I currently have a 10' high warehouse ladder for observing through my 17.5" f/4.5 Dobsonian. It is very stable and tall enough for kids and adults to feel comfortable climbing into the air. (It has handrails.) We are moving out of my nearly perfect dark sky house into a fairly dark suburban home and the ladder has to go. No where to store it, and too much of an eyesore for the new neighborhood. So what do I replace it with? I need at least three feet of elevation for myself and perhaps four or five feet for kids. Something with handrails and casters would be perfect. Suggestions? I can't be the only Dob owner less than 8' tall. Conventional ladders are not stable enough for me to feel safe. Folding so it fits in the garage would be a big win.
Not exactly what I wanted. I wanted side rails, but might be good enough. Tall enough, sturdy enough and foldable. Unless you know a better choice?
Edited by Claytoncramer, 26 January 2020 - 12:20 AM.