Don writes: “Of all the configurable ladders out there, this ladder is the perfect fit for my tiny Baltimore rowhome. I have the 13′ fiberglass version, which allows me access to the high area below my stairs for electrical work — a very good reason to have the fiberglass version. I’ve also used it as an extension ladder to do things to the outside of my house. It works as a great stepladder, which I’ve used for demo, framing, drywall, etc. The best feature I’ve found in the stepladder is that I can straddle the top and put a foot on each top “safe” rung. Each set of legs extends through three different positions, which gives you the capability to use it as a stair ladder, too. It also comes with a brace that locks it into place to use as a scaffold base — assuming that you have two of them. When I’m done with it, the legs lock together and it collapses to take up very little space. This is a must if you live in a tiny house like I do.”
Despite Sean’s pre-disposition against these type of ladders, many readers have mentioned them to us as great for use in smaller homes where storage space is at a minimum. Gorilla Ladder offers models in 13′ to 21′ in both fiberglass and aluminum.
Though we couldn’t find these easily available from other sources online, the company does sell the 17′ aluminum version directly from their site for $180, which should give you an idea of pricing.
Gorilla Ladders [Corporate Site]