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Old 08-11-2014
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Default CW Collapsible Ladders and Joey Beds

I have two pet peeves in the forward bay.

Pet Peeve #1:The Camping World 7' ladder that I find really useful, collapses into a 4"X 4" X 7' space. It is stored on the Joey
bed but interferes with other storage. Aggravating.

Pet Peeve #2: The Joey bed loses too much space along the side rails, shrinking the available area. Well, we're heavy anyway.

Two negatives made a positive here. Mounted the ladder on the Joey bed rail. See pix.

Had the local roofer bend up some aluminum gutter material 4" wide X 3" tall X 86" long. Pop riveted a 1" X 1" aluminum angle along the forward edge of the rail. Liquid Nailed 3/4" plywood along the bed side of the rail to act as a bumper for heavy stuff to protect the sheet aluminum. Mounted the aluminum holder with two full length strips of 3M super double stick tape.

Now the ladder slips out easily and does not interfere with everything else on the Joey bed. No more aggravation!
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Like your solution, Ron. Since the M380 has no roof ladder, one of my first purchases was a telescoping extension ladder. Found this one two months ago on sale for $259 at Northern Tool and couldn't be happier. Is strong yet light weight due aluminum construction. At only 20" wide x 32" tall when collapsed, it's amazingly compact and the 12-1/2' extended height is perfect for the bus too.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...3433_200433433
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i put a shelf in the top of my pass through bay.
i keep the ladder on it along with my table.
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Like your solution, Ron. Since the M380 has no roof ladder, one of my first purchases was a telescoping extension ladder. Found this one two months ago on sale for $259 at Northern Tool and couldn't be happier. Is strong yet light weight due aluminum construction. At only 20" wide x 32" tall when collapsed, it's amazingly compact and the 12-1/2' extended height is perfect for the bus too.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...3433_200433433
I have been carrying one of these (from CW) a couple of years now and find it invaluable. Even in the limited storage spaces of an FC, its worth the space it takes up.
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You be the MAN Ron. Always coming up with practical solutions.
I have the folding extension ladder and luckily I can store it on on end in the pass thru bay - no modifications or fabrication was needed. I won't post a picture for fear someone will copy it.
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Great Idea Ron. Just a little organization can double your space. I just started a storage box that slides in my batter box, for some tools I rarely use but hate to be without.
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"Pass-through bay"? "Joey bed"?
Man, you boys hit me where it hurts!
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i put a shelf in the top of my pass through bay.
i keep the ladder on it along with my table.
Randy, sounds like a good idea. Picture? Are you talking about the space next to the center chassis box?
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i put a shelf in the top of my pass through bay.
i keep the ladder on it along with my table.
I'd like to see a picture of this setup.
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Hi John,
I bought one right after Oswego Rally at CW too... Due to the fact that my A/C cover again, for the second time, blew off after CW replaced one in Roanoke, VA... While heading to 'Q' rally, the new one blew off
Las Vegas CW south replaced it and it had blown off on the way to Oswego
Which was replaced at Syracuse CW again on their dime!!!...
So I bought a ladder to get up on the roof to check the bolts on the A/C cover myself...


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I have been carrying one of these (from CW) a couple of years now and find it invaluable. Even in the limited storage spaces of an FC, its worth the space it takes up.
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