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Old 06-02-2018, 10:42 PM   #57
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I carry a 16í Little Giant, a 2í step ladder and a step stool. The 16 footer is handy for getting on top and in step ladder configuration but itís heavy and difficult to stow. Iím thinking about replacing it with one of the collapsible type.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:11 PM   #58
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I guess I'm in the "Beverly Hillbillies" group. My 16' ladder folds up into 4 sections and suspends from a rack attached to the RV ladder. This secondary ladder makes it much easier for this 74-year-old to gain access to the roof which happens 3 or 4 times a year for routine maintenance. By the way, it's very easy for me to get to the roof using the attached ladder but coming down, it's that first step has become more and more difficult for me to overcome so the "Beverly Hillbilly" ladder positioned parallel to the attached ladder, makes all the difference in the world.

Maybe someone should start making ladder cozzies, it would improve the unsightliness.


I canít agree more with the Beverly Hillbillyís look and for the most part, I think that constant piggy backing off the coach ladder does the coach ladder no good as far as the mounting over time is concerned with the rough conditions of our roads. I use a telescoping ladder that shrinks down to about three feet and easily fits into a bay compartment.

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I carry a 16í Little Giant, a 2í step ladder and a step stool. The 16 footer is handy for getting on top and in step ladder configuration but itís heavy and difficult to stow. Iím thinking about replacing it with one of the collapsible type.
If you intend do any work off a step ladder, get a Little Giant. It's heavy; however, it is durable and with the adjustable legs, very stable. I had a collapsible ladder from CW and it was flimsy, and unsafe to work from.
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If you intend do any work off a step ladder, get a Little Giant. It's heavy; however, it is durable and with the adjustable legs, very stable. I had a collapsible ladder from CW and it was flimsy, and unsafe to work from.
Yeah the LG has been really handy except for the stowage issue. I used to cram it in the largest basement compartment but on the last trip I just stuffed it in the back of the toad.

Iíve wondered about the quality of the collapsible ladders and what Iíve seen at CW didnít impress me. The thing is, if they have a Type I rating from ALA they should be safe.

Iíve seen versions of the 16 footer that have an articulating joint in the center allowing it to function like a step ladder. Has anyone seen or used one like that?
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Iíve seen versions of the 16 footer that have an articulating joint in the center allowing it to function like a step ladder. Has anyone seen or used one like that?[/QUOTE]

Been on mine for 2 days applying a Poly Glow finish. In folded to step ladder to get on roof for front cap application. Love this ladder, but, I do have the storage capacity
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