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Old 03-19-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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Surveyor SC189: Rear Ladder Recommendations

Our SC189 does not have a rear ladder. Our 40' bus does...so I miss the convenience of not having one on the Surveyor. I have considered buying one of the Telescopic Ladders and just stow it until needed. But, I would prefer to have a permanent mounted ladder.

Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions? Thanks!
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Wouldn't a permanent ladder interfere with the expandable beds?
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Wouldn't a permanent ladder interfere with the expandable beds?
The SC189 is not a hybrid. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:13 PM   #4
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My bad, here's a link showing one with a ladder.
https://blairsvillerv.com/2014-surveyor-cadet-sc189
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My bad, here's a link showing one with a ladder.
https://blairsvillerv.com/2014-surveyor-cadet-sc189
Thanks...I like the looks of that...Wish I could find the brand/model of it.
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You may find the telescoping ladder is better because:
1. you can place it anywhere around your RV. (Great for cleaning or polishing your rig)
2. You do not need to install (or have someone install) it or be concerned about where to place it so the screws will hold.
3. Since is is leaning against the RV when in use it is more comfortable to climb than a fixed ladder especially as you age.
4. You can use it for other purposes since it's not attached permanently.
5. Do not have to seal the screws. There's less possibility of a leak.
6. It can be more comfortable to not be standing on the roof to take care of some jobs.
7. I wish I had a telescoping ladder instead. :<)
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You may find the telescoping ladder is better because:
1. you can place it anywhere around your RV. (Great for cleaning or polishing your rig)
2. You do not need to install (or have someone install) it or be concerned about where to place it so the screws will hold.
3. Since is is leaning against the RV when in use it is more comfortable to climb than a fixed ladder especially as you age.
4. You can use it for other purposes since it's not attached permanently.
5. Do not have to seal the screws. There's less possibility of a leak.
6. It can be more comfortable to not be standing on the roof to take care of some jobs.
7. I wish I had a telescoping ladder instead. :<)
Sailski...,
Thanks for the input. You make some very good points. I will give the expandable ladder some further consideration. I can see, now, that it could be more beneficial than just getting on the roof. Thanks again!
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If it didn't come from the factory with a ladder, it probably is not a walk on roof. Be careful if on roof. It my crack the wood underneath
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If it didn't come from the factory with a ladder, it probably is not a walk on roof. Be careful if on roof. It my crack the wood underneath
Thanks Cody,

From my reading, the Cadet SC189 has aluminum roof members. I have been up there several times. It is actually more stable than the roof of our Allegro bus! I do appreciate the warning...always better safe than sorry!
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