Sky Lights and Roof Vents: Help

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  1. The DATeam

    The DATeam

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    Having been a tugger for years, and now a motorhomer I need some help on a problem that has vexed me for years, HOW do you clean out sky lights and roof vents? Just come back indoors from getting our Motorhome ready for the off, everything is clean, aired, gas full, bed made etc and then I look up and aaagh! there are black bits, birch tree seeds and other small bits of detritus in and around the sky light roof vents. Is there a secret cleaning tool that I do not know about for cleaning in and around the clear vents? Any help appreciated. Frustrated.
    P.S. Have tried leaving the blinds across, defeats the object of lying in bed looking up at the stars.
     
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  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    If it's double glazed, the only way I've found to clean properly is to completely remove the window, dismantle the two panes and wash in warm soapy water..
     
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  3. TUCANO

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    I also have completely removed the skylights and then washed and hosed them out, they looked great for the first few months :rolleyes:
    I have also used a clean rag wrapped around a long handled bottle brush and carefully inserted it between the panes before carefully wiping it around inside, again it looked good for the first few months :rolleyes:
    I have also removed one of the small bungs from the skylight, Hymer 584, and with a Heath Robinson contraption that I made up I inserted a drinking straw attached to something else attached to something else attached to the vacuum cleaner nozzle and hoovered out the debris, the result, the window began to cavitate due to the suction and although most of the rubbish was removed the remainder remained the remainder :rolleyes: and the static created meant that the remainder stuck temporarily to the perspex, again it looked good for the first few months.
    I have realized that if I don't look at it I don't see it, I suppose it looks good (y)
     
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  4. Badknee

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    Don't look up. (y)
     
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    I agree, see previous post (y)
     
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    Send the mother in law up on her broomstick, with a wet rag.....no, not the wife......:)
     
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