To your direct question about the ladder, yes I have leaned a normal straight ladder against the non door side of the camper. There is structure on the top of the outside wall to hold you. Caution is the point load of the ladder against the roof line gutter. If you bounce to hard on the ladder going up and down you can squeeze the gutter slightly some. Then you have to carefully flex it back out again.
Now on the door side with the awning, I have never put the ladder against the awning. That I would have more concern then the gutter on the non door side. The awning could get affected by the point pressure of the ladder against it and possibly work a small hole in the awning if the ladder shifted left to right. It does not take much to make a hole. I know…
I have had my Uncles fall off straight ladders a great numbers of times twisting and turning while trimming fruit trees. Broken back, broken arm and other body parts. From this experience I learned the heck with the money and bought good ladders for this type of roof cleaning, as you are twisting and turning constantly.
I use the long car brush with a stiffer bristle head and came at it from both sides. Here is a pic. Maybe you drop the hint you want an early Fathers day or birthday present.
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC
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