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Old 11-08-2018, 12:38 PM   #1
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foolproof way to carry a ladder

I have seen countless RVs with a stepladder attached in the back often to the roof ladder. I recently had to hit the shoulder to avoid the remnants of a ladder scattered across two lanes. I have replaced my heavy pain-in-the-patoot four-fold house ladder with a light simple step ladder that gives me access to the top of the slide to clean before running it in. I carried the 4-sectioned in the pick-up but the new one does not work as well. So to make a short story long, what is the tried and true way to SECURLY carry a ladder on the back of the trailer? I am open to even better ideas.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:32 PM   #2
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I have the one that folds up into a square that is 6 ft long. Fits in my pass through compartment.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:58 PM   #3
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I wonder if someone would come up with some secure mounting brackets to hold it under the trailer.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:20 PM   #4
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I have one like this.... in the storage

https://www.walmart.com/ip/12-5-FT-E...dder/219477360
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #5
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I personally trusted it on the roof ladder. I used the Camco ladder chair hanger thing to give it something to rest on. Then I used 2 straps (one high, one low). Picture of it here:
https://flic.kr/p/DDsShf

Where I got uncomfortable was hanging: a ladder, a beach chair, a beach cart, and 2 boogie boards back there. Everything had its own strap, but it was just a LOT to hang from the ladder.
https://flic.kr/p/KeP7nL

As for the safest/most foolproof way, store it inside somewhere. There are collapsing ladders that are only a couple of feet tall. And even one that you could store in a 5” vinyl fence post tube.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:28 PM   #6
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I have one like this.... in the storage

https://www.walmart.com/ip/12-5-FT-E...dder/219477360
How heavy is that? I had one like it and the thing weighed a ton! Well...maybe not a ton, but quite a bit.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:38 PM   #7
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How heavy is that? I had one like it and the thing weighed a ton! Well...maybe not a ton, but quite a bit.
shows a product weight of about 21lbs on the website

this is what our electrician uses for his ladders. it goes inside his truck cap on the back, so its out of the way. but this would work just as well inside a front basement area on a 5th wheel or any big pass through storage area.

https://www.americanvan.com/cbtrack-...SABEgIiLvD_BwE
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Thanks! I didn't see it on the website.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:18 PM   #9
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7' double sided ladder. 5 X 5 post cover










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Old 11-08-2018, 05:58 PM   #10
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How heavy is that? I had one like it and the thing weighed a ton! Well...maybe not a ton, but quite a bit.
Internet said 24#.....sounds about right.
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