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Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs - Black with Black Foam Grip - Aluminum

Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs - Black with Black Foam Grip - Aluminum

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37" x 25-1/2" Rail offers stability and convenience as you climb into and out of your RV. Rail securely locks in place while in use and locks in stowed position alongside RV when not in use. Black powder coated aluminum resists corrosion. 1-800-940-8924 to order Stromberg Carlson accessories and parts part number AM-533 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Stromberg Carlson products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs - Black with Black Foam Grip - Aluminum. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Stromberg Carlson Accessories and Parts - AM-533

  • RV and Camper Steps
  • Grab Handles and Handrails
  • Folding Handrail
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Aluminum
  • 25-1/2 Inch Long

37" x 25-1/2" Rail offers stability and convenience as you climb into and out of your RV. Rail securely locks in place while in use and locks in stowed position alongside RV when not in use. Black powder coated aluminum resists corrosion.


Features:

  • Extra-large foldout rail makes entering and exiting your RV safer and easier
  • Locking mechanisms secure the handle in the open position for use and in the stowed position for travel
  • Aluminum construction is lightweight and rustproof
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Black foam padding on handle provides comfortable grip
  • Simple installation - mounts to RV sidewall next to the door with 4 included 2" screws
    • Can be mounted on the left or right side of your door
    • May require drilling through the wall of your RV
    • Use long bolts with washers or a plate (sold separately) if a door stud cannot be found
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Overall dimensions: 37" tall x 25-1/2" wide
  • Distance in between mounting brackets: 19-1/4"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


AM-533 Stromberg Carlson Aluminum Lend-a-Hand Extra Long Rail - Black with Black Foam Grip




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Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs - Black with Black Foam Grip - Aluminum - AM-533

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (105 Customer Reviews)

37" x 25-1/2" Rail offers stability and convenience as you climb into and out of your RV. Rail securely locks in place while in use and locks in stowed position alongside RV when not in use. Black powder coated aluminum resists corrosion.

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Fits perfectly in place of the stock entry handle that came with our RV. So far appears it will work well. 4 stars because the handle is loose in the cradles and moves when u grab the handle to enter. Stock one was tighter.

Polly

12/14/2023

Great except plastic caps on ends came off and lost them

Etrailer Expert

Katrina D.

12/19/2023

@Polly That is not good! Luckily, there are replacement caps available on our site, part # SC35GR.


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Nice handle upgrade. 15 minute install time. New lend-a-hand same brand as original install, so used same holes to mount to trailer. Very happy to have launched longer support to go along with new stairs.



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Everything lined up and took all of 15 minutes to remove old and install new.



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Took all of 10 minutes to install.Bolted up to existing
handrail bolt holes.Gives you
a much more secure feeling going up and down stairs.



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Installation was a breeze. Product enhances safety and looks good too.



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Great product easy to install.



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Much better handle than stock for my wife who has had a hip and knee replacement.



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Super quick delivery, we are so pleased. We are ordering a second hand railing. This hand railing does everything as promised. Really easy to install.



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Love this extra large grab handle. I'm short so getting up in our RV was a challenge for me to reach the handle the rig came with. This larger one will solve that problem.



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I installed one of these at both trailer doors. They have been terrific. After a knee and hip joint replacement surgeries and arthritis in the others, my wife is mobility challenged. Not only do these handrails help her get into the trailer, it gives her more confidence about getting in. You should realize there is a chance there may not be blocking at your mounting locations but this is somewhat mitigated by the fact there are 3 screws per mounting block. Special fasteners may be advisable.

John H.

4/14/2020

Still working well. I am very pleased.



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Much improvement with etrailer since 2020. Responsive and helpful!



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I’ll tell you tomorrow when I install it on the trailer



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It is going to be real helpful



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We love it. It is perfect for our 3 year old grandson as well as his grandparents!!!! My wife especially feels much safer going down our longer set of stairs. Arrived right away too.

A couple of things to note: on our Coachmen Catalina the bracket points did not match the factory installed folding handle that was there before so I could only use one previously used attach points. The other thing - my bad! - when I went to measure the bottom attachment I had one of the brackets not seated in a groove and thus when I drilled holes and was ready to go - the handle could not do its thing requiring me to drill another set of holes fairly close to the set I just drilled. Grrrrr. Both sets are covered by the housing and made sure they were well caulked! I just wanted to point out for others to MAKE sure the top and bottom are seated firmly before marking and drilling your holes. Again WORKS GREAT after my dufus mistake was corrected!! Thanks for another super product.

By the way the factory install handle got put on our bedroom door as it only had a solid grab handle. Left that in place and put the folding handle around it.



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works great



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We added this railing when we installed Liperts Solid Step RV stairs on our 5th wheel RV. This railing works great for older campers and our younger grandkids as well. Mounted in the original location that pur previous railing mounted. Would be again....



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The grab rail match the holes from my original handle, so installation was a breeze. Like having the lower handle for my wife's smaller size, makes it great for her.

Doug

7/28/2021

It works great. Should be on all RVs.



