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Old 02-28-2019, 05:10 PM   #1
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I plan on having access to the roof via a ladder. Due to double rear doors it won't be effective mounted on the back, so I will mount it on a side. Question is, What side and how for up? It'll add close to 6" width. I can make it removable.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:07 PM   #2
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On the side would be asking for problems. Catching on all kind of things. Why not attach it to the door and let it swing with the door?

I climb on the roof via the emergency hatch. ... Don't like to give others an easy opportunity to climb on the roof.

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Old 02-28-2019, 06:24 PM   #3
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On the side would be asking for problems. Catching on all kind of things. Why not attach it to the door and let it swing with the door?

I climb on the roof via the emergency hatch. ... Don't like to give others an easy opportunity to climb on the roof.

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What problems will I run into when parked? I'm getting old and don't like the unsteady transition to the roof from a ladder below roof line. If I had a permanent ladder , it would have a lockable to cover to prevent unwanted use.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:43 PM   #4
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What problems will I run into when parked? I'm getting old and don't like the unsteady transition to the roof from a ladder below roof line. If I had a permanent ladder , it would have a lockable to cover to prevent unwanted use.
compensation board says 'ladders must extend 2 feet above the roof' - that's for house and building construction and repair - 2' above a roof line on a bus wouldn't be practical - the idea of the ladder extending past the roof is for ease off getting off or getting on the ladder - it does make quite a difference, much safer when it goes above the roof line
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:33 PM   #5
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Mount the ladder on the rear and hinge it one leg top and bottom, so it can swing out to one side.
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