Collapsible Ladder

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 12:41
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Hi,
Has anyone had experience with these type of ladders. They look to be handy for caravan owners to reach the roof easily without the bulky alternative.

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Reply By: Jarse - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 12:55

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 12:55
Gidday Bill,

I have that exact ladder. You can set it to have any number of steps extended. I use it to clean the solar panels and put the anti-flap kit up. It's quite sturdy too.

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Reply By: Malcom M - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:00

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:00
Got one too. Hasn't fallen apart yet and does its job well.
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Reply By: Member - Blue M - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:03

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:03
I have one, as said above, very sturdy and easy to use, takes very little room.

Beware of where your fingers are when letting down.

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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:10

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:10
Yes Bill - same here - permanently parked in the boot.

I affixed a couple of strips of rubber matting to mine to protect the paint on the sides of the van, but extremely useful and as stated above - can be used at varying heights. Handy to have around.

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Reply By: Sawtybt - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:52

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 14:52
Yes we have one too. Great ladder, easy to stow and very sturdy
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 15:29

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 15:29
Had mine for years and an excellent product. You need to ensure that it doesn't twist as the rails can jam. Also after a few years the bottom rubber feet wear through and then you can get mud and other stuff inside the tubular rail. When the rubber wears through this is when the ladder can sink into the ground and cause the twisting action. It's something you become aware of, I ended up gluing PVC pipe stop ends on the bottom and this seems to work well.

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 17:06

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 17:06
Yep. Happy with mine too.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 19:20

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 19:20
Thanks to everyone who replied.

I think there will be one in my boot too. Just have to measure what length I will need.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 00:19

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 00:19
We have the TXP brand one Bill. Sure it was a little more expensive, but we know it will hold my husband, who was quite weighty when we purchased it.

Since purchasing, we have not used it with the caravan, but have used it at home. Needing a ladder when caravanning has been rare, and we have been able to borrow one when the few times we did.
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 23:10

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 23:10
We have the TXP one as well and it's been used for replacing a couple of clearance lights plus trying to seal up both leaking 4 Seasons hatches, as well as cleaning the solar panels a couple of times.
There's also the squeezebox style if you don't require so much height and/or storage space is important.
http://www.txp.com.au/squeeze-box-ladders
The only trouble we've had is a couple of the grub screws that hold on the steps came a bit loose and each dropped a bit on one side. Could strip the thread if tightened too much.
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