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Has anyone put a new folding ladder on the exterior of there toy hauler..I see the newer TH have the ladders that fold against the wall for easier traveling, but when I called the manufacture about getting a new one they said it will not work for it does not have strenth in the wall to hold a person, the old one (which is only a year old) has different holes and the brackets would not work they said..any ideas..we cannot drive with the ladder on the outside that came with it, so we always leave it behind, but I really want to have access to the roof if I need to...Ideas ..really like the way the new ones look and the folding brackets..I could go and get a folding ladder at CW but again its about space ..

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Why not buy a telescoping ladder. I bought a 12.5 ft that collapses down to 2 ft and weighs 30 lbs. we needed a loft ladder so it serves 2 functions: roof ladder and loft ladder. You can partially extend them. They go for 110 on ebay


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maryvillept wrote:

Why not buy a telescoping ladder. I bought a 12.5 ft that collapses down to 2 ft and weighs 30 lbs. we needed a loft ladder so it serves 2 functions: roof ladder and loft ladder. You can partially extend them. They go for 110 on ebay


I agree with maryvillept. The telescoping ladder can easily be transported in a compartment, keeping them out of the elements. Although I love my folding, telescoping ladder, they are heavy and cumbersome. I feel the telecoping ladder is better for an RV.

Here is a link for one at BJ's Wholesale:
http://www.bjs.com/xtendclimb-8-12-alumi........ping-ladder.product.205039?dimId=2000250


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The problem with installing the newer design ladder is probably the attachment points. The newer TH is reinforced in the correct place to mount the ladder, yours isn't. It could be done but would require opening the wall and installing additional reinforcement for attaching the ladder.


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curt12914 wrote:

maryvillept wrote:

Why not buy a telescoping ladder. I bought a 12.5 ft that collapses down to 2 ft and weighs 30 lbs. we needed a loft ladder so it serves 2 functions: roof ladder and loft ladder. You can partially extend them. They go for 110 on ebay


I agree with maryvillept. The telescoping ladder can easily be transported in a compartment, keeping them out of the elements. Although I love my folding, telescoping ladder, they are heavy and cumbersome. I feel the telecoping ladder is better for an RV.

Here is a link for one at BJ's Wholesale:
http://www.bjs.com/xtendclimb-8-12-alumi........ping-ladder.product.205039?dimId=2000250


Telescopic is a great idea but make sure yo get one that is long/tall enough for your trailer.

Typical fifthwheel is going to need a 15' model to access the roof top safely.

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mapguy wrote:

Typical fifthwheel is going to need a 15' model to access the roof top safely.

You must be joking...? You can't safely climb that last foot? ... lol





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