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Surco Exterior RV Ladder - Aluminum - 84-1/2" - 250 lbs

Surco Exterior RV Ladder - Aluminum - 84-1/2" - 250 lbs

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RV ladder has pivoting brackets that accommodate contoured roofs. You can also trim the ladder legs so it'll fit a shorter RV or camper. Grooved steps give you the traction you need to climb the ladder safely and confidently, even in the rain. Great Prices for the best rv ladders from Surco Products. Surco Exterior RV Ladder - Aluminum - 84-1/2" - 250 lbs part number SP502L can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Surco Products RV Ladders - SP502L

  • Exterior Ladders
  • 7 Feet Tall
  • Aluminum
  • Surco Products
  • Silver

RV ladder has pivoting brackets that accommodate contoured roofs. You can also trim the ladder legs so it'll fit a shorter RV or camper. Grooved steps give you the traction you need to climb the ladder safely and confidently, even in the rain.


  • Ladder attaches to the back or side of your RV or camper so you can easily access the roof
  • Adjustable design fits most RVs
    • Trimmable legs can be cut to fit the height of your RV
    • Integrated mounting brackets pivot to fit the contours of your RV roof
  • Grooved stepping surfaces give your shoes the traction they need
  • 4 Standoffs can be positioned along the ladder to help keep it secure to your RV
  • Durable and lightweight aluminum construction with bright-dipped, polished finish is rustproof
  • Bolt-on assembly and installation with included hardware - drilling may be required
  • Made in the USA


  • Overall dimensions: 84-1/2" tall x 12" wide
  • Rung spacing: 13"
  • Arm dimensions: 8" tall x 10-1/2" wide
  • Standoff length: 5"
  • Tube diameter: 1"
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Ladder rating: type 1
  • 90-Day warranty

Surco RV Ladder Dimensions

Your solar panels or AC is on the fritz on a hot day, and you need to quickly climb to the roof to look at them. Or perhaps there are leaves and branches on top and you want to brush them off before retracting the slide outs to head home. This exterior ladder attaches to the rear or side wall of your RV, camper, or motorhome, so you can safely access equipment on the roof for maintenance and cleaning. And because it's made of durable aluminum construction, it won't rust when it rains during a camping trip or snows when your RV is in storage during the off season.

Prepping for Installation

First, choose which wall you want to install the assembled ladder. Traditionally, this ladder would mount on the back, but you can also mount it onto the side, especially if your RV has a rear awning. And for this ladder to be safe to climb, you'll need to install it onto the studs in the wall. If you're unsure where the studs are, use a stud finder (not included).

Installs onto Your RV or Camper

This ladder can be cut it to fit your RV or camper. To see how tall of a ladder you need, just measure the distance between the top of your RV down to where you want to attach the bottom of the ladder on your RV wall. Add 8" to that measurement to account for the ladder's arms. Then use a cutter or hacksaw (not included) to trim the ladder until it's a perfect fit.

Surco RV Ladder Installation

Then the ladder bolts onto the roof and wall of your RV with the included mounting hardware. If the ladder isn't a direct replacement, or if your RV doesn't currently have a ladder, drilling will be required.

Surco RV Ladder Mounting Brackets

You can pivot the mounting brackets at the top of the ladder to ensure it sits flush with your RV roof, even if your roof is curved in the back or on the sides. This allows you to position the angle of the ladder so that it remains parallel to the back wall of the RV. If the roof is curved on the sides, trim the vertical section of the arm furthest away from the side of the RV, which will eliminate the difference in the slope between the arms of the ladder.

Surco RV Ladder Standoffs

Then position the 4 included standoffs (or ladder supports) along the ladder to help keep it secure to your RV when it's being climbed or when you're driving to the campsite. Drilling into the ladder is required to mount the standoffs. If you want the ladder to have even more stability, you can add additional standoffs (SPN-416 - sold separately).

502L Surco Exterior Motorhome Ladder - 250 lbs

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Surco Exterior RV Ladder - Aluminum - 84-1/2" - 250 lbs - SP502L

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

RV ladder has pivoting brackets that accommodate contoured roofs. You can also trim the ladder legs so it'll fit a shorter RV or camper. Grooved steps give you the traction you need to climb the ladder safely and confidently, even in the rain.


The ladder looks good, and seems sturdy enough for what it is. However, the labeling of the length is completely misleading. One would think you would measure from your bumper to your roof, and the ladder would be specified for that measurement. No. It goes at least a foot above the roof, meaning that the bottom of the ladder is a foot higher than you want it to be. Getting onto this ladder would be really, really hard. The assembly instructions are also completely inadequate. No information about where to locate it, how to seal holes, etc. Photo shows how short it is (uninstalled)... our trailer isn't particularly tall.

