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Lantley

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

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In all your post you are not one to go cheap.
Get a set of real Torxlift glow steps. They will look the same as those fake torxlift's you posted. But they will actually be totally stable because they will be supported by the ground.
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I was asked by TorkLift to try out a set and was told I could keep them if I would give my honest opinion.. I declined but IMHO they are nice quality but I love what I have.


Granted they are your steps and I understand you are happy with them which is all that really matters.
But those steps simply don't compare to true Torxlift steps simply because they are unsupported.


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JMO, but if it ain't broke don't fix it. Some of the foldouts are a bit dodgy but I have not seen any so bad that they deserved the money & time to replace.

The fold out & a stool, if necessary, work just fine & all of the dirt stays outside.


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When was the last time a set of unsupported steps collapsed? I've never heard of it, and the steps don't flex as much as the trailer suspension moves when weight is applied. No big deal, unless you have mobility issues. I've had both and see no advantage to the solid steps that outweigh their inconvenience.


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^I agree, even light duty steps are not going to collapse. My last two FWs have had 3-steps not 4 as pictured. The previous FW steps did flex more than I liked, when stepping on a corner, but not a real problem. Current fold out steps, are very solid and are a great Lippert product. They do have a wt rating, IIRC 300 lbs?

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fj12ryder wrote:

When was the last time a set of unsupported steps collapsed? I've never heard of it, and the steps don't flex as much as the trailer suspension moves when weight is applied. No big deal, unless you have mobility issues. I've had both and see no advantage to the solid steps that outweigh their inconvenience.


My traditional folding steps did pull through my laminated floor. I will admit, I'm a big guy and weigh about 300.
The Solid steps are much more solid, and I like them.

They do need to work on the leg adjustment, I think that could be improved.


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Lantley wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Lantley wrote:

In all your post you are not one to go cheap.
Get a set of real Torxlift glow steps. They will look the same as those fake torxlift's you posted. But they will actually be totally stable because they will be supported by the ground.
You know better that to bargain shop![emoticon]


Not sure who you are talking to???

I was asked by TorkLift to try out a set and was told I could keep them if I would give my honest opinion.. I declined but IMHO they are nice quality but I love what I have.


Granted they are your steps and I understand you are happy with them which is all that really matters.
But those steps simply don't compare to true Torxlift steps simply because they are unsupported.


To each their own as they say. Mine simply deflect 1/2" with my 200#'s on last step. That is nothing. My OE steps were the same. TorkLift probably would not be in existence if the manufacturers would have put these Elkhart Industries steps on instead of the literally scary and unsafe steps so many went to when they all started going light and cheap.

If mine were not so solid I would have taken the free offer from TorkLift.


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MFL wrote:

^I agree, even light duty steps are not going to collapse. My last two FWs have had 3-steps not 4 as pictured. The previous FW steps did flex more than I liked, when stepping on a corner, but not a real problem. Current fold out steps, are very solid and are a great Lippert product. They do have a wt rating, IIRC 300 lbs?

Jerry


I have to say I have gotten a very uneasy feeling using some of the flimsy 4 steps after being used to what mine feel like.

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valhalla360 wrote:

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They have to be adjusted for almost every time they are deployed.


Back when we had the 4 step cantilever style, we had to adjust every time because I would put a couple aluminum jack stands under the last step because they flexed so much otherwise.


My wife doesn't like the bounce of the standard cantilever steps either, which is another reason I'll go with the Torklift.


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While not the biggest crisis in the RV world. Bouncey steps is a real issue.
How big of an issue? Well that may depend on how much you weigh.
It also may depend on how stable you are in general. Bad ,knees and hips it becomes a bigger issue. Weigh more than 250 or so and its a bigger issue.
Torxlift step removes the bounce without creating a whole list of oher issueslike the Mor Ryde steps.
But I still contend the maunfacture's like Mor Ryde steps not because they are stable or good for the consumer.
They like them because they reduce assembly cost and improve the bottomline.

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Hmm...we really like our solid steps. Trailer came with them. We don't find them inconvenient at all. I wouldn't want to go back to the regular kind of steps.

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