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5 Step Wide Flip Up Polyethylene Dock Ladder Distributed by Tommy Docks

  • Polyethylene is resistant to cracks and environmental stress
  • Flip-up design allows easy access on and off the dock
  • Molded handles and non-slip steps prevent accidental slip
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Product Overview

Techstar's flip up 5 stair step dock ladders are molded from marine grade polyethylene in a beautiful sandstone color. The ladder fills with water when submerged, and drains when flipped up out of the water. The DL-5's stair steps have an extra wide footing area. Your dog will love it too, see the YouTube video.
  • Heavy-duty molded handles
  • Wide non-slip footing area
  • Gradual incline for an easy walk up onto the dock
  • Stainless steel hardware attaches the handles to the stair section
  • Easily bolts to any style of dock, dock mounting hardware not included
  • Available through Tommy Docks
  • Watch more at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScSbrzaMFoU
  • Hardware required - 1/2" x 4" galvanized carriage bolts, flat washers, lock washers, and nuts under the dock. 4 holes per handle
  • DL-5 ladder – Deck Mount with a backer board if able to do so

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
79
Product Length (in.)
79
Product Width (in.)
24

Details

Marine Supplies Product Type
Other Marine Hardware
Material
Polyethylene
Number of Steps
5
Product Weight (lb.)
35
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10 Year

Questions & Answers

52Questions34Answers

can the ladder handle waves from boats coming by with skiers? The waves come at several angles an...

Asked by Mikey March 14, 2021
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The ladder should hold up to wave activity. The ladder can flip out of the water to avoid that too.

Will this ladder occasionally support a 450 lb swimmer?

Asked by DL January 20, 2021
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Yes, but use bolts with washers/nuts, not lag bolts.

What is the rise of (distance between the stair rungs ) the stairs?

Asked by Nancy October 31, 2020
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I don’t know the actual distance between the steps, but my 3 year old granddaughter has no problem climbing them nor do I. The biggest issue is the first step as to how deep it is in the water.

Is this the only color it comes in?

Asked by Patricia September 12, 2020
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Yes, but it blends in well with our deck.

Do you need to purchase cleat and dock bumpers it recommends?

Asked by Cindy August 20, 2020
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We didn’t but we installed it on a wood decked swim dock. My hubs fastened a board down and Then fastened the ladder to the board instead of directly into the decking-it’s not going anywhere!

What’s the max load capacity?

Asked by ReadyToDiveIn August 17, 2020
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350lbs

What stainless steel bolts and nuts do I need to install on a wood deck? I have ordered the ladder and want to purchase the needed hardware now.

Asked by Marcus July 22, 2020
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You need eight 5/16 lag screws or bolts, nuts and washers. Length depends on thickness of deck. Best to use bolts and nuts to go through if you can. Add 1 1/4" to thickness of deck material for overall length

We need the hardware specifications to order with this ladder. Home Depot did not have that information. We need ASAP

Asked by Ann July 13, 2020
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I used 4 inch long 3/8 inch bolts with washers and nuts. I would not recommend using lag bolts. The length of the bolts will depend on where you install them.

What is height ...from bottom to top that would attach to pier.

Asked by Jane June 20, 2020
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From the deck surface to the bottom of the steps is approximately 5ft vertically

Can this be left in the water or does it get slippery from build up?

