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  1. Bulawayo Lass

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    Following reading elsewhere about roof cleaning..l am aware l have never cleaned CB roof and l worry about the solar not being as efficient due to dirt and just want to clean the roof.

    How many clean their mh roofs and how is it via tall ladders? l don't want to stand on it and worry if l do l may fall through.
     
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    My partner goes on the roof of ours with a brush and cleans it off a couple of times a year. Where the van is stored there are house martins so it becomes very necessary at the end of the summer. We eventually got around to reading the MH instruction manual (as you do!) and discovered that the weight limit on the roof is just twelve and a half stone = just as well that he only weight eleven and a half!!!! Worth checking if your MH has a weight limit in the manual.
     
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    When we bought our first van I already had a set of large stepladders (7 steps plus platform) which were tall enough to enable me to reach the roof. I used to clean it using an extending brush and rinse off the soapy water using a hose.

    After starting to use Onedrywash I found I could reach just over half way across the roof by standing on the ladders so just move round doing a section at a time. Doesn't take long and safe so long as you make sure the ladders are stable.
     
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    I always clean ours by standing on the roof. I use a long handled brush and always stand toward the edge, where it is stronger.

    Haven't fallen through yet :thumb:
     
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    Cleaning the roof is a bit of a job. I do mine using a ladder and pressure washer but thats not a recommendation, it's just that I'm idle.

    Solar panels just clean with car shampoo and leave for the rain to rinse.
     
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    15 1/2 stone and haven't damaged our roof yet!:Smile:
     
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    At 20 stone, don't think this lump will go on our roof...even if we do have a ladder fixed to the back ( never used!!)
     
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    Good excuse to get Dawn to clean the roof - she weighs less than me
     
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    Moodybrook - so do I assume correctly that that photo was taken before Mrs M found out what you were using cushions for or do you never really use black sacks and just said that in case she finds out?

    :Rofl1:
     
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    Brilliant, Jenny - you grassed him up good and proper!:thumb:
     
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    Jeasus, I thought you were supposed to be a friendly lot. just as well I have thick skin, repeat skin. :Doh:
     
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    Looks a nice job and the correct way to work on a Luton. It's perhaps worth pointing, out in case some do not know, that the over cab area (together with areas around roof lights) is weaker than the rest of the roof so one should not stand on it.
     
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    Absorbing all info l like the cushion idea will do that. Lost loads weight but wary of standing on it anyway and no l didnt know about the weakest cab points but l think best for me is avoid standing on the roof.

    If chance appears will do it this weekend but if not will update once l have a go :Smile:
     
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    Think I should send the other half up as she weighs less...well that's my excuse anyway!
     
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    Clean the roof with extended brush and soapy water, rinse off using a hose. 13.5 stone and roof seems to cope, not sure I do though always terrified getting back onto the ladder.
     
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    Get a local valet round to do it while I have a beer!
     
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    Like others I use a padded ladder and a long reach brush to access most areas. The back of the van has a fitted ladder which invites one to climb onto the roof, when you get up there, the roof has a non slip surface, inviting one to take the scary step from ladder to roof. Done it once or twice not a regular occurrence!,to spread my weight I use a section of 18mm ply board about 800x800. Seems to be ok and easier than going on a weight loss diet.
     
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    Just use a pair of steps and an extending brush myself, but I do it everytime I clean the van, it seems to lessen the black streaks and the van seems to stay cleaner longer.

    Generally I only use cold water to clean the van via a hose pipe attached to the brush, with the occasional rinse with Fenwicks Bobby Dazzler.
     
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    Am constantly up there cleaning the roof. Its stops all the crap running down the sides and keeps the solars working to full efficiency. Apart from that its a good place to hide with a beer.
     
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