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Old 03-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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I can't help you with the "Designer" ladder issue, but I would really like to know if that is the same ladder used in other Jayco models. I am 6' 6" and 255lbs and have used our ladder many times in the past two years and have not notice any problems with our ladder. I am one that watch and look for faults and failures, no matter what the product may be.
I am an electrician and a electronics technician by trade. I am a Service Manager for the company I currently work for and have a pretty good eye for product failure or premature defects.
You have me somewhat concerned with this issue. I understand that it was recently replaced, but was it OEM replacement?
I have a Jayflight and like I said earlier, I have had no problems with my ladder. Please me/us posted with any further solutions.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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I have been as heavy as 250, now at 215 and have had only one issue with my Designer ladder. Have been up and down it many times.

The one ladder issue was my bad. I was in a hurry, trying to get the dish pointed to watch NASCAR race in California. A tree was in the way and I had just moved the unit about 5 feet with still no signal. Climbed back up trying to see better what to try next. Came hurrying down the ladder, the wedding band got caught and the next thing I was hanging by it. After 40 mile trip though the mountain road to ER, got the ring cut off. Missed the race, had sore finger with 27 stitches and leared to take it a little slower and safer coming down.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:17 PM   #3
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You have me somewhat concerned with this issue. I understand that it was recently replaced, but was it OEM replacement?
I have a Jayflight and like I said earlier, I have had no problems with my ladder. Please me/us posted with any further solutions.
Daryl and Sandy, the dealer took a brand new ladder (I think off another Jayco product). It was OEM.

I wish we would have thought to have Don try the ladder before we left the dealership, but as it turns out we are camping down the street from it. It just hit me that we can go back today and have Don climb a couple of ladders on some of the units there and see what happens

We will post and update when we have one
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I have been as heavy as 250, now at 215 and have had only one issue with my Designer ladder. Have been up and down it many times.

The one ladder issue was my bad. I was in a hurry, trying to get the dish pointed to watch NASCAR race in California. A tree was in the way and I had just moved the unit about 5 feet with still no signal. Climbed back up trying to see better what to try next. Came hurrying down the ladder, the wedding band got caught and the next thing I was hanging by it. After 40 mile trip though the mountain road to ER, got the ring cut off. Missed the race, had sore finger with 27 stitches and leared to take it a little slower and safer coming down.
Oh, Man! Sorry to hear about your finger

Thanks for letting us know about the sturdiness of your ladder
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No issues with my ladder. It feels a little light, so I proceed with caution.
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Update.... We heard back from Jayco. They will replace our Atwood ladder with the sturdier Jayco 6006 ladder we saw on a Jayco Eagle Superlite.... it has the metal rungs that has metal that goes all the way to the end of the rung instead of plastic end that comes with the Atwood ladder. This is the one ladder that Don (250lbs) could scale without the rung-end snapping (he also steps very cautiously on the ladders). We haven't had it replaced yet due to time restraints. We will have it done this Summer though.
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Update to the Previous Update!

The latest ladder Jayco tried (the upgraded model) works fine with Don scaling it! It does not have the black plastic caps screwed on the ends. Rather the rungs are the one piece metal that goes all the way across.
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The latest ladder Jayco tried (the upgraded model) works fine with Don scaling it! It does not have the black plastic caps screwed on the ends. Rather the rungs are the one piece metal that goes all the way across.

Is it a powder coated one? Can you post a pic?
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Is it a powder coated one? Can you post a pic?
Dang! I knew someone would ask that I will take a pic and get it posted later today
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My 2006 Jayco 29FBS has a factory ladder and I do NOT use it. For my 220 - 235 lbs body, it looks too light weight for me. Instead.... I use a 20ft step ladder to get on my TT's roof. IMO, step ladder (with 4 connect points on the ground) is much safer then using factory ladder, and my body weight moving its trailer side connect joints (that could make its contact points leak water). Water leaks are very bad thing.
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