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WNYBob

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Posted: 10/01/17 08:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would leave home with out it.

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K Charles wrote:

I got a GP Logistics ladder that folds to 3.5 in X 3.5 in. I don't use it much but it doesn't take up any space.


Had to look that up. Pretty neat ladder. I would like an A frame over straight ladder but it looks a bit light duty for my size.


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K Charles wrote:

I got a GP Logistics ladder that folds to 3.5 in X 3.5 in. I don't use it much but it doesn't take up any space.


Wow!


It's just Mrs. SpeakEasy and me now (empty-nesters). But we can choose from among 7 grandchildren to drag along with us!



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When I was building new house, I had 7 different ladders and use them all.
Not only out of convenience of not carrying around, but you will always find a need for different ladder sooner or later.
IMHO THIS ONE would be most universal.
But use caution. Telescopic and folding ladders are not for everyone and when the ladder flex with you 10 feet above concrete pad, you can't panic.
Don't see him around anymore, but ClassA had a member who drop from corner of his motorhome.
He had about 80% of his body in cast for long months.

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K Charles wrote:

I got a GP Logistics ladder that folds to 3.5 in X 3.5 in. I don't use it much but it doesn't take up any space.


Link, please? Size of a notecard???

OP- I have the same telescoping ladder. I've used it to setup my cell booster antenna and a few other things. Just watch your fingers when putting it (down mostly).

I always open the bottom sections first, thereby using the heaviest parts of the ladder.

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I also have one of the GP logistics one (links below) as well as a telescopic one. I like them for different reasons, the step ladder is better for putting up a tarp if expecting rain/snow but the telescopic is good for getting on the roof to clean the solar panels, check the roof etc.

I have a built in ladder on the back of the camper but it doesn't have any handholds on the top so I really have no idea how it is supposed to be used safely.

https://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-SLDD........2785&sr=8-1&keywords=gp+logistics+ladder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmsOd7atirI


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Kayteg1 wrote:


IMHO THIS ONE would be most universal.


I have one of those, works great, stores in no space at all.


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Yep......72" GP Logistics folding ladder. Is actually 73" long and will not fit in a 4" pipe. Tried it in 4.5" sewer hose carrier and velcro strap on ladder to hold it closed just barely makes it. I carry it across the top of my rear truck bumper with a couple of straps and it fits there perfect. I want to get a hose carrier across the bumper to stow it in tho because dirt & grime in all the moving parts makes it stiff to open easily. I'm 210lbs and do not feel unsafe on it, but it is what it is so I am careful when using it.


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I carry a Louisville 4' CrossStep, step ladder, I keep it across the back seat of my truck to keep it clean and secure. It is pretty thin, fiberglass, and 300 lb. rating. I use it if I have things to do around the camper.

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WNYBob wrote:

Would leave home with out it.

So, you don't like to carry a ladder [emoticon]

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