Best RV And Camper Step Options

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Best RV And Camper Step Options


Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the various different types of RV and camper steps. Choosing and RV or camper step may seem like a difficult process, but it's not, and we're going to walk you through this process.Now, the reason you're going to want to have a set of steps on your fifth wheel, your travel trailer, your motor home or your RV, is because they're going to make it a lot easier for you to get in and out safely. Now, you may say, well that's great, I already have steps, why do I need a different set of steps Well, maybe you are unhappy with your current set of steps, maybe you find the initial step up off the ground a little too high, or like these here, it's a little flimsy and they wobble as you walk up the steps.Now, when you're choosing a new set of steps for your fifth wheel, or your travel trailer or your motor home, you need to realize that there's different types depending on your application. Now, because customers are looking for steps that are easy to use, but yet also have stability, a step like the Torklift Glowstep Revolution is a perfect one for you because of some added features that we'll go over now.Unlike your traditional or factory steps that are on your fifth wheel, or your travel trailer, the Torklift revolution ones have landing gear, which provide a point of contact with the ground, so this limits the amount of flex that you have as you step on the first step. This makes it much safer to go up and down, and is less wobbly so you don't have to worry about losing your balance.A step like the Lippert Alumi-Tread is great for fifth wheels and travel trailers, and is a great replacement for the factory steps for many reasons. One being, our step surface is much deeper, giving us more area to step on, and we have a much greater textured surface are for non-slip application.Now, on the motor home side of things, we're typically going to be looking for a direct replacement, because motor homes usually have an electric step, so when you open the door, it automatically comes out, and you can gain access to your motor home easily.Now, if you find yourself in a situation where the electric step on your motor home doesn't work anymore, a direct replacement such as this Lippert Electric Tread Lite is a great solution for you.

Being that this is a direct replacement, this step and other ones like it will allow you to easily and quickly replace what you already have, getting you back on the road, and you don't have to worry about doing any modifications to the vehicle at all.Now, for those of you that have a travel trailer with a sliding door, or a mobile home that's parked for an extended period of time, such as like a lake lot if you have it down there for the summer, and you're looking for a more permanent solution, the Strongberg Carlson Econo Porch trailer step is a great option for you. You have a nice large landing, which doubles as a porch for your top step.Now, if you are satisfied with your current steps, but just want to make it a little bit easier to get to that first step so you don't have to step up so high, and you don't want to spend the money for a full replacement set of steps, something like the safety step adjustable height folding step makes it a lot easier. Because that will reduce the height to your first step, so you don't have to step up quite as high, and it makes it a lot easier to get in and out.Now, many of us, when we go camping, we're not alone. Some of us take our pets with us, and our pets could also take advantage of having a nice set of steps to get in and out a little bit easier for them, as well.For all of our folding step options for our fifth wheel and our RV's, we have a couple different measurements to concern ourself with when choosing our steps. There's two different widths to concern yourself with.

There's ones that are 24 inches wide, and ones that are 27 inches wide, and you're measuring from the cage bracket to cage bracket on your existing factory steps. The way you determine how many steps you're going to need is, if your trailer already had four steps or three steps, you want to at least get that many steps, potentially even more. The more steps that you have, the easier it's going to be to get in and out. On our particular trailer here today, with our factory steps, we're looking at our first step being 12 inches off the ground. If we had an additional step, we could reduce it to about seven or eight inches, and will make it a lot easier to get in and out.For solutions like the Strongberg Carlson Econo Porch, when choosing this for your particular application, you want to measure and make sure that your porch step here is between seven and eighth inches of the entry step inside your trailer or your mobile home.In conclusion, all of the options that we have here today are going to meet your needs, so you can get in and out of your fifth wheel, your travel trailer or your motor home, easily and safely..


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