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I just washed the van and it was pain in the ass.
How do you guys dry the top of the van?
Washing was no problem because I had the Swiffer thing and put the washing glove on it.
When I dried it I opened the sliding door and steped on it but couldn't reach all the way back.
It looks more difficult to wax it.
How do you guys wax the van?
 

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Well, I'm 6'1" and this is the first vehicle I've had that I can't reach the middle of the top, so I just gave up stretching and decided to keep a stepladder nearby. For just drying, I've been experimenting with using a leaf blower to blow the water off the top. It works fairly well, but not perfectly, and is a noisy pain in the butt.

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I have a garden stool that I use. For drying duties I use a California water blade and my fake chamois.

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A step ladder works well. I just need to make sure I don't lean over too far and scratch the paint with my belt buckle.



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Being only 5'5" I have to use a step ladder to reach the center of the roof of almost any vehicle
. I also try to wear elastic band shorts to remove the potential scratch from a snap or belt. I can reach the center of the roof from the step ladder and do that for drying and waxing.

I don't stand in the door opening for two reasons:

1. My shoes are usually wet and dirty.
2. I can't reach very far into the center of the roof.

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As a long time owner of vans and SUV's going back to 1988, I just don't worry about washing the roof. I just spray it off and leave it at that.

And this from someone who is often called a**l about his cars.



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yea you might want to use a step ladder it works great and to get the top water off why dont you just drive it around the block a couple of times that might help

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ohhh i forgot to let you know that waxing it is a bear. it took me amd my father about an hour and a half to two hours to wash, wax, and detail the van good luck to you. i thought i might want to add that you might want to do it in the shade it amkes it eaiser to put it on and take it off

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At 6'2", I am just tall enough to be able to reach most of the roof by standing in the open rear door well. I get the rearmost part of the roof by standing on the rear bumper.

I first tried a ladder, but found that for me it was a significant pain; I had to lean rather a lot because of the curve of the vehicle from the base to the roof.


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