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I bought two of these for our travel trailer. My wife has mobility issues and this has very helpful to her. They were relatively easy to install. Most trailers have very limited blocking in the wall so it is best if they can be attached at the same attachment points as the original handles. Not the same holes just the same general location.



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The lend a hand replaced the regular grab bar that came with trailer being disabled the lend a hand works better than the original bar what is best about it larger or longer bar to hold onto as you go up or down the stairs the original bar does not have that the extra length. I'm really glad I put this on the trailer you won't go wrong by putting this on your trailer



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Love it and it looks great! More orders coming your way. I've been bragging on Facebook :)



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It saves a lot of falls....Awesome prod uct!!



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The extended handle makes entering our trailer much easier. I would especially recommend if someone has limited strength in there arm/shoulder. The installation was very easy as it used the same mounting holes as the original handle.



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My wife has difficulty getting into our newly purchased motorhome so I Googled rv handrails and came up with this Lend-a-Hand Grab Handle. The price was in line with what I expected so I ordered it. Two days later I received the Grab Handle. Installation was easy, took about ten minutes and I am extremely pleased with its operation. Five stars from me.



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Easy to install and works great when climbing up the steps into camper. Very fast shipping!!



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Bought this unit for my 89 year young mother in law. Needed to get her a little more help with the camper steps. Easy to install and worked just like we planned. She now has places to put both hands on the rail and they start nice and low too. Perfect.


