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Old 05-25-2009, 03:55 PM   #1
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Roof Ladder Extension - Where to Store?

Since my Dip has a rear radiator, the permanent part of the roof ladder stops about 6' off the ground. Monaco provides an extension piece that you hang from the bottom rung of the permanent part when using the ladder. The problem is what to do with the extension when not in use (most of the time)? It takes up an inordinate amount of space in the one pass-through storage compartment in my coach. The dealer said some owners hang it from a higher step and bungee it in place. On mine this results in the extension sticking out quite far from the back of the coach because of the angle of the lower part of the permanent ladder. Has anybody come up with an elegant solution to this?

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Old 05-25-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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We have an '06 Endeavor and store it on top of the propane tank with the rubber feet down and the hooks toward the road side. I fits well and I don't think it would harm the tank.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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woward....Toss it!. I'm guessing that you carry some type of ladder for doing your windows or emergencies. That's all you need. We carry the Camping World http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...e-ladders/4850 ladder that collapses to 4"x4" x 6'. I mounted one of their 6' sewer storage tubes http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...e-carrier/1405 near the roof of my pass thru bay (side to side) and the ladder fits perfectly inside. It's up and out of the way and easy to access when needed.

You'll no longer need the roof ladder extension once you have a regular ladder.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:59 PM   #4
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I agree with the previous post. I have been hauling one around for two years and never use it. I always use the seven foot ladder that folds into a square. This winter I was showing off a shelf I had built for the ladder and a friend asked why I carried it and I had no answer. Will be dropping it off at home at the earliest oppotunity. Space is at a premium.
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I agree with Don. I store mine in the garage in the stick house and use my portable ladder if I need to get on the roof. It's not very stable for us full figure guys anyway.
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woward....Toss it!. I'm guessing that you carry some type of ladder for doing your windows or emergencies. That's all you need. We carry the Camping World http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...e-ladders/4850 ladder that collapses to 4"x4" x 6'. I mounted one of their 6' sewer storage tubes http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...e-carrier/1405 near the roof of my pass thru bay (side to side) and the ladder fits perfectly inside. It's up and out of the way and easy to access when needed.

You'll no longer need the roof ladder extension once you have a regular ladder.
That's even a better idea Don, but don't chuck it or you'll end up giving away a good ladder.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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Roof Ladder Extension - Where to Store?

Thanks for the ideas guys. My extension won't fit in the propane bay, it's just too tight a fit. I plan to mount some other storage in there however.

I already have one of those collapsible 7' ladders but haven't worked out where to keep it either. I like the idea of suspending it in a tube if I can figure out how to secure the tube. Both front slide-out mechanisms are in the ceiling of my only full-width bay so I have to figure out how to safely fasten a tube. Then I can retire the ladder extension.

I used to love boats because there was always a project that needed doing. The motor home is a great substitute...

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Old 05-25-2009, 11:49 PM   #8
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I don't have a picture handy, but I hang my extension from the top rung of the stationary part, and use a velcro strap around the bottom to hold it all together. It keeps the extension out of the way, and makes it convenient to jump up on the roof - like when my awning exploded on I-10!! - easily without having to dig out my folding ladder.

Its not cool or high tech, but it puts the extension out of the way but keeps the convenience of using it.


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woward....To be more exact, I screwed the sewer tube to the front wall of the pass through storage bay (as high as I could) so that the ladder still cleared the opening/rubber seal on the door opening.
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Don,
I do the same as Kev, hang the extension from the top rung on the stationary ladder. This has worked fine in more that 40K miles of travels. It does not take up storage room that I need as a full timer and it is easy to get to.

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I found that I could store my sewer hoses in 4" PVC pipe placed at each side of the Propane tank. I did have to do some rerouting of the LP pipe that provides low pressure LP gas to the outlet on the passenger side. But by putting the pipe on either side of the LP tank I am still able to store other stuff on top of the tank. For the folding ladder some have mounted a section of plastic Fence Post to the wall.
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