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Telesteps Telescopic Ladder - 12-1/2' Extended Height - 16' Reachable Height - 250 lbs

Telesteps Telescopic Ladder - 12-1/2' Extended Height - 16' Reachable Height - 250 lbs

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Telescoping ladder has pivoting feet for better ground contact when leaning against your RV or home while you clean the gutters or roof vent. Ladder retracts slowly so you won't pinch your fingers and stores in a smaller closet or RV compartment. Great Prices for the best rv ladders from Telesteps. Telesteps Telescopic Ladder - 12-1/2' Extended Height - 16' Reachable Height - 250 lbs part number TE94FR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Telesteps RV Ladders - TE94FR

  • Exterior Ladders
  • 12-1/2 Feet Tall
  • Telescoping
  • Aluminum
  • Telesteps
  • 250 lbs
  • Silver
  • 16 Feet Tall Reach

Telescoping ladder has pivoting feet for better ground contact when leaning against your RV or home while you clean the gutters or roof vent. Ladder retracts slowly so you won't pinch your fingers and stores in a smaller closet or RV compartment.


  • Ladder telescopes out to access higher-up areas in and around your RV, home, or jobsite
    • Rungs are extended from the top and lock securely into place
    • Release buttons let you slowly lower the rungs without risk of pinching your fingers
    • Retracted ladder can be stored in a smaller closet, shed, or cargo compartment
  • Safety indicator windows tell you when everything is locked in place and safe to climb
    • Green means the ladder has been locked into place and is safe to climb
    • Red means the ladder isn't locked into place and should not be climbed
  • 2 Silicone feet pivot for a steady climb on uneven ground
  • Grooved stepping surfaces give your shoes the traction they need
  • Durable and lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum construction is rustproof
  • OSHA compliant and ANSI 14.2 tested


  • Ladder height:
    • Fully extended: 12-1/2'
    • Fully retracted: 32"
    • Reachable: 16'
  • Overall ladder width: 18"
  • Rung width: 1-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Ladder rating: type 1
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Telesteps Telescopic Ladder

Your RV AC has been acting up on hot day during your camping trip, and you want to check it out. Or perhaps you're finally getting around to building that back deck that your spouse has been saying they want. In other words, life happens. You never know when you're going to need a good, sturdy ladder. Whether you're camping or doing chores around the house, this telescopic ladder extends so you can access any higher-up area in or around your RV, home, or worksite, and it retracts for easy, convenient storage.

Easy to Set Up and Use

Telesteps Telescopic Ladder Being Used

Whenever you need to do maintenance on your RV roof or change out a lightbulb at home, simply extend the rungs from the top until they lock securely into place. If you don't need to use the entire length of the ladder, you can just start telescoping the rungs further down, keeping the top two, three, or however many rungs together at the top. And whenever you're finished, squeeze the release buttons, and lower the rungs back down. The rungs of this ladder retract slowly so you won't pinch your fingers, unlike other telescoping ladders with rungs that clatter down quickly and painfully trap your fingers.

Easy to Store

Telesteps Telescopic Ladder Storage

Once the ladder has been fully retracted into a compact size, it's very easy to stash away. It's lightweight so its easy to carry to storage. You can tuck it away and out of sight in a smaller closet, shed, RV cargo compartment, or anywhere else you're able to fit it.

Easy to Know When Its Safe to Climb

Telesteps Telescopic Ladder Safety Indicator Windows

This ladder has several safety indicator windows for peace of mind for you and your loved ones. These windows are the little dots on both sides of the ladder. When these dots are green, then the ladder has been locked into place and is safe for you to climb. When they are red, you'll know that the ladder hasn't been properly set up and shouldn't be used yet.

Steadier than Other Ladders

Telesteps Telescopic Ladder Pivoting Feet

And the adjustable silicone feet pivot so they stay in constant contact with the ground. This makes the ladder much steadier than other telescoping ladders, and you won't have to spend a lot of time positioning the feet into the right spot. When set out correctly, the ladder won't tilt, so you'll feel more comfortable and confident as you climb up.

Tool Tray Add-On

You can also clip a tool tray (TE89FR - sold separately) onto the top rung of this ladder that lets you keep all of your tools and hardware close at hand on the jobsite. It can also be used as a standoff on both flat walls and angled corners to help stabilize the ladder while you're working up high.

1600E Telesteps Telescoping Ladder - Type 1 - Aluminum - 250 lbs

Video of Telesteps Telescopic Ladder - 12-1/2' Extended Height - 16' Reachable Height - 250 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Telesteps Telescopic Ladder Review

What's up everybody. It's A.J. with Today, we're gonna be checking out this Telestep telescoping ladder and that's going to be a great way to have a ladder with you at all times, but also be able to store it in your RV. We know that you don't have a lot of space in those basement doors or even in your rig but this will be a way to have a nice big ladder so that you can work on your rig any time. So let's say the AC is messed up or you need to get up on the roof to check out something.

You don't have to worry about it all weekend. You could have this with you. That way you can use it whenever you need to. Let's check it out. We have a little bit more space than normal in our basement door today but we're going to take it around and try it on a few other ones to just show you what it fits but to give you that very specific measurements let's do it right now.

