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Old 02-22-2008, 09:33 AM   #11
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That is a good point, however the way it is now, I am going to have to reseal it as it is. The ladder moves from left to right as I go up or down due to my weight shifting from one step to another. Maybe if the ladder was wider then maybe it would not move as much. That is an idea, why not mount the ladder to rubber mount then to the top of the bumper or some kind of shock system so it will flex with the camper body. I know it's asking alot from the manufactures to do some real engineering!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:13 AM   #12
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Dizzy-Dick, your class"C" is a motor vehicle it should have rubber mounts between the fram and the body as all cars do, but travel trailers do not they are attached directly to the fram, mine is anyway. The shift action of the camper body accurs at the top ( roof area ) from left to right. This could be reduced if the front and rear walls where design to do so. I do know one thing, the manufactures do not want there units to last a long time, they want you to buy again with in 5 to 7 years.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #13
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Get an Xtend & Climb Ladder folding ladder, it has many uses at home too.







This ladder can be found for closer to $100 when on sale at places like Ace Hardware. I bought mine on Ebay back in 2004, and have been using it ever since. Very stable platform, even when I was 70 lbs heavier (265 lbs)!
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:58 AM   #14
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2ManyToyz -- Now that is what I'm talkin about.... I just want to find one at the price you did! I've seen them for $189, but nothing near $100.

It would be a much more useful item, around the house, around the trailer, and any other place...
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:55 PM   #15
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They apparently have a "Type 2" model now. Rather than being 12.5' open, the new one is 10.5'.

Available at Target for $129: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...t_adv_XSG10001

Ace Hardware has the original 12.5' model for $159: http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1818931

Mine has been used practically every week since I bought it almost 4 years ago.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #16
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Hey guys, the teloscopic ladder is listed at QVC for about 165...plus whatever shipping is. However Ebay has a bunch there for 99 bucks w the buy it now option with 23 bucks shipping.

I know where i`m buyin mine!!!
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:39 PM   #17
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I was suppose to get a ladder as an add on with our new tt. last week the dealer called and had concerns about mounting to the back, not being sure about blocking and not able to obtain factory dwgs. He is going to review some more and try to mount to bumper too but i told him if he had concerns not to do it.

I also went ahead and got the little giant ladder, it goes to about 17 feet, pretty sturdy, it will require some room to store though.we hope it works out ok. its collapsed height is about 5.5 feet.

does 12.5 ft give you enough height to safely climb on top the roof, if roof is at least 11 to 12 feet high

thanks for your info, really neat looking ladder
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #18
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:21 PM   #19
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Under the safety regulation we have to follow at work, a ladder must extend two feet above the landing, ( this is where you step up on the roof) this is so you have enough ladder to hold on to when you make that final step up onto the roof and something to hold on to as you start to come down and if at all possible secure the ladder at the roof so it will not slide side ways.
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