My roof is going green

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  1. DavidG58

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    My MH is parked under our bedroom window, every morning when I open the blinds I wish I was away not going to work, but this week especially I also think I can more green algae appearing every day

    Made worse by the white sat dome which really seems to show the green off perfectly

    Ladder and cleaning this weekend I think
     
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    I've used Onedrywash for years David. It leaves a polish on the van which doesn't stop the green stuff but makes removal a lot easier. Presumably other products which leave a similar coating work similarly.
     
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    Paint the rest of the van green to match...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    Hi David get a spray bottle and fill it with 25% bleach,top up with water-spray on and leave for a hour or so then good rinse off- better still go to a nice pole/check guy who will wash it all off for you for a tenner while you sit back and have a coffee and start WW3 with controversial posts :D
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    I pay £8 for them to clean up to the roof line, wouldn't trust them to go on to the roof (y)
     
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    Thinking about it, if Chris sells his MH before it needs tyres, I think I might swap mine because it needs a clean :D
     
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    they don't need to go up there simply reach across from a step ladder at the side :D enjoy the coffee (y)
     
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    That's what I do. Mind, it is a big stepladder :D
     
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    We have power lines overhead that whole flocks of birds frequent, neighbours trees that deposit heaps of leaves onto everything & in direct sun so we keep ours covered when not in use. Have had a lot of experience with caravan covers in the past good & bad but now have this http://www.maypole.ltd.uk/Motorhome-Covers_15916 & very good. We wash off the motorhome, spray over with Bobby Dazzler then slide the cover on - even if months later there is no need to clean it again as in same condition when the cover is removed(y) Add a couple of wheel covers & all protected. It is a hassle to put the cover on (really need 2 of you & some brushes/poles to get it on top) but saves on cleaning & reduces ageing so worthwhile for us. In an ideal world we would have a barn to drive it in to & be able to use it whenever we want but not there yet...
     
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    David, I read that the besst way to clean a green roof is to park a Burstner T680 alongside your own van and clean both of them together. I will bring it to Lincoln to help you out. :)
     
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    Have you considered a shotgun?
     
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    Just for the birds, not the neighbours!
     
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    Job done, but never again, anybody who thinks their MH moves a bit when they get in and out, don't get up on top for heavens sake, I came down feeling sea sick and relieved to be back off. The rocking is bad enough, then couple that with standing on a wet soapy surface, jeez, not for me

    These companies offering a full external valet can do it next time

    What I have also found that bolt on wind out awnings are really badly designed, or ours is at least, it creates a trough the full length of the awning 5.5m in our case about 75mm deep, we had seeds, moss and various other bits of vegetation in various states of decay and new things growing in the 'compost' :Eeek:

    Must remember to sell it before it gets that bad again (y)
     
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    Hi David stuff some pipe lagging foam in the gap ;)(y)That will stop all the crap going in there :D
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    I believe that fiamma sell a strip that fits along that gap ,i have one on my MH awning.
     
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    Also use the One Car wash for the roof and it has served me well for over 10 years now. Hasn't worked on my hairless head though.
     
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    I'm surprised you have such a problem David. Must be the way the awning was fitted. Our van has an Omnistor and there is nowhere near such a trough. I ran a bead of sealant along it to guard against any water penetration through the bolt holes but it is only a normal (few mm) bead size.
     
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    I am not impressed either Graham, quite a surprise when I found it

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    this example shows something like what we have, but our casing is not so rounded, creating a deeper 'channel', not sure if it has been fitted too high, but too late now to change it I reckon

    Lincoln show maybe time to change, but maybe 5.5m of this capping is a better financial option :D
     
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