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    Ladder storage

    The outside ladder on my 3210 is too long to store in the garage area unless it is put in diagonally. When cargo is in the garage, this isn't possible so I can't carry the ladder with me.

    Has Heartland considered making this ladder in two pieces so it can be easily stowed in the garage area? Do you have any other suggestions for transporting?

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    I was going to ask this same question. My old camper had a hinged ladder that would store in the basement. I might have to find a hinge that I can rivet on so I can bring it along. You never know when I might want to sit up there to watch my boys dirt bike racing. haha
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    Here is a link to a solution that one of the forum members came up with.
    http://www.trailerlife.com/cforum/in...d/20035203.cfm

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    3210 lader

    We have a 3210 also. My solution is to chuck the ladder and get a "little giant' type folding ladder instead. Much more versatle to use and a lot safer! Can be stowed in storage area, garage, or in your truck!

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    thanks goldwinger I will be cutting the ladder down.
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    Cut the ladder

    Couldn't follow the link mentioned above, but I ran into the same issue.

    I cut the last step of the ladder off and it will fit in the front storage compartment just right. I can step up on to the new bottom step, or if need be, use a small stepstool I carry.

    Works for me!
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    ladder storage

    I have cut the ladder in half at the fourth rung from the top. I then inserted a steel rod into the top piece securing it with cotter keys. I then have the ability to store the lower end of the ladder on the ceiling using broom holders. The upper part of the ladder is stored on the wall also using broom holders.
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    I just leave mine mounted on the outside of the unit. Haven't have a problem in a year of traveling with it like that.
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    This is HIGH on my "to do" list - I really dislike putting the ladder in the garage cross-wise.

    I was actually considering finding tubing here https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=6891&step=4&showunits=inches&id=7 1&top_cat=60

    to use to splice halves... just need to get 'round to it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandvs View Post
    The outside ladder on my 3210 is too long to store in the garage area unless it is put in diagonally. When cargo is in the garage, this isn't possible so I can't carry the ladder with me.

    Has Heartland considered making this ladder in two pieces so it can be easily stowed in the garage area? Do you have any other suggestions for transporting?
    See my post at
    http:////heartlandowners.org/showthr...t=so+it+begins

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    I found a ladder at a surplus store and then just cut the original ladder.
    I then took the standoffs off the cut piece and added then to my surplus ladder.

    At the bottom set of standoffs I just added rubber chair tips and set them so that when the ladder is on the trailer the standoffs sit right at the corner of the aluminum, as this is the strongest area.
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