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Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder w/ Hinges - Aluminum - 99-1/2" Tall x 12" Wide

Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder w/ Hinges - Aluminum - 99-1/2" Tall x 12" Wide

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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. Lowest Prices for the best rv ladders from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder w/ Hinges - Aluminum - 99-1/2" Tall x 12" Wide part number LA-401 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson RV Ladders

  • Exterior Ladders
  • 99-1/2 Inch Tall
  • Silver
  • Stromberg Carlson

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.


Features:

  • 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, flat, or sloping rear walls
    • If using hinges on a flat wall, place the lower stand-off close to the hinge to prevent flexing
  • 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


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Dimensions: 99-1/2" tall (customizable) x 12" 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 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.


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, 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.


LA-401 Dimensions



LA-401 Stromberg Carlson Universal Exterior RV Ladder

Item # LA-401

Installation Details LA-401 Installation instructions


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Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder w/ Hinges - Aluminum - 99-1/2" Tall x 12" Wide - LA-401

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (111 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.

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Great steps, Much better than the origi nals 775085



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Works and looks great. Take your time i nstalling. 776210



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I used this to add a ladder to my Scamp trailer, which has no straight sides and all rounded corners. This ladder is flexible enough to accommodate this installation. I like it. It feels sturdy and looks good. 433175


Comments
Solid. Attractive. Convenient
Pete N - 09/16/2018

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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



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I knew when I ordered that the top may not fit correctly due to the angle of the roof. I was able to cut top section of old ladder off at the first step and attach to new sections. No problems and looks great. I used all items that came with new steps stand offs ect. My old ladder was bent towards the bottom from jack knifing at cargo trailer into it. For the money you cant go wrong. 585312



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Great ladder, great price, and easily installed. Fit adaptability (cut to fit) was especially beneficial. 139934



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one year later still no issues with this ladder! 884624



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I could not believe that my order was here in two days. Good product and GREAT service. 883324



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I have not installed the ladder yet. Hope to get it installed next week. I did get chance to play with it some and it seems to match the ladder that I am replacing. The brackets are just a little different but pretty close. I am waiting on some Dicor Roof Compound to come in before I get started. Over all I think it will be a perfect match. 871564



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On time, product what I expected. E-trailer has tremendous customer service! 770349



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Ladder was easy to install fit perfect and working fine. Good product! 759158



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Product just as stated. Installation as a breeze. Was delivered before the stated time. Thank You etrailer 757126



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This is the cheapest and may be the only way to replace a ladder. Mine is not even made anymore and was bent up. The top on the original was longer so I just cut it off and joined it to the replacement with a copper pipe inside and riveted it together. 756050



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Was able to configure new ladder so that the standoffs came close to where the original standoffs attached to the rv. So I am happy that no new holes are in the rv 714030



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so far great!!!!! 696614



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The ladder came quickly and was exactly as described. Great!. I had backed too close to the garage, (the devil made me do it) and crushed the ladder on my Jayco. Only was damaged in the upper end, top 3 feet. Cheapest way to repair the ladder was to cut off the upper part and use that portion of the new ladder to replace the crushed part. Worked well. I will say the replacement isn't as strongly built as the original ladder but certainly will do the job, especially considering the reasonable cost. Very pleased indeed. 688446


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A year later, Ive gained a few pounds but this ladder has given good strong service all along. Good product.
Russell M - 08/17/2020

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The ladder is mounted on the rear of the motorhome and it looks great. I have yet to use it but it still looks good after a year. 680813



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The product appears to be in good shape after UPS destroyed the box. I am surprised that all the parts were there. 672361



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Received the ladder promptly. No problem installing. Was surprised that it was 95% identical To the one I replaced. 660602



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Better then expected strong and looks great 658708


Comments
It is still working great and sure glad i picked that one
Bruce H - 06/17/2020

81150

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The ladder worked out perfect, good qua lity. 646424



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easy to install and very sturdy 641449



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Worked well after modification to match my specific need. Matched existing ladder rungs and side rails perfectly. 635213



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The ladder matched up perfectly on my motor home. Easy attachment with only a slight amount of trimming to match length. 625466


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