquid.... for the soapy element use a car washing detergent
     
  7. vectian

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    Thanks a lot folks will get up there and check it out
     
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