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Maybe it helps that there are no trees or anything near my drive?
Mine isn't exactly parked under trees, but it isn't far from them. The main culprit is a cherry tree. The car is covered in half-ripe cherries at present, due to windy weather.
 

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Mine isn't exactly parked under trees, but it isn't far from them. The main culprit is a cherry tree. The car is covered in half-ripe cherries at present, due to windy weather.
Oh I can so relate! I've got a cherry tree in my smallish back garden and it manages to drop stuff all over the grass all year round! If it's not leaves, it's twigs, crunchy blossom clumps or cherries that the birds or wind have knocked off. I ruined a lawnmower by not raking up all the debris before I mowed... and I don't even eat the cherries :rolleyes: It badly needs pruning now but I'm seriously thinking of getting it removed instead, pretty as it is in bloom.
 

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The tree is actually in the field next to our parking area, so isn't ours.

Nevertheless, a year or two ago we pruned some big branches that were hanging over the motorhome and the car.

Due to impeccable timing (for once) we did then when it was laden with ripe cherries that were otherwise well out of reach. And they were lovely!

The tree does very well, not least because the bees love it, so it is well pollinated each year.

Normally only the birds can reach the fruit. And as they eat, they tend to drop bits of cherry and/or bits of digested cherry. Makes a real mess on the car.
 

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telescopic ladder, mines brilliant . just dot trap your fingers when closing ...OUCH>
Looking at various brands and they do differ in price somewhat.
Do you mind me asking what the extended height of yours is and the manufacturer?
 

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Looking at various brands and they do differ in price somewhat.
Do you mind me asking what the extended height of yours is and the manufacturer?
Your chosen ladders want to be safety rated EN 131, if they are not I advise to not to purchase them. Any EN131's should be fine

The following in the Link are EN131-2 which means they conform to a newer stricter standard. I am not recommending these purely giving an example

Ladders are not a place to penny pinch


 

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Ah we own a Smartcar too good choice. :giggle:
I don't actually own a Smartcar I'm more a Fiat 500 man.
The garage I was referring to was that of a motorhome and no I don't own one of those that can fit a Smartcar in :)
Just happens the Smartcar always seems to be the vehicle of choice for those that can fit them in.
 

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I don't actually own a Smartcar I'm more a Fiat 500 man.
The garage I was referring to was that of a motorhome and no I don't own one of those that can fit a Smartcar in :)
Just happens the Smartcar always seems to be the vehicle of choice for those that can fit them in.

Fiat 500 cool too :giggle:
 

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Today, I was able to lift and assess the weight of a telescopic ladder.
It's only about three quarters as high as my telescopic steps, and is only one ladder, not two joined at the top, but I hadn't expected it to be so much lighter. It was actually a sensible weight.
All the modern ones (including mine) won't trap your fingers if you collapse them the right way: each rung stays a couple of inches up until its neighbour is collapsed.
 

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I think it is probably worth getting one with a stabilising bar across the bottom. Makes it heavier and a bit more clumsy, but it makes it safer by some margin.

Mine, which is a pair of steps that can fold out to one long ladder, only has the bar at one end.

I'd not dream of using it with that bar at the top. Makes it much more stable at the bottom of the ladder.
 

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Telescopic ladders are the Devils device. Geeky lent me his incredibly heavy and incredibly dangerous ladders at the New Forest meet, got them up against the side of the MH and the top half came crashing down. All I saw was my finger bending backwards trying to touch the back of my wrist, any second now the finger is going to snap I thought, it didn't but nearly a month later I still don't have full movement in it.

It would have helped if I had my glasses on to read the instructions and not just assumed that extending them required no safety catch. DOH!!
Not that I will ever tell Geeky that.
;)

I am just waiting for the phone call from a personal injury lawyer who specialises in ladder accidents at MH meets
 

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Telescopic ladders are the Devils device. Geeky lent me his incredibly heavy and incredibly dangerous ladders at the New Forest meet, got them up against the side of the MH and the top half came crashing down. All I saw was my finger bending backwards trying to touch the back of my wrist, any second now the finger is going to snap I thought, it didn't but nearly a month later I still don't have full movement in it.

It would have helped if I had my glasses on to read the instructions and not just assumed that extending them required no safety catch. DOH!!
Not that I will ever tell Geeky that.
;)

I am just waiting for the phone call from a personal injury lawyer who specialises in ladder accidents at MH meets
Don't hold out much hope of a phone call from a personal injury lawyer especially one of those no win no fee types. I have absolutely no experience in law whatsoever but I can see you may have already admitted liability.
 

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Ok slight change of tack, thought planted by izwozral, anyone going to Hereford (15th-20th Oct) who has one and could bring with them.
In exchange I can offer a socially distanced luke warm cup of tea/coffee.
 
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