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Old 07-17-2018, 05:47 PM   #29
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I prefer the working platform type step ladder to clean the windows. Much safer than many mentioned in the post. Menards and Home Depot carry various styles but you will need 5.5 feet at least to reach the top of the windshield safely.
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We recently purchased a 2004 Monaco Windsor and are getting it set up for travel. What are your thoughts on needing a step ladder and would you get a 6' or 7' ladder? I was looking at a GP Logistics SLD-D7 7' that folds up quite small. All comments are appreciated.
I just ordered one as I like how compact it is and with a gas motorhome, there isn't as much space as with a DP. My motorhome has a couple of small pass through areas where this ladder will fit and not take away from other useable areas. We're not full timers and I think this ladder will allow me to do what I need to do while on the road. I'm able to use the motorhome ladder if I need to get up on the roof. But, we'll see how this works out and if necessary, I can find room for a smaller, platform type step ladder.

I saw one at Camping World (Akron, OH) but the best price I could find was on Amazon and GP Logistics as the seller, which was a little cheaper than Prime.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #31
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Here is a pic of the ladder I posted about earlier. Attachment 208742

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I have one of those ladders, but I prefer my 7 ft fiberglass step ladder as it is light and easier to work with. I'm getting too old to muscle around that folding ladder.
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I have one of those ladders, but I prefer my 7 ft fiberglass step ladder as it is light and easier to work with. I'm getting too old to muscle around that folding ladder.
When I'm at home I use a 7' aluminum step ladder. I have a couple fiberglass but prefer the aluminum cause its lighter. The folding ladder I have really isn't that heavy @ 24 lbs.

Either way, the purpose of having one on your rig is to have something as needed that you can store where you have room. Working on the top of a slide from a 7 ft step ladder can be a challenge. On my gasser I do have a spot that is a pass through but a lot don't. One thing I really missed using the folding ladder is the paint shelf that is on a regular step ladder.
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I will still stick with my 8 ft Werner Fiberglass it is safe, easy to handle just lift off the back I do bungee it to MH ladder on the back. Some say too much weight my thought if the MH ladder can handle my 170# a**, I dont think the ladder is any strain at all. Oh it hangs on a rack from CW. As for looks I stick with "if it bothers you dont look, you should be watching the road anyway".
The base is wide, I can open and use as a step or prop up against the side without damage but be careful.
Those with side to side storage I am happy and some what envious dont have that, although my 2005 Bounder has a lot more meat than alot of the new ones I have looked at. Always hearing about newer ones being in the shop, knock on wood, oh and $$$ I figured I saved about 60% or more.
Not as pretty, fancy but a good one.
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I will still stick with my 8 ft Werner Fiberglass it is safe, easy to handle just lift off the back I do bungee it to MH ladder on the back. Some say too much weight my thought if the MH ladder can handle my 170# a**, I dont think the ladder is any strain at all. Oh it hangs on a rack from CW. As for looks I stick with "if it bothers you dont look, you should be watching the road anyway".
The base is wide, I can open and use as a step or prop up against the side without damage but be careful.
Those with side to side storage I am happy and some what envious dont have that, although my 2005 Bounder has a lot more meat than alot of the new ones I have looked at. Always hearing about newer ones being in the shop, knock on wood, oh and $$$ I figured I saved about 60% or more.
Not as pretty, fancy but a good one.
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Mine is older a 2004. I don't know that the newer gassers have more room. It seems they have smaller portal type basement doors.

Ive had owners with newer rigs act like theirs is so awesome. I say "you know whats awesome about mine? Its paid for."
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Yep mine too, one payment, Cash.
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I bought this ladder at CW 5 or 6 years ago. I prefer the step ladder for the coach. I only use for cleaning the windows or maintenance. Prefer not to lean an extension ladder on my paint. https://www.campingworld.com/7-double-sided-rung-ladder

Added this top to it, CW carried it when I bought the ladder. I don't see it on their site now.
https://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-...S7GFG5B456PT6H
Just bought this ladder & there is A paper inside were you can get the top .
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