best ladder for cleaning caravan roof

Caravans are, for a lot of people, a home away from home. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we predict that caravan holidays will be on the rise in the coming months/years. Caravans can be a great option for people who want a little getaway without having to travel abroad or mingle with others.

Caravan owners take a lot of pride in their home on wheels, so keeping them clean is a high priority. The outside of the caravan can be cleaned quite easily with a pressure washer or traditional car cleaning kit, but the roof is often harder to reach. Unlike a car, caravans are tall enough for most people to stand inside, so it's unlikely that you'll be able to clean the roof without a set of steps or a ladder.

In this blog, we're going to look at the best lightweight and compact ladders that you can transport around the country with you to keep the roof of your caravan clean!

Zarges Telemaster telescopic ladder

Zarges Telemaster Telescopic Ladder

If you want a ladder that's really compact when stored but which will still give you enough height to clean your caravan roof, the Zarges Telemaster telescopic ladder is an excellent choice.

  • Features rung-by-rung height adjustment
  • Stored height: 0.84m
  • Max. extended height: 3.8m
  • Material: aluminium
  • Square rungs
  • Max. load: 150kg

This ladder is only 0.84 metres long when collapsed, meaning it can be put away under a bunk or in the caravan's internal storage area. When fully extended, this impressive little ladder can reach a height of 3.8 metres, so you'll easily be able to reach the roof of your caravan.

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Platform step

LFI Home Platform Step Ladder

If you're on the hunt for the best ladder for cleaning a caravan roof, then you might be swayed by the LFI Home Platform Step. This lightweight, durable aluminium step ladder comes in a range of heights, making it perfect for cleaning caravans of all sizes.

  • Available with 3 - 8 treads
  • Material: aluminium
  • Max. load: 150kg

The smallest of these compact step ladders has a stored height of 1.25m, so while it might not be as compact as the telescopic ladder, it certainly will be easy to store and transport.

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Multi-purpose aluminium ladder

Multi-Purpose Ladders

If you're looking for a truly innovative height access solution to help you clean your caravan's roof, our multi-purpose ladders offer a number of different configurations to give you a boost in virtually any situation.

The step ladder configuration will enable you to reach your caravan roof with ease, but you may prefer a work platform configuration with space for your bucket, cloths and flask of tea. And like the other ladders we've already discussed, our multi-purpose ladders can be collapsed to a fraction of their full size for easy storage.

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If you have any questions about the best ladder for cleaning your caravan roof, feel free to contact the Ladders UK Direct team. As always, we'll do our best to find the right ladder for you!

READ MORE: Ladders for Caravans

ladder standing up

Storing your ladder properly can make all the difference to how long it lasts. Your ladder takes care of you while you're using it, so make sure you take care of it when you're not!

Ladders that are stored incorrectly can topple over, cause injury or start to rust/deteriorate, so it's important you take the time to find an ideal storage space before you put your ladder away.

Here at Ladders UK Direct, the ladders we offer are generally made of long-lasting materials like aluminium, fibreglass and steel. That being said, incorrect storage can turn a perfectly good ladder into a dangerous piece of equipment. Proper ladder storage will prolong your ladder's life and will keep you and other people in your home/business safe.

How should I store my ladder?

If you're stuck for places to store your ladder, you have a few options. The safest option is to invest or create a ladder rack in your garage or shed where you can store your ladder on the wall horizontally. With support points along the length of the ladder, the chances of it falling on a passer-by are very slim. 

The second best option is to lay your ladder completely flat on the ground. Yes, this might be a trip hazard (so be careful where you lay it), but it's certainly not going to fall on top of anyone from the floor.

Understandably, not everyone will have the means to store their ladders horizontally, or the space to have their ladders stored on the ground which leads us to the question...

Can I store my ladder standing up?

Yes - ladders can be stored standing up,  but it's not the safest method of ladder storage. Ladders that are stored standing up are far more likely to topple over than ladders that are stored laying down or horizontally on a ladder rack.

For that reason, we'd only recommend storing your ladders standing up if you've got no other alternative. If you're worried about storing your ladders, we'd highly recommend checking out our ladder locks and ladder storage hooks. These products are specifically designed to make it easy for you to store ladders of all shapes and sizes. 

Read More: Ladder Storage: How to Store Your Ladder

If you're looking for new ladders to add to your home or business equipment kit, we have a diverse range of ladders on offer. Shop Now!