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Old 08-08-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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I purchased a Costco All-In-One ladder to use while on the road in my Monaco Diplomat. I estimate that it weighs 40 to 50 lbs. Does anyone out there think that's too much weight to hang on my rear RV ladder. We hang it on a ladder rack attached to the RV ladder and is with 2 heavy duty bungee cords.

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Ever notice how many rubber bungee cords and how few ratchet straps you see laying on the roads?
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A ladder is not designed to hold a dynamic load, just a static one. It'll depend on how strong the ladder is and how well it's mounted to the RV.
I wouldn't use bungee cords for it however. In fact, I wouldn't hang a ladder, bikes or chairs from a ladder either.
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Can you lay it on the bumper and ratchet strap it down?
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:58 AM   #5
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Our '04 Monaco product has a sticker (at the top on the roof) that says the ladder is limited to 300 lbs when IN MOTION...
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
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I have a similar ladder. I got a bike rack Worldwide Merchandise Company - Ladder Mount Bike Rack - Bike Racks - Camping World to hang it on then used 2 straps Set of 2, 1" x 12 Ft. Lashing Straps to secure it to actual treads on the MH ladder. Has worked fine, and see no movement in rear camera while driving.
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My RV ladder would not hold me. So I removed it, (I half removed it the easy way, by using it) replaced it with a couple of heavy gauge aluminum "J" hooks, a shower grab bar and a genuine heavy duty convertible ladder my dad bought at Sears.

This combination step/extension ladder is long enough for getting on the roof, and great for washing and waxing the sides.
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My MH ladder would hold it okay, but I carry it inside.
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