New stairs for the pup....at last...

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  1. Bradley E Dixon

    Bradley E Dixon Member

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    Not gonna lie....but my factory entry steps suck. Every time I had to go in/out of the camper they twisted and flexed so bad all I could think was "this...this is how I end"
    They were not good from the day I bought it, and for this season of camping.....the wifey gave me "ok honey....do what you do....." So I ordered up a MORryde detachable/adjustable step. IMG_20200521_211405424.jpg
    Got them installed tonight

    Not difficult, a slight bracket mod due to the frame being about 2" too short on the wheel well side to get them centered, but overall they work really good
     
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    McFlyfi Well-Known Member

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    Tell me more about this... DW is starting to have a difficult time getting in and out. Coleman has a "unique" set of steps on our Niagara. The opening is too big for a "small" width steps, and too small for a "normal" width steps.
    I don't want to mount a set of steps on the wood floor instead of the frame.I
     
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    Is the doorway wide enough to stow the steps like (travel trailer) normal?
     
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    Our camper is the "toyhauler" model so she sits pretty high off the ground. The factory steps are a 2 step configuration.
    These MORryde steps come in a variety of sizes 2-3-4 steps. They mount to the trailer frame under the door with 2 brackets that are drilled/screwed into the actual camper frame. They have 2 quick release buttons that are pressed to release the spring loaded clamp that holds them in place.
    You then attach/remove them when you are setting up/down and store them for travel.
    They are larger in width than the actual door but in my opinion alot more stable. This setup ran me about $275 with shipping included. IMG_20200521_211429632.jpg
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    How easy/hard is it to disconnect and where would you store it? They do look nice and stable although I do question how they will fit on Un level Sites. A lot of places I camp even my single step brushes up against the ground. Then again I have the stock height for my popup so it rides lower then a TT etc.
     
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    For me storage is easy, I have a large open front deck with ramp/railings to tie them too.
    The bottom legs are independently extendable. In the pics they are fully extended as my driveway has a mean slope. The 2 step ver. like I have has a max height is 27"
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Found this on YOUTUBE -

     
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    That is pretty cool. If I had a higher clearance pup that would be on the top of my list. As it stands, mine had a provision for a slide out single step, but it was not on there when I bought it. I used a cheap folding plastic one that the PO has used, but it eventually broke and was really not wide enough to use either.

    I ended up getting an aluminum Camco folding step with adjustable legs, and it was perfect for me. Has enough height to handle most unlevel campsites I have been in, is super wide so you don't have to worry about where you are putting your foot, and I can use it as a platform when trying to squish down the roof at the end of the trip.
     
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