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Ladder ? for LR3 (but prob same for any Rover)

Discussion in 'LR3' started by rs7trout, May 29, 2020.

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  1. rs7trout

    rs7trout Member

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    I have an LR3--I often travel with one of the large thule rooftop carriers. I typically access the rooftop box by standing on the rear tire! Which although it works--when you need two hands to take something out--well it's not feasible without falling off! It just doesn't seem like a rear ladder would help as the box extends to the front of the roof.

    Anyone figure out a better ladder or system for accessing a roof top carrier??

    Thanks
    Ron
     
  2. Houm_WA

    Houm_WA Full Access Member

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    There are several aftermarket ladders available....
     
  3. rs7trout

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    Thanks but all the ones I've seen so far are for rear mounted ladders with the exception of the Rhino which attaches to one of its roof top baskets--which I don't use.
     
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    Ahhhh....yeah I've seen no side-mounted ladders.
     
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    I know this is a L322 not a LR3 but you may be able to do something like I did . I had a bar made up to go between my roof rails . From that I hand a folding aluminium ladder . Top end hooks over bar , bottom of ladder rests against the tyre. I'm short of leg & had to stand on a milk crate . But ladder works better .I have a large Thule Roof top box Hope you get the idea

    Cheers Gary

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  7. rs7trout

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    Thanks--definitely makes sense--seems like the only viable alternative!!
     
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    Thanks Landy--I thought about that device--it would work in the front door section but the back doors have an angle--not sure the device would work there---have you tried it in the back door sections??

     
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  10. rs7trout

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    Thanks-thought about those-I'm 5'8" it looks like most of those wheel steps only go about half way up the wheel--for now--I just step up on the wheel to get to the cargo on top--awkward as I have to hold on with one hand to balance-thus the reason for looking--just don't think the wheel step would give me enough height--but I think I'll try and simulate that height with a stool or chair--hey it might work!
     

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