Asked by Leslie May 26, 2020
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We use them at our weekend lake home. No problem for a week or so, but I would not leave them in the water all the time.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 164 reviews
  • 97% recommend this product
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Very sturdy!! Great look. Worth the investment for a safe, strong pool ladder for our family & fr...
Very sturdy!! Great look. Worth the investment for a safe, strong pool ladder for our family & friends. Amazing being able to pull up the ladder to clean under it and/or put the pool cover on.
by MoPoolPlease
Very light & maneuverable ladder.a little difficult to lift when full of water, but once drained ...
Very light & maneuverable ladder.a little difficult to lift when full of water, but once drained it's a breeze. Comfortable stair tread width and spacing.
by Jds65
The ladder works really well and the flip out design is awesome. The kids were so excited because...
The ladder works really well and the flip out design is awesome. The kids were so excited because the ladder would not get slimy. It is a little difficult to get out of the water, but not bad at all. You have to use a board as a lever to get it out of the lake enough to drain out the water from the inside, then you can use a rope tied to the bottom step to pull it on up or you can use the indentation that runs up the side to pull it up. It has a nice incline so you do not have to pull yourself up out of the water like you do on a vertical ladder. The steps are also wide so you feel secure going up and down the ladder. I have a child with depth perception issues as well as low muscle tone, so this ladder was perfect. We have an aluminum dock, so we had to put in a couple extra metal bars underneath the dock for added support so the aluminum top was not taking the force of the ladder. However, it was very doable.
by Gagetch
Rusts
Found this while searching for saltwater dock ladders. Hardware is not stainless steel and rusted completely even though ladder raised and washed down with my own pulley system after each use For an extra $2, this could have been avoided. 96.5% of the Earth’s water is contained within the oceans as salt water, while the remaining 3.5% is freshwater. Are they telling us that their ladders are intended to be sold for freshwater use only? What a marketing strategy to sell only to a maximum audience of 3.5% globally, especially with only one natural lake in the entire State of Texas. They can look that up, but it is Caddo Lake on the boarder with Louisiana. They also don’t stand behind their products. Said the following when simply asked about removing the rusted bolt: “Yes, in any saltwater environment, any hardware for any marine product should be switched to stainless steel. I'm sorry, I just don't see any method to remove the rusted hardware from the ladder without compromising the structural integrity.“
by Unhappy
Installation was as expected and quality appears reasonable. The steps were not as ridged as ant...
Installation was as expected and quality appears reasonable. The steps were not as ridged as anticipated when standing on the top steps. Retracting the steps is a little harder than expected. However, this ladder is installed on a river facing upstream with a slow current. Because of the difficulty in raising the steps, I am installing a pulley system that can raise the steps easier.
by Chasm
Easy install and one third the price of 20 degree aluminum ladders!
Easy install and one third the price of 20 degree aluminum ladders!
by Todd1
Frustrated that , after paying almost DOUBLE what other ladders cost, there were NO carriage bolt...
Frustrated that , after paying almost DOUBLE what other ladders cost, there were NO carriage bolts or lag bolts to attach it with.(Second trip to H.D. for that...) The steps are not as rigid as I thought they would be ( so I'm hoping it is durable enough to last for many seasons, without cracking or breaking...) Lastly, I needed a long board to leverage it out of the water( not the best of designs), when done using it. A pull rope might have been a better design solution...
by Pastaking53
I have an above ground pool with a deck and this is a great addition. I always disliked the ladde...
I have an above ground pool with a deck and this is a great addition. I always disliked the ladders that come with above ground pools as they are a pain to get in and out of the water when you are using a pool cleaning robot since the robots always get twisted around the stairs. This ladder easily lifts up and out of the way for cleaning and saves a lot of headache and frustration.
by JimsPool
We enjoy the wide steps - the angle makes if very easy to enter and exit the water. Instructions ...
We enjoy the wide steps - the angle makes if very easy to enter and exit the water. Instructions are simple and the ladder is very easy to install - I read negative reviews on lack of mounting hardware; but reality is, everyone has a different situation/set up and way to anchor the ladder on it's platform. I used 8 lag bolts and washers. Recommendation to use a 2x4 to raise it out of the water is spot-on - not sure it's possible to raise otherwise. I would definitely recommend.
by JC
The ladder works very well. As many have said...
The ladder works very well. As many have said it is very difficult to raise and I plan to install a pulley system. It would be a nice addition if they built in some type connector for the bottom step.
by Jim
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