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Old 02-02-2020, 11:06 PM   #1
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I think I saw a thread on this but can't find it. Hate our loft ladder. Steps are too far apart. Has anyone replaced or fixed the ladder?
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:11 AM   #2
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I think I saw a thread on this but can't find it. Hate our loft ladder. Steps are too far apart. Has anyone replaced or fixed the ladder?

I put AC pipe insulation on mine. It helped but still sucks. The steps are way too narrow causing all of your weight to press on a small area of your foot. Someone else bought a kit of wider steps to attach to the existing ones but I can't find them anywhere. I thought about making my own but I rarely ever go up in to the bunk so it was not worth the time.
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:32 PM   #3
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I think I saw a thread on this but can't find it. Hate our loft ladder. Steps are too far apart. Has anyone replaced or fixed the ladder?
Look on Amazon for Stromberg Carlson bunk ladders.
Try this to get you started:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=stromberg...nb_sb_ss_i_7_8
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Old 02-04-2020, 02:29 AM   #4
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I put AC pipe insulation on mine. It helped but still sucks. The steps are way too narrow causing all of your weight to press on a small area of your foot. Someone else bought a kit of wider steps to attach to the existing ones but I can't find them anywhere. I thought about making my own but I rarely ever go up in to the bunk so it was not worth the time.
Yes, I hate this design flaw about the steps as well. The width is way too narrow! Hurts my feet to use it. Wish there was something that could be added to the steps to make them wider. Let me know if you find anything to add onto the current ladder that will make it more user-friendly.
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Old 02-04-2020, 04:22 AM   #5
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We use this ladder. I have no idea how it compares to others, but the step width doesn't seem to be an issue to anyone that uses it.
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I put AC pipe insulation on mine. It helped but still sucks. The steps are way too narrow causing all of your weight to press on a small area of your foot. Someone else bought a kit of wider steps to attach to the existing ones but I can't find them anywhere. I thought about making my own but I rarely ever go up in to the bunk so it was not worth the time.
I added a piece of 1x4 to each of my steps. I notched the ends to fit the sides of the ladder, made sure they were a little bit narrower then the span across the steps and then drove them down on to the existing steps to keep them tight.
They feel very nice on your bare feet and stay in place very well.
I could send pictures if anyone is interested.
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Yes. Picts please.
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Yes. Picts please.
Here are some shots of the add on to our ladder,
Plus I rounded the edges with a paddle bit to make them a bit (no pun intended) more comfortable.
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Here are some shots of the add on to our ladder,
Plus I rounded the edges with a paddle bit to make them a bit (no pun intended) more comfortable.
Mistake... I rounded off the edges with a round over bit and drilled the holes with a paddle bit.
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Mistake... I rounded off the edges with a round over bit and drilled the holes with a paddle bit.
Got it. Thanks for the info and pictures!
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I ordered this one from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Then I added these foam pads, trimmed to fit and stuck 'em on.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I made a flat steel hook to go over the bunk end and was very happy with the result...So was the 7 year old granddaughter, and her mom!
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A friend on facebook sells these steps. This makes the ladder much better going up and down. It doesn't kill the arch of my feet.
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We bought an aluminum 3 step, step ladder with the top step being a platform at Lowe's. Still works great after 4 years and sometimes use it for other needs. Stores on bunk when going down the road or when we don't have to get in the bunk.
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Our first trip out of town we threw our ladder away at a Home Depot. Itís much easier to just step on the arm of the sofa and get up there. I figure, if you lack the dexterity to do this, you have no business getting in the bunk anyways.
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I figure, if you lack the dexterity to do this, you have no business getting in the bunk anyways.
There are so many responses I would really like to make. Unfortunately none of them fit rules of posting for the forum.
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Bunk ladder

I found one similar to many of the photos Walmart.com stromburg brand for $57.55. Has the wider rungs and rubberized. I am definitely buying one of those as I hate climbing those factory ladders with bare feet.
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We don't use a ladder..bought upholstered ottoman use it then step on top of dinnette...easy and I'm 62..plus inside of ottoman is extra storage and my dogs use it to get a better view out the windshield
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A friend on facebook sells these steps. This makes the ladder much better going up and down. It doesn't kill the arch of my feet.
I need to get hooked up w/ these. However, Iím not on Facebook. Any way you can get us hooked up so I can buy a set?
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