Telesteps Telescopic Ladder Review

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Review of the Telesteps Telescopic Ladder


What's up everybody. It's A.J. with etrailer.com. 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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