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Old 04-17-2019, 11:06 AM   #1
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Rear LADDER, what is missing?

I have never used the lower section of the aft ladder on the rear of the coach, but while cleaning out the storage building, I put the two pieces together and learned that something isn't right.

Either the lower section isn't the correct one, or something is missing that connects lower and upper sections.

Can anybody shed light on this mystery?
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It looks like the same setup that was on our previous Allegro Bus and Phaeton. If so, there should be L-shaped brackets screwed into the tubes on the top narrower portion of the lower half ladder to form a "U". The "U" is draped over the bottom rung on the upper ladder, completing the setup.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:33 AM   #3
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What are the extra parts laying on the ground in the first picture?
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:28 PM   #4
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What are the extra parts laying on the ground in the first picture?
The only photo showing ground is the second one. What I think you're seeing are the support legs that keep the ladder from impacting the rear cap.

Besides that, a hose on the left side that I'm using to clean coils on the roof air, and the ladder I always use so my stepping on the cap ladder amounts to the final step.
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It looks like the same setup that was on our previous Allegro Bus and Phaeton. If so, there should be L-shaped brackets screwed into the tubes on the top narrower portion of the lower half ladder to form a "U". The "U" is draped over the bottom rung on the upper ladder, completing the setup.
thanks, Dewey, and doesn't look like brackets were never attached to the section since there aren't any screw holes in the tubes.

Any idea who makes those ladders?
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thanks, Dewey, and doesn't look like brackets were never attached to the section since there aren't any screw holes in the tubes.

Any idea who makes those ladders?
Look at post #9 in the link below. This may be your answer.
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The text in the link describes how the bottom part, shown stored in the photo, is attached to the fixed, upper part.


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UPDATE, PROBLEM SOLVED.

As I was putting the lower section away, I noticed threaded inserts in the tubes. Since I was near the spare parts bin that the PO left with the coach, I tried some brackets that I had no clue what they went to...and voila!! here is the answer to two of my mysteries

I may never use them, but at least I know what they are used for!
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Great colors on your coach.
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Glad you found the answer. My Diplomat had a removable section for the lower half. I put it in my attic where it stayed until I sold the coach. I carry a 7' "A" frame ladder that collapses down to 4" x 4" square for easy storage. I use it for cleaning my windshield and as a much easier ladder to climb, when placed under the permanent rear upper ladder.
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Glad you found the answer. My Diplomat had a removable section for the lower half. I put it in my attic where it stayed until I sold the coach. I carry a 7' "A" frame ladder that collapses down to 4" x 4" square for easy storage. I use it for cleaning my windshield and as a much easier ladder to climb, when placed under the permanent rear upper ladder.
That's exactly the ladder I use when on the road, and I use the 12' Louisville at home. For some reason, I'm not sure that the attached ladders will hold 210 pounds regularly.

Any beefy guys use your mounted ladders regularly?
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Great colors on your coach.
I'd like to brag and say they are original to 2003, but actually it just got re-painted and I let the painter do his thing. Thanks for the compliment!

Here are the Now and Then shots.
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I'd like to brag and say they are original to 2003, but actually it just got re-painted and I let the painter do his thing. Thanks for the compliment!

Here are the Now and Then shots.
Much improved, good choice!!!
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Beautiful coach, and a smart painter, staying away from the dark colors, down there in southern Alabama. Loved doing my service in that area.
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