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Posted: 09/30/17 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did anybody install it?
I would like to add it to my steps, but looking at the pictures it makes first step about 3" below floor platform. That makes no sense and I wonder if that can be rearranged to make 1st step the ramp extension and then follow down?
I do have step bumper, but too narrow to be comfortable.
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I've got them, works great...
I posted it here somewhere, but don't see it right away...

I'm not sure I understand the question as the 1st step would be just that, a 1st step, down apx 3-4".

With the bumper it's a lot more down to the bumper and then 3-4" to the first step...

Is that what you're posting about???


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Your picture is not showing the door, but judging from storage door your set up is similar to mine.
The door is about 12" above the bumper, what makes danger step to start with. So you balance on narrow bumper to have next step 3 or 4".
Than next steps are every 8" (or close to it)
When we can deal with it, grabbing ladder for the support, it is big challenge for my small dogs.
So I wonder if I could rebolt the top side brackets and attach them to 1st step to be even with bumper.
Now seeing your close-up picture I think I can figure it out.
Thanks

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Hmm..

I didn't see you had a bumper so coming straight out of the door/floo level, you'd have the 3-4" 1st step...

Yes, the bumper step is a doozy. I thought I have seen a mid step that goes on the bumper but not sure how that would work as it'd be a narrow one...

Here's my gallery if you can get into it. Some have reported that it requires a Google sign in.. so not sure...

I do use the Fox hand railing all the time.. and I believe tork has a hand rail too that goes on the steps, can also double as a washer...


Here's the gallery link, might help...

and a pic in case you can't.

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The above was factory picture, not mine. Thanks for the pictures. Looks like you have the wider steps, what helps. I did not know about the option when I bought mine.
So you and me have 12-4-8-8-8 steps and this is danger beside the bumper width.
I have seen some folding platforms added to bumper, where steps could go sideways, but that opens another can of worms.
So if I remove top horizontal pieces, cut top vertical pieces short, how the rest would bolt.
If you are comfortable with your set up, you might not want to worry about it, but my dogs has fallen down from those steps and I hate to see it.

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Yah, I'm not following, don't know what the 12-4-8-8-8 is, inchdes height? between the steps???
You could take the bumper off and do their recommended install right from the bottom of door...

I'm thinking your best bet is to call them and follow up with pics of your set up... They're great at helping and coming up with solutions.. You can add steps as needed.. so coming right off the bottom of door might work?

Good luck..

I'm very happy with mine, no pets though...

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Yeah, those are steps heights.
I think I take my chances and order $125 bracket.
Thanks for chiming-in.

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I have them and have had them for sometime. I did a prototype installation for TL on the Stow and Go steps on my Palomino and I love them. You need at least 3 inches below the door to mount the bracket. I had about 1.5" so I made a bracket to mount the (stow and go) bracket from 3x3 structural steel and welded that to the bottom stiffner on my camper. Worked out fantastic and TL has the pictures of my install. I'm sure they will send them to you if you ask them. Contact Kerstin Stokes at Torklift. She has the entire install procedure as well as all the pictures.

I have to tell you that they work (at least in my case) better than I ever expected and I like the adjustable landing feet for uneven surfaces. I leave them on (secured in the bracket) all the time, even when the camper is off the truck.

Mine is a 4 step and my camper sits 37 inches off the ground when in the truck


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I have problem with new Torklift tie downs and they chose not to answer my question.
If they design 3" high step under 12" step, that makes you [emoticon]
Just like today I wanted to access my Ford Pass for vehicle report.
3 times I log in and 3 times I was refused becouse "vehicle is in motion". Never moved gear level sitting on my driveway. [emoticon]

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Kayteg1 wrote:

I have problem with new Torklift tie downs and they chose not to answer my question.
If they design 3" high step under 12" step, that makes you [emoticon]
Just like today I wanted to access my Ford Pass for vehicle report.
3 times I log in and 3 times I was refused becouse "vehicle is in motion". Never moved gear level sitting on my driveway. [emoticon]


If you are referring to the static pressure of the tie down's (I remember that thread well. I've come to the conclusion that they cannot answer the question in a totally honest way because it would be a manufacturer (of the TC's) specification, not TL's.

I have no issue getting my 'Vehicle report' with my Ford. Only did it one time in 3 years though. Pretty much useless far as I can see. Don't even like the 'oil life monitor' thing. I change my oil every 5K miles anyway. Oil is cheap.

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