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Old 05-28-2015, 12:56 AM   #1
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Portable Steps With Landing

Just wondering what others have tried in regard to portable external steps for your RV.

After going in and out of the trailer for the hundredth time on Memorial Day weekend, that single step entry got downright painful.

My wife and I are thinking about building some portable steps with a landing for the RV door to swing out on.

Something along these lines except with handrails added :



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Old 05-28-2015, 01:46 AM   #2
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Haven't bothered... my trailer is low enough to the ground I really don't worry about it. Now if I had one of them big fancy Voltages I might have something to worry about. One of the things we really like about the Coleman is the fact is only has one step, my Airstream had two, but we only used one of them most of the time. My next trailer is likely to be a Lance, and they are only a two stepper also. Most of the manufacturers seem to have gone loco and put the trailers 30" in the air. I don't like it for a variety of reasons, having to climb stairs being one of them.

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Old 05-28-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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Haven't bothered... my trailer is low enough to the ground I really don't worry about it. Now if I had one of them big fancy Voltages I might have something to worry about. One of the things we really like about the Coleman is the fact is only has one step, my Airstream had two, but we only used one of them most of the time. My next trailer is likely to be a Lance, and they are only a two stepper also. Most of the manufacturers seem to have gone loco and put the trailers 30" in the air. I don't like it for a variety of reasons, having to climb stairs being one of them.

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Yeah for sure. Thankfully it isn't any higher. I like the idea of just stepping out onto a platform and *then* stepping down like you would on a normal stairway. I guess my knees aren't used to stepping down (or up) to get through the doorway as-is.

Do you know what the floor height is off the ground? I forgot to measure when we dropped it off in storage this time. My guess is somewhere between 12" to 24" when the trailer is level.

That guess based on approximate height of 105" and subtracting the approximate inside height of 81". I should have measured...

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