So you can visualize if it's going to fit in your rig at home Let's go from bottom to top. 32 and a half inches. Then the width side to side would be 17 and a half inches. And then let's get a depth too, just to see. Looks like about, three inches.

So that's what you're working with. Try and visualize that and where you're going to put it to see if it's going to work for you. Here's another size basement door here. You can see it's plenty wide the fit but it's not really tall. So let's see how this goes.

Fits just fine, no issues, which is pretty impressive for a 12 and a half foot ladder. You can see in a smaller compartment, the ladder fits just fine. Now, when we first started working and getting our hands on knees, I was a little bit skeptical, but the more I mess with it and climbed up and down it, I can see that it's fine. It's got plenty of safety checks in there that I like. You know, like for example, these are all red right now, but as you pull it up and out and they lock into place they turn green when it locks. So you can see it's okay to step on this. So it comes and does that all the way, as you extend it. You can hear those clicks and test it. It's the non-issue. The other thing I like is it's got the pads at the top so that when you do rest it on whatever you're resting against it's not going to damage anything. Along with the feet that are always level. You can see those, I can tilt it back and forth and it always stays flat. So you always have flat footing when you're on a ladder. So there's no reason to be worried when you're climbing up something. And also the fact that it telescopes up means you don't always have to use that full 12 and a half feet every time. So if I just need a little bit less, you saw I grabbed three rungs down from what the full length is. And it got it right here in the top of the slide out because let's say we're out for the weekend. And you know, we had the slideout out and it's in the fall. There's leaves and branches falling down off the trees where you want to get that off of there before you bring that slideout in or you could risk damaging something. So now I'm going to climb up there with a brush or something and clean that off. And I wouldn't have been able to do that without this ladder. You come down here and pull these two tabs and it'll start telescoping down and you don't have to worry about it going super fast, like some of the competitors. It comes down because of the gas struts built in. So it's just going to slowly come back down. And now you have it fully compacted and ready to put away. If you're looking for a different style ladder maybe not one that leans up against your rig but maybe something that stands on its own, they tell us that it does make an A-frame model. So you will have that kind of ladder that's more traditional. And it also has a contractor version of this one that it has slightly larger steps. So that has more of a footprint. So if you are using it all the time and you're going to be on the ladder and you just want more of a step you have those options. No matter which one you go with they're all going to be made out of aluminum material. So they're going to be nice and lightweight and easy to carry around with you and put wherever you need to put it. But just because it's aluminum doesn't sacrifice the strength. It can still handle 300 pounds and it's OSHA approved. So if you want to use on the job site you got nothing to worry about. I have some of the competitors right here but one to show you some traits about them that maybe further explain why we picked the Telestep ones over these. There's a bunch of little things that add up that you wouldn't know until you already bought them and had to deal with it. So we're going to look at this one first or this one's really slow. And that one drops really fast. I'm going to show you this one first to show you how slow it goes, which isn't necessarily such a bad thing. It means you don't have to worry about smashing your hands but it does take time and probably could get annoying over time, waiting for it to telescope. So I'm gonna go ahead and pull this. Push it out. Let it come down. And this is it doing by itself. I'm just going to hold on to it and let it come down. You can see that was it all the way up. But if it was, it would take quite a bit of time. It's kind of a good thing that we don't have to worry about smashing your hands like this one. So we're going next door here. And another thing as I lean against the rig here you can see it doesn't have the rubber pads either at the top. That's a pretty good feature that we have to worry about damage thing. This one doesn't have any of that protection. Just lean up there carefully. Come back over here. Now I'm going to show you this one. Now this is the one that drops really fast. You do not want to put your hands anywhere in between here because it will smash it. So I'll come down here and pull these tabs. And my thumbs, I know this is the base so it's not going to crush my hands down here. If I pull them down that's how fast it drops down into place. So it can be kind of dangerous. If you're not paying attention, you pull those and you can put your hand on the wrong spot. It's going to smash it. Another thing I think the Telesteps have over these two are the way the feet sit. You saw on the telescope, how it sat flat. No matter which way I moved it you can see the feet on this one are making contact but it's not always staying flat. I can move it back and forth. Definitely not flat. And that's the same for this. It almost like comes to a point. So yeah, you still have traction. It's still touching but it's really touching that middle part. It's not staying even as I move this back and forth and that just doesn't give you as even a ground when you're going up and down that ladder. All the Telesteps are OSHA approved. So you have to worry about using them on the job sites. They're good to go there. It's also made out of aluminum. So that's good because it's not going to corrode. The weather and elements aren't going to bother it. But also it's lightweight. So it's going to be more lightweight than a ladder would be at this size, fully extended. Plus the Telestep when it's all the way compacted and you're going to throw in your compartment it's still going to be lightweight when you're grabbing the whole thing and moving it around. Overall, I think it's an awesome thing to have with you at all times. You have a 12 and a half foot ladder that way anytime you need it, you can use it really saves on that worrying. If you know you scratch something up there the AC is not working, you gotta clean out the gutters. You don't have to worry about it on your weekend, when you're trying to relax. You can actually just hop up there real quick take care of it and get back to having fun. Well, thanks for hanging out. And I hope this helped..

