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Old 04-14-2016, 10:02 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Love using the collapsible ladder!

During our last trip we had an opportunity to try out the new 7' collapsible ladder we had purchased (read about it on the forum in an older post) and were very impressed with it! It really does open and close in seconds. Takes up a minuscule amount of storage space, too, and I very much liked that. I think when closed it is less than 4"x4". Camping World Item #20319, if anyone is curious (it's on sale right now, too).
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Camping World Item #20319, if anyone is curious (it's on sale right now, too).
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That part number isn't pointing at the right ladder, methinks.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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7' Double-Sided Rung Ladder - GP Logistics SLD-D7 - Ladders - Camping World

If this is the correct item, please be very careful working while standing on the 3rd rung or above. Be sure ALL four legs are on a firm, level surface. IMHO, this ladder is not safe for high work.
I had one, trashed it and replaced it with a "Little Giant". I'm comfortable using this to work near the roof of my coach.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:58 AM   #4
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We were at an RV park in Birmingham, AL last week and our neighbor had one of those. It was extremely unstable! I would never get higher than the second or third rung without someone holding from the side!
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If the snaps at the bottom are locked in place, our is extremely stable.
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I have used mine quite a bit and I agree with others that using the higher steps can be a little frightening as it will wobble some. I think that if the ladder had a cross member on the very top, it would make it much more stable. Been meaning to look into that.

I had a little giant with my previous mh (where I could store it in the front generator compartment), but couldn't find a decent place to store it in this mh without taking up a lot of valuable storeage space. Granted the little giant was MUCH more stable.

I only use mine to wash/dry windows and other light duty work I can't reach from the ground.

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I've carried a ladder for thousands of miles and have never had the need to use it but I still carry one. Not to steel a topic but are they really necessary?
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During our last trip we had an opportunity to try out the new 7' collapsible ladder we had purchased (read about it on the forum in an older post) and were very impressed with it! It really does open and close in seconds. Takes up a minuscule amount of storage space, too, and I very much liked that. I think when closed it is less than 4"x4". Camping World Item #20319, if anyone is curious (it's on sale right now, too).

Wow 4"x4" you could almost keep it in your shirt pocket.
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I had one that I would use to put the sun screens on the windows and then store under the motorhome until we needed to take them off to move. After a couple of dust storms the sliding parts got enough grit in them that a couple of the arms stuck and bent and could never be totally straightened to make it usable. Anyone who has one should keep it clean and oiled. Love my Little Giant!
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Ours too. Been using it for decades, and haven't fallen - yet

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If the snaps at the bottom are locked in place, our is extremely stable.
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I've owned one for 10 years, first the 6' model and now the 7' model. I'm 6'2" and 300 pounds and I climb all the way to the second from the top rung when necessary. The ladder wasn't designed to be used everyday to paint houses, it was designed as a foldable ladder for RV use.

I use mine every trip to clean the windshield. My BIL use to laugh at me when he saw my big ole butt climb up that ladder and wash the windshield. He was still carrying an "A" frame fiberglass ladder that took up half of his storage. They bought a new coach just before Christmas and his kids asked what they could get him for the motor home as a Christmas gift. I recommended the ladder. He just loves it.

The first one I bought, my SIL has and is still in use after 9 years. You do have to rinse them off when they get dirty, especially if you're storing it in the coach bays.

I bought a square plastic fence post support from Lowes and mounted it on the side wall of my pass thru storage bay. The ladder slides right in and makes it easy to access without moving around other items.
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We were at an RV park in Birmingham, AL last week and our neighbor had one of those. It was extremely unstable! I would never get higher than the second or third rung without someone holding from the side!
Ditto on holding the other side. DH and I always do that with ANY ladder when we go all the way up. Safety first!
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4" x 4" by 7' feet! When I first read the OP's post I was thinking the same thing... how could it be 4""?
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I inherited one from my father and I love it. Opened up and locked it is very stable. It takes up very little room in a cross over hold and is there when needed. I rarely use it but when I need a ladder it is good to have. I got it through a sad circumstance but now I wouldn't be with out it.
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