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Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder w/ Hinges - Aluminum - 99-1/2" Tall x 13" Wide

Stromberg Carlson RV and Camping

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Stromberg Carlson RV and Camping - LA-401

Stromberg Carlson's universal RV ladder can be attached to an RV with either a contoured or straight rear wall. The rustproof aluminum ladder fixes securely to the RV for a safe, strong hold when you're climbing up and down it.


  • Exterior RV ladder has 7 steps for easy and quick access to the top of your motor home
  • Pivoting mounting brackets at top of ladder ensure a secure fit on the RV roof
    • Allow ladder to pivot so that it can fit different RV roof contours
  • Optional hinges are included so you can use ladder with RVs that have angled or sloping rear walls
    • Add hinges for an RV that has an angled or sloping rear wall
    • Don't use hinges for an RV with a flat rear wall
  • Ladder support pegs (or stand-offs) are positioned along ladder for additional strength
  • Sturdy, anodized aluminum construction is durable and rustproof
    • Made for stability and safety
  • Customizable length - cut bottom of ladder legs to adjust length for a perfect fit


  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Dimensions: 99-1/2" tall (customizable) x 13" wide
  • 4 Ladder supports (or stand-offs) included
  • Rung spacing: 12"
  • 1-Year warranty

Note: The legs of the ladder can be trimmed for length with a hacksaw or tube cutter. When you are installing mounting brackets and support pegs, make certain that all screws are fastened to the RV's blocking or subframe on roof. If you are uncertain if your RV has backing installed, you should contact your RV manufacture to confirm. It is unsafe to use a ladder that is not connected to the RV’s backing or sub frame

Stromberg Carlson's RV ladder is truly universal. Its unique design allows you to attach it to flat or curved roofs and to straight or slanted rear walls. Its length can be customized, and all necessary parts are included for installation.

Pivoting BracketCloseup Pivoting Bracket

The ladder attaches to your motor home's roof with pivoting mounting brackets, allowing you to position the angle of the ladder so that it remains parallel to the back wall of the RV. This works great for RVs with roofs that are curved toward the back. If the roof is curved toward the sides of the RV, you can simply trim the inside leg of the vertical portion of the ladder that attaches to the roof. In doing so, you will eliminate the difference in the slope between the inside and outside arms of the ladder.

Ladder Hinge

For an RV with a slanted or contoured rear wall, install the included hinges between the lower and upper sections of the ladder at the point where the wall is curved or angled. If your RV has a straight rear wall, just slide the lower ladder into the upper ladder and bolt the sections together with the provided hardware.

Set the length of the ladder by trimming the lower portion where it connects to the upper portion. Make sure that the bottom step of the ladder sits between 6 and 12 inches from the top of the bumper.

The included ladder support pegs, or stand-offs, attach between the first and second steps from the top and at about 8 to 10 inches below where the two sections of ladder connect. These supports provide additional strength and keep the ladder 5 inches away from the RV's rear wall.

LA-401 Stromberg Carlson Universal Exterior RV Ladder

Customer Reviews

Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder w/ Hinges - Aluminum - 99-1/2 - LA-401

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe C.06/24/2013

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We had a problem with the new buildout of our teenage boy's bedroom. I started looking at ladders and then the RV ladder idea happened. I had no doubts about this and knew it was going to be a big hit. I made a believer out of everyone and now it's the talk of the town. Thanks guys! 85838

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: grasplund04/16/2014

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Heartland Bighorn 3580 RL bought in June of 2008. Ladder failed in two places. I was able to adapt LA 401 ladder by using the old extensions which were a bit longer than the ones that came with the LA 401. I also used the full extension of the LA 401. To make it fit better I took two steps off of the old ladder and placed them about 10 inches apart on either side of the swivels. I also secured the bottom of the ladder to the frame of a hitch I previously had installed. There are always ways of working things out if you have a good product to work with. Included is a jpeg picture of completed project. 125406

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S.12/02/2013

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Product arrived with simple directions and all the required parts. My application required placement on a round roof and I was able to cut the parts easily with a common hack saw. There was no issue. I even installed it on the side corner of a rear lounge trailer that had a huge picture window. Great lightweight product that does exactly what it is advertised to do.108907

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert01/23/2013

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Very happy with my new ladder. Haven't yet installed it but looks and feels sturdy. I'm particularly proud to have dealt again with etrailer and to have enjoyed their awesome service and personal touch that I have come to expect from them. From hitches to RV supplies I have never been let down, and always with a personal touch that tells me they do care about my business. That's rare these days and yet means so much. Thanks guys63974

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brenda01/16/2013

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We actually bought this ladder to use as an attic access ladder for our house. It mounted beautifully to the wall and now we can scramble from our laundry room up to the attic storage no problem. We do have and RV, and oddly it doesn't have a rear ladder, so we may be purchasing another one of these for the RV at some point. 63312

