works excellent on the end of our dock. we were going to get the 4 step ladder but thought for $20 more to go with the 5 step. Sooooo glad we did. works really good to get up out of the deep water with that lower step (on a floating dock). We have only used it a few times so cant comment on the durability, but seems like it will hold up.
Only 2 stars due to not being as described or pictured, making it a foot shorter than I thought I...
November 01, 2019
Only 2 stars due to not being as described or pictured, making it a foot shorter than I thought I was getting. In the full DOWN position with the welded safety stops in contact with each other, the top rung is only an inch or so below the mounting surface of the dock, not approximately a foot or rung distance as shown in the description picture. I had even called Tommy Docks as suggested by the manufacturer in another review, to get dimensions and diagrams and was told "We don't have any diagrams but uhh yea the 5 rung should measure around 5 feet down from the dock mounting. Will keep it and am glad I ordered longer than I thought was needed. Appears to be good quality and sturdy but not impressed with being different than described or pictured, and did not get good info from the manufacturer either. The 5 rung model is only 4 feet to the bottom rung from the top of the dock as shown in the picture included with this review. I'll live with it but would have ordered the longer model if it had been described properly.
The ladder looked nice, however putting it together was a different story! The loop handles would...
August 14, 2018
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
The ladder looked nice, however putting it together was a different story! The loop handles would not fit inside the ladder on either side. I had to sand not just a little bit, but a lot! That got old real fast as I had to sand inside the pipes of the ladder to get imperfections out off the way in order for the handles to finally slide into the ladder itself. The thing is made in CHINA, so had I known that, I would not have ordered it. Tommy Docks is in the USA, but import these things from CHINA! Once put together finally, the ladder looks decent although I had to mess up the finish of the ladder by having to sand so much. I think most of these type products are made in China and have different company names on them. Although I have not installed it yet, it looks like it will do the job as intended. Time will tell!