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Old 12-27-2010, 07:46 AM   #1
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Telescoping ladder - Werner 11 footer

Santa brought an 11-foot Werner telescoping ladder to replace a flimsy three-step ladder. I like how it converts from a stepladder to an extension ladder to a workbench or scaffold. It weighs 27 lbs vice 10 lbs for the one it replaces. I think this Werner may be what the doctor ordered but I’ll let you know how it works out during the 2011 camping season. Best wishes, John
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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Cool! Hope to camp near you soon. Do they make a ladder sticker like one I recently saw on a pickup?
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:57 AM   #3
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I have the 22' version of the Werner ladder and it is AWESOME !!! So safe up on it and it is rated to 300#s so having a spare tire around my middle doesn't present a problem for it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:23 AM   #4
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NICE! Where did you buy it and for how much?
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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I have a few of these from my general contractor days. They are heavy, but they are also the multi-tool of ladders. The nice thing is they fold down really small. I have complete confidence in their strength and durability. Mine were used on many larger roofing and siding jobs and all are in great condition.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:23 AM   #6
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NICE! Where did you buy it and for how much?
Mike: Home Depot, I think, and about $100. The Little Giant is about the same weight and has some upgrades, such as welding instead of rivets. But it's twice as pricey. Best wishes, John
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
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I bought a larger version of this ladder at Costco several years ago. Very sturdy, stable and well-built. However, this thing is H-E-A-V-Y. I could handle the regular telescoping ladder it replaced, by myself. I can manhandle the new one alone, but it's a chore and much easier with a helper.

The smaller one pictured in the original post looks like it would fit the bill for occasional portable use when camping. We also have a small step ladder, but it is useless if you need to get on top of the Airstream for any reason.

Great suggestion. I'll check these out at home depot...
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #8
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I have the 12 1/2 foot version of the Telesteps. It does not have different configurations, but it does a good job of going straight up. It weighs 22 Lbs

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Wow....
I am an AWESOME ladder !!!

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:00 AM   #10
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I am an AWESOME ladder !!!

Greetings Werner
Apparently you are also a big blue semi.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:47 PM   #12
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I like the idea of having a portable ladder when I go on trips. I'm going to get one.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:40 PM   #13
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I like the idea of having a portable ladder when I go on trips. I'm going to get one.
It is a very handy thing to have. With the Airstream, I feel a greater need as my previous RVs all had a ladder on the back to access the roof area.

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.

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Old 12-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #14
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I'm another Telestep owner. Without it, it's tuff to work on the AS on the road. Don't forget to place some cushioning between the ladder and AS if you're leaning it against it.

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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.

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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 one—it 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: Amazon.com: KNEELING PAD 20X10X1: Patio, Lawn & Garden

...got 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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