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pismopete

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Posted: 03/10/21 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thinking about replacing the old steps on my 5th wheel with the Lippert Solid Step. My questions are 1. can I do it myself or do I need professional installation and 2.those of you that have installed the step are you happy with it? Thank you

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Posted: 03/10/21 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know these are not what you are looking at but give these a look if you haven't already. I put these on our rig and they are very stable and they store outside vs inside your rig. One of the reasons we chose this was when ours is in storage the other ones wouldn't have enough room to swing out without hitting the wall. The other reason is my wife didn't want to have to clean the steps all the time or have a chance that any dirt or mud from the steps to fall in our fifth wheel.

Anyway these only took maybe a half hour to install and I imagine the others aren't to difficult either. I know some people have had issues with binding on the bottom of the door with the ones you are looking at.

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Posted: 03/10/21 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am not sure what your technical skills are. I don't think I would try installation. I believe seeing my neighbors it may need some reinforcing for hinge location.
Here is link to solid step for others.
Lippert solid step


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Posted: 03/10/21 04:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hammerboy wrote:

I know these are not what you are looking at but give these a look if you haven't already. I put these on our rig and they are very stable and they store outside vs inside your rig. One of the reasons we chose this was when ours is in storage the other ones wouldn't have enough room to swing out without hitting the wall. The other reason is my wife didn't want to have to clean the steps all the time or have a chance that any dirt or mud from the steps to fall in our fifth wheel.

Anyway these only took maybe a half hour to install and I imagine the others aren't to difficult either. I know some people have had issues with binding on the bottom of the door with the ones you are looking at.

Torklift

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I don't have any direct experience with this set of steps, but I will jump in and give Torklift a two thumbs up recommendation. I have been using them for for service for several decades.

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Posted: 03/10/21 06:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed a set on my las camper, and a set on my bro in laws camper... BUT we did the other brand - morryde Step above
..... It was extremely easy to install....

* This post was edited 03/11/21 06:20am by ford truck guy *


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Posted: 03/10/21 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced mine a few years ago after the steps became bent. Fairly easy bolt-on swap.

Look for some install instructions to verify if the steps you want have something special to deal with.


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Go to YouTube and search for rv step installation. A lot of information available. Also the Etrailer website shows how to videos regarding step installation

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Posted: 03/11/21 04:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed them on my TT. The hardest part was removing the rusty bolts on the old steps. The actual install is easy.


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Posted: 03/11/21 06:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love my Lippert solid step mainly because the top step is wider than the rest, and feels very safe exiting the camper.

* This post was edited 03/11/21 06:10pm by garyp4951 *

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Posted: 03/11/21 12:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all. I appreciate the feedback.

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