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill01/13/2014

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Very Fast Delivery, Looks Great. 112690

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John P10/24/2013

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Looks Great, Had it installed in 2 hour s.104898

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: RV ladder09/06/2013

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Exactly as described, great quality. 98586

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd Fortin08/14/2013

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12.406 . 95047

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: bugmanchuck07/28/2013

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just installed it and it looks great....was not difficult to install it and a good price....thank you92001

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Norman04/10/2013

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Very good product; very simple and sturdy installation and extremely useful for accessing my trailer roof. Very helpful staff and prompt delivery. Would recommend others buy this product.75265

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jesse m11/12/2012

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The ladder is long enoug that it needs 3 sets of standoffs not just the two pairs.59325

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  • Replacement Rear Ladder Recommendation for a 2000 Monaco Windsor
  • The Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder, # LA-401, is considered a universal fit item. It can be used with or without the hinges depending on angle or slope of the rear wall of the trailer or RV. The length is a maximum of 75 inches and can be cut to the proper length. If you need more length, we have an 84-1/2 inch model from Surco, # SP502L and a 97 inch long model also from Surco, # SP501L. Custom fit ladders are not available for individual trailer and RV models from the manufacturers
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  • Availability of Exterior Rear Ladder To Fit a 1999 Georgia Boy Cruise Master
  • I have available three choices for an RV exterior roof ladder. The Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder, part # LA-401, is a universal ladder that will fit RVs with either a contoured or a straight rear wall. It is 99-1/2 inches tall, can be customized for anything shorter than 99-1/2 inches. It is 13 inches wide and the distance between the rungs is 12 inches. The stand-offs can be positioned anywhere along the ladder for additional strength. The other two choices are made by Surco and
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  • Will the Stromberg Carlson Exterior Ladder Fit a 2010 Cougar Travel Trailer
  • I have included a picture that shows the measurements of the ladder # LA-401. The ladder will set about 5 inches from the back of the trailer to the nearest parts of the ladder. At the top it is nearly twice as long. This is a universal fit application so you have to go by the measurements to determine if it is a fit. We have other universal fit ladders and I have linked them for you.
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  • Motor Home Ladder for a 2011 Surveyor SV 302 34Feet Long
  • All of the ladders that we carry are universal fit items so you have to go by the measurements as indicated on the product pages for the ladders. I have included a link to the ladders that we carry. You have to consult the trailer manufacturer to make sure the trailer can support a ladder with weight on it. The ladder that you referenced, # LA-401, has a 250 pound capacity.
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  • Measurements of Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder # LA-401
  • After going out to our warehouse and taking some measurements, I have found the 11 inch measurement you referenced is the distance from the center of one vertical tube to the center of the other. Also, I have provided a graphic showing measurements made to both the Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder # LA-401 you referenced as well as the Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder # SP501L showing they have the same measurements.
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  • How Does the Stromberg-Carlson RV Ladder Install to the Back of a Flat RV
  • Looking at the instructions if your RV is straight up and down in the back you simply will ignore the bold part of step G. basically the ladder will remain straight up and down like in the picture I have included. Basically you cut the the inner tube to length at the bottom, drill holes to reattach it to the upper portion and then the bends that curve in towards the RV get secured as per the instructions.
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  • Rear RV Ladder for a 2004 National Dolphin Heritage Motor Home
  • RV ladder # LA-401 is the longest ladder we offer at 99-1/2 inches tall. If you have a height of 105 inches you can still use the 99-1/2 inch ladder it will just be a little shorter. The ladders we carry are universal fit items meant to fit most applications so you have to go by the measurements and the style. The spacial breakdown with measurements in the picture I have provided should help some.
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  • Ladder For 2012 Holiday Rambler Trip RV
  • We do not offer custom ladders at this time. All of the ladders we offer are universal fit items so you will need to go by the measurements from the product pages for ladders to determine fit. I have linked you to our product page for the ladders we carry. You will also need to consult the RV manufacturer to make certain your RV has structural or framing components that can support a ladder with weight on it. It is possible that the manufacturer does not offer a ladder because there is no suitab
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  • Can the Stromberg-Carlson RV Exterior Ladder Be Modified to Fit a 1993 Toyota/Winnebago Motorhome
  • The Stromberg-Carlson RV Exterior Ladder # LA-401 actually comes with the hinges separate so you can completely customize the ladder length to fit your motorhome. The tools that you will need are a #2 Phillips screwdriver, hack saw or Tube cutter, and a drill motor with 3/16 and 1/4 inch drill bits. When determining the total overall length take into account that the bottom step of the ladder should be between 6 and 12 inches above the bumper. After you have that measurement, then you will
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