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Old 02-24-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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Interior stair height (rise)

Has anyone modified the interior stairs in the Denali 5th wheel? The rise on the top step is 10" - way over the 7 1/2 that is standard in homes and really difficult to climb.

We have a 2013 Denali and the steps end right at the door so can't bring the run out.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:54 PM   #2
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Has anyone modified the interior stairs in the Denali 5th wheel? The rise on the top step is 10" - way over the 7 1/2 that is standard in homes and really difficult to climb.

We have a 2013 Denali and the steps end right at the door so can't bring the run out.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
You are talking about the steps into the bedroom ? If you find a solution let me know,, I also have a Denali and that step is terrible
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:53 PM   #3
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I had a Keystone Cougar 327 years ago, same problem, someone there did a modification and it looked great not sure how they did it, in our Voltage it also has the higher steps, sure would be nice to do the fix here also, good luck
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Has anyone modified the interior stairs in the Denali 5th wheel? The rise on the top step is 10" - way over the 7 1/2 that is standard in homes and really difficult to climb.

We have a 2013 Denali and the steps end right at the door so can't bring the run out.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
Are the steps solid wood ?
To me it would make sense to switch out the bottom two steps to a thicker wood to make up the difference and make all steps equal.

Example if bottom two steps are 7 1/2” and the top is ten you could make all steps equal by putting a thicker step make them 8 3/8”.

Is this an option for you ? Personally i would fall UP the steps every time ! Haha
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There are only the floor, one step and the landing. The first is 9" and the second 10". I did see a suggestion to make a movable step of about 7" on the floor and a 2x10 on the step. That may be the only thing that works. I don't know what they're made of as we haven't dismantled them yet.
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There are only the floor, one step and the landing. The first is 9" and the second 10". I did see a suggestion to make a movable step of about 7" on the floor and a 2x10 on the step. That may be the only thing that works. I don't know what they're made of as we haven't dismantled them yet.
To me it's not so bad going up but going down is rough
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Yeah, those steep stairs can be difficult and dangerous. We tore out the two and built three. See pic here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/56787645280226451/ That was one of the first modifications we made.

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