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Old 01-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Rear ladder installation on 26.5RKS

Has anyone installed a rear ladder on an Eagle HT 26.5 RKS? If not, what do you use to get up on the roof? Or do you get on the roof at all when on a camping trip?
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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I currently have a Jayco Super Lite, considering a purchase of a 2013 26.5 RLS HT. It does bother me that it doesn't have a roof ladder, or the option of ordering one. I feel that you really need roof access, especially when camping.
There are after-market ladders available, but the rear glass on the HT makes install a little iffy. Could be a deal-breaker for me, but definitely a nice rig otherwise.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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I believe a permanently mounted ladder is the safest way to go, if possible.
You may want to contact service@jayco.com
Include your trailer VIN in the email. They will let you know if it's possible to install a ladder.

I email Jayco Service for the side-wall diagrams on my Toy Hauler and they promptly sent it. No questions asked.
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Even if a permanently installed ladder is feasible, walking on your roof may be a problem. Some roofs are not structurally designed to carry much weight, and need something like a thin sheet of plywood to spread the weight while you are up there for maintenance. I would definitely check with Jayco and let them advise you on this. My experience is that if they didn't install a ladder at the factory, or offer it as an option, there is probably a good reason for that. JMHO
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I suspect the rear vents and windows may be an issue in mounting a ladder due to further maintenance and service. Definitely check wiht Jayco to be sure a ladder can be mounted, the roof and read need adequate internal structure to support the load when in use.
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Our TT didn't come with ladder on the back either, the dealer didn't want to put one on because of the rear kitchen. We bought a telescoping ladder to use with the TT. It collapses down to a very reasonable size, is lightweight yet sturdy, stores in the TT yet it comes in handy around the house when needed as well. They are way cheaper than having one installed on your trailer. Check ebay or amazon, lots of them around.
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I have a collapsible ladder that compresses down to abut 2' x 3' tall. takes very little room and is great when I have to go up and clean or adjust the solar panels. Or clean the roof or any other job required up there.
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I suspect the rear vents and windows may be an issue in mounting a ladder due to further maintenance and service. Definitely check wiht Jayco to be sure a ladder can be mounted, the roof and read need adequate internal structure to support the load when in use.
I'd have to agree.

But, it I would want a perminatly mounter ladder to acess the roof, I'd figure out what would be needed to install one, right down the center.

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Well, I emailed the plant last night and have not heard anything yet but will post their reply when it comes.
Thanks for the good feedback!
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15.5 Ft. Telescoping Ladder Pro Series Ergonomic Design Type I, they come in different size and are light weight, bought one for the house and it would work great on an RV.
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