Telesteps measurements are not what they appear. Their 12ES is supposed to be a 12' extension ladder and an 8' step ladder. Read the fine print, it is 12' "reach" and 8' "reach". The actual length is considerably shorter, and you can see it if you look at the U-tube demonstration clip in this link Telesteps 12ES Telescoping Combination Ladder
Not saying it is a bad product, just that it is slightly misrepresented and you could make an ordering mistake expecting a full 8 and 12 foot ladder.