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Old 07-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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After market ladder

I need to get on the roof or at the very least sweep the roof of the slideout before closing up at the end of a trip and I see ladders on most TT and MH's and am wondering if anyone has in the past installed or saw a ladder installed on a 2013 CrossRoads Z-1? Carrying a ladder is a pain in the butt and if I could install one I would access to roof storage and be bale to clean the roof so much easier.

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Old 07-25-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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Carrying a ladder is a pain in the butt and if I could install one I would access to roof storage and be bale to clean the roof so much easier.
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Although an "attached/mounted RV ladder" is useful they aren't as versatile as a "carried ladder", (and IMO they "ugly up" a RV).
Here's a ladder that is not a PITB to carry,: Telescopic Access 12.5 ft. Aluminum Telescopic Ladder with 300 lb. Load Capacity Type 1A Duty Rating-TL038BU at The Home Depot
I've carried one in the trunk of my toad for 12+ years.

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I have Xtend & Climb 770p, it is a type 2, 12.5ft.

I started with the type 1, 15ft but it was too heavy.

$180 at amazon
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Although an "attached/mounted RV ladder" is useful they aren't as versatile as a "carried ladder", (and IMO they "ugly up" a RV).
No more ugly than an awning or a windshield wiper, and in my mind a lot safer than a portable ladder that can slip out from under you. Plus, they don't take up storage space. I wouldn't have an RV without an attached ladder.
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Although an "attached/mounted RV ladder" is useful they aren't as versatile as a "carried ladder", (and IMO they "ugly up" a RV).
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No more ugly than an awning or a windshield wiper, and in my mind a lot safer than a portable ladder that can slip out from under you. Plus, they don't take up storage space. I wouldn't have an RV without an attached ladder.
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We can agree on that!
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Personally, I would call Crossroads, and talk to them. They could get you the right ladder for that year and model, AND tell you where to mount it, or get you a diagram, because you can't just put it anywhere.
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I checked with the dealer whom say they checked with CR and they state it wasn't designed to have one. That makes no sense to me as every RV should have one to service your roof after each camp and to adjust your am fm antenna,etc. I am supposed to carry a heavy ladder to sweep the crap off the slideout roof so I don't get branches sticking thru my livingroom.....i am truly disillusioned by Crossroads AND Campingworld.
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Although I don't care for CW, Crossroads RV may be right. Not all RV mfgs design units for ladders. They don't feel it's their responsibility to give you a ladder, and their price reflects it.

Also, call Crossroads yourself, don't rely on CW.
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I don't care if they feel obligated to put one on, just would like to install one myself but of course its not possible
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These might be a good option and are easy to store.
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The same thing happened with our 2011 Jayco. No ladder we called Jayco with our VIN # and was told our rear wall was not manufactured with the additional supports for a rear ladder.

We now have one with a ladder and use a small 18v blower to clean off the top of the slide. Only time we have to sweep is if the leaves are wet. Otherwise this method works well for us.
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I kinda get the whole keep it light thing but there are basic maintenance tasks that need to be done and a ladder of any type that will get you on the roof would be important in performing those tasks. I am not sure if its the rush to produce a trailer or just competition but these manufacturers really need to put quality as the top priority....
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I kinda get the whole keep it light thing but there are basic maintenance tasks that need to be done and a ladder of any type that will get you on the roof would be important in performing those tasks. I am not sure if its the rush to produce a trailer or just competition but these manufacturers really need to put quality as the top priority....
Then everyone complains about the cost.
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