Wider step?

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  1. NYgranny

    NYgranny New Member

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    Does anyone know of a wider step that would attach to or replace the existing step for the pup? DH has some difficulty going in and out the door, and thinks a bigger area to put his foot would help. I know one that attaches to the existing step would need to be removed for traveling, as it would not store completely under the camper. I've seen the free-standing steps, but would prefer something attached to the trailer. Thanks for your help.

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    I've never seen a wider step. If you know a welder you could buy a replacement step and have brackets welded to it so it would hook on to the original step. Or the brackets could be designed to hook to the step frame beside the original.


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    You mean wider as in front to back in relation to the side of the PUP, or wider in relation to side to side?

    When i got my PUP the step sides were there but the step itself was missing so i bought a new one, mine is 24".

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    RV dealers should be able to provide you with one. You may have to get it welded onto the PU but there are many sizes and styles available. Check Cathey's or your local dealer.

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    Thanks for the suggestions---I'll look into them.

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    I just bolted mine on to the frame edge and then to the inside edge of the brackets i used some pressure treated 2x4's that got screwed to the floor from the inside, the screws went through the floor inside the cabinets so they can't be seen. Then the back end of the step brackets got lag bolts into those 2x4's. It's solid!

    There is a lot of sizes and styles available for them, i just flipped through a catalog from a dealer. You can get them with a tread size of 12"x24" for a larger RV unit, that's a big step.

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