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Old 05-02-2018, 08:34 AM   #29
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Rig came with the extension from the factory. Somewhere it got "lost".
Buy another or use a step ladder.
X2 Had a 95 Pace Arrow with same deal.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:26 PM   #30
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I was in need of the ladder top half on the Mountain Aire. Newmar quoted $650 (yikes).
Since I am painting the back anyway, I removed all signs of the top ladder. Now I have the bottom in the barn gathering dust.
I bring a folding ladder which takes up less room than the bottom section did.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:07 PM   #31
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Ours is light and easy to clip on the upper ladder to clean the solar panels, check caulking and wash and wax the top. It came with the motorhome and we both use it.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:56 PM   #32
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Have a 2004 Itasca Horizon with the half ladder and the lower half is held in clips in the basement behind the right front wheel. This model has a side radiator but lacks a full ladder to avoid blocking the rear drop down access door.Click image for larger version

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Full ladders also interfere w bikes if you carry them on a receiver mounted rack.
My Ventana gas a folding liwer half... fild it up and secure w a bungee ir i csn pull 2 pins to remove and store or leave home and use the step ladder
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Old 05-12-2018, 05:08 PM   #34
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Hi all,

I did not see the bottom ladder in the storage. The dealership did contacts the owner and asked about the bottom ladder. I was told they did not remember if it came with one.

I tried my step ladder and its too short, I will either geta longer step ladder or a ladder extension.
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Look in the bin in front of the propane bin for the rest of the ladder. If not there you should see the clips on the bin roof that held it in place. The ladder slides into the pass thru and then snaps into the holding clips. My RV isn't here or I would take pics for you.
Hi UFO Pilot,

I completely forgot to check the bin roof for clips.
Will do so later.

Winnebago want over 300$ to replace it.
My wife thinks we should do so. She thinks transitioning off the ladder to step ladder could be dangerous.

We have a lot of low hanging branches around here on the roof often checking it.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:30 AM   #36
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One if my jobs when I worked for the WA DOT was bridge construction. No nets, tie off's or safety harnesses. I'm not afraid of heights, or falling, but that landing is gonna hurt!
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I quit using mine, a step ladder is much steadier.
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Hi Mr D,

I definitley don't want to take a tumble.

Hi UFO Pilot,

Doe you have your wife hold the step ladder for you? Also what brand are you using?
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At home I use a 8' fiberglass. On the road I use a 7' folding one.
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Thanks UFO Pilot?
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They do dell "Bottom Halves" in the bigger RV stores or on line.

Some as noted it gets in teh way of the hitch
Some it is in the way of Engine or other access

So it folds up and you can secure it out of the way when you do not need it, unfold it when you do

Myself, at 300+ I tend to "Remove" the factory ladders.. If I want to remove it.. Well it only took one hand.

I carry a stronger ladder.
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I would check with RV salvage places and see if they cant locate a used one for you.

One thing to keep in mind. I had a white table that was part of the MH when it was purchased new. I had a look in all the basement areas and never noticed it. Big white who could miss it.

I guess I missed it and my husband missed it because he told me he didn't see anything like it anywhere. Then one day it appeared underneath a bunch of stuff. I also found the strap to the deflapper that had wandered off at some point.
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