I’m heading into my second year in business. So far so good. I’ve been working out of my Toyota Corolla and it has worked for my 17 foot Werner (little giant style) ladder. But I always feel a little silly puling that thing out of the trunk. Like I’m not a ‘real’ window cleaner. I want to extend my reach with a taller ladder and improve the professional look. I’m faced with the decision of buying a new vehicle, or finding a way to make a taller ladder work/ add some nice lettering to the car.
If I had it my way, I would just throw some racks on the Corolla and add some professional looking signage so it doesn’t look so… unprofessional - and I’d have more room in the trunk for supplies. I’ve tried to find any roof racks that can handle a 53 pound ladder and so far, no luck. I’m not even sure if a Corolla can handle that much of a load on top.
Does anyone have experience with cars and ladders? Or is it better to just break down and get a small truck?