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Old 05-02-2016, 10:57 AM   #29
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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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I would guess that depends on use and preference. If I were getting one, I'd go with 12.5' so there would be something to hold on to at the top of the ladder with one hand while doing work with the other hand.

Others might prefer the 10.8' so nothin gets in their way (and since you'd never need more than 7' or so to access the roof anyway).
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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').
For safety, a ladder that extends above the roof is better. It gives you the opportunity to grab hold of the ladder before you step onto it.

Handy hint, you also want the base of the ladder far enough away from the Airstream for stability, and a longer ladder makes that easier. OSHA and CoE say one foot out for every four feet up, but there's an easy way to tell without measuring. When you're setting up the ladder, put your feet right between the ladder's feet. Then reach straight forward. The ladder should be at an angle that lets you grip the ladder side rails with your arms almost fully extended. If you have to lean forward to grip the ladder, the angle is too shallow. If you can lean backwards while holding the ladder so you'd fall back if you let go, the angle is too steep.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:35 AM   #31
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I bought the 12 foot because it was on sale for almost half the cost of the 10 foot. Happy with that size. It has come in handy at the house a couple of times and the extra length allows me to angle the ladder out a bit further from the trailer and gives me a better hand hold. It is rock solid and very secure extended full length or partially open.
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Anyone have the Extend & Climb or other telescoping ladder brands shown in Amazon. Are the Telesteps made in Europe or China like the other brands?

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Are the Telesteps made in Europe or China like the other brands?
Pretty sure they're made in Sweden, by Telesteps AB. As anyone who drives a Saab or Volvo will tell you, "Made in Sweden" is not a condemnation.

However, Lynn Peavey Co. in the US also claims to hold the worldwide patents and is listed as the GSA source for US Government procurement.

The Swedish and US Telesteps ladders appear to be identical as near as I can tell. So who really holds the patents is a mystery to me. But either way, at least they're not from China!
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Collapsible ladders

X 2 for the ladder guys ladders. Awesome.

http://www.ladder-guy.com/ladders/ca...sible-ladders/
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