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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 2 days ago #448754

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HNB ,
I'll take your word for it !! But I will not be going on my hands knees on my roof !!
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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 2 days ago #448755

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Each to their own i guess. Last caravan i wouldnt of tho.
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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 2 days ago #448763

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I'm 6'3 and the wrong side of 20 stone... I shan't be going onto the roof!
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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 2 days ago #448767

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CustardAvenger wrote:
I'm 6'3 and the wrong side of 20 stone... I shan't be going onto the roof!

Ha ha ! I would go for the inside step ladder technique with your height !!
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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 2 days ago #448769

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I could probably get away with just the door step! My head hits the plastic surround of the front roof vent.
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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 23 hours ago #448879

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I use a similar technique to "Thingy" except that I have a sheet of alloy about 15 inches square; with 2 inch thick sponge glued to one side, a couple of holes bored through it and then it is hung from the top of the ladder on the caravan side, so if it does wobble and lean into the van, the sponge protects it.
Works well for me,,and I'm lucky enough, as it's small van to be able to get the ladder inside,open the sun roof and get up the ladder to wash and polish the parts I can't reach from the outside.
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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 23 hours ago #448880

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The area that I find most difficult is the caravans front panel. It is grp and unlike the rear ABS panel it weathers into a matt appearance, and even at 6ft 4in it’s difficult to access. I have not really come up with a means of really being able to polish it as the front of the caravan curves right up to the roof line. A combination of step ladder used in A-mode, or as a ladder with foam pads against the caravan side makes getting effective access to the central highest section very difficult. As such that area doesn’t get a decent polish. The van is somewhat grubby after its recent trips out so I will be looking at a better way to do the front grp panel.
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Caravan exterior cleaning products & technique 4 months 3 hours ago #448905

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otherclive wrote:
The area that I find most difficult is the caravans front panel. It is grp and unlike the rear ABS panel it weathers into a matt appearance, and even at 6ft 4in it’s difficult to access. I have not really come up with a means of really being able to polish it as the front of the caravan curves right up to the roof line. A combination of step ladder used in A-mode, or as a ladder with foam pads against the caravan side makes getting effective access to the central highest section very difficult. As such that area doesn’t get a decent polish. The van is somewhat grubby after its recent trips out so I will be looking at a better way to do the front grp panel.

Perhaps that's part of the reason Swift applies a black decal to that area on their entire range now, as it is difficult to reach without access platforms.
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