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Old 01-29-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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If your motorhome or about a 12 foot tall RV does not have an attached ladder, what kind of ladder do you use to get on the roof, and how or where do you do it?
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I have a 12' step ladder and use it to get on the roof when the coach is side my pole barn. I sure miss the built-in ladder like I had in my Essex.
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If your motorhome or about a 12 foot tall RV does not have an attached ladder, what kind of ladder do you use to get on the roof, and how or where do you do it?
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I carry a 15.5 foot, (36.5 inches when collapsed). telescoping ladder in the truck of my toad....(I use it wherever and whenever I need to get up on the roof of my coach).
Xtend & Climb 15.5 ft. Telescoping Aluminum Extension Ladder with 255 lb. Load Capacity Type I Duty Rating-785P - The Home Depot
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I used to carry a folding ladder that I purchased from CW. Take up very little space...
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The thing about the attached ladders is that they kept getting wimpier and skimpier and with me getting bigger by the day - not a good combination !
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I would miss the ladder. I routinely go up to inspect the roof and sweep the leaves off of the slide awnings. Would be cumbersome to put a ladder up each time I go up.
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I have a ladderless RV and carry a folding 11ft ladder.....there are times when I would like the convenience of a mounted ladder, but do prefer the look of a ladderless rig--my opinion.....
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I carry a 15.5 foot, (36.5 inches when collapsed). telescoping ladder in the truck of my toad....(I use it wherever and whenever I need to get up on the roof of my coach).
Xtend & Climb 15.5 ft. Telescoping Aluminum Extension Ladder with 255 lb. Load Capacity Type I Duty Rating-785P - The Home Depot
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That is probably the best kind, but I am right at the 255 pound limit - I wonder how much leeway it has!
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I think I'd be real nervous getting on the roof using any ladder other than the built in one.

Especially getting off the roof. Best have someone holding that ladder TIGHT.
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I'm with you, Archie. I am distressed by the elimination of what used to be standard roof ladders. A portable ladder is just not as safe.
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I use this Telestep model - 300 lb rated

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I don't go up ladders any higher then I am willing to jump. Therefore......
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I bought a 17' "Lil Giant' type from Harbor Freight for $120.00. I always tie it off to an awning rail if possible when I get on the roof. The 17' gives you 3 or 4 foot above the roof line to make it easy to get on or off. Eddie Elk.
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No ladder on RV..........maybe RV roof is not a 'walk on roof'

Maybe it is but needs weight spread out so a piece of plywood might be necessary.

Best to contact RV MFG. and inquire first.

Then purchase the tallest, highest weight rated ----collapsible/folding ladder you can afford

I'm 300# and still bebop up my factory 5vr ladder.
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