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Old 05-17-2014, 07:45 AM   #11
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You can almost always borrow a ladder in a CG if an emergency presents itself. I have an installed ladder on my 2014 whitehawk and have used it a few times, but I find [and hear] that RV ladders are designed for under 30 age users not eligible for AARP like me. They work in a pinch but you had better watch where you put your feet and that BIG step to the first step can be a real challenge too.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:05 AM   #12
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My Eagle came with a ladder, however I very seldom use it because it's not the most user-friendly thing to climb and step back onto getting off the roof.

I purchased a telescoping (13ft) "multi-position" ladder a few years ago and put it in the back of my TV when I go camping. I like it because it's easy to use, sturdy, easy to work from, and makes checking/cleaning the slide roof a breeze. When collapsed it takes up very little space.



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I purchased mine on sale for about $70.

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Old 05-19-2014, 01:01 PM   #13
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Thanks to everyone for your responses, they are exactly what I was looking for.

I agree someone in a CG has a ladder in case of emergency…RV’ers are a most helpful group.

I am not quite ready to pay someone to do what I still can do...*smile*

I wash the roof once a year and have never found any issue I needed to take care of and this new Starcraft is my 4th hardside in 17 years. Apparently, California RV parks & campgrounds are pretty benign placed to camp!

I sort of like the telescoping tube designs because they end up smaller and lighter than the "Little Giant" type, as handy as they are. But, the tuber’s need to be leaned against something and that is not always possible….

Living on the first floor of a non-elevated condominium, nothing outside requires my attention and nothing inside is taller than me on a simple aluminum 3 stepper, so home use is pretty non-existent.


Father's day is coming up, so we'll see!
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My trailer did not come with a roof ladder and while I have very little reason to get up on the roof,!
If this statement you made is honestly how you feel then your in for a big surprise down the road.
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I think you need to rethink you comment that you have little need to get on your roof. Your roof will need washing at least twice or more times a year and a thorough sealant/caulking check each time. Additionally, if you park under trees while camping you will need to check for leaves & limbs that will not be visible from the ground.
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If this statement you made is honestly how you feel then your in for a big surprise down the road.
Honest, it's not only how I feel, but it's been my experience!

As with all things in life (life mind you, not death) your mileage may vary.

Thanks for your concern.
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