When my dad died I inhearated (Among other things) a ladder, this is a convertable it is either a step ladder, (I have never actually measured it but it's about 8 or 9 feet) or an extension ladder. IT's a Crafstman product per the label.
I had my body man bend me a couple of "J" hooks, He made 'em out of diamond plate (The kind used to make bumpers for pick ups) and drilled 'em for me, I mounted them near the roofline (Just below it, within an inch) with the screws going into good wood (Well all but one, that one got a molly bolt).
Down around eye level I put a "Shower assist" bar (Bath isle in a hardware or home improvement store)
The ladder hangs on the J-hooks and is bungeed (and bicycle cable locked) to the shower assist bar down below.
Major advantage.. That OEM ladder scared me, I'm over 300 pounds and.. Well, that ladder I'd not trust at half that. The Sears job is rated 250 and has no problem with all 300 + of me plus tooles and parts for repair of the Air Conditoiner and such.
PLUS. I really do not like climbing a "Verticle ladder" (Wall mounted ladder) I"m much more comfortable clmibing a slanted ladder (Like a standard extension or step ladder)
And what's more.. This ladder will come in very handy, When I do the roof (Tomorrow) it will be used in extension mode as the roof ladder.. When I wash and wax (Following days) it's a step ladder for getting the sided done. Best of both worlds.
The only thing better would be one of the "Segmented" jobs where I could set it so it had a short "Scaffold" section But alas, My dad bought it before they became popular.
Home is where I park it!