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2Rad4U

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Posted: 01/28/20 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howdy folks. Today I completed my install of my new TorkLift GlowStep Revolution steps and had to share my experience!

I have had several RV's from pop-ups to travel trailers to 5th wheels, each with a slightly different type/brand/style of entry steps.

Our first campers had the factory steel fold up steps. You know how great ;-) these are, lol...

My previous travel trailer, the Rockwood 2608, came from the factory with the MORryde fold in steps. We really liked how solid these steps were, but, like a lot of folks, didn't much like the fact they folded INTO the RV and had to be deployed to enter the coach.

Fast forward to our purchase of our current rig, and Grand Design 5th wheel. This coach came with the factory aluminum fold out steps, as you can see below -

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Now, these are a step above from the old steel steps, but lack the stability of the MORryde steps which we were used to.

Now what to do?

I am a member of several forums and have engaged in several discussions concerning RV steps and have defended the MORryde steps on occasion as they were, at the time, the best steps I had personal experience with.

Fast forward a little. My new factory steps are leaving much to be desired.

First, we had to have a box built with 2x4's to use a first step since the first real step was WAY too high.

Second, the last step reminded me of a diving board. When you stepped on it it was very springy and made the whole coach move, whether you were going up or down!

Hey, I know what your thinking! I only weigh 190...

So, not wanting the steps that fold into the coach, but wanting the stability, the TorkLift GlowStep Revolution stood out as the right choice.

I had read several reviews of the GlowSteps, but had not seen or used them personally. Well, that was about to change!

Say hello to my new TorkLift GlowStep Revolution RV Steps!! Well, the box anyway... They came packed very well!

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And finally unboxed!

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The box contained the fully assembled GlowSteps, the installation/owners manual and a bag of hardware.

The removal and installation was extremely easy. My original steps were held on by 4 bolts that were easily accessible. A 9/16 socket was all that was needed to get them ready to remove.

I used the box that my TorkLift steps came in as a jack! I just slid the box under the old steps, removed the bolts and pulled the box out. Viola! The old steps were out!

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One thing I noticed as I was removing the old steps. Look at the HUGE difference in the thickness of the metal between the original steps and the TorkLift! The TorkLift GlowSteps are STOUT and built to last!!!

Original step -

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The TorkLift GlowStep Revolution -

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You can really see how much thicker the GlowStep frame is!

So, using the box again as my floor jack, I slid the GlowSteps into position and lined up the holes. The holes lined up perfectly and all I had to to was insert the 4 bolts and tighten them down.

Here they are fully deployed -

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And here they are locked in position for traveling -

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The install took maybe 30 minutes, and I was in no rush whatsoever. The instructions were easy to make out and all necessary hardware was included.

So, how do we like them?

Well, we took the rest of the day to try them out, go up and down, adjust them several ways, pack and deploy them, etc, etc.

All we can say is WOW! They are really nice and incredibly sturdy when deployed. No more diving board! My wife is REALLY happy (and that's all that really counts) and the dogs like them too! The steps are wide and easy to navigate.

Did I mention solid! We really like the 3 adjustment points at the top so you can really fine tune the steps and then customize the bottom adjustments to get them perfect!

And when locked for travel they are not going anywhere!

Well, thanks for reading my long winded post. If you have any questions, feel free to email me @ [email protected]


Happy Camping!!

* This post was last edited 01/28/20 05:58pm by 2Rad4U *   View edit history


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Posted: 01/28/20 05:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed mine over a year ago and I will never have another camper with out them.....

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Posted: 01/28/20 06:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking forward to further reports!!!!


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Posted: 01/28/20 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Torquelift gave me a set about 4 years ago. They are fantastic. Ive had fat people and skinny people try them out and they were all impressed. They are more expensive but thats how it works. The good stuff always costs more, why shouldn’t it. Good job on your write up.

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Posted: 01/29/20 05:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Love our Glowsteps as well, ours are five years old and holding up great. We have been in the market for a new FW but cannot stand the fold up steps so we will keep holding onto our current FW until we can figure out the steps.


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Posted: 01/29/20 06:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azrving wrote:

Torquelift gave me a set about 4 years ago. They are fantastic. Ive had fat people and skinny people try them out and they were all impressed. They are more expensive but thats how it works. The good stuff always costs more, why shouldn’t it. Good job on your write up.


They also gave me a set about a year and a 1/2 ago too for review. Wonderful company to work with and a amazing product. I always say never say never but I can't ever see myself going to another type of step again.

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Posted: 01/29/20 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was sent a set of the Torklift Revolution Glowstep Uprisings. I wasn't able to use them. These are the model that replace the Solid Step types that go inside the RV, not the ones that tuck under the RV. My screen door hinge would hit the steps when they were in the transport position so the screen door wouldn't close. That made it impossible for the main door to close as well. The engineers worked on a solution and they decided the fix was to cut out a portion of the door hinge. I refused to ruin the screen door of my RV to make their steps work. I agree Torklift Glowsteps are very good steps and will work fine for many RV applications but I would make sure they will work on your RV before buying them.


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Posted: 01/29/20 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had instances where I couldn't lower my standard steps completely (hitting the ground before the bottom step was unfolded). Is there the same problem with these or do they eliminate that problem?

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Posted: 01/29/20 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KLYoung, you wont have that problem with these. They have 3 adjustments at the top and then you can adjust the bottom legs.

And they dont unfold in a fixed plane, they pull
out instead of down.

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Thanks 2Rad4U, that's what I needed to know. Hadn't heard of these steps before but will know have to consider them over the MorRyde.

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