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Posted: 03/15/21 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Work2much:
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in the 6 years of owning an RV with the Morryde Steps, I have NEVER been in a spot where they would not work.... Not once...

BUT then again, I keep the RV at my house , not in a storage area somewhere.

I had the old school steps... I had the Torklift steps, , and I have had Both the original Morryde version, and the new version with strut assist...

While the Torklift were better than the old school steps ( in my eyes) ,, The Morryde/Lippert style are far more stable...

Just My Opinion

* This post was edited 03/15/21 11:18am by ford truck guy *


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Posted: 03/15/21 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

work2much wrote:

What are all these limitations of solid steps? Aside from you can't be right up against something and use them?

Our new 5th wheel came with solid fold down steps. The feet adjust to ground imperfections. So far they have been great. Years ago we had a truck camper with the accordion style steps. Nowhere near as stable. Perhaps the tork lift accordion stairs are better than what we had but we have no complaints on the solid steps and wouldn't hesitate to add them to a camper that doesn't have them.

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For those of us who store our Rv's inside such as in my case I wouldn't be able to open them in storage. That alone is a HUGE deal breaker for me. Plus I don't need to worry about getting dirt from my steps inside. No need to hose or brush the Torklift off especially in wet conditions as they are outside the rig. And a lot of times I just simply want to toss something inside the door quick which I can't with steps in the way. Those are some of the advantages of the Torklift. I see no advantages of the solid step style for my needs. If these limitations don't apply to you then they are great steps.

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For those of us who store our Rv's inside such as in my case I wouldn't be able to open them in storage. That alone is a HUGE deal breaker for me. Plus I don't need to worry about getting dirt from my steps inside. No need to hose or brush the Torklift off especially in wet conditions as they are outside the rig. And a lot of times I just simply want to toss something inside the door quick which I can't with steps in the way. Those are some of the advantages of the Torklift. I see no advantages of the solid step style for my needs. If these limitations don't apply to you then they are great steps.

Dan


Fair points. We do sweep them off before putting them up. That is an extra step in packing up camp.


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bsbeedub wrote:

There is no opening for the old style steps or the Torklift Glowstep and I don’t want to cut into the skirt of a brand new trailer.


That would be the Glowstep Revolution. Might look into the Torklift Glowstep Uprising. I do not have experience with them but they mount similar to the MoreRyde or Step Above for RV's without under door mounting box.


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mileshuff wrote:

bsbeedub wrote:

There is no opening for the old style steps or the Torklift Glowstep and I don’t want to cut into the skirt of a brand new trailer.


That would be the Glowstep Revolution. Might look into the Torklift Glowstep Uprising. I do not have experience with them but they mount similar to the MoreRyde or Step Above for RV's without under door mounting box.


Thanks mileshuff! I’ve never seen this version. I think this is the way I’ll go. Much more convenient than the MORryde for my situation.


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Just an update. I decided we would go with Lippert Solid Step, but then I heard about a small company in Texas called RV-Co. Learned what I could about them on line and then called the company. They make a folding step with a 31 inch platform and 7 in spaced steps. Just what my wife needed with double knee replacements. Ordered the 5 step model and very pleased so far. They are a PIA because you have to fold them and put them in your rig or truck when you travel. The nice part is they simply hook up to your existing top step, no tools required. Probably not what you would want if you move a lot, but with this set up we can still continue to enjoy the RV lifestyle. If anyone else out there is using them I would appreciate your thoughts.

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Posted: 05/13/21 10:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"For those of us who store our Rv's inside such as in my case I wouldn't be able to open them in storage. That alone is a HUGE deal breaker for me. Plus I don't need to worry about getting dirt from my steps inside. No need to hose or brush the Torklift off especially in wet conditions as they are outside the rig. And a lot of times I just simply want to toss something inside the door quick which I can't with steps in the way. Those are some of the advantages of the Torklift. I see no advantages of the solid step style for my needs. If these limitations don't apply to you then they are great steps.

Dan"

Agree completely...Really like the Glo-Steps!!

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    Posted: 05/13/21 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    I just installed a set 3 weeks ago in my 5er. Simple job for me. Love the big top step.
    Bought mine from Amazon.


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    Posted: 05/13/21 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    Torklift happy owner for 3 years.


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