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Old 04-15-2018, 08:45 AM   #29
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For those of you who carry a Telesteps or competing brand of telescoping ladder, here's more food for thought on storage solutions.

I am working on a totally new space utilization idea (is anyone surprised?). According to searches, it's an approach that has not been reported previously in Air Forums, at least not in the context of an Interstate.

If I proceed with this idea, I would be wise to re-purpose the storage space behind our passenger seat which currently accommodates our Telesteps 1400E ladder. At first glance, that is THE perfect storage space for the ladder... until I start thinking along other lines.

As this old thread aptly revealed, storing a telescoping ladder inside an Interstate can be a challenge. But guess what?? After we yanked out that piece of trash Thetford Aqua Magic toilet and installed the Dometic (thread here), the space to the left of the toilet widened. This is the area where the bundled shower curtain would normally hang down. I can mount a suction-cup mesh basket above the ladder and stash the curtain up there. And I can find suitably strong and waterproof attachment system to stabilize the Telesteps against these walls.

This would require moving the Telesteps out of the wet bath when a shower is desired. But for what I am thinking, I'm going to have to periodically shift the position of the Telesteps no matter what I choose to do, so this is no big deal.

It just barely fits, but there's enough of a foot purchase on that leading edge so that it can be made stable here:

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Old 04-16-2018, 07:59 AM   #30
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We put ours in the Stowaway. We will never travel without the telesteps ladder. Bad experience with the awning once was my lesson not to travel without the ladder.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:12 AM   #31
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As this old thread aptly revealed, storing a telescoping ladder inside an Interstate can be a challenge. But guess what?? After we yanked out that piece of trash Thetford Aqua Magic toilet and installed the Dometic (thread here), the space to the left of the toilet widened.
I just recently bought a folding ladder to ease my worries about awning problems.

I made the same toilet change in my 2014.5 to the Dometic. In addition, I have the extra space provided by the swing-out section of the wall which we keep permanently in the out position. I'll see if I can put my ladder there, as well. I have modified the swing-out wall so that I can swing it open totally and that would make it even easier to access the ladder.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:44 PM   #32
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I do not have a telescoping ladder. I did not know a good one exists until now. Added Telesteps to my list. But I carry one of those 3-step folding step ladder. I store it behind the sofa backrest when sofa is upright. The sliding bed support rail keeps ladder above the floor. I velcro strap ladder to the slide and/or sofa frame and the top of sofa backrest. But I have to remove ladder before I can lower sofa to a bed. Inconvenient but I am normally unloading my rear mid-shelf bedding items before lowering sofa, so only 20 extra seconds is ok with me.
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