Can I Remove Step?

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  1. KampFish

    KampFish New Member

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    Can I remove the step next to the bed inside by pop up? Is it structural? I think it would give more floor space. Thanks! step - Copy.jpg
     
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    Matt Benoit Well-Known Member

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    I had electrical running in the rear step of my pup. The front step collapsed under my weight last year. . Fortunately nothing was in there lol. Probably need to peak inside and see .
     
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    gladecreekwy Well-Known Member

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    I have the same step. Always thought about putting a hinge on it and making it storage for fishing rods. Don’t know what’s in there.
     
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    Mine has water lines in it for the Sholiet
     
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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!

    Just guessing, but I would think that it serves several purposes. It may hide wiring and it may stabilize the area between the sink and the storage area it connects to.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    On a Jayco the lift cables are inside. On our old Jayco we even made a bigger to help get into the bunks and stored our electrical cables, adapters, etc in it.
    So if yoy want to remove it ...look inside ...there may be something important inside or it just squares off the front panel angles.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Oh by the way
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    Greetings from the Connecticut shoreline.
     
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  8. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    We recently built one of these into our camper. [LOL] Just shows how everyone has different wants/needs. We hinged the top of ours for a shoe bin. Got the idea from someone on this forum. We needed it as a step, too, now I don't have to have a step stool there.
     
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    Pilot hole. Have a look-see. Seal up if scary in there!
     
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    bols2Dawall S.W. Ontario

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    Ballroom dancing ?
     
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    I like steps. But that one is right where you'd have only one leg on it when using the sink. I'd definitely take it out and rebuild it to a smaller size if it actually needs to cover anything. Whatever is in there, I bet it doesn't need to be that big!
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I noticed that, too. Would not want it in front of my sink.
     
  13. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Don't the crank cables run under that?
     
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    Welcome from the West Virginia mountains,,, Don't know what's in the step, but welcome anyway
     
  15. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from N/W Fl, congrats on the NTU PUP. I would take a good look before ripping it out
    it might be important. Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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    The wall behind it comes in at an angle. Removing it will give you surprisingly little if any additional floor space and make getting in and out of the bunk an bit harder. I am actually planning to add one for the rear bunk in our PUP, but I'm going to hinge the top for long item storage. Does it support the galley when folded?
     
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