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Old 10-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Anthem Roof Access

Curiosity question for those of you not waiting for their 2013. Notice in pictures that Anthems don't appear to have rear ladder access to roof. DW points out that she read a thread suggesting sweeping debris/dust off Giraud awnings as you reel them in after multiple day stays. Not sure I've seen a coach the doesn't have attached roof access. Are the pictures deceiving us???
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Nope, no ladder. Almost all high end coaches have traded the ladder for a smoother appearance. Most of us do not have any business up there any way! Just my opinion
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Nope, no ladder. Almost all high end coaches have traded the ladder for a smoother appearance. Most of us do not have any business up there any way! Just my opinion
Probably true (unless you're watching NASCAR from the infield; on the other hand that plus a cold brew probably would equate to disaster for old farts like me)...just a surprise.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #4
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Visited the Entegra plant last week. No ladders on the 2013 Anthems, it's easier to add afterwards than take off and repaint. Sounds like the Aspire ladder might go in 2014.
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I've only been on top off our 2012 Aspire once just after we got it. Going up there once I realized there wasn't any reason to go up there on a regular basis and thought about removing the ladder but decided patching the holes was too much hassle. I access roofs everyday using OSHA compliant equipment and this ladder doesn't cut it. I decided if I went up there enough times sooner or later something bad was going to happen. Leaving the ladder off is a good idea. Might even avert some lawsuits.
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When we got our coach I had to get on roof to reset the dip switches on in motion sat dish to work on Canadian sat dish system. While up there I discovered an unsecured receiver for I believe the Gps system. I secured the receiver and fixed the sat system. While I suppose I could use an external ladder the one on the coach was convenient for me.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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Xtend & Climb 12.5í Home Series Telescoping Ladder easily extends and locks by the foot from 32Ē closed to almost the same standing height as a 16í extension ladder. It's unique, portable and compact design allows you to carry it anywhere and easily store in a trunk or closet. It is constructed using 6061 T-6 Aluminum Alloy resulting in a lightweight design (27 lbs.), while exceeding rigid industry standards.

The above ladder is what I use if I need to get up to the roof. I'm to big and fat to use the ladder on the back of my coach. Those things are rated for about 150lbs. I have not been that since middle school.
Fits into a bay nicely.

I think I payed under $300. Well worth it.
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Not a bad idea...I looked at this at Home Depot last week. Unfortunately, the one I saw had a max weight of 225 and it extended to 14 feet

I don't know about you, but that last couple of steps up to the roof would be interesting, but the steps down would be downright ... uh ... photographical
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DW points out that she read a thread suggesting sweeping debris/dust off Giraud awnings as you reel them in after multiple day stays. Not sure I've seen a coach the doesn't have attached roof access. Are the pictures deceiving us???
OK, I dare you to go up on the roof and stand on the edge with a broom! I bet just a little pee slips out!!
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417, most of the high level coaches do NOT have ladders on the back. It is especially an issue with the integrated girard awnings with respect to overall height,
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Yep ... got that. If it did I'd probably meet you at a Pokes game, drink a little too much tailgating, climb up on top to get a view of the campus, fall off, break a leg, go to the campus clinic, see a nurse practitioner that would embarrass an old fart that would climb up there, ... oh well
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417, sorry about the double post (CRS you know and can't read my own posts either). Come on up, we do not know much about playing football but we know a bunch about tailgating, drinking and eating bar-b-q. Only one rule---NO GETTING ON THE ROOF-- I have a ladder on the back of my Anthem, BUT the lower part has been in my garage every since I got it home!
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OK, I dare you to go up on the roof and stand on the edge with a broom! I bet just a little pee slips out!!
Now that's funny!


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