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Old 10-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Ladders

I'm new to RVing but have noticed that some (maybe all?) RVers carry a ladder. I'm wondering what length/type ladder would be best?
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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I like a 8' fiberglass step ladder. Most have a very wide stable stance, weight carrying capacity is important depending on your how much you weight. Fiberglass is heavier to handle and move around, but more stable and less likely to blow over should you leave the ladder standing and the wind blows. Aluminum is much lighter weight but less unstable. At my age stable is important.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Tough question. We carry a 5ft Aluminum ladder that lets me get to anything I need to get to, plus easy access to the roof ladder. Most folks I 've seen cary 6ft ladders.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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I carry a 7' GPLogistics folding ladder... Really cool two-sided folding ladder... Folds into a 6"X6"X7' package yet will hold 350 lbs.... CW sells it for around $200 but I found it on line for $129.... It's really great... Better than having to deal with an actual step-ladder....
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #5
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I carry a 7' GPLogistics folding ladder... Really cool two-sided folding ladder... Folds into a 6"X6"X7' package yet will hold 350 lbs.... CW sells it for around $200 but I found it on line for $129.... It's really great... Better than having to deal with an actual step-ladder....
Me too. I started with a 6' fold up and found there were areas I couldn't reach.
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...g-ladders/2922
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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CW only carries the 5' and 6' ones.... 7' will serve you sooooo much better....
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I also have one of the folding ladders, but I cannot say that I am thrilled with it. It is ok, I guess, and is certainly easy to carry, but I sure would like sturdier and more stable. Before buying one of the folding ones, make sure you climb on it. The space a regular ladder takes is an issue, and I just do not like to hang things from the motorhome ladder.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #9
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Little Giant. Not the cheapest but does all I need it to and stowes nicely under the MH.
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I bought the 7' folding ladder at Quartzite last year and it works well. I should have added the top support so I will get it next Jan.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:12 PM   #12
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I have never needed any step ladder over 6ft when me an my wife goes camping
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #13
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costco. it's 17 feet opened and app 6ft as an step ladder. it's a smaller style of the little giant. no you don't get it at costco. wal-mart or pep boys and best of all it's $89.00 when it's on sale regular $120 was going to use the little giant but it was on my pickup when it was stolen, and i had 3 of the costcos in the garage. at lowes you can get the knockoff of the little giant (19 ft open) better price. if you are really short on space little giant has a small one that will fit in a trunk of a car and still get you on a 1 story roof.
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I carry a 7' GPLogistics folding ladder... Really cool two-sided folding ladder... Folds into a 6"X6"X7' package yet will hold 350 lbs.... CW sells it for around $200 but I found it on line for $129.... It's really great... Better than having to deal with an actual step-ladder....
Me too, I carry it in a hollow plastic fence post in one of my storage bays. That keeps it off the floor and easily accessible.
I also added the folding top support (can't call it a "step") and it still fits in the fence post when folded.
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