Ladder roofbar-roller

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  1. Jimroot

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    Is a ladder roll bar to get the ladder on and off the bars an essential or a luxury that doubles the cost of the bars?
     
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  2. Smurf

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    It's not essential but makes life a bit easier and may help protect the back of your van from getting marked
     
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    Only needed for vans higher than a Dispatch or with no side loading door IMO.
     
  4. Jimroot

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    my van aint exactly showroom fresh but will try my ladders on and off first I guess. I invested in better quality alu bars so I might go all out and get the roller.

    just read your post about your hard hat smurf, have you seen the screwfix range of bump caps, looks a good idea as I always smack my head off stuff but wouldn't want to wear a shell type
     
  5. Jimroot

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    got a low car size van so might get away with keeping my 60 notes then or wait for an ebay find ;)
     
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    I prefer wearing a hard hat than a bump cap as keeps buckets of water off me head :D
     
  7. Jimroot

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    I think I'm more Mr Bump than Mr Forgetful :D
     
  8. DMD

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    we have a roller bar at the back, its brilliant for quick on/off and stops the back doors taking a battering if you were to lie the ladder against the door for even a second

    quick note though - they make the van very noisy in my opinion (2012 peugeot partner)

    I find it safer to use than jumping on the side loading door or overhead pushing ladders onto bars. (mines is more of a cage, 3 bars and side impact bars plus roller)

    £135+VAT from a steel fabrication company
     
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  9. rshandyman

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    I Have a roller bar and I do not know how would I do it without.My gutter laddet setup is very heavy so it would be a nightmare to take it off,I also have roof rack stops.On top of this is much safer beacuse I do not want to **** about with triple 10m setup around custys cars.
     
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    Roller bar makes life MUCH easier! Had one on my Doblo & now have one on my Dispatch. Keeps van doors from getting battered, much easier to put ladders on & off and also allows you to load/remove ladders with very little space at the rear of the van i.e. if you're backed up to something or a car pulls up behind you etc.
     
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