Thanks PapaG, Chris, 8.3Oilbuner for your responses.
I am going to the RV this weekend, try to remove the ladder following your instructions. I am hoping to find out about the condition of the double star nuts, the screws and the round pads.
Appreciate the tips on ebay item and factoryrvsurplus.com. You guys are awesome. This makes the job so much easier, and fun, and takes the guesswork and hours of research out of the game. You guys make me look good to friends and family
I think I am pretty addicted to iRV2 Monaco group by now