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Old 04-17-2019, 08:54 PM   #1
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What is the best way to carry an 8ft step ladder on the rear roof ladder on a motorhome?
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:04 PM   #2
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What is the best way to carry an 8ft step ladder on the rear roof ladder on a motorhome?
I use one of these - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-6-f...iABEgJRufD_BwE - 8' never fit in any coach I've ever had - this one is light weight and has seved me well.

They have an 8' er if you really need it - just fold the 6 'er up and slide in in the basement.

JMHO,
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:57 PM   #3
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Been using one like this 14 years. I chain the bottom of the ladder to my built-in ladder using a combination lock.
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I used to carry an articulating and telecoping ladder in one of the storage compartments that folded to about 3-4 feet.

However, you are not asking what ladders other people are using. You are asking about attaching a step ladder to the ladder on the rear cap of your motorhome.

I've had this blog article bookmarked and it gives a pretty good explanation on how to do it and why.

USA RV Nomads - RVing Tips - Ladder Up

Some of the tips:

* hang it upside down
* use good quality bungees and use more than one
* how to protect the bungees from getting frayed
* where to place the bungees with illustration
* using a bike lock or other suitable means for additional protection
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* use good quality bungees and use more than one"

I've found that bungee cords will sun rot. That's why I have used a small chain for 14 years.
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* use good quality bungees and use more than one"

I've found that bungee cords will sun rot. That's why I have used a small chain for 14 years.
Yeah, that is the author's suggestion. But I agree with the sun rot. When I did carry a step ladder lashed to the rear ladder (just did it a few times years and years ago), I used bungees but intended to change them out on a yearly basis as I used cheap bungees (didn't take the author of the article's advice ). I did use a chain for the lock, however.

And to tell you the truth, I just didn't feel comfortable lashing anything to the ladder. Paranoid, I guess. I was always afraid that things would go flying off.
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I carry a 7' GP Logistics folding ladder.... It folds into a 7' X 4" unit so storing it is easy. I have a full rear ladder, but carry this for easy access other areas.

https://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-...gateway&sr=8-1
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