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With the twins getting bigger and an up coming week long camping trip, I'm thinking it is time to change our rickety Brophy steps out for something a little more solid. I know Torquelift is about the only option which I am fine with but what I am not certain about is how to install. Looks like the steps come with a mounting plate that has six holes in it. The problem is, on the fiberglass shell of the Bigfoot camper, I don't think there is anything really solid for screws to bite into on the back side.

Has anyone done this swap on a Bigfoot before and if so, what did you do for attaching the steps to the camper?

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Kayteg1 wrote:

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I am specifically looking for other Bigfoot owners because our campers are a little more unique to work with.

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This is a pic of the OEM bracket on 2002 BF 9.6


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Posted: 07/22/21 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure if you remember my install of the Glow Steps etc. Wayne, "Reddog1" fabricated my porch and then I later installed my Glow Steps.

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I had that problem when I got my new steps. I do have a big foot. I took the bar off of the Big foot stairs and moved it over to the new steps. It was a while ago but I seem to remember that it was a tight fit and I had to do a little prying but it worked.

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I have the same year and model Bigfoot as you. My earliest mod to my camper was to install TorkLift GlowSteps. It was a simple straight forward install using the OEM step brackets and the Torkift adapters. My only recommendation is that you use a mechanical lift to hold the steps in place as you install them. They are heavy! I used a motorcycle lift and did the install by myself. The steps are a wonderful improvement over the OEM step.

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Here’s some pictures
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Thanks! Pictures are always helpful! I think I'm going to start off with just making the current stairs work with the existing bracket to get us through our next trip. Then over Winter I'm going to puzzle out something a little better.

HMS Beagle had a really had a pretty nice setup that I did some drawing work to eventually duplicate. I have the drawings but not sure if I have the time to get it done before our next trip.

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You are in metal fabrication, right?
So what it takes to fabricate a bracket?
The topic I linked above kind of brainstorm possible setups and Stow N'go bracket is day and night difference.

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