Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-03-2016, 05:17 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
rideandslide's Avatar


 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Waynesville Georgia
Posts: 1,273
Rear Ladder ????

Considering adding a ladder to the rear of our TT, i understand you really need to hit the wall studs ! How do you find them, and, are the ladders made to the same spacing as the studs ? Is there a industry standard on stud spacing ?

Thanks Jim
__________________

__________________
rideandslide is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-03-2016, 05:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
TDI-Minnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,733
Is the ladder a factory option?
If it is, the studs should be there. Maybe find a like trailer and measure.
If not, you may not want to peruse this any further.

You could try a stud finder, but I don't want to be the guy with the drill.
__________________

__________________
2013 Winnebago 2301BH-Red
2012 Ram 2500 Megacab HO CTD
TDI-Minnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 06:14 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
Posts: 532
Contact Winnebago and they may be able to help you. After getting our Minnie, I took it out to the factory and they installed a ladder and the price was very fair. But your are much farther away, so they may be able to tell you where to install a ladder and you could order a ladder from Winnebago which would be the model they would have installed at the factory.

In my research, I found the shipping costs when you order a ladder to be pricey.

If you are so inclined, take a trip up to the factory, and then head over to the west coast of Michigan and check out the beaches. It would make a great summer trip!
__________________
Retired but busier than ever!
2013 Winnebago 2201DS - 6,200 lbs. or so loaded!
2007 Tundra 5.7
scbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 06:03 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by rideandslide View Post
Considering adding a ladder to the rear of our TT, i understand you really need to hit the wall studs ! How do you find them, and, are the ladders made to the same spacing as the studs ? Is there a industry standard on stud spacing ?

Thanks Jim
Just an idea but you might want to look at one of these Telescoping ladders.

Robot Check
__________________
Bruce & Cindy (Chihuahua's Rambo & Chuy)
2016 Jayco 23RLSW
2014 Ram 1500 5.7
TxTwoSome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 06:36 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
JohnBoyToo's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 4,842
Agree with Tx2Sum... Except I got the longer one to give me some holding on room as I get on top

got a good collapsible one that I just lean on the rv wherever I need it...
AND it is multi purpose so can use it for other things as well as the rv...

I took mine OFF my monaco as it was too 'straight up' and lower strength than ME
__________________
'11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler JKU. History.. 5'ers: 13 Redwood 38gk, 11 MVP Destiny, Open Range TT, popups, vans, tents...
JohnBoyToo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 06:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 568
your best bet before trying to install one is to check with the manufacturer to be sure it can handle one. You can put one on and maybe even find a dealer too but if its not designed for one you could cause serious damage.
__________________
RVGuy1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 11:07 PM   #7
RPr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 179
My TT does not have a ladder because it cannot support a person on the roof.

A real pain.

Double check with the manufacturer first.
__________________
RPr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 11:21 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,491
I found that Newmar put wood reinforcing blocks into the fiberglass cap to screw the ladder supports into. I bought a 15.5 foot telescoping one from Home Depot to get on the roof of our present rig.
As said above, check with the manufacturer, there may be a structural reason for not having one.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 05:45 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 568
you can find cheap collapsable ladders to get up there if you need to.
__________________
RVGuy1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 06:22 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
Posts: 532
OOPs! I see that you don't own a Winnebago....so you should contact the manufacturer of your Grey Wolf. Years ago, we had a Sunline trailer (fantastic trailer) which didn't have a ladder installed. I called Sunline and they told me that I couldn't install one because the back wall did not have the required wood bracing i.e. ladders had to be installed when the trailer was being built. I carried a ladder in the bed of my truck. If doing it today, I would purchase a good collapsable ladder.
__________________
Retired but busier than ever!
2013 Winnebago 2201DS - 6,200 lbs. or so loaded!
2007 Tundra 5.7
scbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 10:41 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
bjlakatos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 886
I have the 770 telescopic mentioned above. Been using it for two years now No problems
__________________
Brian
2016 RAM 3500 6.7L DRW
2018 Chaparral 360IBL, Andersen Ultimate II hitch
bjlakatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 10:55 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 758
Quote:
Originally Posted by rideandslide View Post
Considering adding a ladder to the rear of our TT,..
Most travel trailers are not designed to support the weight of one normal American adult male on the roof.

Unless it was specifically designed to have a seating/observation platform on the roof, you really can't go up there under any circumstances.

Even for maintenance, most travel trailers require the placement of a thick piece of plywood to help distribute the weight. And, that is only temporarily, not for hours at a time.
__________________
BeachDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 03:04 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
Posts: 532
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeachDude View Post
Most travel trailers are not designed to support the weight of one normal American adult male on the roof.
Be careful about generalizations. The entire line of Winnebago Minnie trailers feature "walk on" roofs. When shopping for a trailer, it's one feature to consider, but our previous trailer (Sunline) wasn't a walk on roof, so I always had to put plywood panels down when working on the roof.
__________________
Retired but busier than ever!
2013 Winnebago 2201DS - 6,200 lbs. or so loaded!
2007 Tundra 5.7
scbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 03:19 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 758
Quote:
Originally Posted by scbwr View Post
Be careful about generalizations. The entire line of Winnebago Minnie trailers feature "walk on" roofs. When shopping for a trailer, it's one feature to consider, but our previous trailer (Sunline) wasn't a walk on roof, so I always had to put plywood panels down when working on the roof.
I was careful to use the word "most", which I'm pretty darn sure is accurate. I agree with you, the word "all" would have been incorrect.
__________________

__________________
BeachDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freightliner chassis M2 Biz class truck/RV No rear AIR Bag AIR ! Chatham Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 4 06-26-2015 07:18 AM
Rear Ladder replacement Mageksl Monaco Owner's Forum 7 06-07-2015 05:06 PM
Rear ladder on Newmars wagonmaster2 Newmar Owner's Forum 11 10-20-2014 06:02 AM
Rear ladder buckeyemike Class A Motorhome Discussions 11 10-15-2014 08:27 AM
Converting rear window to emergency exit garyb1st MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 06-12-2014 08:24 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.