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Old 05-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #11
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Thanks that is what i was looking for i did not want to try it and half way up it starts to give way and there I am laying on the ground with the ladder in my hand and the wife with that look on her face of what did you do now.

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Old 05-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #12
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I use mine all the time, I am 195lbs and no issues. Sounds a little creeky and feels a little wobbly but so far so good. I did go over all the screws to make sure they were all tight to be

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:16 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by NO3putt View Post
Use my ladder on Berkshire all the time, no problems except the first step is rather tall. Only weight around 160 lbs
i'm about the same and i climb up and down rather fast... it hasn't moved enough to give me any concerns so i keep moving fast...
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #14
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I weig 240 and mine works. Just wish I could get my fat a.. Between the top extension. I wish it was a bit wider and a bit more tighter in the sockets.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Camping Buddys View Post
I use some support under the trailer ladder and then I'm good to go on the roof, tried the first time and the wall and the ladder were screaming for help. I weigh '240 dry', lol.
LOL!!! I've tried mine once; heard the same screaming for help!!!

I've heard it's good for 300 LBS, but I "dress out" at a svelte 255, so I don't use it. I doubt I'd get much warning before it totally gave up; the drop would be quite sudden.

And with no other rails up there, even if I do get to the top, I'll have a heluva time actually getting over the edge, and worse getting back ON the ladder to come back down.

Probably have to call the local utility company to bring in a cherry picker to get me down; like getting a cat out of a tree!!

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:54 AM   #16
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I'm 220-225, I use it fine. I just try to make sure my weight is going in a downward direction -- no leaning back while climbing!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #17
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I've used mine to look at the roof, and it seems solid enough, but I haven't braved actually being on the roof yet. Somehow I just don't trust trailer roofs to support my 240+.
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #18
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I have a 2013 Berkshire 390FL and I weigh 245. I have been on my roof numerous times without any issues. But I am careful to go slow and minimize the surge lunging or heaving upward when taking each step. I also avoid leaning out and keep my weight verticle

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