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Old 03-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Adding Roof Ladder

Has anyone added an aftermarket roof ladder to their trailer without any issues?
I phoned my local dealer and they want over $700 to put a ladder on my 2011 26BH ($400 for after market). They said my trailer is 'cribbed' for the ladder but will not give me the drawing for liability reasons.
Obvisously if I do it it could cause warranty problems if I get any water issues but it may be work the risk....

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Old 03-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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If it were me, I would find out who Jayco uses as their ladder supplier. Purchase one of those ladders. Then I would find the same camper that you have except with the the ladder on it. I would take some measurements on it then and go at it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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$700 for a ladder is ridiculous! When I ordered my 2012 32bhds the ladder option was $93 list and around $65 is what I paid for it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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Perhaps look for cribbing with a good stud finder.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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If it were me, I would find out who Jayco uses as their ladder supplier. Purchase one of those ladders. Then I would find the same camper that you have except with the the ladder on it. I would take some measurements on it then and go at it.
Good advice.

I would just buy a small telescoping ladder and carry that. Probably the least expencive and most trouble free way to go.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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...They said my trailer is 'cribbed' for the ladder but will not give me the drawing for liability reasons...
Liability reasons my Aunt Fanny! They just want you to have them do the work instead of you doing it yourself. Check with Jayco (not the dealer) to see if they can email you a drawing.

I personally wouldn't want a ladder permanently mounted on an RV, both for leakage concerns and, ironically enough, for liability concerns. At least one person here (I'm thinking it was Healthi but it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong) has mentioned having problems with ladders from Jayco not holding up (whoever it was finally did get one that held up). I have seen posts elsewhere where people had problems with leaks at the attachment points.

My biggest worry, however, would be from kids or drunks getting up on the roof and falling off. Besides not wanting anyone to get hurt, something like that could result in a lawsuit.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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$700.00 for a ladder? I need to go in the ladder installing business! All I need is one job a week! :lizard:
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We ordered our TT with the ladder. Someone else ordered their TT( same model as ours) without the ladder. Later on they ordered the ladder, took measurements from our TT and then installed their ladder themselves. It saved them money.
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The guy that washes RV's in our park never uses the RV ladder to get on the roof. He brings his own and leans it on to the coach. He uses a pad for protection of the trailer. When I asked him why he uses his own he said he has had some bad experiences with camper ladders.
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I agree with what Clutch said earler... save yourself the money and buy a telescoping latter.



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