We're going to need a different ladder.


Well George, I feel you have a great product. Its strong and it supports me everytime I use it.
I am 200 plus. It's been a year and I live in this travel trailer all the time. So when I have to get up on the roof and wash out the condenser coils every 3 months. I truly enjoyed it.
Would I buy this product again, you betcha. I trust it with my weight and something tells me I won't have to replace it soon.
It's a great ladder


Like usual, the product is even better than the original, AND even better than the description! I use the comments to prepare myself for any limitations (this item was warned to have a "need for better Instructions"). It is so nice to have every trailer item I order be better than expected! This Ladder kit is designed to fit any RV shape or application and is an excellent value.



After a year this ladder was a good choice. It allows me to clean & service roof top items without having to haul or borrow a step ladder. My ladder is for access only, as I dont haul items on the roof of my Jayco travel trailer.


The ladder is installed and looks good. Quality and fit are good. The only suggestion I would make would be for the manufacturer to consider stainless fasteners as this is an outside ladder and rust will be a problem.


Outstanding piece of hardware. Easily assembled. Instructions are not written for a novice. If you are reasonably handy you'll have no problems. If you don't know the difference between a machine screw and a sheet metal screw by sight or touch, get help.





The ladder seems quite good. I am NOT happy with UPS. My package got to Orlando quickly, but sat in Orlando for three days. It would have been faster if they used mules.


did not fit
i emailed with a question
on it
got no reply as far as i could tell

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Jenny N.


We definitely want to assist you. It looks like we sent an email back so I am not sure what happened there. In what way is the ladder not fitting for you? From your previous email the top of the ladder seemed too narrow as compared to your original ladder. I know that if the ladder is not a direct replacement then drilling may be required to install. Did you have a chance to see if it could be installed.


I have to cut 2" off the top end and use the old round mounting flanges under the new rectangular ones to use the existing holes, but it should all work fine. Can't mount it until spring - camper is in winter storage.



Worked fine, also loops on top end dont stand up as tall as old ladder which is good.


Easy install, I suggest to add when installing to thru bolts with nuts and washers to ensure a safe installation.


this ladder is high quality,however the jointing screws will scrape you hands when climbing up and down, I used stainless steel rivets instead.The mounting screws seamed like they would back out after time, so I borrowed a"nut zert" kit and bought stainless steel screws to mount it.I would have to make these modifications to any ladder I bought, however I have been looking for a rv ladder for a wile and this by far the most sturdy well made best fitting one I have found.Great price, fast shipping and made in USA ,what a deal! thank you!


The ladder arrived on time in good condition. I needed it to replace the original equipment ladder on my trailer. All the parts necessary were included. After a few modifications I was able to make it fit back into the original mountings. It looks great. The only suggestion I would have is to provide stainless steel mounting nuts & bolts to minimize rust.


Have had a lot of problems with this ladder. It is nice looking,but not strong at all. It broke the first time I used it. Pipes just knuckles and broke. Ended up reinforcing it with galvanized pipe inside the existing tubing.

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Jenny N.


This ladder has a one inch heavy-gauge aluminum construction and a weight capacity of 250 pounds. I checked and we do not offer a ladder with a higher capacity.


Easy to install, looks great. I think the ladder should come with stainless hardware to prevent rusty,corroded screws and bolts. It should also have a backing plate for the mounting brackets to prevent a possible wear hole in the RV surface. I would not mind paying a few bucks more for better hardware.


The ladder is as advertised. Very easy to install. It would be better with SS screws and bolts. Made in US a bonus.
There was a screwup with the Post Office (their fault) and Heather in customer service was a wonderful help.
I will continue to do business with etrailer.

Kip K.


The ladder has been a good addition to the camper. I definitely would recommend it.


Seems to be a good product, installation was not bad, you just need a little knowledge to mount it


First of all etrailer is great. I buy hundreds of items per year online and etrailer has the best communication by far. They were very quick to inform me of status of the order when there was a problem.

But I will say that I agree with what I have seen others say about this ladder. It is nice looking and I am guessing it is durable. But [online store] could avoid a lot of negative reviews and calls if they would spend an hour adding pictures and more details to their one page of instructions.

I am an engineer and I won't have any problems, but for a casual do it yourselfer, I can see why it might be problematic to figure this out. [online videos] are your friends.


