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buc1980

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Posted: 05/19/20 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How you protect the the ladder on the rack to don't get stolen?


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Posted: 05/19/20 07:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A cable lock or locks should stop all but the most determined thieves.

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Posted: 05/19/20 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nobody steals ladders.

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Posted: 05/19/20 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rubber covered chain and a padlock.


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Posted: 05/19/20 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Stay away from places that it might get stolen.


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Posted: 05/19/20 10:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the type that collapses down...it goes into the hatch.

But yeah, your average folding ladder isn't a huge theft item.


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I don't care what you use, you can't stop someone that wants what you have. Any cable lock, u-shaped lock. or lock shield can be removed in under 20 seconds with a battery operated angle grinder with a cutting wheel attached. I have removed all of the above for people that have lost the key, forgotten the combination, or had a seized lock due to rust. I even did one at a crowded parking lot and nobody took a second look at me to see if I was stealing something. Security never even showed up. The best you can so is slow down a thief of convenience.


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Posted: 05/19/20 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

Nobody steals ladders.


Agree. A simple unlocked strap may be enough. No thief will spend more than a few seconds on taking a ladder. He'll see it strapped down and not bother with the effort.

There are locks that cannot be cut with an angle grinder (or at least very difficult and time consuming) but they cost more than the ladder is worth.

Our ladder collapses lengthwise into the dimensions of a 4x4. It slides into a space under the rear bumper, and held in place with straps.

* This post was edited 07/01/20 10:13am by dave54 *


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Posted: 05/19/20 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

Nobody steals ladders.


I tend to agree with this. We had a folding aluminum step ladder strapped to the RV ladder for our first 4-1/2 years of full-timing. Never had an issue. I now have a different type of ladder and it fits in the basement... don't have to take it off the RV ladder to climb up topside.

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Posted: 05/19/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My preferred solution is to have the ladder permanently bolted to the RV. That's probably not too helpful of an idea for the original poster, I'll admit.





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