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Item # LA-401
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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.
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 RVs backing or sub frame
Stromberg Carlson's RV ladder is truly universal. Its unique design allows you slanted rear walls. Its length can be customized, and all necessary parts are included for installation.
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.
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, bolt the sections together with the provided hardware, and then place the lower stand-off close to the hinge to prevent flexing.
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.
Video of Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder w/ Hinges - Aluminum - 99-1/2" Tall x 12" Wide
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Today we're going to be taking a look at the Stromberg Carlson RV exterior ladder with hinges, part #LA-401. To gain access to the roof of your camper or RV, for cleaning, maintenance, setting up antennas or any other needs. The Stromberg Carlson exterior ladder can be customized to fit your specific camper or RV. The pivoting mounting brackets and hinges ensures that it can be mounted to angled, sloped, and flat walls or roofs. Because it's customizable, it can be mounted on the side or rear, whichever works best for you. As you can see on this camper here, we've got it mounted on the side and it works out nicely. When your ladder arrives, it's going to be 99 1/2 inches tall.
However, you can shorten it to any length you need. To achieve your desired height, you will have to cut some of the tubes. We recommend a hack saw or a pipe cutter. The rungs are 12 inches apart and feature a textured non slip surface. It secures to your camper or RV at 8 different locations for safety and stability.
We have two here at the bottom, two here at the center, two here at the top and at the very top with the uprights you have two more. All the hardware you need to get it installed is included. It's constructed of a light weight aluminum so it won't corrode or rust and it has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. That's going to complete our look at the Stromberg Carlson RV exterior ladder with hinges, part #LA-401.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (54 Customer Reviews)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.
by: Joe C.06/24/2013
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
Ladder LA-401 arrived on time and in perfect order. Install instructions very clear and installing the ladder was fairly easy. I recommend using this company for many of my RV requirements 210724
by: Mike K.01/05/2017
This is a good, inexpensive ladder. I am 170 lb and is always feels secure. I put this on the rear of ny 1993 Safari Trek 2400, mainly to access my solar panels. I used some high quality GE silicone adhesive sealant under the bases for the best seal possible (also what I used for adhesion and sealing under my solar panel mounts. It is very light, and I don't know how it would be if you're around 200 lb or so. Honestly, I would be the most concerned about the motorhome shell. If you have food wood blocking behind it, or access to add them, it would most likely be fine. 330030
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
by: Robert Lynch , St. Joe , Mo04/24/2015
I have some somewhat bad news in that when I received my ladder someone had taken a box knife to the bottom of the container and cut the bottom of the box. This resulted in two plastic bags being cut open. A few of the screws and nuts were lost out , but no big deal. I assembled the ladder with the remaining bolts and everything went very well. I have not installed it on my camper yet, but that will come shortly. Thanks for the good service and the ladder looks fantastic. Thanks again and hope to have occasion to do business with you again soon. Thanks Bob Lynch 187828
by: Jerry R09/29/2014
Just what I wanted and exact fit. 153566
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 guys 63974
I purchased an RV ladder for a very unique purpose...I have a loft in a studio apartment that was virtually impossible to access. All options I found cost a fortune but I found the Stromberg Carlson ladder and the extra support pegs I ordered were a reasonably priced solution to my problem. The etrailer team kept me alerted regarding my shipping status and answered any questions I had. 294252
by: John S.12/02/2013
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
by: Alex J09/16/2014
Product was great, customer service was even better. Received a personal email George who let me know the product was going to ship that day and that they upgraded my order to express shipping for free! They were very helpful and responded quickly to all the questions I emailed them with. Definitely shopping here again and recommend long etrailer.com to all my friends. 151506
by: Brent K04/17/2014
Your customer service and attention to details were outstanding a pleasure to do business with you picture of ladder enclosed thank you Brent/Kathleen 125734
by: Robert Roush08/31/2016
I am very pleased with the construction and quality of this ladder. The instructions seem clear and rather easy to follow. Thank you for offering this ladder at a price I can work with! I don't know why this motor home didn't come with a ladder in the first place but now it will be nice to be able to do a visual check of the roof. Thank you. 289773
by: Frank C.10/03/2014