All worked out. Had to do some slight modification to have it fit into the existing holes for attachment. No Problem. The shipping box was quite beat up and the zip lock that held the jiblets had come open. Luckily the parts were contained. Will do business with you anytime


An excellent ladder, exactly as advertised. All the parts were there and installation was easy.



Im very happy with the ladder. It was easy do it yourself project. I would highly it.


We are very happy with the camper ladder that we ordered from etrailer. The order process was simple, the delivery was prompt, and the product was of the best quality. The instructions were easy to understand, and we had it installed in minimal time. We would highly recommend etrailer for any and all of your camper needs, and the service and quality were stellar.


The ladder was what it was supposed to be, shipping was spotless and the delivery time was swift. Not much else one can say about a ladder or the supplier. Excellent all around.

No pictures, I traded the RV.


As promised, installation went fine, included hardware did the trick.


Excellent customer service. George was promptly keeping us updated on the status of my order. The ladder was super easy to install and is super convenient!


Easy installation plenty of space for your feet on the steps still looks great


Need additional hardware to install the standoffs. Other then that ok.


Ladder is light weight. Should have gone for better quality. Rehabbed the original ladder rather then fill holes and drill new ones.

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  • Dimensions of the Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder # SP502L
    The top hooks of the Surco Universal RV Ladder, # SP502L, that attach to the roof of an RV measure 10-1/2 inches from center to center and it measures approximately 7 inches from the vertical pole to the point on the hook just before the 90 degree bend. This ladder has an overall length of 84-1/2 inches, 12 inches between the vertical bars and 13 inches between each step on center. I have attached a photo showing the dimensions that I have listed for you.
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  • Can The Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder Be Shortened
    We do not recommend to modify the Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder # SP502L to fit your camper as it may compromise the structural integrity of the ladder. However, if you choose too, you should be aware that the steps are welded to the frame of the ladder and are not able to be repositioned.
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  • Overall Height and Bar Diameter of RV Ladder # SP502L
    The overall height from where the ladder mounts on the bottom to the top curved portion that would be above the RV roof is 84-1/2 inches. So if you subtract the height of that curved part and measured from where it mounts on top to where it mounts on the bottom you would get 76-1/2 inches. The bar diameter is approximately 1 inch.
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  • Could Surco RV Ladder # SP502L Be Mounted on Side of RV
    The Surco RV ladder part # SP502L is a universal design so if you wanted to install it on the side of an RV you certainly could.
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  • Can 2012 Jayco 23RBS Have Ladder Installed on Rear of It
    Sounds like you are concerned about whether you can install a ladder on your 2012 Jayco 23RBS or due to the roof of the motorhome not having enough backing or support. This is a very valid question that can only really be answered by Jayco. Most likely the roof is reinforced but only Jayco would be able to tell you exactly where that bracing would be. The Surco part # SP502L is a very universal style of ladder that would work well most likely. It's 84-1/2 inches tall overall.
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  • How Does the Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder Part # SP502L Install on a Curved Roof
    The brackets that secure the Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder part # SP502L to your roof can swivel to accept different contours therefore trimming will not be needed in this aspect. I have attached a photo of the swivel brackets for you. In regards to the standoffs, it would be best to use the predetermined locations which have capacity in mind but I do think it would be possible for you to move them into the factory mounting points as the ladder rack is pretty universal like you mentioned.
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  • Replacement Rear Ladder Recommendation for a 1997 Bounder 32H Motorhome
    The ladder we offer that would be the closest in dimensions to what you currently have is the Surco Universal RV Ladder, # SP502L. This ladder is 12 inches wide and is 84-1/2 inches tall. Since you said a slightly larger ladder would work this would be a great option.
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  • Recommended Exterior RV Ladder to Fit Around Rails on 1981 Wanderlodge Roof
    I may have a solution for you, however we do not currently have extensions available for the inside vertical mounting legs on a Exterior RV Ladder like the Surco Universal # SP502L. The Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder may still work for your 1981 Wanderlodge depending on how high above the roof the referenced rail sits. The Surco Ladder is 84-1/2 inches long and the vertical portion of the inner mounting leg that attaches to the roof is 8 inches. The space between the vertical mounting...
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  • All Other Inquiries
    The Surco Exterior RV Ladder # SP502L is a cut-to-fit replacement ladder so it's highly unlikely that it would match the original mounting points of your current ladder. I've attached an install video I made for a similar ladder to help give you a bit more insight on how the installation would go for one of these ladders so you can better prepare and ensure that the # SP502L will fit correctly.
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  • Dimensions of Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder SP502L
