Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
sCarycary's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, CA.
Posts: 150
Question Adding a ladder ?

So. I am looking at a Coachman Santara. It has a big rounded cap at the rear. It does not have a ladder. I want to know if I can add a ladder without o much trouble. Too much trouble would be removing the rear cap and building a sub structure to support the ladder. Who has a Santara with a ladder on it? This one is a 1999.
__________________

__________________
Cary McHugh & Stacey Fairchild
San Jose, CA Clovis , CA
1999 Rexhall Aerbus 3250BSL
sCarycary is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-07-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,205
Cary,
I see there has been no answer to this post. I don't know if you decided to modify the structure, or not.

Have you considered picking up one of those collapsible ladders. I purchased one and it stores easily in the basement of the MH. It will access the roof with no problem. Besides being able to do that, it can be used to wash the windshield, and any side windows that you would like to do. I probably would cost less than a structure change, and it is more versatile.
__________________

__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
az bound's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Surprise Arizona
Posts: 1,993
There may be existing backing in the cap to support a ladder. Give a call to Coachman and they should be able to varify that. You may be able to see the backing from underneath. It normally looks like horizontaly placed plywood strips running the full width of the cap. I would not attempt to install one if there is no backing.
I also chose to go with a collapsible ladder even though the backing was there, much more useful.
__________________
Harold & Linda
2009 CT coachworks siena 35V
W22 Workhorse 8.1L. Explorer Sport toad,
az bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 09:33 PM   #4
Member
 
High Plains's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Calhan, CO
Posts: 93
We got a collapsible ladder even though our MH has a ladder. I have trouble getting back down that narrow built on ladder.
__________________
2005 Pace Arrow 36B, 2009 Ford Edge AWD
U.S. Army Retired
Calhan, CO.
High Plains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
WheelingIt's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: On Wheels
Posts: 1,983
Quote:
Originally Posted by High Plains
We got a collapsible ladder even though our MH has a ladder. I have trouble getting back down that narrow built on ladder.
We have a collapsable too. Very handy for all kinds of jobs around the MH including washing, waxing, slide inspection, window access etc.
__________________
12 paws, 40 feet and the open road
WheelingIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
sCarycary's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, CA.
Posts: 150
Thank you all for the ideas. I googled rv ladders and then learned of all the collapsible ones out there. I would say this probably the way to go. I like the idea of a ridge mounted ladder though.
__________________
Cary McHugh & Stacey Fairchild
San Jose, CA Clovis , CA
1999 Rexhall Aerbus 3250BSL
sCarycary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 11:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
bullheaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 980
You might consider this one Portable Telescoping Extension Ladder 15.5ft Telescopic - eBay (item 200538438878 end time Jan-30-11 09:29:21 PST) it extends beyond the top of the roof. I've got one on order now, as I have no ladder on my new rig.
__________________

__________________
2014 King Aire 4593
24' Stacker w/toys = 75' of fun
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
bullheaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to this with a ladder question Zonic2001 Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 8 02-21-2012 10:57 PM
GPL Compact Folding Ladder gdbontly Excel Owner's Forum 8 11-08-2010 03:06 PM
Ext. Ladder Placement Chickadee Newmar Owner's Forum 9 03-22-2009 06:19 AM
Defective Telesteps Ladder royboy Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 5 08-22-2005 01:17 PM
Step Ladder Storage rhandley Travel Trailer Discussion 10 07-19-2005 08:29 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.