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Old 04-26-2011
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I carry a step ladder in my bus and use it only occasionally. I am considering getting a folding ladder to save space in the bus. The ladder I am considering is like this one;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

They sell them at CampingWorld as well. I was wondering if anyone has experience and can provide an assessment, fo,r or against.
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I carry the same ladder in the 7' version, works great. It is stored in Home Depot white PVC fence post, cut down to 7', in the pass through bay.
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I have one. It works for me and is pretty sturdy as well. I want to get the optional top shelf, however. When you are up on it there is no place to put the spray bottle or wax can.
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A double sided aluminum, folding and telecoping give your a lot is a little space. And they are amaizing stable.
You might want to take a look at little giant. http://shop.ebay.com/items/little%20giant%20ladder?_dmd=1&_sop=12&rvr_id=2278 60617501&rawquery=little+giant+ladder&sig=058c39dc 49961fbefccca220474e57f5ac9af4c4b017b2c1f2063f4a06 5f7a0fb16637b6e720235ee72722680285c288c3c3fb061f54 7e3a86bc2cbd1f198eb5154a566c2b79e0e3db8430f16c6248 084fc608b746a3efd995e666d7e9c0cc7783e0a42b6164ee49 63889e36433b476af9027adcc63ef8cdc0b078d54ffbecaa%7 C1&crlp=372189372_1&MT_ID=8&tt_encode=raw&seg_id=0 &its=20110427131457&keyword=little+giant+ladder&ge o_id=1


Gorilla is the same thing, lots cheaper. http://www.gorillaladders.org/
I bought mine at Home Depot, $100, actually one was on sale last year for $79. You can't beleive how heavy made they are.
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My BMC does not have a built in ladder on the back. I carry a Little Giant which can be used as a straight ladder, or an A frame ladder.

Very strong, very stable, but heavy. Little Giant is a great sticks and bricks ladder, and good for the BB as well, it will last a lifetime of even heavy use. But it is heavy compared to other ladders if that is a concern.


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A double sided aluminum, folding and telecoping give your a lot is a little space. And they are amaizing stable.
You might want to take a look at little giant. http://shop.ebay.com/items/little%20...adder&geo_id=1


Gorilla is the same thing, lots cheaper. http://www.gorillaladders.org/
I bought mine at Home Depot, $100, actually one was on sale last year for $79. You can't beleive how heavy made they are.
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I carry a step ladder in my bus and use it only occasionally. I am considering getting a folding ladder to save space in the bus. The ladder I am considering is like this one;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

They sell them at CampingWorld as well. I was wondering if anyone has experience and can provide an assessment, fo,r or against.
Thanks.
We have the 7' version. Works fine. Little storage space.
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I had a couple of "Stick" ladders and was not comfortable working on them as they are not nearly as stable as regular step ladders. Last year I bought a # 12S Telesteps ladder rated at 300 lbs and it is compact and solid nas a rock.




Check out this video.

http://www.telesteps.net/A-FRAME%20VIDEO.MOV


This can be used as both a straight ladder or step ladder. Folds up to fit anywhere. The ladder is a little heavy to carry around but easy with the included carry strap. Shop around as I've seen this Model 12S ladder priced at $150.00 and at $300.00.
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of courxe BMCs have no ladder so we use a ladder that I believe is called Telesteps (telescoping) Pretty light, telescopes down to not much so easy to store. Not a stepladder but it has served all my needs. They come in different lengths (I think mine telescopes out to 11.5 feet)

I can't remember where I got it (I think on sale at Holland Motor Homes) but they are not too expensive.

http://www.telesteps.net/

Here from Amazon but currently out of stock

http://www.amazon.com/Telesteps-1205...dp_ob_title_hi
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We have the one you are looking at from camping world. We bought it over 12 years ago and it still works great. I like it because I handle it if Dean is not around and I need to use.
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Here from Amazon but currently out of stock

http://www.amazon.com/Telesteps-1205...dp_ob_title_hi
My experience with these portable ladders is mixed. Convenient because of their weight and ability to collapse into a small package, but a little spooky if fully extended. I never felt like it was going to break, but the bobbing and swaying made me a bit nervous.

There are similar ladders with differing maximum weight ratings. Amazon these two listed as in stock.

Max 300 pounds - http://www.amazon.com/Xtend-Climb-78...ref=pd_cp_hi_3

Max 225 pounds - http://www.amazon.com/Xtend-Climb-77...ref=pd_cp_hi_1
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