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fj12ryder

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Posted: 04/28/21 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your first post really seemed to sum up the issue just fine. You can either leave them out and risk having someone run them over, or pull them in and risk someone parking so close you can't put them out again.

Unless you replace them, there just don't seem to be any other choices.


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BarneyS

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Posted: 04/30/21 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garyp4951 wrote:

I have never seen, or heard of anyone staying in their camper with the steps retracted.

Ditto!
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"Don't want someone to pull in beside and hit the steps, but also if you put a rope on the steps & lift them up and into the door way, if someone pulls close to you, you can not get the steps down to exit the rig.." I thought those folding "ship ladders" looked great until I thought of all the times they would be really inconvenient... and sometimes we'd be totally screwed with them!
My four-step conventionals ALWAYS work, no matter what situation, and they can also be used as three steps, in tight quarters. Craig

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Whiskey River wrote:

What do you do??
My last 5er had the entry steps fold under the rig. So when stopping at a truck stop, rest area, cracker barrel etc. I would just leave the steps folded under the rig & use a step stool to get into the rig, then lift the step stool into the rig. Leaving nothing extended from the rig.
Now my new 5th wheel has the steps that lift up into the door way. Do you leave the steps down, as they do extend away from the 5er. Don't want someone to pull in beside and hit the steps, but also if you put a rope on the steps & lift them up and into the door way, if someone pulls close to you, you can not get the steps down to exit the rig..
Not our favorite style of steps for the same thinking you have. chevman


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BarneyS wrote:

I have two versions of the Torklift Glowstep on my trailer - a three step version and a 4 step version. I found them to be very easy to use, solid with no bounce, and also good looking. Liked the first ones so much I got a 2nd set for the rear door. Our site slopes a bit so the the 4 step version was just right for it in the front.

They can be deployed no matter how close someone is next to you in a rest stop and everything is outside the trailer so no dirt is brought in when they are retracted.
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I agree with you completely. I have been in campgrounds where the ground slope rises immediately where the asphalt pad ends and would not allow the solid inside steps to deploy to their normal position. My GlowStep handled this situation perfectly.


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Just installed a set of Torklift Glowsteps on my 5th wheel. Won't have it out on the road until end of the month and will post a review. Easy install except on my 5'er my old steps were welded in place so had to cut them out. They work perfect at my storage facility where the Lippert or MoreRyde type steps would be too long to fold out without hitting trailer next to mine.


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