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Old 04-04-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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WTB - side ladder

I'm probably going to pull the trigger and buy a new one from aluminess, but wanted to see if anyone had a side ladder (preferably driver side) that they wanted to part with for a 2006 Ford E350. Drop me a line.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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Re: WTB - side ladder

Don't forget to take advantage of the Aluminess offer:
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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Re: WTB - side ladder

For comparison, I put a JC Whitney ladder on mine. I like the Aluminess quality but it's out of range for my remodel. I had to sand, prime with a metal etching primer, paint, and drill holes in my door. That said, total cost was well under $100.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19836228@N06/4490570059/

The ladder seems solid. Much like the rear tire mount (directly to the door), the door is solid (three points) when closed. I wouldn't climb it when the door was open.

Another issue with this is that I need to install a door swing stop so the ladder will not chip the paint when the door opens too far.

All penetrations are bedded in butyl (sp) tape.

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