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Old 05-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Rear ladder will it hold me???

I usually use an extension ladder with a blanket for padding to access my roof but we are leaving on a two week trip and I up the rear ladder extension on back on just in case. Has anyone ever used this ladder to get on the roof? I weigh 215 will it support me it does not look the well built.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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I don't know if all units have the same ladder, but I also weigh in around 215 and I use mine on my Sunseeker 2860 all the time.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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I use some support under the trailer ladder and then I'm good to go on the roof, tried the first time and the wall and the ladder were screaming for help. I weigh '240 dry', lol.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:49 PM   #4
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Is there not a weight limit label on the ladder itself?

Mine is labeled 300 lbs max.

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Old 05-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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the ladder i am referring to is on a Berkshire 390BH.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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I'm referring to the ladder on our Rockwood...I can't believe that the one on your Berkshire would be rated for less.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Most are labeled for 250 or 300 lbs....
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:16 PM   #8
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I am actually looking for someone that has used the ladder on the back of their Berkshire.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #9
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Use my ladder on Berkshire all the time, no problems except the first step is rather tall. Only weight around 160 lbs
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:44 PM   #10
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I use the ladder on my 2008 Berkshire 390bh frequently. I weigh about 210-215 and the ladder has done fine. It did take me a couple times to trust it since it is not permanently mounted, but it must be built right.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #11
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Thanks that is what i was looking for i did not want to try it and half way up it starts to give way and there I am laying on the ground with the ladder in my hand and the wife with that look on her face of what did you do now.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #12
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I use mine all the time, I am 195lbs and no issues. Sounds a little creeky and feels a little wobbly but so far so good. I did go over all the screws to make sure they were all tight to be sure...lol
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:16 PM   #13
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Use my ladder on Berkshire all the time, no problems except the first step is rather tall. Only weight around 160 lbs
i'm about the same and i climb up and down rather fast... it hasn't moved enough to give me any concerns so i keep moving fast...
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I weig 240 and mine works. Just wish I could get my fat a.. Between the top extension. I wish it was a bit wider and a bit more tighter in the sockets.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #15
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I use some support under the trailer ladder and then I'm good to go on the roof, tried the first time and the wall and the ladder were screaming for help. I weigh '240 dry', lol.
LOL!!! I've tried mine once; heard the same screaming for help!!!

I've heard it's good for 300 LBS, but I "dress out" at a svelte 255, so I don't use it. I doubt I'd get much warning before it totally gave up; the drop would be quite sudden.

And with no other rails up there, even if I do get to the top, I'll have a heluva time actually getting over the edge, and worse getting back ON the ladder to come back down.

Probably have to call the local utility company to bring in a cherry picker to get me down; like getting a cat out of a tree!!

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:54 AM   #16
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I'm 220-225, I use it fine. I just try to make sure my weight is going in a downward direction -- no leaning back while climbing!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #17
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I've used mine to look at the roof, and it seems solid enough, but I haven't braved actually being on the roof yet. Somehow I just don't trust trailer roofs to support my 240+.
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I have a 2013 Berkshire 390FL and I weigh 245. I have been on my roof numerous times without any issues. But I am careful to go slow and minimize the surge effect...no lunging or heaving upward when taking each step. I also avoid leaning out and keep my weight verticle
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