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Author Topic: Ladder for Dodge 2001  (Read 1575 times)

don_p

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Ladder for Dodge 2001
« on: August 25, 2011, 06:13:07 PM »
Hi, we are looking to install a ladder for our 2001 Coach House, which is essentially Dodge RAM B3500 van.  We like one that is chrome like shinny and looks good.

Found the one below which is stainless steel (though not chrome)
http://www.jcwhitney.com/stainless-steel-van-ladders/p2018378.jcwx?filterid=j1&_requestid=4694332

My biggest concern is that it attaches to the "door" itself.  And I am wary of putting too much weight on the doors as  hinges are weak on these vans as you'd recall, and I'm thinking with just a couple of climbs up the ladder, the door would be stooping down. 

Any ideas?

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Re: Ladder for Dodge 2001
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 09:06:48 PM »
I think you would be better off getting a portable ladder and strapping and locking it to the top when not in use.  That is of course being able to reach it when it is up there.  Having a portable ladder opens up the world of getting stuff out of trees, plugging in that elec cord that somebody took out the light bulb and put in a elec plug that is on the rest room at the peak of the roof.  And don't forget you will look more like a construction truck instead of a RV if you want to stealth camp overnight.  And you can "come the rescue" when the cat is up in the tree :)
2004 Class C
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don_p

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Re: Ladder for Dodge 2001
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 03:50:38 PM »
I think you would be better off getting a portable ladder and strapping and locking it to the top when not in use.  That is of course being able to reach it when it is up there.  Having a portable ladder opens up the world of getting stuff out of trees, plugging in that elec cord that somebody took out the light bulb and put in a elec plug that is on the rest room at the peak of the roof.  And don't forget you will look more like a construction truck instead of a RV if you want to stealth camp overnight.  And you can "come the rescue" when the cat is up in the tree :)

great idea of stealth camping though the height of camper would not let you get access the ladder let alone tie'ing it up.

 

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