This was an easy product to work with and install, but the exception being, that the instructions did not contain enough information for an ordinary RV owner to install. I would like to highly recommend this product, as its installation, assembly, and quality are very acceptable. Just improve the directions for installation. 154243
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
by: Paul P08/31/2015
The product is excellent, however I do agree with those who have said the instructions could be better. I found that the process of elimination was the best way to figure it out. The hardest part was actually finding the studs so I bought an inexpensive stud finder and once I got it figured out it went pretty easily. 223161
by: Dan H07/08/2014
Great ladder, great price, and easily installed. Fit adaptability (cut to fit) was especially beneficial. 139934
by: Tom G.10/24/2016
Delivery was excellent. Instructions leave a lot to be desired but I was able to figure it all out. Went slow and read the instructions many times, including reading between the lines to put the support pegs on. I added a few extra supports to reinforce ladder to handle carrying two bikes. 310085
by: Mark W.12/13/2016
Great ladder, perfect fit, rock solid. I have a toy hauler, so a rear mount was out. 324655
by: David G.07/27/2015
Package arrived with box crumbled & torn, ladder sections & pieces intact w/no damage. produce looks great and all parts fit together exactly as described. very pleased w/product & co. handling of product. ladder purchased because I smashed the one on the back of my RV. 214649
by: Steve D.06/16/2015
My ladder had been hit and bent in a couple places. It was broke off completely on one side at the bottom so was pretty wonky to use. the 401 replacement was great as it fit right where it needed to go. Took about 3 hours and turned out looking great and solid too! 203804
by: Al S.10/22/2016
I mangled the ladder on my trailer while attempting to back into a garage without a spotter. Ordered a new one form etrailer.com, it arrived quickly and looks like just what the doctor ordered. Installing it today, I'll update! 309566
by: Doug B12/26/2014
The box had a big hole and other damage but no parts were missing. The ladder was to replace an existing ladder that was damaged. I used my old 7 inch supports and with a couple other small modification it worked just find. 166961
This ladder is reasonably priced but, requires some planning to mount it properly. The instructions don't mention drilling the holes for the stand offs or pre drilling the holes for the sheet metal screws. 287398
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
by: Germain C07/03/2016
The price right and assembly and install of ladder was as per instructions. Nice to be able to access roof so easily for checking equipment and cleaning. 267796
The RV exterior ladder arrived within a short period of time & is exactly what I wanted. Was easy to put together & attach to the back of my motorhome. 152332
I installed the LA-401 on my 2009 Holiday Rambler motor home. With a few modifications to accommodate the shape of the back, it worked out well. 214754
by: Peter Donisanu09/17/2015
Hi George, Thanks for the ladder....it was exactly what I needed and it arrived in time. Very nice doing business with you. Peter 225990
by: Ron L.09/30/2016
Instructions were not easily understandable, diagrams were hard to follow. Overall the ladder seems to be good quality item. 301876
The ladder was pretty easy to install and seems to be as sturdy as the original one. I am happy with the item so far. 246704
by: Mary S.10/24/2014
Awesome response to my order, excellent delivary time!!! I highly recommend this company! Job well done! 157854
by: Robert P07/06/2015
Received product in a very timely fashion and undamaged. I would make another purchase from etrailer.com 209644
just installed it and it looks great....was not difficult to install it and a good price....thank you 92001
by: Raymond Dalbey09/12/2015
Installed the ladder on the rear of my 5th wheel camper. Looks good! Fairly easy to install. 225180
by: Rich w07/03/2016
My ladder came very fast was pleased with everthing. Would order again from you thank you. 267763
by: Eileen Bush09/01/2016
Exactly what we wanted. It was delivered within 3 days. Will continue to shop with you 289876
the ladder worked good needed to be shortened a little but that is to be expected. 246311
by: jesse m11/12/2012
The ladder is long enoug that it needs 3 sets of standoffs not just the two pairs. 59325
by: Raymond Dalbey09/12/2015
Just installed the awning this morning and it looks great! Was easy to install. 225179
Difficult to install for s newbie. Limited instructions. Looks good when done. 189435
by: Stromberg Carlson Rv Exterior Ladder W Hinges - Al09/13/2016
I only used half of the ladder to replace the lower half which was damaged. 294088
by: Jimm A.11/24/2014
good product-easy installstion. great service as usual from etrailer. 162342
by: Bruce N03/03/2015
product was delivered in a very timely manor.Sooner than expected. 176801
could use additional stabilizer toward top 326017
by: John P10/24/2013
Looks Great, Had it installed in 2 hour s. 104898
by: Stirling Sowerby10/01/2015
Great product, fair price, fast delivery 228844
Exactly as advertised and fast delivery 264518
by: Stephane Salaün09/09/2016
Product as described. Fast delivery 292808
by: RV ladder09/06/2013
Exactly as described, great quality. 98586
by: Robby L07/02/2015
Exactly as described. Very Happy. 208955
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