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Old 05-02-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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Re: Ladder for Bus

I got one of these:

http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com/al ... n/921.html

And I love it!
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: Ladder for Bus

We also want to get one of the telescoping ladders. Makes more sense than trying to carry the standard "A" type ladder we have now (that is also slightly too short for me to climb up on the roof). The telescoping one can be slid up in the storage area under the bed. Although the prices vary pretty widely.

http://shopping.yahoo.com/search?p=telescoping%20ladder
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:14 PM   #3
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Are you going to permanently mount it, or does it have to be freestanding? If permanent, then what about making one out of black iron piping? I'll bet you could find the right fittings and just screw it together. Downsides might be weight and perhaps rust. I'm not sure what it would cost...
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:04 AM   #4
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One suggestion is to make it out of rebar? It bends somewhat easy for fabbing but when welded together its very strong as well as light weight. You could put pipe on the bus and hook the rebar on it like a coat hanger? Just a thought? It would be way less than 400 but the black pipe is a very good idea.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:12 PM   #5
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Silly thought but would it be possible to retrofit an old RV ladder to a bus. There must be salvage sources for old RV extras.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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For a skylight that you can also use as an access to the roof, you need an emergency hatch. Try Defender Marine or West Marine and look under their boat hatches for the size you need.
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[quote="Iceni John"... Don't be like the folk with older MCIs who cut through the main longitudinal roof member, then wonder why their bus later begins to sag behind the rear axle - that roof rib supports the engine and transmission, so without it everything goes pear-shaped.

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