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Old 08-12-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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Ladder rain gutter mount

I am going to try to mount my el cheapo aluminum ladder to the side of my E250. It screws into the sides. I plan to get some#5 u-bolts and place them through the rain gutter, looped under the top of the ladder to add additional support. So the contact points would be 8 sheet metal screws and the 2 u-bolts pointed up through the rain gutter with a 1/4 inch wide and 3 inch long "washer" sitting on top of the gutter.

I'd like a better gutter mount that would hook onto the rain gutter and then lay flat on the side of the van so I could screw through that into the side of the van. The aluminess ladders seem to have such a mount. I've emailed them to see if they sell separately.

Does anyone know of another way to get such a mount. I've heard mention of using angle aluminum but don't see how to make that work.

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: Ladder rain gutter mount

The aluminess in no way pierces the van or the gutter... I would certainly not put screws into anything van as a clamp works just fine.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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Re: Ladder rain gutter mount

Get you some Thule bars from the junkyard then get creative. Just a little cutting and welding is all it would take.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #4
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Re: Ladder rain gutter mount

Check out this post from user northleftcoast (DIY Ladder Mod).

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If you have welding capability, it's an inexpensive way to get the job done. If not, it may at least save you from drilling through your rain gutter.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:33 PM   #5
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Re: Ladder rain gutter mount

I added a ladder to the side with a 90 degree aluminum and drilled thru the gutter....works perfectly!!
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Re: Ladder rain gutter mount

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I added a ladder to the side with a 90 degree aluminum and drilled thru the gutter....works perfectly!!
Would you mind posting some close up pics?

I am currently prepping a new "over the door" ladder to go on one of the side doors as I saw on one of the gallery pics. Seems like a good/cheap solution.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:40 PM   #7
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Re: Ladder rain gutter mount

rnj (Randy) did something similar with a rear door ladder:

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Rear ladder - modified & made brackets so I didnít need to drill holes in the door, clamps around top & bottom.
I've seen it but I didn't take pictures. Might PM him and see if he can provide more info.
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