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Old 02-12-2020, 06:54 AM   #1
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Portable Ladder

Is anyone carrying a portable ladder? What type and brand? Looking for something to be able to get up on the roof so it needs to be about 15í

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Old 02-12-2020, 09:01 AM   #2
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Myifan Telescopic Ladder Multi-Purpose Aluminium Telescoping Ladder Extension Extend Portable Ladder Foldable Ladder EN131Standards (16Ft / 4.9M) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F9RKBDD..._OmbrEbGVZAC9S
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I carry this one.

Telesteps 1800EP OSHA Compliant 18 ft Professional Extension Ladder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KGBIKC..._cpjJlbGxPVMkN
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I have the Little Giant knock off sold by Harbor Frieght. I like having the A frame capability for washing the coach and doing general maintenance and then the ability to use the straight ladder to get on the roof.

The downside is it takes up some room and itís not as light as the telescoping ladders.

If memory serves me right, I paid just under $100.
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I carry one of these.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/GP-Logist...adder/25521241
Folded up, it fits nicely on the back bumper of the RV.
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Thanks for the replies. Since we have a Sprinter RV we need a ladder that is compact and safe. Some of the telescope types have gotten bad safety reviews. Pro a made in China ��
And prices are all over the place. The ladder will get very limited use and I only weigh 145 but I don’t want it to come crashing down on me.
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I'm noticing that you guys are recommending the 16' and 18' telescoping ladders. I figure our RV roofs are about 12' up. Can you get away with the 14' ones or does that make it difficult getting on and off the ladder from the roof? Those extra couple of feet are a lot more money!
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i used to carry a Telesteps collapsing ladder. i rarely used it but when i did i always worried about it collapsing. the primary reason i stopped carrying it was because it weighed a ton.
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I'm noticing that you guys are recommending the 16' and 18' telescoping ladders. I figure our RV roofs are about 12' up. Can you get away with the 14' ones or does that make it difficult getting on and off the ladder from the roof? Those extra couple of feet are a lot more money!


The ladder needs to lean against the RV at an angle, and it also should extend at least 3 feet above the roof to give you something safe to grab onto coming down. One fall off a ladder can end your RVing days forever....no time to get cheap here.
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All good points here. It has to be taller than your roof top by several feet and it has to be safe from collapsing or even falling. The more I think about it I probably will not carry a ladder. I guess if I need to get on the roof while traveling I will have to find some that I can borrow from. We have limited space and weight capacity. Telescope ladders look interesting but also scary.
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All good points here. It has to be taller than your roof top by several feet and it has to be safe from collapsing or even falling. The more I think about it I probably will not carry a ladder. I guess if I need to get on the roof while traveling I will have to find some that I can borrow from. We have limited space and weight capacity. Telescope ladders look interesting but also scary.


Certainly not an item to cheap out on.

There seems to be some cheaper telescope ladders out there. I went with one of the higher end models rated to 300 pounds and 15 feet.

No issues getting up onto my 12 foot rig. Stores nicely in the storage compartment under the bed.

I will say that I only use it a few times a year (mainly for cleaning the roof) but would not want to HOPE I can borrow one in the event of a slide, awning or leak issue.
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I'm noticing that you guys are recommending the 16' and 18' telescoping ladders. I figure our RV roofs are about 12' up. Can you get away with the 14' ones or does that make it difficult getting on and off the ladder from the roof? Those extra couple of feet are a lot more money!
For safety, your ladder should extend at least 2' above the roof. 3' is ideal.
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