Steve, don't any first hand experience, but our friends said their ladder pole squeaks & groans in the wind & is amplified inside.
I built mine with 1" PVC, lightweight, stores easily. 0903141349-1.jpg
I screwed the joints instead of glue & it's pin at a couple joints to take apart.
Corky at Poles and Holders is one of the nicest guys on the planet. He treats every customer like a VIP. I've never heard anyone say anything bad about him or his products. I had a pole mount break once. When I called him to tell him I needed to purchase a replacement, he told me it was a design defect and told me he'd send me a new one for free. I told him that I had two on my toy hauler though and asked if I could buy a second mount to replace the other one that hadn't broken yet. He wouldn't take my money. He sent me two for free.
Every time I've talked to him, he's done at least a little something that was "above & beyond". He makes you glad to do business with him.
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