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Old 05-14-2009, 12:30 PM   #15
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15" to the bottom of my door.
So a 7 1/2" rise would be perfect.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:00 PM   #16
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15" to the bottom of my door.
So a 7 1/2" rise would be perfect.

Where are you getting a 7 1/2" rise ??
It's only 3".
The bottom of the step is only 1/4 " lower than the entire frame when open.

The step pulls straight out.(it doesn't drop down).
It doe,s not drop anymore than 1/4"
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #17
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I should have a 7 1/2' rise to split the difference of 15" from the bottom of the door . This would be the best solution. If the step drops down 3" I would have to step up 12" to get to that step. I might just keep my box as a step.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:40 PM   #18
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The top of the step frame doe'st/won,t touch the underdside of your trailer.
It will sit flush with the bottom of your frame(witch should give you the correct height your looking for).

Wish I could show you a pic of my install.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:45 PM   #19
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I get it now. You can mount the step at any height below the frame.


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86296 20" Tread 21" x 3.75" x 14"
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:54 PM   #20
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I get it now. You can mount the step at any height below the frame.

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86296 20" Tread 21" x 3.75" x 14"
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I used 4 short pieces of angle iron,and bolted everything to the frame.
It will not twist/bend.

If you want, maybe I can try to take a few pics,but believe me,
it will work, and you'll be totally happy with it.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:11 PM   #21
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Up close pictures would be good.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:15 PM   #22
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That's exactly like the one I've got on my Scamp... it has a 21-1/4 inch hitch height, so I thought plenty of room. [b] Wrong. First time out going into a parking lot I smooshed it. Had to use a come-along to pull it back to useable shape. If it gets wrecked again, I'll remove it.
I'm dealing with the same issue on my Fiber Stream. My threshold is 18" above the ground and I use a plastic Rubbermaid step stool. But much of the time I have to use 2 courses of the yellow "Lego" blocks under the tires on that side, and now the threshold is close to 21", and I could use 2 steps to get in. I bought a 2-step unit, but haven't installed it yet for fear of smooshing it.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:20 AM   #23
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Hi,

We carry a small IKEA stepstool with a knobbly top, which upsidedown inside doubles as a holder to keep our wastebasket stationary when traveling. It is also handy for hopping over a partner into bed.

Outside, depending on leveling needed, we can use nothing, the stool and/or on rare occasions a supplementary nearby rock.

We count this minimal climbing as a big FGRV blessing and often count the number of steps bulgemobile and stickie users must negotiate to get in and out of their rigs.



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Old 05-20-2009, 01:41 PM   #24
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Up close pictures would be good.
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I'm dealing with the same issue on my Fiber Stream. My threshold is 18" above the ground and I use a plastic Rubbermaid step stool. But much of the time I have to use 2 courses of the yellow "Lego" blocks under the tires on that side, and now the threshold is close to 21", and I could use 2 steps to get in. I bought a 2-step unit, but haven't installed it yet for fear of smooshing it.
We are pondering the step idea too. We have an attached one step that is tucked to far back on the trailer to be very useful. At San Antonio we were on an unlevel spur and the door side was even higher than the 20something inches it is on level ground. We had to use a milk crate AND a free standing step stool in addition to the attached step.

We are looking for a two step model. I have seen one with rounded corners that I think we will go with, less chance of skinning a shin on it. I will have to do some measuring to see how much further it will hang down than the one step we have now.
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Hi Kevin, we have a folding three step attached to our rig as a factory item and it works great....but in your case I like the idea of having a portable solution that you can take with you if you upgrade or change rigs.

The portable step configuration also allows for (storage I see by your pic) and some extra height around the campground should you find it necessary, like the extra bit of reach you might need when securing the awning friction knobs or wrapping some rope around a tree for a clothesline. That extra portable step comes in handy in other ways...just a thought
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