Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: West Monroe, La
Posts: 24
Installing a ladder

So, I'm the proud owner of a 2014 Jayco 198RD. We have already been on 3 camping trips and love it. So here's my question.
My TT did not come with a ladder on the rear. I definitely want one and am more than capable of installing it myself. Has anyone here ever done so?
My concern would be screwing into studs I would think? The last thing I want is to screw something up. No pun intended. Or would it be better to just let the dealership do it? Just trying to save a buck.

Thanks in advance.
__________________

mblann1960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 08:47 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,369
I would contact Jayco directly (have VIN handy) and see if the TT was prepped for a ladder, the studs may already be in the proper locations.

Bob
__________________

__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (integrated sway control)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 06:41 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Chester County
Posts: 13
Noob question
What is the ladder for?
cav10x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 06:45 PM   #4
Lost in the Woods
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Woodstock
Posts: 1,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by cav10x View Post
Noob question
What is the ladder for?
periodic maintenance I guess.
nbhybrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 06:46 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Chester County
Posts: 13
That makes sense. Can most trailer roofs support someone on them?
cav10x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 07:08 PM   #6
Lost in the Woods
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Woodstock
Posts: 1,128
I can walk on mine although I do not like doing it too much...you hear the occasion crackling sound. I don't like that too much. I just use my step ladder from the side to clean.
nbhybrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 07:22 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,369
My TT came with a ladder and I avoid using it unless absolutely necessary. I to often have seen these attached ladders when used often compromising (loosening/letting moisture in, etc.) the screws at the mounting points.

IMO it's safer, easier to climb, and work from a ladder firmly planted on the ground. I carry a multi purpose ladder in my truck when camping.

Bob
__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (integrated sway control)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 07:33 PM   #8
Lost in the Woods
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Woodstock
Posts: 1,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
IMO it's safer, easier to climb, and work from a ladder firmly planted on the ground. I carry a multi purpose ladder in my truck when camping.

Bob
agreed. Although with my limited cargo capacity I can't carry a ladder for roof access while camping I can go look for someone like Rustic and borrow his .
nbhybrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Aurora CO
Posts: 2,336
I added a ladder to a previous TT. It was easy. That said, there was a reason there was no ladder to start - roof not really suitable for walking. I could hear it cracking underfoot.

If you do add , be sure to lay out a plank to walk on to distribute your weight
__________________
Jim & Kim from Colorado

2014 Eagle 30.5 RLS
2015 Dodge 3500HD SRW 6.7L
Click on my profile for Mods and notes
Jmooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 07:41 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbhybrid View Post
snip..... I can go look for someone like Rustic and borrow his .
Welcome to it! On occasion when I have it out at the campsite I do get fellow campers coming over asking to borrow it (clean debris off slides, replace marker bulbs, etc).

Bob
__________________

__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (integrated sway control)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.