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Old 09-02-2017, 11:34 PM   #21
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I would venture a guess that 99.9% of rv techs know better than to use the mounted ladder, even the guys washing mine bring/use their own ladders
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:33 PM   #22
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I weigh 245 and it didn't take long to realize that the ladder wasn't up to the task of supporting my weight. Now I use a 10 foot step ladder to get me almost to the top of the RV ladder, and I support the bottom of the ladder with a floor jack. I've been thinking about making an adjustable support that can be carried in a storage compartment. It would rest on the ground under the ladder and adjust to the height of the bottom rung of the latter. This is our forth RV with a rear ladder and the first one that has such a flimsy ladder.
I almost fell of the ladder on my 2016 windsport. I can not believe how bad this ladder is It is very dangerous. Thor should replace them and have a sticker on them warning how dangerous they are
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:34 PM   #23
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Getting our ladder "repaired" (tightened the bolts down to the rear cap wall) was on our list of warranty repairs. Since I didn't have access to the inside of the rear wall, a tech had to handle redoing the bolts that the ladder is attached with. I tried to take my 250 lbs. up the ladder and it was fine until my weight cleared the halfway point, then it started drooping. Now I use a 12' collapsible ladder for all work and roof access.
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:49 AM   #24
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Getting our ladder "repaired" (tightened the bolts down to the rear cap wall) was on our list of warranty repairs. Since I didn't have access to the inside of the rear wall, a tech had to handle redoing the bolts that the ladder is attached with. I tried to take my 250 lbs. up the ladder and it was fine until my weight cleared the halfway point, then it started drooping. Now I use a 12' collapsible ladder for all work and roof access.
Yes I just bought one too. I also filed a complaint with CPSC government agency about this defective product. Somebody is going to get hurt badly falling off the ladder . I can not believe they dont have warning sticker on the Ladder with weight restrictions or something
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:28 AM   #25
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I was surprised to find our ladder so flimsy. We've had other motor homes with ladders sturdy enough for my 245 pounds. Another cost-cutting technique by Thor.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:47 PM   #26
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Ladder broke and many other problems with Thor

I have a 2016 windsport 35C and in addition to the ladder falling apart
The door wouldnt open, the lock was broke we had to destroy the lock to get the door open
The lid on the toilet broke off.
The bed that lowers over seats wont go all the way back up.
The sewer seems to plug up very easy.
I couldnt figure out where to hook up my tailgater satellite dish. I couldnt find any instructions anywhere. The coaixile fitting outside was for park cable I guess.
The wires behind the TV are not marked and very hard to get at.
The shades are terrible. They are very hard to get back up.
It is just one thing after another. I cannot imagine buying another Thor RV
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:27 PM   #27
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The telescoping ladder I have is 12.5 feet long, 32 inches retracted. It is aluminum and weighs about 25 pounds. Takes up much less space than the folding ones from the infomercials or an extension ladder.
We bought a 16.5 footer for use around the house.
It'll get us up on top of our Outlaw; but it's way too large and heavy to carry along with us...
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