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Old 03-10-2018, 10:42 AM   #1
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Ladders, Ladders, and Ladders Which one?

Now there are Telescoping ones. Then there Telescoping ones the fold half way to become a step ladder. Or step Ladders that fold back to 4x4 post 5'-7' to choose from. Telescoping ones come in different heights also..

The question what will work on are ETI Trailers to reach the top of the roof assuming you are not 6' tall, ease or storage, oct.

What do you use, or what will you be buying next time?
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:26 AM   #2
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I just lean my extension ladder against the trailer, with pool noodles or pipe insulation for protection.
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And I like my Little Giant. I made a small padded platform for the top step. I like being able to kneel on it and easily and safely reach the center of the roof.

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Is this to take with you on the road?
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:08 PM   #5
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The ladders you use are the ones you take with you. What type are they,? Who big are they when they are folded up? How heavy are they? Where do you store them?
The one you use now is it the same one you would buy again?
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The only one I've heard of is the 5 or 6' that folds up lengthwise, goes in a 2nd tube mounted under the trailer like the waste hose, only bigger I think.
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The only one I've heard of is the 5 or 6' that folds up lengthwise, goes in a 2nd tube mounted under the trailer like the waste hose, only bigger I think.
Yeah, like Jon's Good ladder to take along?
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Ron in BC.
Please don’t show that picture to Work Safe BC.
They will shut down the job and fine you.
You need a ladder 2’ taller.
All others looking for a ladder like myself do not short change the height when buying a new ladder.
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Yup, and I'll wear fall protection next time, I promise.

Actually, having spent a ton of time on ladders, the Little Giant, used this way, seems to be far safer than a taller conventional ladder leaned against the trailer. Leaning and reaching forward over the top of a ladder tends to unload the bottom and sets it up to skid.

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Yup, and I'll wear fall protection next time, I promise.

Actually, having spent a ton of time on ladders, the Little Giant, used this way, seems to be far safer than a taller conventional ladder leaned against the trailer. Leaning and reaching forward over the top of a ladder tends to unload the bottom and sets it up to skid.

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A ton of times on a ladder REALLY, Ron in B C.
Why don’t you just say don’t do this!!
That is Not safe.
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