    The overall length of Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder # SP502L is 84-1/2-inches. This is the ladder measured end to end. The amount of curve on the top portion that bends to connect to the RV's roof is 8-inches, as shown in the linked photo. Other dimensions are provided as well. This USA-made replacement ladder includes mounting hardware.
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  • How to Determine Where to Install Universal RV Ladder
    You really need to find a stud or a bulkhead for the ladder to attach to. Best option would be to contact Keystone to ask where it would need to install. That's the only safe way to install a ladder on an RV.
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  • Installation of Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder on 2019 Thor Freedom Elite Motorhome
    The Surco, # SP502L is a universal mount ladder so yes this will be able to mount to your 2019 Thor Freedom Elite Motorhome. However, like all exterior RV ladders it will require a backing to be in place for proper mounting. I suggest you verify that your Motorhome was built with this in place before attempting installation. You will need to locate a stud or bulkhead for a solid attachment point. The best option is to contact the OEM to inquire where is best location to install.
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  • How is Surco Universal RV Ladder # SP502L Measured
    I went out to the warehouse to measure the Surco RV ladder # SP502L. The overall height is 84-1/2 inches measured from the very bottom to the very top. Mounting surface to mounting surface is about 76-1/2 inches.
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  • Shipping Weight of Surco Universal RV Ladder
    The Surco ladder, part # SP502L, is quite light. It ships at about 8 pounds with the packaging.
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  • Available Lengths and Installation of RV Exterior Ladder on Jayco White Hawk Travel Trailer
    Surco Exterior RV Ladder # SP502L is a universal-fit replacement that can be installed on your 2018 Jayco White Hawk 23MRB travel trailer or any other that has suitable mounting points. Exterior RV ladders need to attach to structural points within the RV's outer skin so if you are installing this as a replacement you'll want to use the OEM mounting locations for the included hardware. If you are installing this ladder as a new item on the trailer without one then be sure to locate points...
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  • Dimensions of the Surco Ladder for RVs part # SP502L
    The overall width of the Surco Ladder part # SP502L that you referenced is 12 inches. I attached a picture that shows the other dimensions of the ladder as well. This ladder has an overall length of 84-1/2 inches, 12 inches between the vertical bars and 13 inches between each step on center.
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  • Availability of Replacement Parts for RV Ladders
    We sell both complete RV ladders as well as ladder replacement parts and you can see all items on the linked page. For replacement parts click on the wrench icon at the top of the page. Then you can click on the filters on the next page to select your ladder brand and the type of parts you need. We carry parts for Atwood, Stromberg Carlson and Surco brands.
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  • Distance from Bottom of RV Ladder SP502L to the Bottom of First Step
    From the bottom of the ladder to the bottom of the first step on RV ladder # SP502L is approximately 10 inches.
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  • Width of Overhang on Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder
    The width of the top overhang piece on the RV Ladder # SP502L is 10-1/2 inches but you should also keep in mind that the stand off length is 5 inches so the actual amount it would overhang is 5-1/2 inches.
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  • Fit of Surco Replacement Ladder SP502L on 1999 Four Winds RV
    When replacing the rear ladder on your 1999 Four Winds RV the key is making sure the new ladder mounts to the RV's structural components under its outer skin. It is possible that the screw holes will not line up exactly but so long as they allow the included fasteners to reach those structural components the ladder will be able to safely support its maximum rated weight load of 275-lbs. Please refer to the linked photo with measurements for help in determining fit on your RV.
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  • Can a Ladder be Added to a 2013 Dutchmen Aspen Travel Trailer
    The ladders we carry including # SP502L are considered universal fit items so you would go with one that best fits your needs. Some can be trimmed shorter than the stated height. To install a ladder the pegs that attach to the trailer and hold the ladder must be attached to structural components behind the trailer wall. So you would have to know where the vertical supports are within the trailer's body. Think of them like studs in a wall in your house. The trailer manufacturer may be able...
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    Thanks for all the measurements! The closest I was able to locate to what you're looking for is the: -Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder # SP502L. This ladder measures 84-1/2" long, has 12" in between the vertical bars, and has 13" between the horizontal bars. Since you need a 73" long ladder, you will have trim the legs on this ladder to match what you need, as one in the length you're wanting is not offered.
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  • Installation and Positioning of Standoffs on Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder SP502L
    I believe you are referring to the studs on the back wall of your RV being 15 inches on center. If this is the case, the standoffs included with the Surco Universal Exterior RV Ladder # SP502L will not be able to be install at a distance wider than the ladder itself which is 12 inches. This width is pretty standard for RV exterior ladders so we do not carry a ladder that is 15" wide. I would recommend installing one set of standoffs (either the two left or the two right ones) along one...
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