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Old 06-10-2005, 03:47 AM   #1
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I have offen seen a step ladder attached to the roof ladder of a rig traveling down the road. I, too would like to travel with my 6 foot step ladder and am wondering if this method is wise. Won't the ladder vibrate, and eventually wear on the ladder rungs, or worse, begin to cause the roof ladder to separate from the coach? And, if not, what is the fixture, or bracket I should use to hang my ladder?
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:47 AM   #2
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I have offen seen a step ladder attached to the roof ladder of a rig traveling down the road. I, too would like to travel with my 6 foot step ladder and am wondering if this method is wise. Won't the ladder vibrate, and eventually wear on the ladder rungs, or worse, begin to cause the roof ladder to separate from the coach? And, if not, what is the fixture, or bracket I should use to hang my ladder?
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When I had my fiver, I didnt use my bumper for the sewer hose. I had a 4" PVC tube mounted under the rig to put the hose in. So I went to Camping World and got a 6'-7' (can't remember which)folding ladder that fit real nice inside the bumper. I attached a small piece of rope to the one end of the ladder. It was easy to just push the ladder inside the bumper but I found the rope helped in pulling it out.
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I mounted my ladder just behind the front landing gear. I put 4 hooks under the body & use 2 ratcheting draw straps to bring it tight into palce. It has been there for 6 years & never fallen off or been damaged.

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Thanks for your input. I really would like to hear from an rv'er who has theirs on the roof ladder. I've seen the collapsible ladders - they are fairly expensive, but seem to be the ticket.
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Well I used to haul it on the roof ladder but was always concerned about the load on the attaching hardware. Had some of the attaching screws come loose & do not know if it was a result of the ladder load on the the ladder or not but have not had any loose screws since I moved the ladder.
There you go, some input from 1 former ladder storage user.
Having said that, I now have a bike rack installed on the ladder & am monitoring the screws once again.

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Old 06-12-2005, 09:39 AM   #7
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I paid a little over $100 for my folding ladder back in 2000. If you can afford it it's worth it. The ladder is easily stored and more versatile (step ladder, straight ladder, scaffold, and more).
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I just picked up a Werner ladder from Costco, almost an exact copy of the "Little Giant" ladder seen on TV. It does just abot everything, A-frame, staircase, two seperate A frames, extension to 17'. $100.00 I carry it in the back of my truck, just behind the 5er hitch. It's a great ladder, weights around 35lbs.

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I think I'll check into a collapsible ladder and keep it in the basement, or in the bed of my truck. All I needed was to hear "Had some of the attaching screws come loose" from Arctic Owl above. Thanks for all your input.
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I bought an Xtend & Climb Telescoping Ladder for $179.99 from Target.com

It works really well and stows just about anywhere.




Weight: 25 lbs.
Closed height: 2.5 ft.
Open height: 12.5 ft.
Width: 19 in.
Number of rungs: 13
Duty rating: 225 lbs.
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