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Old 10-29-2018, 09:53 AM   #15
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Iím currently going through the same decision process. Here are a couple that Iím considering. The first is the best of both worlds, but heavy (42 lbs).
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FUCCPNW...ing=UTF8&psc=1

This one folds up very compactly, but wonít always be tall enough.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...C5AYW2ZKK7RP7D

I like the stability of a multi-ladder, but donít want to sacrifice the space.

For the OP: My first thought was that you should contact the manufacturer to see if your Winnebago has the internal structure necessary to support a ladder attached to the rear.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:47 AM   #16
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My 2016 also came without a ladder. I like how easy it is to wash the rear without a ladder in the way. I have a collapsible ladder that works just fine and fits in the middle of my pass through storage bay.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:04 PM   #17
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We're actually in the same boat (or RV). We have a new motor home coming this week. Since they designed facia's to hide the roof top equipment, it doesn't have a rear ladder and one can't be added (it would be too tall). My previous coach, had a rear ladder and I used the folding 7' "A" frame ladder (folds to 4" square) as the ladder I use to wash the windshield or fix things on the side of the coach.

I intend to keep the 7' ladder for around the RV use and window cleaning. I will add a second ladder, the 16' telescoping model for emergency roof access. Since it will be used infrequently, I will try and hide it away in an out of the way place.
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I like how easy it is to wash the rear without a ladder in the way.
Now that info sealed the deal for me. Portable it is!
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Built-in limits you to one function. You can't get at the side of your slides, top of your awning when it's extended, etc. However, it is convenient and gets you to the roof quickly and easily.

Add-on that stores is versatile and can help you when you want to wash/wax the high parts of your rig.

I have one of the collapsible ladders and I store it on a wire frame bike rack that hooks onto our built-in ladder - easy, no fuss, and I don't lose any basement space.
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I'm surprised no one mentioned looks. I just don't like the look of the ladder mounted on the coach and my sense is that they would deteriorate cosmetically before the full body paint did. Plus, I agree that the ability to move a ladder to anywhere is a bonus. I have a nice tall telescoping one that stores in the end of the pull out tray. I lay a fan over it and set a small wash bucket within its legs and don't feel like I lost the space by having it there. I am a home inspector and love my little giant but it's too bulky to store in the rig in my opinion.
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Why hasn’t someone invented a permanently attached ladder that releases at the bottom and creates an angled extension type ladder that makes for easy climbing? And while they’re at it make it wider and just generally more usable???

I’m nearly 70 and have the upper arm strength of a 14 yr old. That ladder on the back is virtually worthless to me.
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"creativepart"......Not what you're suggesting, but Lance campers and trailers is using a ladder made by a company in Paramount California, that's 1.5" thick aluminum. They're welded rungs, look nice and really sturdy.

You know, with a forum name, like "creativepart", maybe you could prototype a ladder like you describe and sell it to the industry.....it's not a bad idea.
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You know, with a forum name, like "creativepart", maybe you could prototype a ladder like you describe and sell it to the industry.....it's not a bad idea.
After being self-employed for 30 years, I sold my company last year to stop doing just that kind of thing.

I figure if it’s a good idea then I’m not the only one that’s had it. Someone else surely has thought of it. I can’t be that clever.
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