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I have a 1990 tioga motorhome. The bunk ladder is attached to the rear ladder for roof access and I can't get them a part. It's just a plastic cap that holds the two pieces together, but it's really stuck! Any suggestions?

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GoingCrazyInCali wrote:

I have a 1990 tioga motorhome. The bunk ladder is attached to the rear ladder for roof access and I can't get them a part. It's just a plastic cap that holds the two pieces together, but it's really stuck! Any suggestions?


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Tried that, but I'm willing to try again. Thank you.

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GoingCrazyInCali wrote:

Tried that, but I'm willing to try again. Thank you.


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If you have a water heater where you can tap into the drain valve try hooking up a hose there and using the hot water - it's good to get the sediments out anyway but the hot water may do better.


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After 30 years in the sun it's possible the plastic has gotten dried out and too brittle to flex at all. Keep trying, but don't be too disappointed if it breaks, because that might be the only way anyway. There's always heavy duty velcro to hold it in place.

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Can you post a Pic? I have 43 years as a RV tech and I have NEVER! seen a inside bunk ladder ever attached to the exterior roof top ladder from the factory. It is possible that in 30 years, a previous owner attached that ladder to free up space. Doug

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dougrainer wrote:

Can you post a Pic? I have 43 years as a RV tech and I have NEVER! seen a inside bunk ladder ever attached to the exterior roof top ladder from the factory. Doug
Same here; something doesn't make any sense.


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dougrainer wrote:

Can you post a Pic? I have 43 years as a RV tech and I have NEVER! seen a inside bunk ladder ever attached to the exterior roof top ladder from the factory. It is possible that in 30 years, a previous owner attached that ladder to free up space. Doug


I will get an actual picture of the ladder as soon as I can, but for now, here is a page from the owners manual explaining how to put up the rear ladder.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/864006/Fleetwood-Tioga-Montara-1994.html?page=22

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GoingCrazyInCali wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

Can you post a Pic? I have 43 years as a RV tech and I have NEVER! seen a inside bunk ladder ever attached to the exterior roof top ladder from the factory. It is possible that in 30 years, a previous owner attached that ladder to free up space. Doug


I will get an actual picture of the ladder as soon as I can, but for now, here is a page from the owners manual explaining how to put up the rear ladder.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/864006/Fleetwood-Tioga-Montara-1994.html?page=22


You are comparing apples and oranges. YOU stated Bunk Ladder on rear exterior roof ladder. The link shows when the RV has a removable exterior ladder that is stored INSIDE the storage and then is installed on the exterior mounts. AND you have a 4 year older RV than the manual you stated. Bunk Ladders are usually short straight ladders that help get into the front overhead bed above the drivers seats. THAT type ladder is normally stored by lifting up that bunk mattress and laying underneath it. Doug

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