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Old 07-09-2018, 01:54 PM   #41
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I didn't see an A/C on the roof of that MH in the picture either...unless its a differen't kind than we use here.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:54 PM   #42
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You're right, very few European motorhomes have a roof ladder. I think it's to do with cost really.
Could be safety also. Iím not sure about ladders, but in other areas like seats and seat belts they are built to a much higher standard. Climbing on an RV roof isnít the safest of ideas, particularly our US motorhomes which are even higher off the pavement.
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:11 PM   #43
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Could it be due to lower bridges?
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:13 PM   #44
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We were in Germany a year ago for the birth of our newest grandson. While in Germany I had the pleasure of seeing many European RVs, MHs and travel trailers both, they are little compared to what we have, but they have to contend with a lot of small narrow roads. Not one single RV we saw had a ladder attached! The lack of a ladder could be cost but may be due to laws or regulations of some sort. Whatever the reason I didn’t see ANY ladders on anything.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:43 PM   #45
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RVs are about having fun, but I like the ďno-ladderĒ look better regardless.

Spare tires and bikes off the back donít look great to me either. Iíd prefer a clean smooth look if available as long as it maintained all function. A MH like this should keep essentials out of sight.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:51 PM   #46
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But the ladder makes a GREAT place for bolting on your "FMCA membership" plate...
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:35 PM   #47
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I didn't see an A/C on the roof of that MH in the picture either...unless its a differen't kind than we use here.
The A.c.units on , what I call a 'Eurobox' are much smaller and lower profile than the US ones. Yes Chance, safety could also be an issue, some do have a ladder though. I think it's like most things, use common sense on the RV roof and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #48
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My main point was that because so few European motorhomes have ladders, they must have other ways to deal with accessing the roof.

I defŪnetely donít need a ladder on RVís back wall to get on roof. There are better and safer ways.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:44 PM   #49
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My main point was that because so few European motorhomes have ladders, they must have other ways to deal with accessing the roof.

I defŪnetely donít need a ladder on RVís back wall to get on roof. There are better and safer waye roofs.
Absolutely, I've a telescopic ladder ordered as, although I've 12ft steps at home, I wouldn't go on a trip without some means if getting on the roof. The ladders on previous Rv's we've owned felt rather flimsy and I was glad to getup/down without incident to be honest.
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My main point was that because so few European motorhomes have ladders, they must have other ways to deal with accessing the roof.

I defŪnetely donít need a ladder on RVís back wall to get on roof. There are better and safer ways.
This isn't one of them!


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Old 07-19-2018, 05:19 PM   #51
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Side ladder for 2018 Outlaw 29J

I installed this one on the side of my 2018 Outlaw 29J. We are happy with it so far. Have used it to install a different antenna for the tv and have used it to repair a small leak.

https://www.amazon.com/Stromberg-Car...Carlson+139.21

I can post a pic or two if you are interested.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:18 PM   #52
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This toy hauler motorhome with ladder on rear ramp door reminded me of this thread. We assumed it couldnít be done but here is an example where it was actually accomplished. Iím not 100% sure how the ladder works when ramp is lowered, but would guess the upper part snaps in place at roof and then hangs down with supports resting against the door. The bottom part of ladder appears bolted to door. The upper portion of ladder looks like it also attaches to lower section for added stability.


This same approach may also work on motorhomes with rear slide like the Axis/Vegas 25.2. Top part of ladder would have to be left off to open slide.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:00 PM   #53
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I don't think a ladder on a coach with rear slide would be difficult at all. The issue I see would be the strength of the mounts and weight on the slide. Most people, if they had one would tie half their garage to it. For me, once I back the rig out of the driveway all serious, especially roof work becomes the job of a Mobile RV Repair.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:34 PM   #54
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Just to be clear, using this ladder design with a rear slide (short slide for bed only) would not require any attachment to slide. Unless Iím not seeing ladder clearly, it looks like it attaches to a bracket mounted on roof. The upper section of ladder would hang off roof bracket and extend down past the closed slide. Only the bottom section of ladder would need attachment to fixed rear wall of motorhome.

Granted, it would look goofy if lower part of ladder was normally left attached while upper part of ladder was left in storage. This is part that makes me think Iím missing something Iím not seeing clearly from picture. I expect the ramp door (or a slide) would be opened more often than one would get on roof ó hence no need to reinstall ladder every time door is opened.

Maybe there is a hinge point Iím not seeing on picture.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:16 PM   #55
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I installed this one on the side of my 2018 Outlaw 29J. We are happy with it so far. Have used it to install a different antenna for the tv and have used it to repair a small leak.

https://www.amazon.com/Stromberg-Car...Carlson+139.21

I can post a pic or two if you are interested.
A couple of pictures, and a description of how you mounted it; would be really cool!
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:06 PM   #56
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Roofladder is Juck

we have a Hurricane 34f The roof ladder is bending badly and is unusable. I have not even exceeded the weight limit. has anyone else had this issue and it there any other options besides using a portable ladder any fix for the factory junk?
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:34 PM   #57
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These ladders would probably be a good improvement over the originals...

https://www.amazon.com/Stromberg-Car...Carlson+139.21
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