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Old 01-27-2023, 04:23 AM   #1
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Lippert Ladder vs Telescoping Ladder?

My new travel trailer is equipped for the Lippert ladder.

Is this better than the many telescoping ladders out there?
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I do not think they are any better.......they are more expensive albeit offers a receiver you can attach to the trailer, which may be a plus if you want to access the roof from one location and you want to security of receiver's attachment point https://store.lci1.com/lippert-on-th...andable-ladder. The receiver is not of value to me since I generally only use my telescoping ladder to access the underside of the awning for cleaning.
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Man; "starting at $249.95". There are much better options available at lower prices.
I chose aWerner articulating ladderinstead of a telescoping ladder because the telescoping ladder cannot be used as a stand-alone step ladder. For the price difference it might be worth investigating.
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If you're only or exclusively considering a telescoping ladder, then the only difference, as Camp_CA has said, is that the Lippert On-The-Go Ladder is pretty much charging $163 (!!!) for that ability to secure the ladder in place with the little hook tabs that fit into the receiver (See HERE for the illustration).

Essentially, the EXACT same ladder without the little hooks can be purchased through Amazon for $86.99

12.5FT Telescoping Ladder, Telescopic Extension Ladder - through Amazon $86.99

That's a difference of $162.96 for a ladder that is almost identical and with pretty close to the exact same specifications as both:

* extend to 12' 6"

* are rated for 330 lbs.

* have a total weight under 25 lbs.

* have a fully retracted height of 33.5"

If it were me and i wanted a telescoping ladder (because of limited storage space), I'd go with the one without the hooks to save $162.96 as I could still access the roof without having to hook the ladder into the receiver. If you feel more secure using the receiver and you think that ability is worth the extra money, then get the Lippert.

Or if you have room to store an articulating ladder, I, like Ray,IN, would prefer one where I could also use it as a step ladder.
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Man; "starting at $249.95". There are much better options available at lower prices.
I chose aWerner articulating ladderinstead of a telescoping ladder because the telescoping ladder cannot be used as a stand-alone step ladder. For the price difference it might be worth investigating.
I have one of those, but it is to heavy to be packing around on trips. I will use this when at home working on stuff though. The collapsible model will be used on trips if something needs attending to on the roof.
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If you're only or exclusively considering a telescoping ladder, then the only difference, as Camp_CA has said, is that the Lippert On-The-Go Ladder is pretty much charging $163 (!!!) for that ability to secure the ladder in place with the little hook tabs that fit into the receiver (See HERE for the illustration).

Essentially, the EXACT same ladder without the little hooks can be purchased through Amazon for $86.99

12.5FT Telescoping Ladder, Telescopic Extension Ladder - through Amazon $86.99

That's a difference of $162.96 for a ladder that is almost identical and with pretty close to the exact same specifications as both:

* extend to 12' 6"

* are rated for 330 lbs.

* have a total weight under 25 lbs.

* have a fully retracted height of 33.5"

If it were me and i wanted a telescoping ladder (because of limited storage space), I'd go with the one without the hooks to save $162.96 as I could still access the roof without having to hook the ladder into the receiver. If you feel more secure using the receiver and you think that ability is worth the extra money, then get the Lippert.

Or if you have room to store an articulating ladder, I, like Ray,IN, would prefer one where I could also use it as a step ladder.
I put this on on my shopping list. I already have short step ladder also.
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