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Bob Vaughn

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Posted: 03/14/21 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pismopete wrote:

I'm thinking about replacing the old steps on my 5th wheel with the Lippert Solid Step. My questions are 1. can I do it myself or do I need professional installation and 2.those of you that have installed the step are you happy with it? Thank you

Dont do it too many negatives to solid steps

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We have a fifth wheel on order that comes with the Lippert solid step. Unfortunately, we will be unable to open these steps in our storage area because the units are close together. I’ll be buying the second generation MORryde that has the new hinge. This allows you to release the steps easily and it is similar to pulling the hinge pins out of an interior door. I’ll remove the steps and the bottom will easily slide under the unit next to me then I’ll just put the hinge pins back in. It isn’t near as convenient as the older style steps that pull out from underneath but it will work for me. At the camp site they’ll just be lowered per the design.
There is no opening for the old style steps or the Torklift Glowstep and I don’t want to cut into the skirt of a brand new trailer.


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Times 3 on the Torklift!! 4 bolts and your done.


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Posted: 03/14/21 05:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Torklift accordian steps are much different then the Lippert Solid Step.
The solid step is far more stable.


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enblethen wrote:

The Torklift accordian steps are much different then the Lippert Solid Step.
The solid step is far more stable.


Torklift is very solid as they rest on the ground. Plus they dont have the limitations the solid step style has.

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Solid Step has extendable feet to insure step has a solid bas making contact to the ground.

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enblethen wrote:

Solid Step has extendable feet to insure step has a solid bas making contact to the ground.

As do the Torklift steps. They have two adjustable feet that make solid contact with the ground.

I am wondering why you stated that "The solid step is far more stable." referring to the Lippert steps. Have you owned, or used extensively, the Torklift steps? I have two of them on my trailer and can say they have NO movement up, down, or sideways when deployed and are a pleasure to use. They could not be any more stable than they are right now. I think your statement is a bit over the top.
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I based my comments not as an owner but experience of my neighbors 5er.
The accordian style comment was from my experience numerous years ago.

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I replaced the flip out steps on my TT with the Morryde version. We love em. However we have 2 doors on our TT. If you have just one door like most 5ers do then you you'll have many times that you can't open the steps out.
Rest ares being one, setting up on unlevel ground, tight storage areas, etc.
Ours are in the rear and if I deploy the solid steps before front to back leveling I could mess things up pretty good. Same with side to side which means no one gets in the 5er until it's level.
We have a 2nd door up front that still has the flip out steps so all the above is resolved.
The only downside for us and it's relatively minor is you need to adjust the feet almost every time you set up. Other than that they're quieter and definitely more solid than flip outs.

FWIW I would never have them on a single door RV.

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What are all these limitations of solid steps? Aside from you can't be right up against something and use them?

Our new 5th wheel came with solid fold down steps. The feet adjust to ground imperfections. So far they have been great. Years ago we had a truck camper with the accordion style steps. Nowhere near as stable. Perhaps the tork lift accordion stairs are better than what we had but we have no complaints on the solid steps and wouldn't hesitate to add them to a camper that doesn't have them.

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