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Old 03-14-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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What is everyone using for a ladder? Did anyone have one attached at the rear either at the factory or somewhere else?

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What is everyone using for a ladder? Did anyone have one attached at the rear either at the factory or somewhere else?

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Old 03-14-2006, 02:49 PM   #3
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Barb,

See the link below for the telescoping ladder that I carry in the basement. It is extremely compact (30 inches) when folded up (telescoped). When extended, it is 12 1/2 feet and is rated to support 250 lbs. It weighs on 22 lbs.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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We had a ladder installed when we ordered our coach in late 05. It was an option (somewhere around $128.00 installed). I wouldn't be without it. I'm sure you could order one from WRV parts dept.

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Old 03-14-2006, 04:59 PM   #5
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We had one installed after purchase, found out a year or so later that there wasn't much in there anchoring it! Yikes. The newer coaches have blocks inside so ladders are more secure, but we've not had ours pull out yet....
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We have the factory installed ladder. Wow - we really need it! If we have a good rain, John climbs up on the roof to sweep off the slides. John often climbs part way up the ladder to check the roof as part of breaking camp.

We also carry a telescoping ladder in the basement. It is a bit heavy but very compact and very, very sturdy when telescoped. Bought it at Lowes. It's a Werner 13' multi-purpose telescoping ladder. Holds 300 pounds. Can be configured in several ways including scaffold.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&pro...287-MT-13&lpage=none
We have it stored on furniture sliders in the basement which makes it easy to pull out and push back in.

We need this one for putting on front windshield screens, some motorhome cleaning (windows, etc.) and hanging bird feeders!

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I carry the same ladder that Dale Dowdy has except I paid app. $ 100.00 for it @ H. Depot. Personally I don't think you can beat it. It is very protable,very sturdy and createsa very small package to carry. To each his own I think the permanent ladder on the rear of the coach spoils the lines.
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I bought the same telescopic extension ladder as Dale Dowdy from Target on line. Mounted mine in my 2000 36' coach on the driver side under the floor where the water pump is mounted. For me it's mounted where it does not take up any valuable space and I can get to it when I need it. Can send you some photos of the simple mounting bracket and the space its mounted in.
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The extendable ladder will set on top of the generator. Secure with velcrow straps.
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