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Old 07-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Rear ladder on my 02 26ss

I have made one climb on the rear ladder to take a look at the roof before I purchased my motorhome. This ladder doesn't look too strong to me, attached by a few small screws. I would like to go up there and have a better look around, and maybe clean the top. Pushing 70 I can't affore to have the ladder rip off when I part way up. All the ladders on other motorhomes look the same. What is the weight limit on these things? Stan
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I don't know the weight limit but Healthi's post referenced here seems to indicate 300#.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=459
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I have made one climb on the rear ladder to take a look at the roof before I purchased my motorhome. This ladder doesn't look too strong to me, attached by a few small screws. I would like to go up there and have a better look around, and maybe clean the top. Pushing 70 I can't afford to have the ladder rip off when I part way up. All the ladders on other motorhomes look the same. What is the weight limit on these things? Stan
I hear you Stan - I'm not sure about them in general, but I just noticed that the lower right side of the ladder of our '06 Granite Ridge has a crack in it - and I haven't even been up it yet.

My question is: Can that crack be welded?

(I did get a quote on a new ladder and they said $430 plus $150 shipping - no way that's happening!)
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Sure it can be welded, but it's light aluminum so make sure your welder doesn't over heat the tube when patching.

Take caution climbing, the leading cause of home injury of a man over 60 is falling from a ladder.
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When inspecting our new-to-us rig last weekend, I noticed that one of the ladder screws has broken mid-shaft. I'm not heavy, but don't like heights much. Think I may plan to replace all of the screws eventually just to be safe.
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Thanks Q for the reference. No matter, check that ladder out with the largest weight person that will use the ladder. If it fails, trust me, there is a heavy duty ladder that will fit for whatever Jayco product you have that Jayco will replace your OG ladder with. Make it happen within your warrany period or *defintely* before!
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