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Old 11-19-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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2018 Dutch Star 4018 ladder question

I am in the process of purchasing a 2018 Dutch Star. I have a 2014 Dutch Star with a ladder on the back for getting up on the roof. I talked to the dealer about adding a ladder but he told me Newmar will not do that. He says it was due to the fact that there was no good anchoring points due to the integrated spoiler on the back. I talked to a friend who is looking at the Allegro Bus and he says Tiffin will add a ladder for an additional cost(it has a integrated spoiler on the back). My question is how do you who have the integrated awnings get up on your roofs?? I occasionally like to clean and inspect the roof and also clean the debris of the roof if parked under trees before pulling the slides in. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Old 11-19-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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There are a lot of threads about ladders and many people have different opinions. This is the ladder I bought. I set it up between the two slides on the passenger side. The ladder goes above the roof line so you have something to hold onto when transitioning onto the roof. I would not go any shorter than this. I also carry a collapsable step ladder to clean the bugs off the windshield.

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I had a telescoping ladder until I saw a fellow up at camp Newmar while we were there use This One. Ended up finding a Lowes and bought one. Easy to use to get on the roof or as a step ladder for cleaning the front.
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I had a telescoping ladder until I saw a fellow up at camp Newmar while we were there use This One. Ended up finding a Lowes and bought one. Easy to use to get on the roof or as a step ladder for cleaning the front.
I have the same ladder at home in the 26 foot version. It is a very good, solid ladder.

If I am reading the info on your ladder correctly it is 11 ft fully extended. The original poster has the 40' Dutch Star, the side rail on the roof is about 13 ft high. With the 14.5' ladder that I use, it will extend a foot over the rail so there is something hang onto when transitioning onto and off the roof. Ideally a 16' ladder is probably the right height.
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Xtend & Climb telescoping ladders! They are awesome! Make sure you get one that is weight appropriate!
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I have the same ladder at home in the 26 foot version. It is a very good, solid ladder.

If I am reading the info on your ladder correctly it is 11 ft fully extended. The original poster has the 40' Dutch Star, the side rail on the roof is about 13 ft high. With the 14.5' ladder that I use, it will extend a foot over the rail so there is something hang onto when transitioning onto and off the roof. Ideally a 16' ladder is probably the right height.
Sorry, I might have picked the wrong one as an example, but mine is long enough to get on the roof easily and stores in the rear bin.
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