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Old 09-13-2019, 12:23 PM   #1
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Is it possible to have a ladder installed so it's easier to access my roof? It did not come with one so I would assume that the wall would have to be reinforced from the factory so Im not sure if it's possible to have one installed now. Thanks in advance for any input. I have a 2019 Hemisphere 300bh.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:12 PM   #2
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Is it possible to have a ladder installed so it's easier to access my roof? It did not come with one so I would assume that the wall would have to be reinforced from the factory so Im not sure if it's possible to have one installed now. Thanks in advance for any input. I have a 2019 Hemisphere 300bh.


That would be correct. But, maybe a call or email to FR Hemisphere division would get you an answer as to if their are "backers" automatically built in to the rear wall.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:48 PM   #3
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Ok thank you. I will reach out to them on Monday and post the response in case anyone had the same question with a similar model.
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That would be correct. But, maybe a call or email to FR Hemisphere division would get you an answer as to if their are "backers" automatically built in to the rear wall.
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Our 282RK didn't come with a ladder either -- wish I had asked about that when we bought it.

BUT -- I got this bracing diagram which is in place in the rear wall, because when they start building these things en masse, they don't know if it will have a ladder or not, so the bracing is there. Just like a car that you can add different packages to -- the wiring harness is already there to accommodate the accessories, even if you don't opt for the accessory.

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Our 282RK didn't come with a ladder either -- wish I had asked about that when we bought it.

BUT -- I got this bracing diagram which is in place in the rear wall, because when they start building these things en masse, they don't know if it will have a ladder or not, so the bracing is there. Just like a car that you can add different packages to -- the wiring harness is already there to accommodate the accessories, even if you don't opt for the accessory.

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I realize that diagram is from 2014, I have a 2018/9. The diagram appears to be from the front looking at the back. My ladder is on the right side if you are looking at the back from outside.
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That is correct, it is looking from the inside, facing the rear.
So the ladder bracing is on the right side of the back wall if you were outside looking at the rear.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:41 AM   #7
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Something you might consider instead of a fixed ladder is one of collapsable ladders that way you could access your roof at various locations without have to walk across the entire roof to get from back to front. If my rig had not come with a ladder I would not get one installed.
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I used a lightweight aluminum extension ladder for a couple years (I didn't opt for the factory installed ladder at time of purchase). As I got older, and sometimes by myself, climbing up the extension ladder (and more importantly coming down) there wasn't anyone to support the ladder and I was always getting very nervous about it slipping out from under me.

lesson learned for me, next time, make sure there's a ladder installed.
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