I have the 22 foot and wobbles at the hinge point. If you're the slightest bit weary of heights, the might not be the best ladder for you... I would rather spend a little extra and get a solid extension; i have not experienced the little giant
Bought it for $100 at Amazon on Black Friday 2012. Haven't noticed any slop, but 47# is heavy compared to an extension ladder, and 22' means an adult standing on it as an extension ladder can reach something 22' high, not that the ladder is 22' long.
Just think of it as an overweight collapsible 8' stepladder that folds straight for use as a 17' extension ladder. It's annoying to carry around but otherwise quite versatile.
I have this and agree with the hinge issue. for on and off the roof it is trickier for me with the top like a V due to the way it converts to an extension ladder. you should also note how the bottom rubber is designed compared to a traditional extension ladder. I would buy it again but not for on/off roof now. ALWAYS have someone hold the bottom, my recent 12 foot fall taught me this. good luck
Bought this about year ago for about $150. works for my purpose for getting on/off roof for leaf cleaning. Not advisable to be standing on and working at the top. Always advisable to have second person at the bottom if you are going higher than 10ft with any ladder. Most important many people forget is the workable height. I almost bought the costco 17ft assuming my roof height is about 17 but when you stand it up you need a lean to be stable so it would wind up to be way shorter so i went with this 22ft with the lean i am just at the top and the usable height mentioned somewhere in the specs is about 19ft i think.(you can't be standing on the last lung at the top and nothing to hold on to) Not as light as one would think. I believe little gaint is a bit lighter but more expensive.
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