Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
2Susan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Alberta
Posts: 459
ladder - what do you suggest

Last weekend when the awning wouldn't retract we used the OSHA approved step stool perched on top of a picnic table.


Now I am wondering what a good ladder would be. Light weight, folds flat, telescopes? height? (our unit is 12'6"). Any suggestions on what to get or what to avoid?

Awning still won't retract on it's own which I guess is another post.
__________________

__________________
***** ***** *****
2011 Georgetown 320DS new June 2010
days camped in 2010: 61
days camped in 2011: 37 (up to Aug 1st)
2Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
milzat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927


5' compact step ladder.
Closes up to 3-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches by 61 inches long. This ladder will fit inside the rear bumper.
__________________

milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
2Susan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Alberta
Posts: 459
very clever ladder

We don't have a bumper to put it into but it's really quite clever. I'll have to look at the dimensions and see if it will fit inside the rear compartment.

Are these sturdy? Support lots of weight?
__________________
***** ***** *****
2011 Georgetown 320DS new June 2010
days camped in 2010: 61
days camped in 2011: 37 (up to Aug 1st)
2Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
milzat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927
The ladder weighs 13 lbs and is rated for 225 lbs .

Some owners have attached a 4"X4" White PVC fence post to the trailer frame or inside a storage compartment. The PVC fence post are sold at Lowe's and other hardware stores.
milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 05:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
NWJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Enumclaw, WA
Posts: 2,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by milzat View Post


5' compact step ladder.
Closes up to 3-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches by 61 inches long. This ladder will fit inside the rear bumper.
Now that's cool Mike. And not a bad price either. I think I even come in under the weight limit by almost 10 lbs! I like the fence post idea for storage too.
__________________
"I can fix it, and if I can't fix it, I can fix it so no one can fix it!"
Ed & Wendy
2009 Georgetown 378TS | 1998 Jeep Wrangler | 1998 Skeeter ZX202C
Nights camped in 2009: 53 | Nights camped in 2010: 55
www.nwjeepn.com
NWJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
milzat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927
This ain't mine, but I may do this one day.
Just a couple photos of what other have done to store this ladder.





I believe they sell them in 7' also.
milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 06:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
kvtaylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dahlgren VA
Posts: 317
THOSE FOLD UP LADDERS ARE good. We carry a 6ft'r but I have found out that we needed a larger one to reach the sides of the RV. So winter comes and we head south to Florida, we carry an 8 ft ladder hooked to our rear roof ladder. saves a lot of stress waxing the Rv and cleaning the front windows of our motor home.
__________________


Ken and Velda
Dahlgren, VA.
2008 Georgetown XL 378
2010 Ford Escape Limited
kvtaylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 08:07 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,260
I have never seen a ladder like that, that's wild I might get one just to add to my tool collection. I have a ladder on the back of my camper so there is no need to carry a second one.
rockwood06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2010, 08:11 AM   #9
Jas
Senior Member
 
Jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 130
how high does it actually reach though? If i carry a ladder I would hope that I could get on the roof in an emergency. This is great for space I'm just curious about reach.
__________________
2010 Surveyor SV 291
06 F250 4x4 crew cab PSD
1 DW, 1 purebred mutt, 1 ninja beagle

Nights camped in 2011: 19
Jas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2010, 09:00 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
milzat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jas View Post
how high does it actually reach though?
The total reach depends on how high you can raise you hands over your head to work safely.

Remember, for safety purposes, don't stand on the top rung of the ladder.
milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2010, 09:08 AM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 801
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jas View Post
how high does it actually reach though? If i carry a ladder I would hope that I could get on the roof in an emergency. This is great for space I'm just curious about reach.
X2

I can get on the roof of my Rockwood w/ an 8 footer. If I can't reach it w/ a 6 footer, not much point in buying 1.

BTW Jas, what's a ninja beagle?
__________________
2017 Chevrolet K2500HD, Husky W/D hitch
2009 Rockwood 2106 Mini-Lite
Nights camped 2010: 21
Nights camped 2011: 17
Nights camped 2012: 8
https://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/3...600x600Q85.jpg
revrnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 10:11 AM   #12
Jas
Senior Member
 
Jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 130
the ninja beagle can escape his crate, sneak past a 3' baby gate, break through not 1 but 2 radio shock towers, 6' of electrified "scat mat" floor and get under the bed all undetected.
__________________
2010 Surveyor SV 291
06 F250 4x4 crew cab PSD
1 DW, 1 purebred mutt, 1 ninja beagle

Nights camped in 2011: 19
Jas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 10:22 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
milzat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927


Beagle climbing
milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 11:40 AM   #14
Jas
Senior Member
 
Jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 130
that's about right.
__________________
2010 Surveyor SV 291
06 F250 4x4 crew cab PSD
1 DW, 1 purebred mutt, 1 ninja beagle

Nights camped in 2011: 19
Jas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 08:47 PM   #15
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 22,470
THAT is one cool ladder.

I think the 6 foot single sided one will fit perfectly in my rear bumper.
It folds to just 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches by 73 inches long
__________________

__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 AM.


×