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Old 12-28-2010, 06:45 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by w7ts View Post
I leave mine in the back of the truck a lot even when not traveling. So far keeping it there has prevented a situation from occurring where I would need a ladder. It is a lot like the anti-vampire garlic that I wear around my neck.

The ladder (I am not a ladder nor a truck) has not kept me from using it. Where do I get that garlic?

Don't make my mistake of buying the 10.5 foot oneóit was on sale. It's long enough to get on top since the top is 9.5', but not long enough to make it safe to come down. I've been on the top for 6 months now. My wife brought me a sleeping bag and some bungie cords to keep me from rolling off and the computer. I should have bought the 12.5' one. I hope it doesn't snow any more.


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Old 12-28-2010, 08:33 PM   #16
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Regarding Halimer's note above about using a 'pad' under the ladder to protect the outer skin...I use one of those kneeling pads that you can find just about anywhere - also saves the knees when placing leveling blocks during parking maneuvers...

Pads similar to these: KNEELING PAD 20X10X1: Patio, Lawn & Garden to get me one of those neat telescoping, anti-gravity contraptions!


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Old 12-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #17
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We own both the Werner 13’ and 17’ telescoping ladders. I had the 17 foot ladder first, for use in the shop, but the ladder compacted at four rungs high was about 3 inches to tall or long to fit into the van for easy transporting. I searched the Northwest for the 13’ ladder, and finally found one for less than $100 at Lowe’s in Seattle Washington. The Werner and Little Giant seem to be rated the same, but the Little Giant costs about $100 more.

We have been full timing for about 18 months, and I seem to use the ladder about once a month. I have been on the roof several times, replacing both skylights and two fans. The shorter 13-foot ladder allows easy access to the roof, but one has to be comfortable with standing on the roof and turning your back to the edge, and backing down a ladder, as it doesn’t stand tall enough to give easy hand holds to remain upright.

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Old 12-28-2010, 11:16 PM   #18
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Hi, I really should buy one of these ladders. Once while camping, the wind blew my rear vent lid off it's mount and was partially broken. I was able to borrow a ladder from another Airstreamer [Mike / ScrapIrony-2] so I could put the broken vent lid in back on and duct tape it in place until we got home so I could install the new vent lid. That night it rained very hard for several hours and the vent was directly over my queen bed. You never know when you will need one of these. Thank You again Mike.

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:02 AM   #19
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Gene: Did you consider bungee jumping to get down? I feel your pain.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:37 AM   #20
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I saw this trailer while I was at P&S this last fall. I thought it was a great place to store a ladder. I know my truck bed seems to fill up with other stuff real fast
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:50 PM   #21
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I bought the Warner 11 footer at Lowes for $79. It's a very handy item. I always keep it in the back of the truck. It is heavy however.

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