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Posted: 10/07/21 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ETrailer sent me an email the other day. They were advertising running boards that had a second step that dropped down when the door opened.

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Posted: 10/07/21 08:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Step for wife----
I recommend the aluminum steps as they are stronger and lighter.

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AnEv942 wrote:

We also used the EZ step for few years. The 12" height made it much easier for Margaret to get in. The retrieval not so much, I'd just wait for her to get in the pick up the step and store behind my seat. On unlevel ground you need to pay attention, especially getting out...

I might suggest what we finally did, but its not an inexpensive solution. Installed Amp-Research power running boards. When deployed they split the distance and fold out lower than most fixed running boards. Top of step height when out is 12", tread is about 6" wide so very secure. Our door sill is ~28". Standing on step you can almost fall in. Even my 90 year old mom is able to get in.
I installed so saved a bit but to Margaret they are worth every penny.


That Amp research running boards sounds like the best choice

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Watch out on the plastic steps--I had one for about 10 years. One day I stepped on it as usual and 'snap' it broke. Fortunately I did not fall.


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Posted: 10/08/21 05:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TxGearhead, thanks for the reply. Right now we use a folding stool. I get out and go around and put the stool on the ground for Brenda. We will figure something out.


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pianotuna, thanks for the reply. Thanks for the heads up on the age of a plastic stool.

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MarkTwain, thanks for the reply. So many options.

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s1214, thanks for the reply. I will look for them. Heck etrailer is only about 70 miles from the house.

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AnEv942, thanks for the reply. I will have to have a really good look at these steps.

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Posted: 10/08/21 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does she have issues entering/exiting the TC as well?

Not to muddy the waters, but it might be time to consider a different RV option all together. Just a thought.


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