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Old 11-23-2022, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hi, recently purchased a Thor Chateau. Yesterday, while parked, someone climbed up the ladder. Wanting to find solutions that are reasonably priced to prevent this.

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Old 11-23-2022, 10:26 AM   #2
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Cover it with plywood, canvas or some other solid sheet of ????
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:32 AM   #3
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One idea is to wrap it with tarp and use straps on Velcro to hold it in place and paint on tarp.. keep off.. cheap and easy and you can take down tarp for your access.. not perfect but unless you take ladder off and use one of those new folding ladder to get to roof..
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:55 AM   #4
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I doubt that it will be a continuing issue. I wouldn't put any energy into blocking it. I've been on this forum for 17 years and this is the first incident I've read about.
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Old 11-23-2022, 12:19 PM   #5
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When I got my Allegro 31IA with fold-up ladder back in '02 I thought it was a great way to protect kids from their own shenanigans.
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Climbing on large vehicles might be the next big thing that the stupid among us are going to attempt.
Just recently in the news, a person was on top of an 18-wheeler doing a dance. All was well until the truck went under an overpass. The climber got whacked and did not live to tell about it.
Just this morning in the news, a person was seen and photographed hanging on the ladder of a vehicle of some sort as it was driving down the road. I never heard how that turned out.

So, to the OP, good for you to be thinking ahead. It could be someone that is looking to hitch a ride and they climb on top as the vehicle is parked. As if there are not enough things to be concerned about.
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Geez, what other idiot things can stupid people do?!!? Anyway, I doubt it'll happen again, but if you are concerned, depending on how often YOU need to climb it, I'd wrap it in Saran Wrap. Easy to cut off if you need access to the roof via that ladder.
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Old 11-23-2022, 03:01 PM   #8
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That bath wall panel will flex over the angle most have and could be zip-stripped between uprights.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/PLAS-TEX...8615/311314398
Or the textured more fiberglass type that is about double the price.
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Just some piece of material ladder width bolted over the bottom 2 rungs should cure the problem. I seldom used that flimsy ladder, preferring a Werner folding ladder instead to support my 200 lbs. Probably wont ever happen again though. Never had that problem in 45 years owning some sort of RV either but in today's world .....
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The real problem is solar panels.. if someone is misguided enough to climb onto a slippery roof.. then they may step onto solar panels.. and I have a small bundle in them.. let alone fall off and sue me.. oh well.. I tried..
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I doubt that it will be a continuing issue. I wouldn't put any energy into blocking it. I've been on this forum for 17 years and this is the first incident I've read about.
Same with me, this is the first time I've ever even read about that happening.


If baseball is genuinly concerned, he can cut off the bottom 4' of his ladder and buy a MH ladder extension, which BTW is 4' long and hinges onto the permanent ladder.
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As others have said, this seems like a new phenomenon for stupid people, or maybe the person intended to do something. How did you see this and where were you when it happened?

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Hi, recently purchased a Thor Chateau. Yesterday, while parked, someone climbed up the ladder. Wanting to find solutions that are reasonably priced to prevent this.

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RV Ladder Block Access

This is the second time Iíve read about someone having issues with someone else climbing up on top of their MH. The other one was neighborhood kids.

Some security or game cameras, no trespassing signs, and getting the Sheriffs office involved is how I would handle it.

Ray IN, Even with my 4-foot lower extension removed, I can reach the bottom rung and pull myself up to climb up on the roof. Done it many times. Iím 63 so Iím sure youngsters would have little problem doing the same.

An electric fence setup connected to the aluminum ladder would work and be funny to watch.
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For some reason that I will not tell DW, and before I read this thread - like a year ago, I just had the ladder removed. Back of the coach looks so much better and I don't have to worry about it anymore.

Every repair person I have ever had has their own ladder and if they don't I have an extension ladder I can supply.


Lori, you are right. Lot's of stupid people trying to get on YouTube!
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