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WBarnard

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Posted: 12/15/19 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been using "Glowsteps" for over 4 years now. Works great. Each foot individually adjusts for uneven ground. Even the wife can operate them with no problem.

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Posted: 12/16/19 04:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The concept looks nice for those that tilt up into the fiver but storing mine in a storage lot I would not have the room to use them.



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austinjenna wrote:

The concept looks nice for those that tilt up into the fiver but storing mine in a storage lot I would not have the room to use them.

That's another advantage of the Glow Steps. They don't have that problem


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I love my Glowsteps -- but they are not infinitely long. If the drop-off from the trailer to the ground is more than four feet, we have to improvise, as the photo below illustrates. We were boondocking in the Uintah Range of Utah -- the site was a rocky mess, extremely tilted. Note the flat rocks under the "landing gear" on the steps:

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And yes, that is a piece of Astroturf fastened to one of the steps -- it helps keep the trailer a little cleaner. At this particular site, the turf came in real handy -- the site had recently been visited by a small herd of cows, apparently suffering from various digestive issues. We tried to watch where we stepped, but it was not easy to navigate around the obstacles.

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I made some steps from 2x4s and heavy plywood.
I made em as wide as the door. I made em wide. I have big feet.
I put rubber non skid strips on the steps.
2 sections of steps for ease of transport.

At my house I use 4x8 solids to make stack steps.

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Lantley wrote:

CFerguson wrote:

SoundGuy wrote:

elsique wrote:

There are a few different models to choose from and I wanted some feedback from those who already upgraded. Any brands or styles to avoid or recommendations on best to buy would be much appreciated.


Lots of positive reviews for the Torklift Glowstep. A friend of mine had one and was really happy with it ... here's his detailed report.


That looks like a good product (thanks for the link, SG!) but one of my pet peeves is having to hunt a product's price on its web page. I usually just assume they know that the price is so hi that it will scare off customers and so I just forget about the product. Totally kills any interest I have.


eta: hey mods, whats up? Even tho I am logged in, I had to do a proof test that I am not a robot before i could post.

I have Glow steps. They are great and work as advertised.
As to the price, you may find a cheaper set of aftermarket steps but you will not find a better set of Aftermarket steps.
As always you get what you pay for.


Glowstep here also and couldn't be happier. I have had mine for almost 3 years.


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CFerguson wrote:

SoundGuy wrote:

elsique wrote:

There are a few different models to choose from and I wanted some feedback from those who already upgraded. Any brands or styles to avoid or recommendations on best to buy would be much appreciated.


Lots of positive reviews for the Torklift Glowstep. A friend of mine had one and was really happy with it ... here's his detailed report.


That looks like a good product (thanks for the link, SG!) but one of my pet peeves is having to hunt a product's price on its web page. I usually just assume they know that the price is so hi that it will scare off customers and so I just forget about the product. Totally kills any interest I have.


eta: hey mods, whats up? Even tho I am logged in, I had to do a proof test that I am not a robot before i could post.

In response to your pet peeve you are fighting basic marketing 101.
A wise promoter will promote an items strong point first and it weaker points last.
As it pertains to Torxlift their steps are a great product if they told you the price first the fear is the consumer would say for get it and move on without even finding out the features. The impatient consumer may bail on the product even if the features justify the higher price.
A Yugo may market themselves on price first. A Rolls Royce will bring up price last.

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Posted: 12/18/19 08:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lantley wrote:

CFerguson wrote:

SoundGuy wrote:

elsique wrote:

There are a few different models to choose from and I wanted some feedback from those who already upgraded. Any brands or styles to avoid or recommendations on best to buy would be much appreciated.


Lots of positive reviews for the Torklift Glowstep. A friend of mine had one and was really happy with it ... here's his detailed report.


That looks like a good product (thanks for the link, SG!) but one of my pet peeves is having to hunt a product's price on its web page. I usually just assume they know that the price is so hi that it will scare off customers and so I just forget about the product. Totally kills any interest I have.


eta: hey mods, whats up? Even tho I am logged in, I had to do a proof test that I am not a robot before i could post.

In response to your pet peeve you are fighting basic marketing 101.
A wise promoter will promote an items strong point first and it weaker points last.
As it pertains to Torxlift their steps are a great product if they told you the price first the fear is the consumer would say for get it and move on without even finding out the features. The impatient consumer may bail on the product even if the features justify the higher price.
A Yugo may market themselves on price first. A Rolls Royce will bring up price last.


Sorry, but I am not fighting anything. If someone wants to sell me something, he has to tell me the price before I lose interest. Basic Sales 101. It may work on the unwashed masses, but I don't waste time playing games.
(I waste my time on the inturweb)

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If price is the biggest/best selling point it will appear first. If price is not the best selling point it will not appear first.
The idea is to always put your best foot forward first.
Yes they are marketing to the masses not individuals.

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