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Old 08-17-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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Add a ladder to a Rockwood Roo TT?

Is it possible/wise to add a mounted ladder to a 2016 23 footer? It doesn't have sufficient basement space to carry a ladder so we'd prefer not to but there are times we need to check the roof while camping. All our dealer said was "if FR didn't put one on, I wouldn't add one." Thoughts or advice?
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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Someone got a ladder blocking placement drawing for Salem RV's a while back, so it may be possible that Rockwood places the blocking for ladders in RV's that don't come with them from the factory. You may try contacting the factory rep and see if they can get something.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:24 PM   #3
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Below is a link to a post that I did. It's not in regards to putting a ladder on the back of the trailer, but how to store a latter for use. I did this using 5x5 fense post and I bought the 7ft latter they were referring to and it fits perfectly.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:46 PM   #4
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We have a telescoping ladder that easily stores in the trunk of our TV.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:32 PM   #5
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Below is a link to a post that I did. It's not in regards to putting a ladder on the back of the trailer, but how to store a latter for use. I did this using 5x5 fense post and I bought the 7ft latter they were referring to and it fits perfectly.
4X4 Fence post mod. HELP me out! PLzzz
I have that same ladder (maybe the 6' version) in my back bumper. It rides great back there and is very handy to have.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:35 PM   #6
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If it didn't come from the factory with a ladder, it's not a walk on roof and you will probably damage the roof. I had to put 10 foot long 26 on the roof to distribute my weight at 200 lbs. I could hear it cracking when I walked on it
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:34 PM   #7
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Thank you everybody for the helpful replies!
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:06 PM   #8
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HappyTrails8888: IF you're unit was built by Forest River go to their website, find the "contact us" tab and send them an email with your units VIN number explaining to them what you are wanting to do. I did this for my '15 Coachmen 310BHDS and they sent me back a nice CAD drawing as to the locations of two (2) 2x4's turned sideways they had installed at the factory on the rear of my unit just for mounting a ladder. It was as simple as measuring as they had described to locate the area over the boards, mark them off with blue painters tape, locate the ladder mounts, drill pilot holes them mount the ladder. I used clear silicone at each screw hole also. Ask and they will also tell you if it would be safe to walk on your roof.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:41 PM   #9
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HappyTrails, I'm confused on how you expect to put a ladder on the back of a hybrid.

How will you drop the rear bunk door if you've got a ladder blocking it?:what::what::what:
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:08 PM   #10
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I too have a colapsable ladder and find it more useful than a fixed ladder.
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