Question Compact folding ladder

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I have one of the GP folding ladders except mine is a 7 foot model. Nice to have on the road, particularly for cleaning the windshield and installing outside window shades. I mounted a 6" dia. piece of pvc to the frame rail to store it and keep it off the bay floor.
 
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I have the 7’ GP as well... @Someday Came, the PVC on the frame rails is a great idea.
 
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I also carry a very light 6' folding aluminum step ladder for the windshield, windows, etc.
With all the tools, compressor, , CR spotless washer, power washer, electric "stuff", along with washing, waxing, and cleaning supplies; I'm beginning to feel like a miniature rolling Ace Hardware store!!😄😉
 
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I carry the GP 7' too. I installed a 5" plastic fence post in a pass thru bay and it rides there.
 
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I have a 6-7 foot "stick" ladder like the OP, I think I got it from "spit" Camping World. It is flimsy, I've jumped off this thing no less than 3 times to save from falling. I borrowed Renee's (@ARD) telesteps ladder to put my windshield gutter thing on and it was solid and safe. I may get one myself if I can figure out where to store it. It was nice as the ladder rungs had a back part that went vertical so your feet have stops. It's pricey but quality. She uses very thick pool noodle foam on the top left/right section for where it makes contact with the coach.

 
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I just ordered my 16ft telesteps direct from the manuf as it's free shipping so $50 less than you'd get on Amazon. I'll figure out storage of this but I really need to lose the stick ladder, it is UNSAFE! I do have a rear ladder but there are times I need to get up front or sides so this will be good to have and last going forward to any future ladderless coaches.

 
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Boy, the ladder @Jabber Jaw purchased is listed for $89 and the one @Neal purchased is listed for $304. There’s gotta be a reason but I don’t see it in the write ups. Is the more expensive one worth the huge difference?
 
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Boy, the ladder @Jabber Jaw purchased is listed for $89 and the one @Neal purchased is listed for $304. There’s gotta be a reason but I don’t see it in the write ups. Is the more expensive one worth the huge difference?
Neal has a lot more money than me!😉
 
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Boy, the ladder @Jabber Jaw purchased is listed for $89 and the one @Neal purchased is listed for $304. There’s gotta be a reason but I don’t see it in the write ups. Is the more expensive one worth the huge difference?

First difference is length. If you go to the 15.5 ft version of the "$89 model" the price jumps to $180. I don't know about any other telescoping ladder, I don't know the background of why/how @ARD chose the one she has, I'm sure it was recommendations from others. She also researches intensely, I've tried to spend her money bypassing the scrutiny, never worked :) I borrowed her telesteps brand 16ft ladder and the quality was outstanding, the design was a winner to me (mechanical engineer brain), and the ease of retracting them was ingenious. The rungs have red/green indicators to indicate the security (latched) which is very important for safety. I own an unsafe ladder (stick nonsense) and want a safe one I am not going to fall off of. My father was in a wheel chair (not from a fall), my uncle is in a wheel chair paralyzed waste down from falling from a ladder so I'm very sensitive about ladders and the trend of my father and his brother I want to be sure I don't follow. The rungs have a vertical toe guard per se to keep your feet from slipping forward. I'm very happy to pay a premium for this ladder I ordered as I believe it is premium. I am at a point and have been a long time in my life to buy things once, but it right the first time. Okay, I bought a stupid stick ladder, now I'm buying a telescoping ladder that will last me for life.
 
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I'm with @Neal on buying quality stuff, especially when it involves safety. In the long run, buying "once" saves you money...and, could save your life.

TJ
 
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I'm with @Neal on buying quality stuff, especially when it involves safety. In the long run, buying "once" saves you money...and, could save your life.

TJ
I knew I should have purchased the Essex😆!
 
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So far I have been able to get by with my aluminum 8' step ladder. I have been able to travel with it initially in my enclosed trailer and now mounted on the deck of my Tandem Tow dolly. It must be a little easier to use because two of my buddies here at my winter site have a couple different types of telescoping RV ladders and they keep coming by and borrowing mine.

If my toad ever changes to where I can't haul my regular 8' step ladder then I'll be shopping for the telescoping type.
 
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I have a 6-7 foot "stick" ladder like the OP, I think I got it from "spit" Camping World. It is flimsy, I've jumped off this thing no less than 3 times to save from falling. I borrowed Renee's (@ARD) telesteps ladder to put my windshield gutter thing on and it was solid and safe. I may get one myself if I can figure out where to store it. It was nice as the ladder rungs had a back part that went vertical so your feet have stops. It's pricey but quality. She uses very thick pool noodle foam on the top left/right section for where it makes contact with the coach.


that is a freaking awesome ladder. I don’t think we need one that tall, but I’m going to look into them.
 
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My telesteps arrived and I decided to use the gen bay for storage. I just put it on top of the gen and secured it with lashing straps to left/right posts (not yet installed in this pic) as I take this bay very seriously in that if anything comes out it could kill someone. Don't need any more drama in life!

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