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Old 08-04-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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ideas for a ladder

anyone have a floor plan with bunks with out a kid ladder? my 6 year old loves his new bunk but I need a way for him to get up and down on his own. any ideas? I don't want a big eye sore sitting in the trailer always in the way, I though about a ladder on the bathroom door but not sure if its strong enough. I have a 23K jay feather with triple bunks any ideas? thanks.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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Check out this site. http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/07/20/rv-bunk-bed-ladder
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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You might consider a six foot step ladder that you could attach with bungy cords (using a towel or stick-on insulation strips to keep the ladder from scratching the bed frame). Store the ladder outside the trailer when not in use and transport it either by wrapping it in an old quilt or comforter, etc., and placing it on the floor or a placing in the back of your tow vehicle if you are towing with a pickup or strapping it on top of the tow vehicle if you have luggage racks or even strapping it beneath the trailer and hope it doesn't get dirty.

You might also consider going to a resale store that carries furniture--for example Goodwill and Salvation Army stores sometimes have extra bunk bed ladders that were not sold with bunk beds.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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PVC pipe ladder

Attached is a photo (albeit a little grainy) of our solution to the same problem. Made with PVC pipe and connectors from Home Depot. Simply glued together and works great for the kids and I have had no problem climbing on it when necessary. Good Luck.
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I like the PVC idea'er
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Attached is a photo (albeit a little grainy) of our solution to the same problem. Made with PVC pipe and connectors from Home Depot. Simply glued together and works great for the kids and I have had no problem climbing on it when necessary. Good Luck.
Thanks for the mod idea and welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum lilamigo! I started a thread in the MODS forum for your ladder mod. Hope ya continue to visit and interact with us here
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the PVC idea is very cool, I'm going to look in to that, thanx
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Might want to use Schedule 40 or Schedule 80 for added strength.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #9
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Attached is a photo (albeit a little grainy) of our solution to the same problem. Made with PVC pipe and connectors from Home Depot. Simply glued together and works great for the kids and I have had no problem climbing on it when necessary. Good Luck.
Lilamigo, I know it's been a while since you posted this picture, but I was wondering how you fastened the ladder to the top bunk? Your picture looks like my bunk layout of my Jayco 213 and I need a ladder for my son to get to the top bunk.
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ETBULL.... Should look like your bunk layout as it is also a 213. To fasten the top I put a right angle piece on the top with another right angle immediately attached making a "hook" at the top. Fastened them together with a piece of pipe the same length as both the connectors. That make sense? Not too good with the "technical" terms...
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