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Old 07-07-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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My 2011 Sunset Trail ST27BH did not come with a roof-access ladder on the rear. Is this an option that can be installed after-market? Has anyone done this? I see plenty of ladders available on various RV part sites, but I'm not sure if these are intended as replacements, or if they can be installed on a non-ladder equipped trailer.

I guess my question is: is there solid framing behind the rear end fiberglass to which I could attach a ladder? Does anyone have any schematics or details of the frame construction so that I could locate the frame components? I've tried a stud detector on the inside to install extra hooks, but it doesn't seem to detect very well through RV walls.





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Old 07-07-2011, 01:12 AM   #2
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I would give Crossroads customer service a call and they should be able to answer all your questions. Plus if the ladder is an option they probably have one they will sell you that is the right fit and can tell you about any bracing and how to install it.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:01 AM   #3
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I have a new Sunset Tail 26BH and would be interested in the ladder install also. Please let us know if you get any good information about installing one.

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Old 07-08-2011, 03:00 AM   #4
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I sent an email to CrossRoads customer service. As soon as I have feedback I'll post the result.






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Old 02-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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Has anyone added a ladder to their 2011/2012 Sunset Trail trailer? We just picked ours up and wondered about it not having a ladder. Wondering if the poster ever got one from Crossroads or added one himself?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:57 PM   #6
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Hi all,

I sent a few emails to the few email addresses I could find on the web site, but never had a response... I have to say that in terms of After Sales Customer Service, I've seen a lot better... And from reading other threads, it looks like it's generalized throughout CrossRoads. My dealer says "no, you can't add a ladder", and won't even try to contact CrossRoads. As far as he's concerned, he's done with me, unless he can sell parts "at zero risk".

So, I don't have a ladder... I'll be looking for a 8' step ladder to get up on the roof at home.








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Old 02-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #7
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I guess that answers my question. Thank you!! Sorry to hear you have not received any replies from CrossRoads.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:08 AM   #8
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I special-ordered my trailer back in 12/07 and asked the dealer to add a ladder. He later told me that he contacted Crossroads for their blessing and was told the trailer wouldn't support a ladderand if added would, you guessed it, "void the warranty". I now carry a telescoping 12' ladder which works great for getting on the roof when on the road or at home and for lots of projects around the house. Thanks for that motivation, Frank!
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:32 AM   #9
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I also bought a telescoping 12` ladder, this is your best options, it`s compact plus you can use it to clean your slide out, and for many other uses around your trailer. Also it`s great if you want to hang up hammocks or swings from trees...
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:11 AM   #10
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Try this - he responded to my request in one day:
Austin Foster </span>afoster@crossroadsrv.com



CrossRoads RV Service Dept.</span>



</span>260-593-2866</span>



Fax: 260-593-2815</span>



www.crossroadsrv.com</span>








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