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Old 05-04-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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I was just wondering. We are picking up our new camper on weds and it doesn't come with a ladder, so I was wondering how often do you use the ladder, is it worth getting one installed? Never owned a camper before so this is all new to us. We bought the 274 dbh. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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I have a 7' GP Logistics folding ladder for my 5er. It comes in handy to check the top of the slides for sticks before closing and for washing, etc. I have the factory ladder on the back to get on the roof. I love the fact that the GP Logistics folds up to about the size of a 2x4 and stores easily, but it wasn't cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-S...ding+rv+ladder
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:23 PM   #3
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I was just wondering. We are picking up our new camper on weds and it doesn't come with a ladder, so I was wondering how often do you use the ladder, is it worth getting one installed? Never owned a camper before so this is all new to us. We bought the 274 dbh. Thanks for the replies.
I don't know if the unit you bought will have a ladder or not. I'm sure someone on here can tell you.

Do you need a ladder? Only if you need it. My first TT did not have one and I did fine with out it The TT I have now does have one and I've used it once when I was making a modification to my TV antenna. That said, if available I would use step ladder instead RV ladders go straight up and I find them hard to climb and tricky to get from the ladder to the roof for someone my age So now consider my RV ladder like I do my fire extinguisher, for emergency only.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #4
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IMO it is worth it. I use it at least once every trip and a few times during the year for inspection/cleaning.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:27 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! Although aftermarket RV ladders are available, I don't think it is recommended to try and add a ladder to your trailer. It wouldn't have the necessary structural support to hold your weight. There are foldable/collapsible ladders that would be better suited for getting on the roof of your rig. Camping World has a couple, here's a link to one.

10.5 Foot Telescoping Extension Ladder - Regal Ideas 1400E - Ladders - Camping World
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I use mine at the end of every trip to make sure the slides are free of trash and water and general cleaning. Our last trailer didn't have one so I had to carry a Werner folding ladder from Lowes. The ladder was added on by the dealer as part of the deal.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #7
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I've always carried one of these multi position ladders in our campers...convenient and you'll use during every trip.


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I have a 7' GP Logistics folding ladder for my 5er. It comes in handy to check the top of the slides for sticks before closing and for washing, etc. I have the factory ladder on the back to get on the roof. I love the fact that the GP Logistics folds up to about the size of a 2x4 and stores easily, but it wasn't cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-S...ding+rv+ladder
X2 on this one. Put it in a fence post storage under the frame and perfect fit and easy storage!

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We are weight limited in our camper and getting more so with the DW's dialysis supplies taking up our storage space.

We added the 5x5 vinyl fence posts and carry the 7 foot long skinny fold-able ladder.

I find I don't need it often, but when I do there is no substitute even though we have a roof ladder as well. (PS not my ladder photos but identical ladder)
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