Any thoughts about a ladder guard?

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    We have recently changed our van and have a ladder at the back, we are concerned about safety, we want to stop people climbing up
    to get in roof openings.
    We can't make one ourself but we thought of a ladder guard, any thoughts on this or shall we place our Sat dish on it permanently to deter anybody climbing, thoughts on this anyone please?
     
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    I have seen plenty of mohomes with a sheet ally cover/guard so I guess they must be available. Do Fiamma do anything?
     
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    Hi,
    That's an interesting thought as our van has a ladder as well. As I'm a portly gent does anyone use their ladder? is there a weight limit hmhm?
    What exactly are they used for? luggage on roof? sunbathing on roof? cleaning roof?

    Cheers for any guidance
    Steve
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    if you see a lader you gota climb it , its the snakes you gota wory about .:moon2: stan
     
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    Have you been up your ladder?
    It may look like this
     

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    I haven't yet......the thought of my weight ripping the ladder off the back of the van outweighs the 'What's up there?'

    Steve
     
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    Miss read the title I thought you where on a diet and wanted some one to lock your larder :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    I looked at 2 Gatcombes at Todds , they have 2 on there, the 2000 model it is still on their web site, it has a ladder guard on it if you want to see what one looks like, I have read a report on the ladders, and it says they can flex with heavy weight and dent the van, I thought they were for cleaning roof, and storage, a box fits up there, I personally wouldn`t like to climb up one. I think the ladder guard is possibly a Fiamma one.
     
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    I've never seen anyone use one of these ladders. Not even the owners. As someone else has said, what are they for?
     
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    I use ours to clean the rear nearside corner of the roof. The van is parked at an angle to a fence and I can get the big stepladders in to do everything but that corner. It saves moving the van just for roof cleaning.
     
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    Generally for access to items fitted to the roof, solar, sat domes, aerials and roof boxes where fitted

    Peter
     
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    I have always climbed on to the roof to clean it, although I stay near the edge and use a long brush to get the front bits.

    Our ladder folds in half upwards when not in use so it is not so much of a problem. I've never felt the need to get any sort of lock for it but I do use a strap to ensure that it won't fold down while on the move :whatthe:
     
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    Ladders

    Hi Dave, youcanbuy them. Why not get Dave piper to make you one. Just a thought :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Fair idea Barry, but it wasn't me who was looking......I don't have a ladder on mine:RollEyes: Maybe DP could make the ladder as well::bigsmile:
     
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    Being a "minimalist" I know nothing of these things.::bigsmile:
     
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