Ladders secure?

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  1. boarcity

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    dunno about you lads,but theres times when i motor off and am not sure if iv fixed the ladders down. a while ago i bought a wide angle mirror and fitted it to the front of my pole tube-so i can double check while driving along
     

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    Nice idea as is easy to get distracted :thumbsup:
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    great idea....i have done some dodgy things in the past...so far...lucky..one was leaving my ladder lock ...really heavy...on the roof whilst driving for a few miles...so lucky to find it there when i arrived...it doesnt leave my hands now or it gets lent up against the boot....:)
     
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    It is so easy to forget to secure a ladder on a motor as I have done it on more than once. You start driving down the road then realise so the mirror I think is a great idea.
     
  5. TolishAPurd

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    Yep, I've forgotten a few times now. The way I tackle it now is to secure the ladder the moment it goes on the van. I've got a bad memory anyway so if I put the ladder on the rack, and then start putting other things away in the back with the intention of sorting it afterwards, I'm guaranteed to totally forget.
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Do you clean the windows over the road in the pic boar? :eek::D
     
  7. boarcity

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    :)
     
  8. Mart1001

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    Talking about ladder security, I'm feeling abit paranoid at the moment. After struggling by with my 2m triple for the past 18 months, I've gone out and bought a new 13 rung Titan from midland. I used to bring my 2m in each night as it easily stored in the cupboard under the stairs but, as my new ladder is twice the length, I had already made my mind up it'll stay on the rack each night. I also promised the missus this so I can't go back on my word.

    Anyway, it arrived yesterday and I used it today for the first time....brilliant ladder. It's currently sitting double padlocked on my rack in my car port at the rear of the house which has tall gates so it can't be easily seen but, that isn't stopping me sitting here paranoid now that some ******** gonna pinch it...I live on a council estate which doesn't help much. Do any of you lads leave your ladders out and have you ever had any probs ?

    Mart.
     
  9. Duncs

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    i have left my ladders on my van for years no padlocks or chained no problems been very lucky
    on the down side forgot to tie my ladders on one day
    double ladder & A frame came off ven ran over my favourite A FRAME snapped in two
    so so lucky got away with it with out anyone being harmed so lucky.
    changed my van with no roof rack fitted. really need the ladders but i,m passed myself
     
  10. boarcity

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    i use a python cable lock [made by Master] at night time to lock my ladders to the roof bars . not totally thief proof but its something. i also have my van backed up to a wall, as an extra deterrent.
    i had a good long look at the different motorbike locks /hardened chain locks in Bn Q recently, they have an excellent selection - i intend to up my security very soon .
     
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