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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 3 weeks ago #6924

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Afternoon All,

Please could somebody recommend an exterior ladder for cleaning duties?

Whilst our motorhome has a built in ladder affording access to the roof, I want to avoid walking or kneeling on the roof as much as possible.

I am currently looking towards either a telescopic ladder or one that comes in four sections joined together - so you can use it either as a normal ladder or open it out and use it as a platform ladder. The latter sounds more practicle.

What do you suggest?

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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 2 weeks ago #6934

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My notes, including use of a tall stepladder and a multi-purpose ladder here.

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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 2 weeks ago #6937

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Thanks Graham,

I read your article couple days ago and as a result am contemplating a 'Big Red Foot' ladder. The larger of the two models would suit my needs better, but could do without the 25kg weight..............

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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 2 weeks ago #6939

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Ukjon wrote:
Thanks Graham,

I read your article couple days ago and as a result am contemplating a 'Big Red Foot' ladder. The larger of the two models would suit my needs better, but could do without the 25kg weight..............

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My Big Red Foot is the larger model. The weight isn't an issue for me because the ladder lives in the garage at home and isn't carried in the van :)
If I were to choose between that and the stepladder, though, I would go for the stepladder. I appreciate, though, that it very much depends on individual circumstances.
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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 2 weeks ago #6941

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Morning Graham,

Do you have issue with the 'Big Red Foot' when it is configured as a step ladder, or is your preference for just a stepladder based on being able to carry one with you in your motorhome?

I guess in an ideal would it would be best to have both!

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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 2 weeks ago #6950

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Morning Jon

I didn't mean to mislead - I carry neither ladder in the van :)
My preference for the stepladder is because it is taller, meaning I can reach all of the roof more easily.
The Big Red is a bit more convenient for doing the side walls (and certainly made it easier to clean the Luton on our previous van) but I can reach all other parts of our current van from the stepladder with care.

I agree about the ideal being to have both - one reason I bought Big Red in the first place :)

Graham
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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 2 weeks ago #6952

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Evening Graham,

Ordered a 'Big Red Foot' this afternoon. Hopefully it will be all the ladder I will need to clean our motorhome. The blurb states the stepladder config has height of 2.3m, which is 50mm less than the height of our motorhome - so it should be tall enough.

If not will take a leaf out of your book and look for a taller second hand alloy step ladder - but fingers crossed I will not need it.

Thanks for your advice

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Ladder for cleaning duties 1 year 2 weeks ago #6954

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Hope it works well for you Jon.
Even if you need a stepladder as well the Big Red also has other uses, being so configurable. I even did some re-pointing on our (single storey) kitchen roof once :)

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