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Auntielo1 12-23-2015 01:45 AM

Ladder to the roof
Hi all, I didn't realize my Forester doesn't have a ladder to the roof. Have any of you installed an 'after market' ladder and if so how did that work out for you? I can't see packing a ladder around with me. LOL

vwexpert 12-23-2015 11:20 AM

What model do you have?...I thought the ladder was standard on the forester. Most of us post the model in our signature.

RSchleder 12-23-2015 11:32 AM

I have no idea on this, however, a question needs to be answered before you take a roof stroll---will your trailer handle the weight of someone walking around on the roof?
I know for a fact that that's the reason some manufacturers of RV's don't add ladders to their trailers.

vwexpert 12-23-2015 11:45 AM

The brochure states the ladder is standard equipment except for the 2401R (with the rear slide).

elind 12-23-2015 12:25 PM

I heard that on some RVs don't they have a good mounting base on the roof for a ladder. Such is the case in mounting a TV on an outside wall without a backing board in the wall. There is nothing solid to attach it to.

Tombsy 12-23-2015 12:32 PM

No ladder on our 2801QS either it has a rear slide as well. I bought a telescoping ladder for emergencies and for keeping the snow off the solar panel. Also got the cover and rubber end protectors for it as well. It fits nicely in the back compartment.

TURBS 12-23-2015 12:46 PM

In most cases if it doesn't have one then one cannot be added.

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2008 2500HD Duramax
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youroo 12-23-2015 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by vwexpert (Post 1062976)
What model do you have?...I thought the ladder was standard on the forester. Most of us post the model in our signature.

I find that the OP has several Posts and has Never stated what Unit they have. Only that it was Damaged and repaired Before they bought it and that the Roof leaks! It is a M/H! :confused: Youroo!! :us-flag-waving:

Auntielo1 12-23-2015 01:41 PM

That's exactly what I have and I figured the rear slide was the reason it did not have a ladder. I'm thinking there must be some way to attach a ladder.

poppytoymaker 12-23-2015 02:05 PM

They started adding ladders after I ordered my 2015 2251sle Oct 2014. I didn't think I was going to get a ladder so I called the factory to see if the blocks were in place to add a ladder and the said they were. there shouldn't be any problem to add a ladder mine is on the left side of the rear, same side as the bedroom slide.

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