Tripod Ladder - Recommended Choice?

Hi everyone

I've been a member for most of this year but never posted until now. Congratulations on the great forum and website!

I'm looking to purchase some tripod ladders capable of providing a working height anywhere from 12ft to 16ft maximum. I have heard the Henchman brand mentioned as a good buy before for stability amongst other factors. The main point to take into consideration is that I would like them to be transportable on the roof of my swb Transit Connect.

Any suggestions please?

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    Henceman will probably be too big for the van.
    I've got a 3M triple ladder from wickes that is either a long extension ladder or an extending stepladder.
    But at 3M they may be too big as well! I think you can get the same style in 2.4M length.
    Do you really need 16ft?
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      Cheers for that Richard.

      At the moment I'm using a similar set of ladders to you in that they extend as step ladders and then bi fold into extension ladders. Not sure of the max work height as step ladders but cant be more than 6-8 ft by straddling the apex which is not the ideal thing to be doing when using equipment. The other negative factor is it is sometimes difficult to get in close enough proximity to the work area whereas the tripod type seem to allow for closer working.

      In an ideal situation I would want tripod ladders that are extendable within a range to allow for varied height working and ease of transportation but these probably don,t exist.

      16ft was a max working height but 12ft I guess would cover most of my situations and be a massive improvement on what I already have but there is the length of my vehicle as your rightly say.

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