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ACZL

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Posted: 04/24/21 07:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whiskey River wrote:

Barney:
Steps look good.
But I assume your rig came with fold down steps underneath from the factory. When you get the single piece steps that lift up into the door, there is no notch framed in under the door. So to put these in would require modifying the body & frame. Way above my pay grade...


I think Torq Lift makes a foldable step of steps to go inside of coach like the solid ones, but do not require a 4'arc to deploy them. This is addition to their under the door ones like Barney has.


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GDS-3950BH wrote:

The RV Industry does not make changes for better performance, use or quality. They make changes only when the new design or item is cheaper to buy and install.


That is my take on it. There is no frame and siding preparation, only a few quick zaps with a screw gun.

Yes it took me awhile to figure this out.
But the steps were rapidly adopted by all the manufactures to save production cost by eliminating the step storage well.
The manufactures ignored all the pitfalls of the one piece steps in order to save/make a buck


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ACZL wrote:


I think Torq Lift makes a foldable step of steps to go inside of coach like the solid ones, but do not require a 4'arc to deploy them. This is addition to their under the door ones like Barney has.

Yep. Here is a link to their Glowstep Revolution Uprising that bolts in the opening for the door and does not need the "step well" that the ones like I have needed.
They lift up into the door opening like the OP has and need to be swept off or cleaned before closing but they also can be used in very tight places where the others cannot.
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Posted: 04/25/21 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon]
BarneyS wrote:

ACZL wrote:


I think Torq Lift makes a foldable step of steps to go inside of coach like the solid ones, but do not require a 4'arc to deploy them. This is addition to their under the door ones like Barney has.

Yep. Here is a link to their Glowstep Revolution Uprising that bolts in the opening for the door and does not need the "step well" that the ones like I have needed.
They lift up into the door opening like the OP has and need to be swept off or cleaned before closing but they also can be used in very tight places where the others cannot.
Barney

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Posted: 04/25/21 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Deleted. I thought I was posting a picture of my Tork Lift Uprising steps in our Pinnacle but it didn't work. This forum does it differently from some other which make it easy to just choose the image and upload it. This one asks for the URL which I thought I did but no go.


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JTrac wrote:

Deleted. I thought I was posting a picture of my Tork Lift Uprising steps in our Pinnacle but it didn't work. This forum does it differently from some other which make it easy to just choose the image and upload it. This one asks for the URL which I thought I did but no go.

If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it.

It is very simple to use.
1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app.
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3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions.
Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.[emoticon]

I have posted a test thread here for members to try out the app and see how it works. That thread is ONLY for testing however and not for comments on pictures. Good luck.
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Thanks BarneyS. This will come in handy.


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We replaced our 3 step foldout steps last year with a 4 step Tork lift Glow step. Best thing I have done for our set up. Used our stimulus money. Woohoo!!!!


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OK This thread has taken on a life of its own. I'm not complaining though. Everyone seems to be venting their frustration with the RV industry & the non-folding entry steps. My original question was what do you do with those steps when traveling. A recap of the 28 answers, only 2 answered correctly Alex!!
1. Park close to the left parking line. I do this.
2. Park where it can't happen. I do this, or try to.
3. 12 entry's about the draw backs of the new type steps.
4. 8 entry's to get Tork lift steps.
5. 6 misc. entry's.
My original question was to find out what you do if you have these one piece fold into the door way steps when traveling & stopping at a non RV park. Leave them out extended or pull them in & hope you don't get stuck inside. I like one piece steps fine when at an RV Park.
I also do like the Tork lift steps & would get them, but for only 2 or 3 nights a year, are cost prohibitive.
Again I am not complaining about all the answers, only recapping.
I park as close to the left line as possible & set an orange cone beside the extended steps....

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

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