Telesteps Anyone

I bought a 14 1/2’ Telesteps ladder at the ITA convention, just arrived and used it for the first time today. I like it.:slight_smile:

Nice…was it expensive?

$250.00 at the convention Brian including shipping. Other guys here were swearing by them so I thought I would give it a try.

I use a fold out ladder that makes into a 6 ft step
ladder or a 12’ stand up ladder.

They run about $120 - $140

Would’nt leave home without it.

Ouch! Certainly looks like a good idea. What is its weight? Extention?


I’ve got one of these but it does not work well in the house. And it’s about 40 Lbs
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I have something like the fold out but its extending rather than folding other than the center. 6foot standard and also a 12 feet extension. Maybe more. Need something taller though. With most houses around here having basements that means the first floor footing is a 1-4feet above grade which means the roof is mighty tall. Too often I’m barely reaching the roof. Yeah I know, its dangerous.

Peter although I do not have any real data, I would bet that ladders injure more HI’s than anything else. Be very carefull on your ladder.

Probably true and I know this. Often I can use the porch as a base but not always. For the moment thus far I simply can’t put anything larger in my car. The telescoping type does not allow for something inside like opening an attic opening or otherwise in the center of a room without leaning on a wall.

I bought the telescoping ladder specificaly for attic hatches Peter. You just pop open the hatch with the ladder.

I have one of those Brain, I just wish it went to 16 feet. That apart it is a great tool


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Foldout ladders are a big liability inside a house. These telescoping ladders fit under your arm.
Just watch when you close them, they’ll give you a blood blister! Even if you know it’s coming!

Ouch…must be a different ladder… :wink: (Benefit of the doubt for you BK…)

Yes, different weight rating and different lengths.

Hi Brian,

I bought a Telesteps a couple of years ago and it is probably one of the best purchases I ever made. I looked at the Extend & Climb also but I the Telesteps is much faster and easier to take down. I get many comments on it.

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Orangeville Ontario

I have a “Telesteps” and a “Little Giant.” I rarely use the LG, but with the two of them, I can go anywhere I need to go.

I yhink Jeff Pope had/has one of those now that I think about it… I considered one before for attics and the like.

I own and use a Little Giant, and I love everything about it but the weight and size and the purchase price…

But, I stopped driving my Ford truck for my business when gas hit over three bucks a gallon and started driving something much smaller (and fun!) so was thinking about a smaller laddder to make it all easier on me to load and un-load.

I bought one a couple of minutes ago, thanks for the link.

Looks very impressive getting into attics in tight quarters!