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Old 12-11-2019, 12:21 AM   #1
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Replace rear ladder

2000 Bounder 36s, replacing rear ladder. Many options. Any experience? I want the best quality. Thank you
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:20 AM   #2
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Had the vertical ladder removed from our coach... Didn't think that my 70 year old body with it's 220 lbs of lard counter weights needed to be climbing it..
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The trend with some new MHs is no ladder at all.
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Replaced ours once. Easy DIY project. We got a new one from the OEM manufacturer so used the same connection points. We had them custom the bottom to be 6 inches shorter though because OEM was poorly designed and bottomed out easily. Used butyl tape and then self leveling caulk.
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An Alternative and Less Expensive Replacement

Climber15:

A previous coach of ours was a 1998 Discovery (very Bounder-ish). When my ladder finally got too wobbly, I replaced it with a series of 16" stainless grab bars you can purchase FleetwoodRVHinges.com, where I got the idea, or through most home supply outlets. You want the Heavy Duty 500 lb weight rated bars.



There's also a bar on the roof you cannot see in the picture. The bars are screwed into the rear cap using stainless screws provided, usually 2" x 1/4" (6 per bar). You can use longer screws on the rear cap. I also installed a very good quality anti-skid tape across the top of each grab bar and undersealed each mounting point with a good quality exterior silicone adhesive/sealer.

After several years of use, I never experienced a problem with this reasonably priced, DIY solution. Handled me (200 lbs at the time) and most anything i could carry, up or down.
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I love, love that clean look. But I don't think that would work for me.

I'm 6' 3", 195lbs and I get on the roof all the time and when I climb up our ladder I find myself grabbing not only the rungs but sometimes the vertical sides too.

BTW Tom and Peg, read about your unusual coach. Very kewl. Never seen one of these. But of course there's only 42 of them ever made.
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I repaired my ladder that ran into a tree.
FACTORY RV LADDER PARTS,had all I needed to repair it.
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I repaired my ladder that ran into a tree.
FACTORY RV LADDER PARTS,had all I needed to repair it.
Hey Mike. Can't find a website by that name. Would you have a URL? thx
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I love, love that clean look. But I don't think that would work for me.

I'm 6' 3", 195lbs and I get on the roof all the time and when I climb up our ladder I find myself grabbing not only the rungs but sometimes the vertical sides too.

BTW Tom and Peg, read about your unusual coach. Very kewl. Never seen one of these. But of course there's only 42 of them ever made.
Thanks for the compliment, Joree! BTW: we were on the Discovery roof constantly, but it is a different type of climb, for sure. Took some getting used to.

One thing we cannot do on our NewAire is get on the roof easily because it lacks a ladder. I have to use an 8 ft folding ladder from the side when I do need to get up there and never without someone holding from below.
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