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Old 03-27-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Rear Ladder DEAD... Time to Replace. Any suggestions?

Hey all!

The ladder on the rear of my new to me 1993 Gulf Stream Ultra 29' c-class is dead. Three of the 4 supports are completely rusted away. Any suggestions as to what brand or where to look for my next ladder? I've seen a lot of universals online so far. Thanks


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Old 03-27-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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There was a RV salvage site someone posted a link to on here within the last month or so that had literally hundreds of ladders in a picture. If I can find it, I'll post it here, or maybe someone who bookmarked it will stop by and link it for you.

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Seanoliveira, where are you located ? In Southern CA there is Walt's RV Supplies.
located in Rialto,CA. I have personally seen many mtr hm ladders in their inventory.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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Im located in Upstate NY so Cali might be a little out of the way for me but I've been doing a lot of shopping online for these. Any suggestions for a brand that may be better then others? Or is universal ok to? I prefer amazon so if you had a second, pop on there and search RV ladders. If someone see's one that's particularly "good" let me know. Thanks guys!


PS I really dont need to replace the whole ladder. It's the mounts that are shot. Anywhere to buy the mounts on their own? Maybe that salvage site? Seems like ladder kits are all that's available.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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When my dad died I inhearated (Among other things) a ladder, this is a convertable it is either a step ladder, (I have never actually measured it but it's about 8 or 9 feet) or an extension ladder. IT's a Crafstman product per the label.

I had my body man bend me a couple of "J" hooks, He made 'em out of diamond plate (The kind used to make bumpers for pick ups) and drilled 'em for me, I mounted them near the roofline (Just below it, within an inch) with the screws going into good wood (Well all but one, that one got a molly bolt).

Down around eye level I put a "Shower assist" bar (Bath isle in a hardware or home improvement store)

The ladder hangs on the J-hooks and is bungeed (and bicycle cable locked) to the shower assist bar down below.

Major advantage.. That OEM ladder scared me, I'm over 300 pounds and.. Well, that ladder I'd not trust at half that. The Sears job is rated 250 and has no problem with all 300 + of me plus tooles and parts for repair of the Air Conditoiner and such.

PLUS. I really do not like climbing a "Verticle ladder" (Wall mounted ladder) I"m much more comfortable clmibing a slanted ladder (Like a standard extension or step ladder)

And what's more.. This ladder will come in very handy, When I do the roof (Tomorrow) it will be used in extension mode as the roof ladder.. When I wash and wax (Following days) it's a step ladder for getting the sided done. Best of both worlds.

The only thing better would be one of the "Segmented" jobs where I could set it so it had a short "Scaffold" section But alas, My dad bought it before they became popular.
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