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Old 05-02-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Trying to find ladder that fits existing mounts

This used Kit Patio Hauler I bought recently had the optional detachable side ladder, but the ladder was missing.

I'd like to find a replacement that would fit on the existing mounts (so as not to have holes in the siding/I know it is structurally built for the load there), but most of the aftermarket ladder makers I've found (Surco, Topline, etc) don't list enough about the dimentions to tell if it would work.

I need one that is 10 3/4" wide center to center of the vertical tubes, straight, and probably 86"+ from the top curve to bottom.

Any ideas?

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Jeff I ran across a list I had printed of RV salavge yards from www.rvs-r-us.com Looks to be like e-bay for RVs. I stopped by this place in my travels and they did not have what I but I want to stop again and go through their new and used parts, they put Camping World to shame. This looks like the other list I have but has more places listed. Good luck.

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ps Nice weather when i drove through the Dalles a week ago last Sunday.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thanks. I tried e-bay and googling, but didn't find much.

I searched the sites you gave, and sent a message to the other place.

Anyway, it sounds like you were lucky to come through during nice weather. It is windy and rainy now...
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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You might try contacting some of these RV surplus, and salvage companies: http://www.rverscorner.com/rvsalvage.html. http://www.timberman.com/salvage.htm
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Thanks for the input/help.

By way of update, I didn't have any luck finding anything in RV salvage places. The local RV shop helped me figure out which brand was the right width, and they got me the ladder designed for RV's with a bend mid-span.

It turned out that worked perfectly. I cut the upper and lower ends with a tubing cutter to space the steps evenly, and joined them with a piece of 7/8" alum tube (telescoped inside very tightly), and put a mounting bolt through to secure them.

After doing quite a bit of cutting, bending, and retrying, I got it to fit nicely in the factory sockets. I used the pivot (intended to join the sections at the bend) to attach to the mounts on the alum angle iron.

In the end, it was probably more $$$ and time than it was worth, but I'm happy with how it came out.
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I had my latter replaced by American RV outside Memphis, TN. I think what they used was a standard replacement latter, they did have to cut and fit it a bit to use the original mounting holes. It looks just like an original now.
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Very professional ladder mount Jeff, good work!
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