Gradygal, we order our 2350 with the ladder but told them to keep the roof rack. I hated climing over them and they do add more holes to the roof. Like you I don't always have a ladder with me and it seems I need to get on the roof while out on a trip. I am always checking something up there.
Ron, you might want to get the winegard wingman to improve your TV. I added it to my last motorhome and it really did help put in the digital signals. Very easy to install and does not add to your roof height.
Here is the link to Camping World's sale: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/winegard-wingman/44021