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Old 07-15-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
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Adding a ladder

Has anyone added a ladder on the back of their Renegade Verona? I miss that feature and wondered if anyone has checked into it. I am also making an inquiry with the factory?
This would help for solar and maintenance, plus carrying the bikes.

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Old 07-15-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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Chip: it will be interesting to hear what the factory says about a ladder. If you get under your coach and look up you will see there is about 5” from the exterior wall of the “box” to the fiberglass end cap. I would be very surprised if a ladder can be affixed to the fiberglass skin at this time without major reenforcement and not sure how that would be accomplished post construction. On the Classics they install ladders but that coach does not have the fiberglass end caps like the Veronas. I may be all wet here who knows?! Best of luck
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When I ordered in 2016 one dealer (the one I eventually ordered through (IWS) told me “ no way.” )Another dealer told me they would add one but not guarantee it would hold up. I talked to Renegade pleading for them to instal one but they said it wasn’t designed for a ladder and there was nothing solid to attach it to. That was for my 2017.....might have changed?
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Just look up and you will see it is impossible to attach a ladder. One could attach one but it will be used just once! Everything is a trade off and I personally like the finished look of the end cap
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Just look up and you will see it is impossible to attach a ladder. One could attach one but it will be used just once! Everything is a trade off and I personally like the finished look of the end cap
Thanks for the feedback. I see what you mean about the space and cap.
Factory said "not recommended".
So there we are.
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Our previous three class A's had the rear ladder. Thought I could not live without one. However after purchasing a 15' telescoping ladder which easily fits in a compartment and takes up very little room found it has many additional uses.
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Our previous three class A's had the rear ladder. Thought I could not live without one. However after purchasing a 15' telescoping ladder which easily fits in a compartment and takes up very little room found it has many additional uses.
I'm not a fan of the telescoping ladders. I was in the property adjusting business for the last 15 years and saw too many of those ladders collapse. I know the size is perfect, but don't trust them. Just me though based on my experiences. Thanks for the reply.
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Thanks for your observation , I have never heard of any problems with those ladders ...... I will make sure each section is properly locked....
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Without a fixed ladder one has a slight improvement from a security perspective. It takes a thieve about 1 minute to climb onto the roof, cut a quick hole in the shower dome and they are into your coach. The numbers of times (0) in three years of ownership that I might need a ladder I will use a good collapsible one. Thanks, RAG
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Use the ladder all the time on my Classic to keep the solar panels and roof clean. I really think it would be a stretch to think someone would climb up 13 and a half feet to bust thru the roof to vandalize an RV. I guess it's been done. It would be bad for them if I was inside. Maybe time for a roof cam. Lol
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PA: I utilize a 10’ step ladder when home to wash the roof, get snow off, etc.
I have seen several news shows (Dateline ,etc) that showed how weak RV security is in that lock set keys are everywhere, people watch from a far for RV owners when they key in their combination on electronic key pads and oh yes dropping thru shower and roof vents. I do not worry much but it is all reality.
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Thanks for your observation , I have never heard of any problems with those ladders ...... I will make sure each section is properly locked....
There are a fair number of reports of collapsing with the less-expensive/off brand options if you read through the on-line reviews of them.

Have not read of those issues on the better brands like Xtend and Climb, but they can often be 2X or more the price.

Definitely do the research before purchasing and don't go cheap.
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After reading the message from Spuds and reviewing my response earlier I should have stated that I have the ladder that was factory installed by Renegade. I stated that I use my ladder all the time and did not want to elude to the fact I had one of the aftermarket ladders.....
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After reading the message from Spuds and reviewing my response earlier I should have stated that I have the ladder that was factory installed by Renegade. I stated that I use my ladder all the time and did not want to elude to the fact I had one of the aftermarket ladders.....
Thanks for the clarification. There is a big difference between the Renegade models-Classic vs Verona, with the Classic having the option for a factory ladder. (plus the size of the coach, engine, transmission, chassis, etc).
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