Originally Posted by djnash
I have a hurricane 35c and the bottom of the ladder appears to be broken. It appears to be cut where it attaches to the coach. The metal seems to be cut. Is this a warranty issue or just normal. Never noticed this on my other units.
Mine shows evidence of metal fatigue with a crack on both sides at the joint against the back wall. It almost looks as if cut or broken. I also have a 35C.
I would dare say these ladders are not meant for any kind of normal use for an average sized person. I wouldn't put any weight on that ladder now and have only used it to inspect the roof during the PDI at the dealer prior to accepting delivery. My wife also used it to inspect the roof one weekend after we had checked on some vents and ways to route wires down for projects we were planning. That was when I noticed it was sagging and looked like it was giving way at that bottom joint.
I have since purchased a telescopic ladder that extends to 12.5 feet to use instead of the rear ladder.