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Old 02-03-2016, 07:35 AM   #31
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:41 AM   #32
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Camco RV Wash Brush with Adjustable Handle - Walmart.com

wouldn't one of these, at about $10.00 or $20.00 (and about 5 pounds in weight) clean any debris on the roof....and sides for that matter?
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:41 AM   #34
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:25 AM   #35
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Or carry a telescoping painting pole with a brush attached. You could stand on a picnic table to get close to the right height.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:41 AM   #36
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wouldn't one of these, at about $10.00 or $20.00 (and about 5 pounds in weight) clean any debris on the roof....and sides for that matter?
Yes, but not all that useful when dry camping, which is when I need the solar panels the most... I only use a couple of ounces of water to clean 3 panels if I do it by hand; I'd need a hose connection & a lot more water with the brush, plus something else to add to the weight & find a place to store.
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:24 PM   #37
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I'm also of the mind that we need to have a ladder along for the ride on longer trips...
how often are we really going to need to clean off the bugs and solar panel??

so that said compact size that can safly reach the roof top .... this is the one i have my eye on...

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Hi there 7th Heaven,
You indicated that you are interested in the 8' model ladder. Since ladders need to stand at an angle for stability, I don't think an 8' model will reach your roof - they make a 12' model. Besides the 8' top rungs would have to rest against the side walls of your trailer .... is it stiff enough?

I too am looking at ladders and can't decide between telescope or sideways folding. Haven't used either style.

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I lean my ladder against the trailer, using split pool noodles ( or pipe insulation ) to protect the finish.
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.... I only use a couple of ounces of water to clean 3 panels if I do it by hand; I'd need a hose connection & a lot more water with the brush, plus something else to add to the weight & find a place to store.
I guess your right. I was assuming that you just had one solar panel, not three, on the roof of your 17 foot trailer. I was thinking a telescoping brush would cost less and take up less room than a folding ladder.
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While I have yet to get one, I like the fold up that Jon takes with him, if I recall correctly it fits in a pipe or fence post attached under the trailer like the stinky slinky. Something like this one. They call it a Stik ladder.

I think I would really like a 5' version of this one. Thanks for the idea!
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