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    Patti Patton New Member

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    What can I use to climb into bed? It has to be very light weight, movable, storable, wide enough to accommodate my feet meaning deeper than 6". I paid someone to build a stair for me, but he made it three steps high out of 2x6 lumber and it's way too heavy for me, plus the stair treads are only 4-5 inches deep so I have to climb them on my toes. Not safe.
     
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    I got something similar to eoleson and its quite sturdy and had a good tread on it. I just wish it folded and was a bit wider. I use it as a step into my camper mainly on unlevel site. I do have a cheap folding stool but the one I bought from Walmart was too narrow to be any good for my purpose.
     
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    I have one of these in each camper. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072KDDS51?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details

    It's deep and wide enough for Moose-dog to use - he's very long bodied and most steps are too short for him to use.

    The legs fold. It is the perfect height to use as a seat for low to the ground work.

    It will really depend on how much height you need with the step. Most multi-step step stools have narrower steps.
     
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    How about a heavy-duty Milk crate? When not in use as a step it is a good storage device.
     
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    We use this kind of stool. Only rarely do I stack them to get to the top of the camper or to put a bike in the middle bike rack. I know, it's a hazard, but I've always been careful and never fell, so far.

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    A bit more detail is needed. Like how many steps do you need, do you need it to be collapsible etc?

    I made one for my wife, since she's 5' 0" and after the pillow top on the bed she needs a step or two up. I found a similar stool online and basically drew out and designed her stool from that one.

    I made it out of 3/4 cabinet grade ply sides with 3/4" pine treads and fronts, with a 3/8" ply back plate. Construction is dowels and glue.

    It's probably 3lbs, and moves easily.
     
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    hank you!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I would not take this advice from anyone but Curly. I'm going to try out and combine all the great advice. I need a step to accommodate my full foot, I would like it to be collapsible, sturdy but very lightweight. I'm considering building my own with a board on a hinge, with two legs that fold down, maybe of plumbers pipe. I need all the floor space I can get. I am disabled and the strength in my legs fluctuates . I will practice with some of the things mentioned that I already have on hand. You guys have been great! Thank you so much!
     
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    I like the idea of making something that fits your needs keep in mind the floor you are putting this on, I would not do two legs with small feet. You would be safer a full board for one wide leg/foot, and a couple of piano hinges.

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    How much height do you need?

    You could look at a small folding ramp. That would eliminate the need for the tread space.
     

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