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Old 08-21-2015, 10:58 PM   #15
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Why not patch the existing holes and carry a telescoping ladder... which is far more useful for reaching all areas of the RV not just the roof?
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YEP. At home I have a 10' Louisville that gets me to the last step or two. In your case, I'd use clear to seal the screw holes and get a ladder that telescopes or similar.
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:15 AM   #16
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Can you share the brand of the telescoping ladder, website where it can be purchased? My MH, with the air ride deflated, is a little under 11" from the ground to the top.
I would be glad to share that information with you if I could remember where I bought it! I know it was on line, but I have owned it for years. Other responders have reported sources. I doubt you will pay more than $125.00 if you do a web search.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:07 PM   #17
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Have you tried Craigslist or eBay?


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Old 08-23-2015, 12:06 PM   #18
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Ya I tried them and found the can only ship by truck freight.
I wanted to keep the mh as original as possible so when I trade/sell it I could get better rice.
I am just going to have this one repaired. It will fabricating a new to curve piece and about 4 foot of straight shaft.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:21 PM   #19
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300 + (post#5) WOW, your one big dude, please remember......your on my side.
Although I weigh around 250, I often carry "stuff" that weighs 25 -50 .... It's not that hard to hit 300 on the ladder.
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The wife did a great job in damaging the ladder..

Anyone who makes a point of blaming his wife twice in the same thread for something that happened while HE was driving---- is hiding something. ;-)

Come clean, okie. Come clean!
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Anyone who makes a point of blaming his wife twice in the same thread for something that happened while HE was driving---- is hiding something. ;-)

Come clean, okie. Come clean!

He might not be able to read your post, JF....what with all the bandages that are likely wrapped around his head. DW claiming self defense; details at 11
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Hmmmm this is troubling indeed. You might ask an RV store or dealership if they can custom make one for you. I know this sounds pricey. But if you are in a desperate pinch, it might be worth it.
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Thanks Mel!
Been looking for a reasonably priced ladder like the 15.5' one. Our rig is 13' when at travel height so that one is perfect. Was waiting for CW to have another sale on theirs but this one looks better and a little cheaper. Never even thought of looking at Home Depot for some reason.
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Make sure you get a 1A rated ladder, 300 lbs, so you're covered.

I'd get a Telestep 1800EP which gets you 14'. They also have a 12.5' version but I'd stay with the longer one.
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You could buy the tubing and use a conduit bender to make the bends. Get a few new standoffs and steps as needed from Factoryrvsurplus.

Locating the standoff is just mounting it to the motorhome and mark the center to drill the hole in the vertical tube.


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To finalize the ladder incident.
I took the old ladder to a friends shop and we were able to get most of the severe kinks out. I then inserted a 6" nipple, (steel) I couldn't find a aluminum one, into the aluminum ladder, where it broke, and JB Welded the joint. I then drilled and inserted two stainless steel bolts through the aluminum and the nipple. Now I will sand the JB Weld smooth, clean, prime and repaint.

I was able to get a 1" OD aluminum pipe, 8' long from Lowes Home Improvement. It was 1/32nd thinner than the original so I am keeping it in case of another mishap.

Thanks to all for your input and suggestions, they really helped a lot.
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