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Old 04-05-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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No Entegra Ladder - So What

Broke the rule we all decided on several months ago in a thread on Entegra ladder elimination. Went up on top today...didn't fall off.

#1 - it was filthy with FL pine pollen and TX/NM dirt and dust.

#2 - If you wondered, the top is white (for those of us who can only see that beautiful black to the upper reaches of our midnight Illusions). I was a bit worried about summer afternoon heating.

#3 - If you wondered, the solar panel is about five X 10 inches.

So I scrubbed it down, rinsed it off., cleaned the top rails, and got the heck off before the wind gust got over 25.

And the Home Depot Werner 22ft collapsible ladder/step ladder is a solid investment. Have a feeling it would be more steady than the pure collapsible type.
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Where do you stow it and how?
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Folds down to 1.3 feet wide by 6 feet long and 6 inches thick. With all the discussion about hand washing and waxing, I don't know how you can full time without some type of ladder.

Having washed my sides twice and using a squeegee to pull the water off, I wanted to be able to get to areas by hand or an air blower to wash and dry.

I set it in my sliding tray on the bottom, but if I got crowded it would ride in the pickup with the Harley. I'm slowly paring down what I don't see a need for and we really have quite a bit of space. I carry a grill, a portable fire pit, and now the ladder, along with a battery charger, air compressor, ext.

Still have room...at least until the DW or Boston Terrier kicks me out of the coach
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Portable fire pit? That's a good idea.
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Portable fire pit? That's a good idea.
Sold by the infamous Camping World. 26 inches seems small, but works. Comes with a screen cover to control any ciders popping out. Firewood is not an issue. If you can't pick it up around the camping area, Wallyworld sells it by the box, which cleanly stores underneath.

That's how we watched the Superbowl this year in Destin with a couple that we met that day.

one thing about the portables, they are lightweight, and I believe the metal will wear out over a year or two of heating with fires. if I can make the room, we might invest in a large copper type. DW really likes the evening fire pit.
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The Aspires come with a ladder, why not the Anthem and Cornerstone? I don't get that. My last coach came with a rear ladder which I climbed at least 200 times in 10 years. A good wash job has to start with washing the roof. Even if you have someone else do the washing, you want them on the roof so the dirt up there does not come down on your clean coach. Then there are antenna issues, awning issues, roof sealing and/or leaks. There are dozens of reasons to get on the roof.

I tried the extendable ladder and I don't care for it - too heavy. So I have ordered an Aspire ladder which I will have installed in my Anthem.
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Certainly an alternative.

The need or lack was discussed thoroughly in a thread three months ago. Personally, I thought it might be useful, for the reasons you cite.

I was not aware of the pre-designed "holes" on Anthem till a couple of weeks ago. That said, my ladder cost $219 and weighs 40 lbs or so. It takes space. A ladder on back requires some type of extension stored below (at least the ladders I've seen on the back of Aspire).

In any event...respect your choice...think it probably costs more than mine, and I like the lines without the "permanent" ladder.
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