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Old 11-28-2014, 09:48 AM   #11
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I store my camper in a garage at my in-laws property. Finally got back down there yesterday, being Thanksgiving and all, and took a few measurements. We have a 2011 SP260 with the ladder that has 4 mounts on the back and 2 on the roof at the right rear corner. It sounds like you are just looking for info on the roof mounts. Our roof ladder mounts are 2.5" and 13.5" from the right side edge and 12" from the back edge. I took a quick picture that shows the roof mounts. I have no idea if this will work for your trailer but good luck.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:07 AM   #12
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I have no idea if this will work for your trailer but good luck.
My friend... THANK YOU!! Exactly what I needed! Cheers on ya!
I did a small test hole at the 12" and 13 1/2" centers that you measured.. sure enough!! Blocked! I dicor'd the test hole and will be going down to pick up the universal ladder for the install.

Never would have run a test hole through my roof without those measurements. I owe you!


For anyone else looking to do the same, I will follow-up after I get'r done.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:22 AM   #13
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You bet. Good luck with your project. I would be interested in hearing how it works out.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:01 PM   #14
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install surveyor ladder

I too will be installing a ladder on my 226. I attempted to purchase a ladder from surveyor parts and they flat refused to sell me one. I am one who constantly modifies my equipment and have never had a modification not work well. I reserve the right to figure it out for myself. The trailer technology is much lower than I am accustomed to. I am often dismayed at parts pushers trying to figure out what im trying to do. I dont mind some advice but to flat refuse to sell me the part makes me go ballistic. Surveyor asked me for my vin so they knew I was asking for a ladder for the 226. I was attempting to buy a ladder from a different model and adapt to fit as I see necessary.
I can see some supports for the back of the trailer for attachment. However the 226 has refer exhast on that side. I am probably going to mount a ladder up the middle instead of the sides I have to clear obstacles up top and have found a ladder that wiil do that from a different model forest river trlr. Up the middle I do not have the same support structure but there are several ways to skin that cat. One is adding a support structure inside that will also double as a mount for an inside cabinet above my toilet. Another idea is the adjustible framing used on aftermarket ladders that use two horizontal bars mounted accross the back of the trailer that can be secured to any number of the stock hard points. Ive got a local trailer mfg outfit that is going to beef up my rear bumper and add something simular to what they put on the 2015 1/2 models (mines a 2015). I will incorporate the structure with the ladder I will install. If I use the horizontal bars I will have more flexibility in any attachments I may want such as flg poles antenna mounts or a 50 cal. Etc.
sorry if I ran on , but these are the voices I hear in my gear head brain. Happy travels....Walt
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:05 PM   #15
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surveyor ladder addition.

I'm waiting for my warranty to be up. Surveyor Parts Div. was no help at all. I just measured simular models at my dealership for reinforcement locations. I also just bought a "precision sensors" electronic stud finder at Costco for around 30 bucks. Using the stud finder confirmed the locations of the "blocking" for a ladder. Now I just have to find the ladder that will fit my needs. There are reasons why they did not offer a ladder for my model. But they are idiots and can't seem to figure it out. I have a 2015 226RBDS. Good luck with your project....Walt
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