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Old 03-15-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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My coach is a "04, 40' FDTS. It has no ladder. I'm having a MotoSat dish installed and I'm sure that down the road I'm going to need to access the roof. Alpine advises that the "05 model has wood backing to aaccommodate the installation of the optional ladder. Is carrying an extension ladder the only solution?
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:41 PM   #2
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My coach is a "04, 40' FDTS. It has no ladder. I'm having a MotoSat dish installed and I'm sure that down the road I'm going to need to access the roof. Alpine advises that the "05 model has wood backing to aaccommodate the installation of the optional ladder. Is carrying an extension ladder the only solution?
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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I have had coaches with and now without a ladder. It bothered me at first not to have a ladder because I was often on the top for cleaning or maintenance. Now I love the clean look of no ladder and the ease of washing. I purchased a telescoping ladder that takes very little space in my storage compartment and works extremely well.
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:02 PM   #4
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Kaddy- Is that the tubular telescoping unit? If yes, did you go w/the 12 or 14 footer? I was thinking of that as a solution for exactly this reason. Mike
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:19 PM   #5
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Eigineer Mike: Thank you for the telescopic ladder idea. The one at Camping World is only 10 1/2'. Where can I find the 14 footer? Thanks
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Kaddy.....We have a 04, 36 MDDS and would like to purchase a telescoping ladder. Like Chris Cross asked, where can we find the 14 footer.

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Ebay has 12.5' foot ladders. It reaches the top of my 34' FDDS just fine. Do a search using telescoping ladder.

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Old 03-16-2005, 04:39 AM   #8
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Kaddy

I too would be interested in the 14' telescoping ladder.

What is the brand? Where did you get it? What is the price?

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My ladder is 12.5 feet extended. It is about 16 inches above the roof height at the side wall. I would say that 12.5 feet is minimum. It would be nice to have a little longer one especially when getting on it ready to climb down. Climbing up and getting on the roof has not been a problem. Collapsed it is 30 inches. My model is the Telesteps Model 126. It is manufactured for Dial Industrial Sales by Innovative Ladders, Youngstown, Ohio 1-800-821-8388. I don't know what it costs new as I purchased it from an individual that had been hauling it around but never used it. He had a fifth wheel with a ladder on the back. I hope this information helps.
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:17 AM   #10
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I found the Telesteps #126 at the following site. Best price I found and no shipping charge. http://www.rewci.com/telladmod326.html
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:53 AM   #11
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This site is so great, that not only are there great ideas, but somebody also does my shopping for me! I ordered the 12.5 model from the link Chris provided- Thanks Chris.

Now I remember there are 2 lengths available for this, and CW carried the 10.5 footer for a while, which won't quite reach the roof of a full size coach (if they'd had the 12.5, I'd have bought it from them by now). Mike
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I look at the site but only found a Model 326...is that the same ladder as your 126????

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I Guess you guys like paying $100 more for a telescoping ladder. Ebay has got them for $130 which I purchased 6 months ago. It works great.
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MBLey1: Your right. I bought the #326. Maybe I should have looked at Ebay. Too late now.
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