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Telesteps Telescopic Ladder - 12-1/2' Extended Height - 16' Reachable Height - 250 lbs - TE94FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

Telescoping ladder has pivoting feet for better ground contact when leaning against your RV or home while you clean the gutters or roof vent. Ladder retracts slowly so you won't pinch your fingers and stores in a smaller closet or RV compartment.


etrailer just never disappoints The ladder I ordered was delivered earlier than I expected, which is a good thing. The ladder was more expensive than some of the cheap stuff I found on Amazon, but as my dad always said, "you get what you pay for." The Telestep ladder really is of high quality and is easy to use especially after watching the etrailer video on using the ladder. I highly recommend for RV related items.


Sturdy and easy to operate. Just what I need at age 77. I'm no longer climbing on top of my house but still need the tools to allow me to clean my gutters. The Telesteps Telescopic Ladder -12-1/2' Extended Height - 16' proved to be the exact tool I needed.


Greatest ladder I've tried. Excellent quality. Perfect compact size for storage in my pickup with tonneau cover. I can now service my solar panels and see/reach everything on my 25'FC AirStream with 3" lift.


I am very impressed with the product, light weight and compact. Easy to extend and retract. I first purchased a similar product at another online retailer.....not impressed. My experience with etrailer has been they are not always the cheapest but worth the extra money. Quality Products!


Awesome product. Not just another gadget. This serves my needs. It is lightweight and easily stored.


Works exactly as described in etrailer's video and product description. As always, lightning fast shipping by etrailer. I'll be back!




Great ladder and the only 300 lb. rated one I could find. All my HVAC-R techs use this ladder for safe rooftop access, and it fits inside their service van.

And the processing & shipping is crazy fast. I ordered it Monday afternoon and it was delivered Tuesday afternoon.


I bought this ladder about a yr. ago and glad I did. It replaced a six foot step ladder I straped to my rear roof ladder. I now can keep the collapsing unit in my trunk. It's tall enough to get on the roof of my fifth wheel. Also very sturdy. I would buy again.


It is easy to store. I can carry tools and parts to the roof of my 36' RV much better than the vertical factory ladder.


shipment was delivered on time and all items were functional. a couple of the boxes were damaged but given that it was a hitch that weighted about 100 lbs, it was fine.


Great product. I deliver new boats works great to fix torn tarps


Excellent ladder. Certainly better and safer than the attached ladder. If you have slide outs it a good idea to sweep them off before retracting. Easy up and easy down. Not too heavy and doesn't take up much room. I am very glad I invested in this ladder. Definitely recommend. Very quick shipping and fantastic service from etrailer as usual.


Great products and service


I love the ladder. I’m over 260 lbs and feel comfortable on it. My 5th wheel rv did not have an integrated ladder and this is an ideal substitute. The only complaint I have is that the rubber bumpers on the top of the ladder are not larger. I sometimes do not extend it fully and the top two steps will hit the rv and possibly scratch the paint. If the rubber bumpers at the top were 2x larger this would be the perfect ladder.


This ladder is the tallest and only 300 lb. rated I can find. Very compact for a work van, yet tall & sturdy enough to reach most any job. etrailer always has crazy fast shipping to.


I've used the Telesteps ladder to wash & wax the Airstream trailer, to get on to my house's roof to blow off tree debris, to get high enough to reach redwood branches that I can then climb to prune-out higher dead branches or those that might damage the roof during a storm. etrailer receives orders and gets them shipped very efficiently. I have never been disappointed with their service even when I discover the item doesn't work for my application and I request a return.


Well built, perfect fit for a RV


Exactly what I've been looking for light weight easy to store and supports my weight. Thanks again!


Just what I was looking for.


I want to first say that service is first rate. Delivery was fast and the packaging was excellent. I have a fiberglass (gelcoat) travel trailer. I purchased this ladder along with the optional standoff to provide me with a way to access the top of my trailer (no fixed ladder). I have NOT used the ladder yet but I'm confident that it will do exactly what I need it to do. The ladder is very "beefy" and sturdy and yet the weight is not extremely heavy. My trailer does not have a tremendous amount of storage space so I predict this ladder will be something I only use when I am home. But, as I said this is because my trailer is limited on storage space. Operation of the ladder (extending and collapsing) is very smooth and easy and is quick to master. I will mention that since my trailer is currently parked in my back yard (not on paving) I will probably place a board or paving stone under it to prevent the legs from sinking into the ground. But I think the ladder is great... I'm happy.


I love this ladder. Easy to use, and the quality is surpassed by none. Ordering was easy and I got it in a very reasonable time frame. Yay for etrailer. I plan on ordering another style of ladder from them as well. Thumbs up for this company. Order here instead of [online]!!! I fully support small business and etrailer definately has my support.


used the ladder to do work on my rv. laddder worked great no issues.


Excellent product. Easy to extend and retract. Light enough that I can carry it.

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