So, just how do I get on top of this thing? I did not get the built in ladder in an effort to keep the clean look and I thought the quality of the installed ladder was lacking considering the 200+ lbs it would suffer with me using it. So after a few searches I found a few neat ladders others had used:
First was a standard A frame ladder but it folds up into a nice neat square:
Revolutionary Telesteps 7 ft. double sided STIK ladder (folding step ladder) opens easily from side to side and closes to about the size of a 4 x 4 post, to provide a compact easy to use and easy to store step ladder. This ladder is OSHA certified, and ANSI 14.2 tested, with a 250 LBS Type 1 duty rating. Made from high quality aluminum alloys, the 700FLD weighs 23 lbs, and can be easily stored just about anywhere. Use it at home, office, job site, or with your motorhome.
Next was one that would allow me to get onto the roof:
This Xtend & Climb ladder features heavy-duty construction and is designed to hold up to professional use, making it a great choice for contractors or the serious do-it-yourselfer. The ladder extends in 1-ft. increments and folds to 36 1/2in.H when not in use, so it stores virtually anywhere. OSHA and ANSI approved. It features rugged aerospace engineered 6061 aluminum alloy construction with a clean-touch anodized finish. Also includes a no-pinch closure system, nonslip end caps and integrated carry handle.
So, nice and simple storage, easy to use and allows me to work on different parts of the RV….