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Old 04-23-2016, 08:15 AM   #15
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I also use roof top canoe pads to cushion my ladder. They are pre slotted and fit right on the ladder rails without slipping. Already had them so nothing else to buy. I forgot to pack them for a recent trip and needed to use the ladder. I have a couple of large pool noodles cut for the ZD arms. Used those and they worked just as well. Saw a guy using towels taped around his ladder and that also did the job. Big thing is to cushion the ladder from damaging our precious soft aluminum Airstreams. Use whatever works for you.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:40 AM   #16
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I carry a two-step step stool and a folding ladder because of the work I do. When we get the Airstream both will travel in the truck. I got pool noodles for the big awning on the Foretravel after I used my head to find one of the arms. Those noodles will go with the coach and I'll get new ones for the Airstream.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:27 AM   #17
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Depending on the size and shape of your space, you might want to consider alternative designs:

http://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-S.../dp/B002PNMMOC
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:36 AM   #18
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Depending on the size and shape of your space, you might want to consider alternative designs:

http://www.amazon.com/GP-Logistics-S.../dp/B002PNMMOC
That's exactly the kind that Camping World used to sell. As I stated in a previous post, my 5' model was so rickety I don't dare set it up anywhere but on a level floor.

Mind you, the posted load capacity of the 5' GP Logistics is only 225 pounds (I just now looked on mine, it's posted in very small numbers about 1/8" high on one leg of the ladder), and I'm about a dozen pounds over that limit. So of course it's rickety for me. People who weigh less will have fewer problems with it.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:23 AM   #19
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We carry this compact and stable 3-step ladder which allows us to reach the roof and helps getting stuff into the bed of the truck. Travels nicely.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:43 AM   #20
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Telesteps for me!

I use 2 of their 16 foot heavy duty models (the ones with the actual step platforms on them) for my solar installation work. I lean then against the sidewall of an RV using a dual durometer foam cap that I have fabricated for me in Hood River at a foam products manufacturer.

Almost every client with an Airstream also has one (but the shorter, regular duty models) that allow them roof access to clean or tilt their solar panels. They are solidly built, work extremely well and store with a single latching mechanism. Great product!
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:09 PM   #21
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TeleSteps is one of the best. Very sturdy and very compact. Available as a regular ladder or a stepladder. I have the stepladder type.
http://www.telesteps.se/en/pro/home/
This is interesting. Looking at their website they make a the step ladder in both a 1.7M and 2.3M lengths. The folded lengths are almost the same 67cm compared to 71cm and the weights are about 4kg apart. Does anyone know how deep they are when folded. The spec says they are width is about 60cm but does not talk about depth (folded)

I use a ladder all the time while on the road as I like to keep the trailer clean as possible - so it gets washed regularly. Right now I'm using a 3-step folding step stool but find its not high enough to get the end caps clean.
I know I'm short.....

Anyway, just wondering if the 1.7 or 2.3 would be best and also does anyone know were one can purchase these in Canada or the USA as I see this is a European site

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does anyone know were one can purchase these in Canada or the USA as I see this is a European site
I got mine at Amazon after reading on another thread where Lewster mentioned his.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ords=telesteps
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Thanks Protagonist. What length did you get?
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Thanks Protagonist. What length did you get?
This one, Telesteps 10ES:
http://www.amazon.com/Telesteps-10ES...rch_detailpage
Unfortunately, that one is temporarily out of stock at Amazon. It's not long enough to use to climb up on the roof, but long enough reach the roof.
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This one, Telesteps 10ES:
http://www.amazon.com/Telesteps-10ES...rch_detailpage
Unfortunately, that one is temporarily out of stock at Amazon. It's not long enough to use to climb up on the roof, but long enough reach the roof.
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I bought this ladder from Amazom and it is a good multi-purpose ladder that doesn't take up much space when stored. I have used it to get on the roof several times by having 3 sections straight and the 4th at a 90deg angle. I put a 2x2 across the end and padded it. It is long enough to spread load across two roof supports.

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TeleSteps is one of the best. Very sturdy and very compact. Available as a regular ladder or a stepladder. I have the stepladder type.
http://www.telesteps.se/en/pro/home/
That is also what I keep in my rear storage compartment. Pricy but sturdy.
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With the overall height of the typical Airstream trailer under 10ft would the Telestep 3.3m model (10.8') overall length be too short or is the 3.8m model advised (12.5').

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