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Old 01-28-2007, 10:55 AM   #15
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My werner was a handy ladder, until the locks that held it in position stopped working. I tried lubricants, adjustments, never could get it to work again.
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Don't they have replacement locks in the accessory part of the Werner Ladder website?
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:25 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone for all your great suggestions. We ended up purchasing the 17' Little Giant. It will be a great assistance in painting the hallway up the staircase and other hard to reach places.

Any by the way....stupid is what studid does, I smashed my middle finger on the left hand when I was holding onto the steps of the ladder and making it smaller and .........will probably lose my nail.

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Old 01-31-2007, 05:33 PM   #17
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Hi Titu -- Always glad to see you posting! I'll have to take a look to see if you ever got final pictures of your Airstream hangar posted. That looked like a good project.
Our Airstream Barn is 99% complete and just needs another coat of paint. As soon as the weather breaks, we will be out taking pictures and updating our Members Photos site. We finished the cedar siding this past fall just as the weather was getting cold. What a project to say the least!

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Old 01-31-2007, 05:41 PM   #18
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We value our friends opinions on the Little Giant Ladders and it's versatility.

Has anyone used this system for working on the top of your trailer, around uneven surfaces, etc. Is it all what the advertisement states it to be? Local BJ's has the 17 foot for $311 which is cheaper than anywhere else advertised. Regardless of the high price, is it worth buying? We have other extension and step ladders but need something to get in those tough places conventional ladders can't reach.


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You don't need it to work on the roof of your Airstream.

Just lean a good ladder against a side window drip rail and climb up.

Wear rubber sole shoes or sneakers.

DO NOT walk forward or rearward of the awning rail.

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Old 01-31-2007, 05:43 PM   #19
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I've used a similar ladder, and it is quite handy. Far as I can tell, it does anything the little giant will do, but it costs a 1/3 as much.

I haven't been able to figure out whats different about LG that warrants that much $$$. Doesn't mean there isn't something...I just don't know what it is.

The one I have (borrowed from dad) is made by Cosco; (and was also availble at Costco); I think he got it at Sam's. I've seen others by Werner in the big-box stores.
Hi Chuck,
the little giant has a box frame and the rungs are wider to make standing on them much eiser. the warner are close but no cigar ,15 min. on a rung will tell you why little giant warrent the extra money.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:45 PM   #20
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I have one of those wide ones with the little platform on it, its great!!Just wish it was a little taller.
Then again, I wish I was a little taller.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:44 PM   #21
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I have the large Gorilla knock-off of the Little Giant. I think it's a 22 or 23 foot. It's very handy. Can break down into two step ladders to make a scaffold (although I've not used that feature yet). The unequal length leg arrangement for working off stairs is very handy.

I paid $200 for it at Home Depot. They make a smaller one, 13' or so, that sells for $100.

My only beef with the ladder is that it's really heavy. Probably weighs 80lbs. But, it doesn't wobble much!

I echo the sentiment about it being great as a tall step ladder; two He-Men can climb it and won't phase it at all.

When I did the research to buy one, I think I recall reading that Little Giant's patent had expired and so Gorilla and the one that Lowes sells (Werner maybe?) were waiting in the wings to offer a near clone of it. My uncle has the real one, and I see virtually no difference between his and mine.

Anyway, good luck with the real one And don't dent your roof!
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:05 PM   #22
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I have not taken a good look at the newer versions , guess it's time . What I can say is my original Little Giant has been in continual construction service for 24 years . I'm sure for homeowner use most of them will serve you well , they sure are handy .
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I'm interested in an extendable ladder. Does anyone have pictures of the ladders you are describing?
Here's a link to Little Giant Ladder.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:55 AM   #24
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we have the little giant and carry it in our tow vehicle as we are on the road often and need to wash and wax the trailer in places other than at home. it has a platform and packs into a small space when folded up. good luck with your purchase.
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I had a 17 and just purchased the 22 to gain me a little more height. I gave my 17 to my son. They sell good quality and while pricey, it's really something that is a one time buy. My first Little Giant ladder is over 10 years old and is functioning as well as when it was new. Also Little Giant has some nice accesories like leg extenders, platforms, steps and standoffs that really enhance the functionality.

I caught the guy at the local home show here at the convention center and he sold me his demo unit along with the standoff, leg extension, and platform step.

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