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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Other than spending much more money please tell me what is functionally better about the MORryde product compared to my steps?

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The moryde has a grab handle and yours doesn't. Having a grab handle can make all the difference to preventing a fall


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Other than spending much more money please tell me what is functionally better about the MORryde product compared to my steps?

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Your steps are not supported by the ground and will bounce and move if I walk on them.
The OP's steps are solid when you walk on them and do not wiggle and shake when you use them.


I think it's more about the quality of steps than anything else. Mine are not ROCK SOLID but sure are not unstable. I'm 60 and my Dad is 83 we don't have issue with my setup.

Pull into a Rest area those steps may not be so easy to lower.

Bottom line nice to have options!!!


I'm not a fan of the Mor Ryde steps because:
1. I don't like the idea of bringing interior step inside.
2. Bringing them in will bring in water, dirt or whatever is on the
steps.
3.THe step block the doorway which impedes access to the camper.
4. Deploying the sep is no longer a simple task the Mor Ryde steps are too large and cumbersome. They do work but they are a bit too much for a simple task.

All that said the OEM steps can also stand improvement. The steps shown above wiggle bounce and move when you walk on them simply because the are unsupported and hang from the trailer.
I have 4 steps, no stool required.
Once upon a time the OEM steps where all that was available so RV'ers just put up with their flawed steps. WE used stools and supports to make the steps viable.
Now we have options and can put away those stools away.
I have Torxlift Glow Steps, which are supported and rock solid but do not have any of the Mor Ryde issues.


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Dan, the device that you fasten to the floor is half of a hinge. You have 7 slots in this, and these screws have to be removed to take the steps out of the way. The other half of the hinge is welded to the top underside of the steps. The steps pivot on this hinge to deploy and return. My hinge is 27 inches long. TT floors don't have the best reputation for dependability, so if you buy the steps, I would recommend installing the seven screws and not removing/replacing them.


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We just purchased a new 5er that has the new Moryde steps. You can let them down or pick them up with one finger. The spring loaded makes them very light.

2 things so far I do not like.

1. They do carry dirt inside. I did put carpet on steps to help with this and so our dog can go up and down easier.
2. If you have your steps out when using auto leveling system it can throw steps out of whack and make it hard to open or close the door. So you have to adjust legs after you level. Unless of course you auto level before hand.

We have only used the new 5er a couples of times. I suppose the more we use it the easier it will be to remember what has to be done.


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Toolguy, I hadn't even heard of the MORryde steps until a chance
encounter with a family in Columbus, Ohio that had a spring loaded
set on their 5er. While watching him with his, we decided, us too! I
am not aware of a spring loaded set for a non-5er. I would imagine
that a tag along with has a floorplan taller than ours may need a set
of springs.

The bottom step is a design I started using with our first TT in
2000. It doesn't stop everything, but you would be surprised with
what it does stop. (This step is fabricated from a 2X4, piece of
plywood, and a plastic grass mat stapled on top with a couple of
screen door handles.) The instructions with the steps mentions using
a small dust brush and pan on it before the swing in. Takes 30
seconds. For those hidden particles. I have w 24" X 39" Weather Tech
front door mat due in on Monday. $37.00 w/shipping $42.00. The dust
and grit will be picked up by vacuum and any moisture will be drug
outside and dumped when the steps come out next time. The mat has the
ridge all around the outside and will hold the moisture.

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"The moryde has a grab handle and yours doesn't. Having a grab handle can make all the difference to preventing a fall "

This is true but I still have the handle that's attached to the side of the RV. It would be very easy to clamp on another hand rail if needed on mine. Thankfully I don't need rails, YET!

Another thing I don't like about the MORryde steps is once you hit the ground you better keep stepping away from the steps or if turning you may trip on the extended legs.

There are different grades of steps as to how stable they are. Mine are the heavier duty ones and have very little movement compared to the others.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"The moryde has a grab handle and yours doesn't. Having a grab handle can make all the difference to preventing a fall "

This is true but I still have the handle that's attached to the side of the RV. It would be very easy to clamp on another hand rail if needed on mine. Thankfully I don't need rails, YET!

Another thing I don't like about the MORryde steps is once you hit the ground you better keep stepping away from the steps or if turning you may trip on the extended legs.

There are different grades of steps as to how stable they are. Mine are the heavier duty ones and have very little movement compared to the others.

I can agree that there are different grades of steps. But those supported by the ground will ALWAYS be more stable than those that are not.
Another factor is simply the weight of he person using the steps.
If the steps are hanging and unsupported, the weight of the person walking the steps will have a big impact on the stability of the steps. A person that is 225# or greater will generate some wiggling and motion in the steps vs. a smaller person.
If the steps are supported by the ground there is no wighling or motion regardless of the weight of the user.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Another thing I don't like about the MORryde steps is once you hit the ground you better keep stepping away from the steps or if turning you may trip on the extended legs.


The original style of the MORryde steps presents this hazard worse
than the new style. I had the opportunity to see both styles during
our trip in June, and I made sure the new ones were the ones we
ordered. Though my photo isn't too clear being blocked by my 4"X6", I
just checked and our's are stuck out 2" on the legs, and the feet
stick out 2" further. With my straight edge, I can see that the legs
would stick out 14" with the feet an additional 2" if they were the original design.

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On the first page, I displayed photos of the steps with their version of a handrail. I found it a might unsteady, so I went to the drawing board and designed my own. These are more solid, and take up an inch and a half less of the side access area. All that entered our camper liked that the distance between my version and the camper rail made them feel safer.

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Looking at these photo's, during which time the steps are level, one can see that there isn't a tripping hazard as mentioned earlier. Remember, these are the new style. I have had these in locations where they were somewhat less level, but the exposure to the legs have not presented a hazard.

DW and I took a trip from central Missouri to upstate Pennsylvania, and returned last week through upstate Illinois. We made numerous stops in rest areas and parked among the Big Rigs. We never had a problem with the length of the steps and getting in and out between the rigs. We even observed two other TT's with same steps in two other states. Glad I saw them!

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