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Old 11-07-2018, 10:17 PM   #1
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Roof ladder

We purchased a used 2003 Dutchman 35' Toy Hauler. It does not have a ladder to the roof.

Has anyone installed a ladder?

If so, type and best location?

Thanks,
Bill
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:31 AM   #2
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We purchased a used 2003 Dutchman 35' Toy Hauler. It does not have a ladder to the roof.

Has anyone installed a ladder?

If so, type and best location?

Thanks,
Bill

Extension ladder or one of the collapsible ladders are great. Location, in the garage. If your RV didn't come with one it probably doesn't have the gussets in the wall for attachment. A mobile ladder will let you get all around the unit without having to be on the roof.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:01 AM   #3
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When I was researching the ladder thing I was told that RV's with ladders have blocking built into the framing to support the ladder. No ladder no special framing.

I purchased a 13 foot multi position ladder that I store under the trailer on a BAL slide out rack. PS I have had this setup for over a year and have not needed to use it yet!
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:29 PM   #4
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They did such a poor job of putting my roof ladder on my 2014 Voltage that I took it off. Purchased on of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Xtend-Climb-7...97126601&psc=1
And never looked back. Works just great, easy to store. When moving its strapped on one of the cushions of the lower Happy Jack bed in the garage. When the "office" in the garage is set up, its underneath the table, clear back at the ramp door. Easy to get to.

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Old 11-10-2018, 08:42 PM   #5
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They did such a poor job of putting my roof ladder on my 2014 Voltage that I took it off. Purchased on of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Xtend-Climb-7...97126601&psc=1
And never looked back. Works just great, easy to store. When moving its strapped on one of the cushions of the lower Happy Jack bed in the garage. When the "office" in the garage is set up, its underneath the table, clear back at the ramp door. Easy to get to.

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Ditto on that. Bought a similar ladder. Its under a bunk bed unless I need it.


Good way to go.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:38 AM   #6
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Wanted a ladder installed on my Dutchmen but the svc mgr said the outside walls are not strong enough to attach a ladder.
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I leave my ladder at home and use the same folding ladder as 1|243
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I leave my ladder at home and use the same folding ladder as 1|243 except it's a 17'.
13' wouldn't be enough for my 3950.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:52 PM   #9
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Not all of the Toy Haulers had walk on roofs and the way to tell was if the unit had a ladder or not. Check with the manufacture using your VIN number and they can tell you if you have a walkable roof.
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I don't walk on the roof of my 3950 despite it having a ladder. My wife has to wash the roof because she's a lot lighter.
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