RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: What Size Telescoping Ladder

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > What Size Telescoping Ladder

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
1ed

Northern California

Senior Member

Joined: 08/02/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/23/21 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a tt that has a height of 10 ft and I AM looking for a telescoping ladder. My trailer does have a ladder but I want to mount a Pathway Satellite Antenna on the existing ladder and I thought it would be easier to have the additional ladder for this application. I would like to know how tall I should get based on others experiences. Thanks Ed

* This post was edited 04/23/21 10:28pm by 1ed *

rk911

DuPage County

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/23/21 10:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

me? i'd want a ladder the extended at least a foot above the roof line. and remember, your ladder will be resting at an angle against youf TT meaning the ladder will need to be longer than 10' to begin with so it will be even with the roof.

* This post was edited 04/24/21 06:08am by rk911 *


Rich
Ham Radio, Sport Pilot, Retired 9-1-1 Call Center Administrator
_________________________________
2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q
'46 Willys CJ2A
'03 Jeep Wrangler TJ
'10 Jeep Liberty KK

& MaggieThe Wonder Beagle

agesilaus

North Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/23/21 10:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 12 ft for our TT, works well so far the roof of the TT is about 10 ft. But I lean the ladder against the installed ladder on back and climb the last two rungs on that. Don't want to score the paint on the TT by leaning the ladder on it.


Arctic Fox 25Y Travel Trailer
2012 Ford F-350 4WD Lariat 6.7L
Straightline dual cam hitch
400W Solar with Victron controller
Superbumper


phil-t

Ogdensburg, NY

Full Member

Joined: 09/05/2017

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/24/21 03:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you were nearby, I'd give you one, slightly used, 12 footer. I hate it. Vertical rung spacing is way more than I am comfortable with. Be sure to check that out on whatever you find.


2010 Winnebago Vista 32k on a 2009 Ford F53 22k chassis

wa8yxm

Davison Michigan (East of Flint)

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/24/21 05:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

10' Well I'd say 14 foot for the ladder (10 foot + a foot for the slope + 3 feet above roof)

If you are near Flint I have a 12.5 you can try and a convertable (14') that I really should junk convertable step/extension ladder.. you can try 'em for size reference.. Not selling the telescoping and for sure not the one the other one I'm likely going to sell as scrap metal.. It is damaged and I'd not wish the liability of passing it on..


Home was where I park it. but alas the.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


Lwiddis

Monterey, California

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/24/21 08:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

12. 10 isn’t enough for my TT.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watt solar-Lossigy 200 AMP Lithium battery. TALL flag pole. Prefer boondocking, USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, state camps. Bicyclist 14 yr. Army -11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560) IOBC & IOAC grad


Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/24/21 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you looking for one time use, or to purchase?
(Presuming you really never have needed a ladder if you don’t actually own an extension ladder).
One time? Borrow one.
Purchase? However long you want. OSHA says ladders extend 3’ min beyond upper landing. But this is sort of a strange question......


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29

TurnThePage

North ID

Senior Member

Joined: 10/08/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/24/21 08:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've comfortably gotten on and off the 10' roof for years with a 10' self standing ladder. I would never take that RVing though, and as I'm finally getting close to that age where my adventures will be longer, I just purchased a 12.5' collapsible ladder, which I expect will work quite well. Taller might be easier, but it starts getting heavy and storage becomes an issue.


2015 Ram 1500
2004 Pioneer 18T6

Fizz

Ottawa, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/28/2003

View Profile



Posted: 04/24/21 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Using a short ladder to get on the roof is easy, getting off can be dangerous with nothing to hang onto.

spoon059

Just north of D.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 10/03/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/24/21 02:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've got a 12'. Its fine for my trailer.


2015 Ram CTD
2015 Jayco 29QBS

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > What Size Telescoping Ladder
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.