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Old 05-10-2023, 07:24 AM   #1
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Part needed

Does anyone know of a source for the pictured ladder other than a dealer or Trekwood?
Trekwood lists it as:
"Ladder - 5 Step - Cougar - Half Ton - Black [Keystone 608829]"
The label on the ladder itself says KS096.
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Old 05-10-2023, 07:43 AM   #2
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You might find something on Amazon by searching RV Ladder. You probably don't really need the exact one that came on the rig. I rarely use ours, except for the upper couple of steps, usually just lean a ladder up against the one on the rig to get most of the way up.
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Old 05-10-2023, 07:45 AM   #3
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Try Surco products on Amazon.com. Under rv replacement ladders.
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Old 05-10-2023, 08:29 AM   #4
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Here's a few links:

https://www.trekwood.com/products/14...Half-Ton-Black

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Ladders/...iABEgKek_D_BwE

https://www.amazon.com/Surco-501L-Un...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

https://www.recpro.com/universal-ext...ladder-kit-92/


I'm not sure whether you have a ladder and are looking for a replacement or if your trailer does not have a ladder and you're looking for one to install. If it's the latter, consider that any "holes you drill into the roof" are potential places for water to enter and damage your trailer structure. Climbing on any RV ladder poses the risks of loosening the mounting screws and creating pathways for that water to enter.... Few people use their ladder "the way they imagined" and many (maybe most) don't use it so little that they find it "nearly ignored as a benefit".... YMMV
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Old 05-10-2023, 08:47 AM   #5
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I'm not sure whether you have a ladder and are looking for a replacement or if your trailer does not have a ladder and you're looking for one to install.
Ladder replacement after my wife's first attempt at backing into the driveway. I think she needs her hearing checked because I was yelling pretty dam'd loud.
Standoffs are in good shape. It's just the side rails that are bent (actually broken) beyond repair.
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Old 05-10-2023, 08:55 AM   #6
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Ladder replacement after my wife's first attempt at backing into the driveway. I think she needs her hearing checked because I was yelling pretty dam'd loud.
Standoffs are in good shape. It's just the side rails that are bent (actually broken) beyond repair.
Stromberg makes great ladders and these can be had in many places as already pointed out. You likely don't want to mess with trying to find "genuine Keystone" as eBay, Amazon or etrailer prices will be a lot more friendly. I replaced the ladder and attachment doo-dads on my trailer several years ago and it isn't a big deal.
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Old 05-10-2023, 08:59 AM   #7
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An option may be to cut the existing ladder rails with a tube cutter "above and below the damaged area" and slip them into an appropriately sized piece of aluminum tubing (or possibly steel conduit)... If you cut it so that the conduit fits "to just above an existing step and just below the step above the damage, the diameter difference would be hard to notice... Just drill holes in each end and secure the conduit with sheet metal screws. Drill the holes on the back side and they'd be "all but invisible".... A can of spray paint could easily make the entire ladder the "same color"....

Also, with that much "bending force" applied to the ladder, be sure to "critically check the mounting plates" I'd guess there was enough torque to push the mounting screws enough to deform the threads in the holes on the trailer mounting plates under the FILON.....
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Old 05-10-2023, 04:08 PM   #8
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Also, with that much "bending force" applied to the ladder, be sure to "critically check the mounting plates" I'd guess there was enough torque to push the mounting screws enough to deform the threads in the holes on the trailer mounting plates under the FILON.....
Thanks, all, for the replies.
John, after seeing your post I went out and re-checked the stand-offs. At first glance they seemed fine but a closer look proves that you are correct. The two bottom posts/bases are compromised. Another google search underway for affordable stand-offs. If the backing plate threaded holes prove compromised (and assuming the backing plate is metal) I will have to re-drill and tap for a larger machine screw.
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@peanut - What was your final solution? I need to replace mine now after strapping the portable rhino tank to it. Totally messed it up.
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Our first travel trailer did not have a ladder I bought a telescoping ladder from Harbor Freight that worked great and easily stored in storage area or closet.
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Thanks, all, for the replies.
John, after seeing your post I went out and re-checked the stand-offs. At first glance they seemed fine but a closer look proves that you are correct. The two bottom posts/bases are compromised. Another google search underway for affordable stand-offs. If the backing plate threaded holes prove compromised (and assuming the backing plate is metal) I will have to re-drill and tap for a larger machine screw.
Most common backer is wood. Sometimes a 2X6 so the factory people have a big target for the standoffs. You can use the same “spot” just rotate the plate 45 degrees.
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@peanut - What was your final solution? I need to replace mine now after strapping the portable rhino tank to it. Totally messed it up.
I ended up going thru a dealer - Curtis Trailers. I used their east side location at 101st and Powell Blvd. but the Beaverton location is a lot closer to you. The people there (east side) are great to work with.

The price of the ladder itself wasn't extremely outrageous - just slightly outrageous . It is the shipping charge that makes you shudder. The ladder was around $250 and the shipping was another $150 for a total of around $400. On a good note, the ladder came with all new standoffs.
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Our first travel trailer did not have a ladder I bought a telescoping ladder from Harbor Freight that worked great and easily stored in storage area or closet.
Yeah, I have one of those, too.
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Thanks peanut! I sent a request off to Trekwood and the ladder without standoffs they quoted 250.00 and shipping is 300.00. I kinda lost it. I was going to go with the CW on 26 for a check on warranty first which I'm sure they will probably deny since I fully admit I did the damage strapping the tank to it. ��. Hard way to learn not to strap anything to the ladder in the future.


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I'm just curious how did your ladder get damaged by just strapping your tank to it ?
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I'm going to assume the bouncing from the road home and the lightweight material of the ladder contributed to the damage. I did have it strapped on tight so it wasn't loose flopping around. Thanks JRTJH for the link to attach pics.
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.... Gonna find the thread that mentions how to include pics.
Look here: https://www.keystoneforums.com/forum...ead.php?t=7518
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