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  • Weight Capacity of Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle
    The Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 does not have a specific weight capacity. According to Stromberg Carlson, this is only to assist and not weight bearing. Typically this is installed by driving the screws into a stud so it will be very sturdy.
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  • How to Determine if Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle Will Fit RVs Existing Holes
    We don't have any way of knowing the measurements of the holes on your 2023 Reflection, so you'll need to do some measuring to determine the fit of the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs # AM-533. The # AM-533 uses mounting brackets that are 19-1/4" apart, and the brackets have three holes in them which measure 1-1/8" apart. Even if it doesn't match up perfectly you can still use the handle, you'll simply need to drill new holes to mount it.
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  • Does Stromberg Carlson Lend-a-Hand Folding Grab Handle AM-533 Include Hardware
    The Stromberg Carlson Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 does include four mounting screws for installation on an RV door stud. The handle can mount on either side of a door but it folds in only one direction (toward the rear of the RV when mounted on the passenger side).
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  • Mounting Bracket Spacing of Lend-a-Hand Grab Handle AM-533
    The mounting bracket spacing of the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 is 19-1/4 inches as opposed to 31 inches, and this handle has the closest spacing to the 17-3/4 inches you mentioned needing. If you are having a bit of trouble with the install and cannot find a door stud what you can do instead is just use 1/4"-20 bolts with washers and you'll be able to secure the rail.
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  • Mounting Bracket Separation and Hole Dimensions For Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle
    The Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 has a distance of 19.5" from the bottom of the top mounting bracket to the top of the bottom mounting bracket. It appears that the measurement Stromberg has on their site is in reference to the distance between the handle grab bar itself at 23.5". I have included images below that will show the measured distances for the mounting holes.
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  • Would You Be Locked In Your Trailer If the Lend-a-Hand Grab Handle Was Closed Over the Door?
    Yes, unfortunately! If some rapscallion happened to close the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs # AM-533 over your door while you were still inside, you'd effectively be trapped. You can see at the 0:50 mark in the video attached that the handle would need to be lifted and swung away from the door to free you from the trailer. This is in-place more so for a safety feature, that way when you're traveling down the road the grab handle isn't able to move around freely potentially...
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  • Will Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle Clear Awning Arm When Stowed
    The Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 is 25-1/2" wide so it will cover that distance on the side of your 2016 Fleetwood Storm when folded down. You won't have any problems clearing the awning arm when you stow the handle for travel. This will fold on top of the door so it will lay flat without hitting the awning arm.
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  • Mounting Hole Spacing On the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle
    The Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs # AM-533 measures 23 3/4" from the top mounting bracket to the bottom mounting bracket and the holes are spaced 1 1/8" on center. I have included a diagram showing these measurements for you to check out as well.
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  • Mounting Plate Dimensions of Stromber Lend a Hand RV Handle
    The mounting brackets of the Lend-A-Hand part # AM-533 that you referenced measure 2-5/16 inches wide x 3-7/8 inches in height.
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  • Replacement Exterior Folding Handrail for 2015 Grand Design 385TH Toy Hauler
    RV makers don't keep track of items such as the door railings that they install on their trailers but since the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 can fold in either direction it should work great for your Grand Design 385TH toy hauler. The distance between the mounting brackets is 19-1/4-inches so you can compare this to your handle mounts. If you cannot find a door stud for mounting you can locally source long bolts and a plate to provide a secure mounting point. Four...
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  • Replacement Lend a Hand Handle for 2015 Forest River Cherokee 16BHS Camper Trailer
    Yes, the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs # AM-533 that you referenced will fit your 2015 Forest River Cherokee 16BHS. The mounting bracket dimensions will be the same as what you have since this was designed to be as universal as possible and fit that standard bracket dimensions on RVs that is 19-1/4 inches apart. The extra dip in the handle will also be easier for kids to reach. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Lend-a-Hand Grab Handle Require Drilling
    Trailer manufacturers don't keep records of the exact parts they have so there would really be no way to know if the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 will mount exactly inline with the existing door on your Keystone Springdale. The mounting brackets of this handle are 19-1/4" apart so you can measure where your current grab handle is to see if it has that distance. If it does not you will need to drill to install the grab handle. I have added a link to a video review...
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  • Could Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 Be Prevented from Pivoting
    The folding mechanism of the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 is a spring loaded mechanism that moves up to allow it to fold to either side. If you wanted to lock this out it would be a matter of preventing the handle from moving vertically so that it can swing. We don't have a recommended way to accomplish this but I am sure it wouldn't be too difficult to pull off.
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  • Can TorkLift GlowGuide Handrail be Used with Other Brand Scissor Steps
    The TorkLift GlowGuide Handrail # TLA7621 referenced in your question is designed specifically for the TorkLift scissor step assemblies. I spoke with my contact at TorkLift and he said that this unit can technically be used with other brand units, but you will not be able to physically attach the handrail to the steps. This is because the handrail uses mounting brackets that are specific to the TorkLift step design. In order to use this with your existing scissor steps, you will likely...
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  • What is Purpose of Shim Kit for Lend-a-Hand Folding Grab Handle
    The shim kit part # 5991-SM is designed to push the handle part # AM-533 out a little further from the body of the RV so that it can close around a door that sticks out further from the outer wall. So if your door closes mostly flush with your RV wall you wouldn't need the shim.
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  • Recommended Replacement Folding Grab Handle for a 2023 Jayco Jay Flight Travel Trailer
    Well you're right, that's not normal. What likely happened is that you may have just got a defective unit and it'll just need to be replaced. I recommend checking out the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs # AM-533. This replacement handle is virtually the same as the Camco Fold-Away RV Grab Handle # CAM42175, only this is going to be made in the USA with better quality materials, is a bit larger at 37" tall x 25-1/2" wide, and is also made from powder coated Aluminum...
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  • Is There a Handrail Available for the Solid Step XF RV Steps
    I have a different solution for you, but I contacted the manufacturer and there is currently no handrail available for the XF series of steps. You could use the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs # AM-533. This has a more universal fit because it will attach to your RV, opposed to the steps.
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  • RV Step Rail Recommendation That Has Round Handle
    I would agree that a round handle for RV steps would be easier to grab and would feel more natural than a square shape. A better option for you might be the Lend A Hand Handle part # AM-533 which does have a round handle shape and has a pad for grabbing onto that helps as well.
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  • Mounting Hole Locations on Lend-a-Hand Folding Handrail for RV
    The Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle for RVs - Black with Black Foam Grip - Aluminum # AM-533 have brackets that have three holes in each. I went out to our warehouse to measure for you and the holes from top bracket to bottom bracket are all 23-3/4 inches on center. On each bracket there are two holes vertically and they are 1-1/8 inch on center. Then there is one horizontal hole aligned with the top hole of each bracket and to the right of it which is also 1-1/8 inch on...
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  • Hand Rail for RV with Folding Triple Step
    Since we don't know what steps you have on your RV you'd have to go with a universal style of hand rail like the Lend-a-Hand part # AM-533 which attaches to the side of the RV and folds up against it when not in use.
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  • Recommended Hand Rail for Electric Steps on RV
    The TorkLift GlowGuide Handrail # TLA7621 referenced in your question is designed to work with TorkLift scissor step assemblies. It can technically be used on assemblies from other manufacturers, but you will not be able to physically attach the handrail to the steps. This is because the handrail will use mounting brackets specific to the TorkLift step design. In order to use this with the electric steps on your Holiday Rambler RV, you would likely need to extend the vertical rail down...
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  • Handrail Recommendation for Use with SolidStep RV System
    Since the SolidStep RV Steps fold up into the interior of the camper you'd need to use a hand rail that attaches to only the outside of the camper like the Stromberg # AM-533. This folds out when needed and would work great. The # AP-101 wouldn't work with a SolidStep.
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  • Recommended Hand Rail For A 2017 Jayco Jayflight SLX
    The first thing that comes to mind is a folding grab handle since it will permanently install to the side of the camper. A really good option is the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533. The handle itself is 37" tall and 25-1/2" wide so there is plenty of railing to grab on to. It can be installed on either flat or corrugated surfaces, you just want to be sure it is secured to the wood framing or a wall stud. The picture below shows one installed on a camper very similar...
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  • Diameter of Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle
    I went out to the warehouse and found that the diameter of the Lend-a-Hand Extra Large Folding Grab Handle # AM-533 is right at 0.99". We actually carry the Foam Grip Wrap for Lend-a-Hand Grab Handles # FP-1002-R that you can use for this application! Attached are review videos you can check out as well.
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