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Last Post 12/22/2011 8:04 PM by  Mike Kunze
Ladder Safety
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dholman
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12/01/2011 9:17 AM
Does anyone know where to find a 13 ft. Stapleton with the extension?  Mine is on its last leg and evidently they are no longer made. I've called around and searched the normal sites but can't find one.
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12/15/2011 3:30 PM
I allowed myself to get distracted not once, but several times by the Insured and did not secure my 24' ladder on the top of my van. Fortunately, I was able to catch it each time, but not before driving down the road for some distance
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12/20/2011 10:56 AM
I figured I could find a Stapleton on the internet in a couple of minutes.

After over 20 minutes of searching,.............no luck.
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12/20/2011 6:23 PM
@Armorbear, one year that problem caused me so much trouble that I designed and build a metal ladder rack that captures the ladder as the ladder is laid on the rack. Saved me sooooo much trouble.
"Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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12/21/2011 1:03 AM
Posted By dholman on 01 Dec 2011 09:17 AM
Does anyone know where to find a 13 ft. Stapleton with the extension?  Mine is on its last leg and evidently they are no longer made. I've called around and searched the normal sites but can't find one.

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D Holman

I am all about nostalgia however the reason this Stapleton is no longer made tells me that it may be antiquated ladder tech (is a Stapleton wood or aluminum?)( I understand ladder tech is NOT rocket science) however coming from someone who has laid at the bottom of a 24 footer with broken legs pelvis,ribs jaw and fractured skull, please for your own safety ,consider something new. Granted I feel from a "new ladder" but you get the idea friend. Don't climb on a ladder that from your own admission is on it's last leg, we don't wanna bury another fellow adjuster or take up a donation for a wheelchair(make no mistake we would do so, but ,well you get the idea!)

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12/21/2011 1:19 AM
Posted By armorbear on 15 Dec 2011 03:30 PM
I allowed myself to get distracted not once, but several times by the Insured and did not secure my 24' ladder on the top of my van. Fortunately, I was able to catch it each time, but not before driving down the road for some distance

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Armorbear, please do NOT take offense my friend but professionals do NOT drive off without securing ladders!

I say with so much passion because a 24 ft projectile can, has and will no doubt in the future KILL innocent people should you get in an accident with your ladder unsecured. It could kill you as well. It is also an easy way to catch a negligent homicide charge I cannot imagine the guilt that one would feel to know their mistake caused another to lose their life. Ladders on the roadway is a killer, just google said phrase

Also ladders are criminal magnets and an unsecured ladder is a stolen ladder. It is also a HUGE fine to get a citation for driving with an unsafe unsecured ladder from the police.

We are all human and as such we are prone to making mistakes, we have all made mistakes and I personally have made a few boneheaded mistakes much worse than the above discussion material, fortunately god protects fools(IE...ME) as well and things ended up OK

 

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12/22/2011 7:57 PM
Last known info on REL/Stapleton (if this info is not any good I guess they are done)

Address:
1800 Carol Sue Ave.
Suite 1A Gretna, LA 70037
Phone: 877-694.8375
Fax: 877-626-5328
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Mike Kunze
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12/22/2011 8:04 PM
If our departed friend Mr Hall was still with us, he likely had a well-kept one in his garage...or knew someone who does.
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