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#1 Ambling1

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:05 PM

I wasn't happy with my current step stool setup so am giving this product a try. Xtend&Climb Folding Step Stool model WT3. Not field tested yet but very good first impressions. I needed a safer entry climb for the grandkids and guests into "The Magic Box".

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#2 Lighthawk

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:09 PM

Looks like what we use. We appreciate the extra safety and don't even have grandkids!
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for the tip on this.  Ordered it from Amazon Wednesday night and it arrived today.  It's perfect for my truck.  I carry the Grandby with the tailgate down so positioned it with the support rail sitting on the bumper step.  Sits right were it needs to be.  Was looking for something better.  Thank you.  And yes it's built solidly.


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#4 Ambling1

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

I will second that it is solidly built. In the short time that I have had my camper, this is the forth system that I've tried for entry/exit. All were fine for entry, but bad on exit.  On the last trip I lost my coffee tripping out of the camper one morning, totally unacceptable behavior, and blamed this on my modified step stool :wacko:. Thus, the start of another internet search. You can also use this portable stair for adjusting the exterior window flaps, loading rooftop items, use around the house, ect. Thought about a mounted stair system but I like multi use items and a mounted system would have blocked the backup camera.

 

Pros-  A true stair system                                                      Cons-   Cost

           Solid and strong  300 lb rating                                                 Heavy  22lbs

           Portable for multiuse

           Probably will not blow away in high winds


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#5 Lighthawk

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

We use ours to load kayaks on the roof, which I would only do with a wide step, solid ladder.

 

If you have rear steps mounted, it's possible to mount the ladder on the back of your rig.

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The red strap is through the top step, which is easy to understand.   More complicated is how I have the ladder sitting on top of the lower step.  I fabbed a piece of 1/4" aluminum into a tee shape.  It slips through the step and locks the ladder into place.  I screwed a few bumpers and added some heavy felt padding for chafe guards.   It's been DV tested and in use for four years now.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

After many different ladder incarnations we now use this and love it.

http://www.amazon.co...sl_1gknchugg8_b
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:03 PM

After many different ladder incarnations we now use this and love it.

http://www.amazon.co...sl_1gknchugg8_b

It's Little Giants' version of the Xtend & Climb.  They're identical except for some added matting to the steps and molding to the handrail.


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#8 super doody

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:38 PM

Besides Lighthawk's carrying method, what does everyone else do to carry/storage this step stool . 


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 08:19 PM

https://flic.kr/p/uo8NEX

I use velcro to connect to the carpet installed on my bench. 

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:42 PM

I received the Little Giant version today.  Very solid, but heavy.  It has steel bracing components.  It does match up well with the Hawk entry.  I am going to think about a way to store it on the unused rear hitch with some sort of bracket or perhaps a 2"x2" square tube that I could attach to the ladder and slide it in to the receiver.  


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