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Old 06-26-2016, 12:05 PM   #1
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No ladder, what do you do?

So my TT didn't come with a ladder as the industry seems to be trending. Do folks here just put an A frame in their straight through storage cubby? Add a ladder? Having roof access is maybe not nessesary but certainly is convenient... love to hear your thoughts...
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:13 PM   #2
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We have a Factory ladder,but I have/use a 11' "Extend A Ladder"! Handier and has a 300# rating! Youroo!!
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:13 PM   #3
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I would look into a folding ladder. I don't have a link,but do a search for folding rv ladder.Amazon or camping world have them. I have a ladder on our 5er, but still use our folding double sided ladder to blow off the tops of the slide outs.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:08 PM   #4
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So my TT didn't come with a ladder as the industry seems to be trending. Do folks here just put an A frame in their straight through storage cubby? Add a ladder? Having roof access is maybe not nessesary but certainly is convenient... love to hear your thoughts...
You could always add a ladder like below:

Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder - 84-1/2" Long Surco Products RV Ladders SP502L
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I like the GP Logistics ladder. Folds into about 4" x 4" square and whatever length you get. I got the 7 foot version. Sure helps for sweeping leaves off the slide out. Stores easily in the pass through, although some have mounted a PVC fence post underneath for storing it.
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:32 PM   #6
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A ladder is a must-have if you have slide-outs without topper awnings. If you park under trees you need to make sure the slideout is clean before you slide it in.

I bought "1/2" of an old extension ladder (only 1 of the pieces, for $20) and have it strapped under the camper. I installed carpet scraps on the one end so I can lean it against the camper without scratching.

A cheap and easy fix that doesn't take up any storage space. (and no risk of losing a finger when the extendable ladder collapses on you)
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:55 PM   #7
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We have a Factory ladder,but I have/use a 11' "Extend A Ladder"! Handier and has a 300# rating! Youroo!!
+1 on the Extend A Ladder. I keep one in the RV at all times under the bed storage.

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Old 06-28-2016, 01:53 PM   #8
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The Extend-A-Ladders are light and compact but very pricey. I bought one of these.

Werner 17-ft Aluminum 300-lb Telescoping Type IA Multi-Position Ladder

Its half the price of the Extend-A-Ladder. The negative is that its a lot heavier and not nearly as compact, but I have the space in the truck bed to accommodate it.

The folding ladders are definitely compact they but don't reach as high as the other 2 types of ladders. I would prefer to have a ladder I can lean against the trailer.
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A ladder is a must-have if you have slide-outs without topper awnings. If you park under trees you need to make sure the slideout is clean before you slide it in.

I bought "1/2" of an old extension ladder (only 1 of the pieces, for $20) and have it strapped under the camper. I installed carpet scraps on the one end so I can lean it against the camper without scratching.

A cheap and easy fix that doesn't take up any storage space. (and no risk of losing a finger when the extendable ladder collapses on you)
And how many fingers have you lost because of the extendable ladder collapses? Youroo!!
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:28 PM   #10
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Just purchased a Extend & Climb ladder today, I know you can probably get them a little cheaper on-line but we happen to have a Sherwin Williams paint store right near us and they are a dealer.
They had the 12.5 type II which is rated for 225lbs on sale for $175
It will work perfectly for our needs, already checked out the roof on our ML23fb and it will make cleaning the bow window on our raised ranch house much easier.
Model# 770P 12.5
Amazon has them for $168, so I guess we got a decent deal.
https://www.google.com/search?sclien...30.dt6iqomcXwI
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