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Old 06-26-2019, 01:01 PM   #21
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DO NOT fix anything until Thor or manufacturer of the ladder replace, Free of Charge!!!! If you get grief about it a good lawyer should be your next visit!!!!! Bob Trice
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:20 PM   #22
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DO NOT fix anything until Thor or manufacturer of the ladder replace, Free of Charge!!!! If you get grief about it a good lawyer should be your next visit!!!!! Bob Trice

Five years down the road, very unlikely Thor or the manufacturer will step up. A "good lawyer" would just tell you..."good luck"! Fix it yourself and just keep enjoying the RV lifestyle.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:30 PM   #23
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Unless they have an extended warranty: I agree.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:57 PM   #24
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I didn't see until now it was a 2015 unit, so your on your own I guess. I'd still call Thor, you don't get if you don't ask! Right?
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:10 PM   #25
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:15 PM   #26
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Doing some spring maintenance on the roof today when I stepped off the roof the bottom ladder support mounts broke loose under my weight of 190 lbs.


This seems like a safety issue fail to me so have contacted Thor about under Customer Care. will see what feedback I get. we bought our 2015 Challenger new so sure did not expect this to happen.


Anyone else ever have this happen?
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I didn't see until now it was a 2015 unit, so your on your own I guess. I'd still call Thor, you don't get if you don't ask! Right?
I guess you didn't see that either? Right?
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:16 PM   #27
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For me at 6ft. 315lbs I'm afraid to use my onboard ladder for this very reason.
I have a 22ft Little Giant at home for getting on top, but ask on the Thor Miramar/Challenger Owners Group on Facebook what they use for a take along ladder, and a collapsible round tube style seemed to be the most popular choice.
Planning on ordering this one with a Max length of 16.5, and weight capacity of 330lbs. I should be ok, I hope ! Click image for larger version

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Old 06-26-2019, 04:03 PM   #28
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Cost for Replacment Part

LOL at all the comments off topic to my original post.


Here is the bottom line for my post and problem. I have found Total Value RV the best place for Thor parts

https://www.totalvaluerv.com/
This is what I need to get for my broken ladder, pictures posted at the top of this thread

Good morning! The ladder standoffs come as a set. PART # 0325171 : $61.18 PLUS Shipping. I can be reached at 574-262-4460 if you have any questions, or would like me to place the order for you. Thanks, and have a great day J
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:51 PM   #29
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:07 AM   #30
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I have never trusted the ladder on my ACE. I have been up and down several times and seem to have way to much flex. I carry an expandable ladder that I now use exclusively for roof access.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:12 AM   #31
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Here is the bottom line for my post and problem. I have found Total Value RV the best place for Thor parts
Good morning! The ladder standoffs come as a set. PART # 0325171 : $61.18 PLUS Shipping. I can be reached at 574-262-4460 if you have any questions, or would like me to place the order for you. Thanks, and have a great day J
Thanks for the update and original post. Checked my ladder and all secure. Don't need surprises.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:18 AM   #32
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I have never trusted the ladder on my ACE. I have been up and down several times and seem to have way to much flex. I carry an expandable ladder that I now use exclusively for roof access.
I agree with not trusting the ladder. Didn't trust the one on our last MH either, a Gulfstream. It really sux that a person can't climb on the roof of MH without worrying about a shaky ladder taking a dump. I climb on top every time we break camp to make sure there are no acorns, twigs, etc on top of the slide out awnings. Every time I climb up top I'm puckered up and I spent 35 years in industrial construction climbing storage tank ladders & scaffolding....
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:26 AM   #33
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Five years down the road, very unlikely Thor or the manufacturer will step up. A "good lawyer" would just tell you..."good luck"! Fix it yourself and just keep enjoying the RV lifestyle.


Absolutely, just fix it yourself and move on.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:35 PM   #34
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For me at 6ft. 315lbs I'm afraid to use my onboard ladder for this very reason.
I have a 22ft Little Giant at home for getting on top, but ask on the Thor Miramar/Challenger Owners Group on Facebook what they use for a take along ladder, and a collapsible round tube style seemed to be the most popular choice.
Planning on ordering this one with a Max length of 16.5, and weight capacity of 330lbs. I should be ok, I hope ! Attachment 18516Attachment 18517

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This is the best solution I have seen. Provided you have a place to stow it, a sturdy ladder like this is safe and won't put yourself in too much danger-----Bob
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:19 PM   #35
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This is the best solution I have seen. Provided you have a place to stow it, a sturdy ladder like this is safe and won't put yourself in too much danger-----Bob
That's what I'm thinking, and I can fabricate something to connect it to the onboard ladder when climbing, as a safety, or some sort of Stabiliser for use if I need it to access other areas.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:29 PM   #36
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I have the fold-able 6 foot ladder, collapses to about 2 inches wide and fits fine in the rear compartments of the Challenger sliding in between both sides by the holding tanks
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:31 PM   #37
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...this is hilarious!! I'm not a ladder person.


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Old 06-27-2019, 03:40 PM   #38
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That's what I'm thinking, and I can fabricate something to connect it to the onboard ladder when climbing, as a safety, or some sort of Stabiliser for use if I need it to access other areas.
Have plenty of room in the basement now that I've taken out our two Shwinn trikes ( partially disassembled) .
Hauled them around for over a year.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:51 PM   #39
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...this is hilarious!! I'm not a ladder person.


A common theme among these; is the inability to set the ladder at a "leaning angle", that is going to provide a stable platform.
(Too many of them had their legs too far away from the building or wall, and they just kicked-out! )
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:57 PM   #40
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This is the best solution I have seen. Provided you have a place to stow it, a sturdy ladder like this is safe and won't put yourself in too much danger-----Bob
I have the 12.5 foot version and it is quite heavy, weighing 25 lbs. Not that it is heavy to carry when collapsed, but heavy to move around when extended. Also it works well when partially extended. It is a real pain to get back in the carrying case. It fits well into rear pass-through where I carry the patio rug.
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