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#21 OFFLINE   RedneckExpress

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:15 PM

Also sorry about your fall, when you do choose to get rid of the steps, I'd be happy to take them on donation with their mounting bracket. My friend Mason really needs a shorter step height to get in and out of the camper when parked at camp and still on the truck.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:28 PM

I use a bumper hitch step occasinally. Interestingly when I added my Stowaway carrier it ended up being a perfect step height to walk right into the camper. I saw the scissors steps and said "Man those things are an accident waiting to happen" You couple the fall off potential with the weight of those things and I will pass. I am not sure if I can sell anything in a forum but I have a Rhino Hitch step that I do not use. It is Brand new. PM me if you are interested. Here is a pic of it

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

Don't know how fast you need to get in and out of your camper, but I added the porch and steps that both fold up while traveling - if you want, such as when pulling a trailer - or just fold up the steps. I made the steps so they extend fully outside of the step above or below.


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:12 PM

Those are really nice looking, I wish I was handy. As an afterthought, NATCOA members get a discount when ordering from Jay's catalog at 5 Star Camping Supplies in Denver. He puts out quite a catalog.
I have been a tent camper since my Boy Scout days long, long, ago. Now I need to get up off of the cold ground to get a good nights rest, a truck camper seems to be the best choice. I am here to learn as much as I can.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 05:13 PM

I bought one just like that off eBay! It almost works great. The last step into the camper is a little to high for my wife to comfortably use as the Arrow interior floor is about 6 inches above the level of the bed. I think I will use it while travelling as I can also install the scissor steps with the hitch mount step in place if desired.

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i used the same step but put it on the side of my stinger.....well send you a picture when i have a chance...jim

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:26 AM

Hey all, I responded to this on the other forum also. We have the 4 step folders and love them. The problem we had was 1) the dog refused to go up and down (vet said it is because he can see through them and gets disoriented... OK), and 2) the grandkids couldn't quite understand the whole.. "don't slip through them" routine.... soooooo...... I carpet them. Length of indoor/outdoor carpeting, some self tapping screws and washers about $20 at Home Depot. I cut the roll of carpet to the inside width of the stairs. Expanded the stairs to "almost" completely extended. Doubled up the carpet on the backside of the step, let the carpet make a natural riser, over the next step and repeat. Wow... after rereading, even I can't understand what I just said!!! LOL... soooo,.... I used some space at my website and posted some pictures.....
Carpeted folding steps
They work great! The dog goes up and down with no problem... and the grandkids haven't fallen yet... oh yeah, I also installed one of those fold out assist handles for mama....
Just my 2 cents for the day...
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:41 PM

My NL has excellent steps. See website, I suppose.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:52 PM

When we had our Bigfoot with the scissor steps, I was more concerned when folding them up (pinching the fingers), than falling off of them.
They always gave me the creeps, regardless.

I'm surprised they still manufacture them with all of the people falling off of them.


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:10 PM

My camper is not that high, but I find it easier to back down the steps. Going up doesn't seem as spooky as coming down.

I often instruct a visitor exiting the camper to reach across to the left with their right hand, and grab the camper's ladder or assist handle, rotate 180 degrees, and back down the steps while watching their feet.

If I had such a tall camper, I'd want a porch too, just for a staging area.


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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:00 AM

My camper has a simple drop down step. Even though it is covered with a non-slip surface, it has a bare round metal edge and doesn't hang horizontally anymore. The camper bumper is intended as a second step, but the distances are more than standard. So, I'll not recommend it as a solution.

However, because of this discussion, it occurred to me my single step would be better if stabilized with one or two of those aluminum RV jack stands.
http://www.rvsupplyw...ail.cfm/pid/846

There's a product made for that purpose:

http://www.pplmotorh...-stabilizer.htm

Not a solution, but just another idea.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:45 AM

I used some space at my website and posted some pictures.....
Carpeted folding steps
They work great! The dog goes up and down with no problem... Just my 2 cents for the day...
JOHN


Very nice John... :angry:
I like this idea for the dogs. I have 2 small chi chi's so this would be great to keep them from falling thru the steps. I personally haven't had any issues with the steps. They don't bother me one bit.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:24 PM

When we bought our camper it came with a fold down step attached to the camper bumper.

First step from camper to bumper (10" wide), 14". That is 2 normal residential stairs +.

From the bumper to the ground was 28- 30" depending on the ground. This climb up and down from the bumper was done with 1 fold down stair( 2 rises of 15").

We are pretty agile but in the winter, things can get pretty slippery.

Replaced fold down step with a 4 step scissor stair and we are very happy with the settup. I am not saying this is the best of all situations but compared to before, this is very nice.

Sits really pretty on the ball and there is some room to adjust angles when we are on uneven ground.

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