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Which Ladder, lighter weight, do you bring with you on the road?

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Hi,

 

We need to buy a ladder to bring with us on the road to be able to reach the entire roof area, and clean and tighten the solar panels. I thought I read somewhere on here, people were using a certain brand and height and weight ladder that you can reach all areas on the roof without climbing on it. I also seem to recall it had a carry bag? We do have a truck and would not need to store it in the Oliver while traveling. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

 

Muppy (Cheryl)


New Hampshire residents.


2016 Chevy Silverado 1500, Crew Cab, LTZ/short box, 5.3L Ecotec3 V8 w/ tow/haul mode /20 inch wheels


Retirement ( 12-31-2017)  


8/25/2019, we purchased the previously owned “2017 Oliver Elite ll  Hull #170, Standard King Bed, Solar package, Nature’s Head Composting Toilet and all the extras”! 


 


 


 

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I use this on the road and while at home to do stuff up top. We carry it in the bed of the truck. I cut a pool noodle to fit the top couple of feet of the ladder where it rests against the trailer.

 

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There are a number of past threads. Put “ladder” in the search window. I don't recall anyone discussing a ladder that includes a cover. I suggest one of the wonderful Werner articulated ladders if you don’t need to put it in the closet. The MT-13 is fine for an Ollie but too short for all around home use. Look for sales at the box stores.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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Probably not everywhere, but my local Lowe's carries several models of the Little Giant in stock, including the newer, lighter, but not quite as adjustable fiberglass King Kombo. Not as easy to carry in the truck bed. More available online, ship free to store.

Costco has only one, aluminim, 1a rated, online right now. I think its a model made for them, but a really nice size.

Sherry

 

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John,  12 or 15 foot model??  Thanks.

 

 

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The telescoping ladders are more stable when the skinny parts are not all extended. Unless you simply don’t have the storage space, a taller one will be better for actually using, since you can leave more of the small top parts collapsed. For an older person I strongly suggest a taller ladder of this type. The Werner articulating type will be way, WAY more stable to use than any telescoping one.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

 


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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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John, 12 or 15 foot model?? Thanks.

 

 

 

Mine is the 12.5' one as shown in the description.  It is the only one I found rated for 330 lbs, so it will be less flexible.  And it's long enough that it doesn't have to be extended all the way to easily reach the roof of the trailer.  I have one of the folding type ladders too, but it is much more bulky and heavier.  I wouldn't bring a ladder at all if it wasn't for the solar.


John


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There are a number of these "telescoping" ladders on the market and a number of them appear to be similar - read the specs carefully!  I found a couple of them on Amazon and then used Camel, Camel, Camel to watch prices over last winter.  The 12 foot one that I finally bought came with a "storage bag" and it fits nicely in the closet secured to the vent pipe with a bungee cord.  I paid $80, shipping included.

 

Bill

 

P.s.  Speaking of "specs" - remember that if you purchase a "light weight" ladder - it is light weight!  Re-read the warnings above and try to remember them.  These telescoping ladders certainly do not seem to be made for heavy duty use BUT are more than acceptable for the purposes I have in mind.


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I was in Costco today, and saw the Little Giant Megalite is on sale, for $119. That's a really nice ladder for the price, though kind of big to carry around in the pickup bed, I  think.

Sherry


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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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At some point I'll need another vehicle to carry all the stuff I think I need. I have not carried a ladder - yet, although I needed one on my last trip - just borrowed one the host had stored in the bushes... 


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