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Old 07-05-2018, 01:44 PM   #1
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Who has added the ladder to the rear of their 2251? Where did you get the structure drawing for the back wall ?
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:23 PM   #2
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I have a ladder factory installed on my 2017 Sunseeker 2250. I am the second owner but I really think they original owner bought it that way.

I don't know if that helps. I'm happy to share pictures of my installation.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:22 AM   #3
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If all else fails:

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So much easier and safer for these old bones to climb
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:45 AM   #5
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Here's some photos of mine. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-06-2018, 12:15 PM   #6
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Go to forest river web site... support... request tech support and ask for backing information for ladder for your model and year.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:30 PM   #7
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Sask, been waiting 2 weeks for a reply from FR, thanks for the advice.

Ken, I sent you a PM, can you post some dimensions for the standoff positions on your ladder ?
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FR must be reading the Forum. Received a response this morning from them, with 2 drawings attached. There is very little structure in the back wall, no real hard points.

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I wonder if they added structure for mine since maybe they were planning a ladder installation. Mine is very sturdy. Let me know if you still need measurements.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:32 PM   #10
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Oops, didnít notice that one file contained 2 pages. Have all the dimensions needed. Thanks Ken, received your PM.
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I just got a similar ladder on, of all places, Groupon. It was under $100 and had good reviews. It arrives today.
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BeckyMax, I wish you well with your ladder. I had one and hated it. My neighbor had one and had similar feelings. We live in an RV community that had a community yard sale, we got $40 for one, $25 for the other. Neither had been "used", just tried out. JMMV, hopefully.
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BeckyMax, I wish you well with your ladder. I had one and hated it. My neighbor had one and had similar feelings. We live in an RV community that had a community yard sale, we got $40 for one, $25 for the other. Neither had been "used", just tried out. JMMV, hopefully.
Got the ladder and it seems adequate for what we will be using it for. Mostly to climb up along the slide out to blow debris off the top. We park our TT at home and have a regular extension ladder there, but we wanted something easy to carry in case something comes up that we need to get on the roof before we get home and the aforementioned clearing of the slide out to before pulling it back in.
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Personally, I simply do not understand why the mfg's don't automatically put on ladders for liability issues. At least hand holds at a point. On my tt, no ladder, no handhold. Nowhere to get a grip as you slide off the roof to reach a ladder step. That makes no sense to me. They want me up there to check seals, seams and to clean it. Yet make no effort to make it even remotely safe to get on and off the roof. One could say the handhold would still be accused of being a liability. Attorney's can claim anything. But the absence of even something to grab onto would seem to be more of one.
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Most of these ladders are not very sturdy and are more for decoration than a useful accessory.

And if you weigh much more than 150 pounds...forget it!

Most of my friends that have these ladders have had to build a support to place under the ladder to make contact with the ground to keep them from breaking off of the back of their RV's.

Plus, if your TT doesn't have built in supports for the ladder, then you are really asking for trouble if you put one on then try to climb up it.

Maybe one of those fold-up ladders would be a much more useful tool?
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I've had mine for two years and despite diets and exercise tip the scales at 250+. They work well in limited use though I know a couple of painters that use them for interior work
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Toyman. Did you find what you needed, and have you installed a ladder yet?
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Oops, didnít notice that one file contained 2 pages. Have all the dimensions needed. Thanks Ken, received your PM.
My plans that I got from FR were very complete but... the plan views were from the inside so you need to look for backing that is marked OS to indicate that it is located at outside wall.
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Have not yet installed the ladder. The drawings were very good, one plan view showing the structure as viewed from the inside. One plan view showing the cladding (skin) viewed from the outside. To hot to do anything outside right now!

The ladder is there waiting, along with the Micro Start for the A/C.
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TT: '15 FR Coachmen Freedom Express 310BHDS purchased with no ladder on back. I also contacted FR customer support as to where to mount a ladder. My TT was built with the aluminum cage. They did send me, via e-mail, the plans for the back wall showing where two (2) wooden studs were mounted turned sideways. And like others the plans were as viewed from the inside. I have a back window on this TT so I used the center line of the window as a reference point to transfer the measurements to the outside skin. After using masking tape to mark the stud locations I double checked with a good stud finder and all was well. When I drilled the pilot hole for the wood screws I did feel resistance and some wood shavings came out so I felt that I was good to go. The ladder I bought was not as high a quality as I would have liked but is measures up to other ladders I had looked at on units. With two (2) slides to clean off this was a necessary option for me. I'm 5' 9" @ 236# and this ladder works quite well for me
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