After several close encounters of falling from the top steps of the side ladder (while collecting gear from our roof storage box), we find ourselves looking to resolve a safety issue; Our ladder becomes quite slippery when wet so we have tried several solutions (non slip tape, self adhesive 1/4" rubber) but none seem to last longer than a year. I just came across a Sportsmobile currently listed on e-bay with what looks like rubber hose on the handle & steps of the ladder - possibly just what I'm looking for. So far we've come up short on trying to identify what it is.
After opening the links, I believe i'm sold on trying the Surfboard traction mat. I've tried something similar to the skateboard grip tape (it was actually outdoor step self adhesive anti-slip tape, which began peeling after a few months). I'm intrigued with the Surfboard pad since it's use alone suggests its designed to endure the elements. Time will tell. Thanks for the input!