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Old 05-11-2020, 06:04 PM   #1
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Adding a Roof Ladder? anyone

Can you add a roof ladder to an 2018 Aspen Trail 2890BH with no issues?
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Old 05-13-2020, 01:00 PM   #2
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You need to contact the specific manufacturer's brand service Department. They are the only ones who can actually assist you!
1) Is there framing members located back there to attach to?
20 If so, WHERE ARE THEY LOCATED EXACTLY!
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You need to contact the specific manufacturer's brand service Department. They are the only ones who can actually assist you!
1) Is there framing members located back there to attach to?
20 If so, WHERE ARE THEY LOCATED EXACTLY!
Good luck with that!
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Old 05-13-2020, 07:01 PM   #5
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Lololol

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Good luck with that!
Well, you got me on that one.
I still do not have a single owners/operators manual for any appliances in my NEW RV.
I am chalking it up to “COVID” right now....I am hopeful for a response “soon!”
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Old 05-13-2020, 07:17 PM   #6
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Climbing a 'straight up' ladder is a PITA and dangerous. Not to mention if it is fixed it's an extension of the rig to worry about regarding clearance.
The best bet and safest is to have a folding or collapsable ladder for roof access.
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:23 PM   #7
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Climbing a 'straight up' ladder is a PITA and dangerous. Not to mention if it is fixed it's an extension of the rig to worry about regarding clearance.
The best bet and safest is to have a folding or collapsable ladder for roof access.
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Well, you got me on that one.
I still do not have a single owners/operators manual for any appliances in my NEW RV.
I am chalking it up to “COVID” right now....I am hopeful for a response “soon!”
I can tell u that you are probably not going to get them. Best thing you can do is look them up individually and go to their website to download the manuals. Also, Dutchmen has an owner’s section that have some of the operation manuals there. It’s spotty but there are a few.

To be honest, I have not have had good results with communicating with the factory about anything really. By the way, you should have gotten a sheet listing all Your appliances and their serial numbers from the dealer when you purchased your RV. If you didn’t get it, ask them if they have it in their records.
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Frank is TOOO FUNNY

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I can tell u that you are probably not going to get them. Best thing you can do is look them up individually and go to their website to download the manuals. Also, Dutchmen has an owner’s section that have some of the operation manuals there. It’s spotty but there are a few.

To be honest, I have not have had good results with communicating with the factory about anything really. By the way, you should have gotten a sheet listing all Your appliances and their serial numbers from the dealer when you purchased your RV. If you didn’t get it, ask them if they have it in their records.
My sheet listing the products/model numbers etc., was written by a Monkey. I can only read the “typed” product categories. It was nothing but scribble that could not even be described as English.
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My sheet listing the products/model numbers etc., was written by a Monkey. I can only read the “typed” product categories. It was nothing but scribble that could not even be described as English.


I get it! Frustrating isn't it?
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I get it! Frustrating isn't it?
Yes it is....
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Can you add a roof ladder to an 2018 Aspen Trail 2890BH with no issues?
Years ago I wanted to install a ladder on my trailer, I was advised by the dealer that if the trailer didn’t come with one preinstalled that the roof was not meant to get up on. I have since been on my roof numerous times for cleaning and maintenance with no issues of falling through. I use my Little Giant home ladder
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I was on the road for a 3 month road trip when I drove under some low hanging trees. I heard bad things. I stopped at Sherwin Williams and they had the Extend brand ladders. I bought the 16' one for way too much money. It collapses down to under three feet, and is very light. I have totally abused that ladder for three years, including leaving it out in the rain. It still works perfectly. I don't know about the cheap Amazon versions, but I love this ladder.
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