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Author Topic: Gray Water Tote on Ladder... Bad Idea?  (Read 344 times)


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Gray Water Tote on Ladder... Bad Idea?
« on: July 17, 2017, 12:56:43 PM »
I posted this on another forum but I'd like as many experiences as I can get...

I've seen TTs and 5ers running down the road with their portable tanks strapped to the roof ladder on the back. I'm about to go on a long trip and I've got mine strapped on... but I'm wondering if it's a bad idea. Just because you see someone doing something doesn't mean they haven't regretted it. It only weighs about 30 pounds, and I've had my 230 pounds up and down that ladder many times. That being said, I'm wondering how many have never had a problem with this, or if you've had problems... Leaving Friday early, so please respond... and thanks in advance.
Jack and Dee Dee in Weatherford, Tx
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 Cummins TD
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH travel trailer

keith c

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Re: Gray Water Tote on Ladder... Bad Idea?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 02:14:51 PM »
I carry my 27 gallon tote on the ladder using a ladder bike rack.  I've driven over 10k miles without issues.
Keith C
2017 Ford F150 3.5L Ecoboost w/ Max Trailer Tow
2013 Jayco Eagle 304BHS
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Re: Gray Water Tote on Ladder... Bad Idea?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 05:31:42 PM »
There was just a recent thread about strapping things to ladders. If you look closely at the ladder construction and how it's attached to the camper, you'd probably think twice about even climbing it.
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