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Old 11-29-2015, 11:51 PM   #1
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Curious about the step up on some trailers

Below the table area why is it there or is that the water storage area?
At one point some one put up the trailer weights for different trailers, where do I find this location so I can send it to my sister in law.
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Curious about the step up on some trailers

The "step up" is a design feature of some small trailers that minimizes overall height for a lower towing profile by providing full stand-up headroom only where it is actually needed: the center work area.

On my Scamp, the raised portions under the dinette and along the sides and front correspond to the top of the main frame rails. So, in a sense, that's the real floor height. The center walk-around space is lowered below the main frame members and supported by non-structural flat steel. Scamp does mount the grey water tank under the dinette floor (fresh water is in the dinette seats), but the design predates grey water systems.

Some of the smallest vintage stickies are built similarly. I recall one (can't remember if it was a sticky or an egg) that had a crank-down floor section: raised for towing, lowered for camping.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:37 PM   #6
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The "step up" is a design feature of some small trailers that minimizes overall height for a lower towing profile by providing full stand-up headroom only where it is actually needed: the center work area.

On my Scamp, the raised portions under the dinette and along the sides and front correspond to the top of the main frame rails. So, in a sense, that's the real floor height. The center walk-around space is lowered below the main frame members and supported by non-structural flat steel. Scamp does mount the grey water tank under the dinette floor (fresh water is in the dinette seats), but the design predates grey water systems.

Some of the smallest vintage stickies are built similarly. I recall one (can't remember if it was a sticky or an egg) that had a crank-down floor section: raised for towing, lowered for camping.
: walkway going from front to back, man if one got drunk and tried to negotiate that in the dark next morning might wake with sore head.
We have cancelled putting trailer in U G so that means what ever we get goes in beside the house and fence at our place with tarp on top.
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: walkway going from front to back, man if one got drunk and tried to negotiate that in the dark next morning might wake with sore head.
Not sure what you mean... any place you can put your feet and stand up has headroom to spare. Except perhaps the doorway. Going in is usually not a problem; you naturally lean forward as you step inside. But going out... while intoxicated... you could certainly crack your egg on the top of the door frame and end up in a heap on the ground outside. I guess I'll add that to my long list of reasons not to drink.
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Not sure what you mean... any place you can put your feet and stand up has headroom to spare. Except perhaps the doorway. Going in is usually not a problem; you naturally lean forward as you step inside. But going out... while intoxicated... you could certainly crack your egg on the top of the door frame and end up in a heap on the ground outside. I guess I'll add that to my long list of reasons not to drink.
:and the furnace sat right in the walkway right smack in the middle, I think the make of his trailer about 14' started with a S?
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I know all about wacking ones head in the doorway

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Not sure what you mean... any place you can put your feet and stand up has headroom to spare. Except perhaps the doorway. Going in is usually not a problem; you naturally lean forward as you step inside. But going out... while intoxicated... you could certainly crack your egg on the top of the door frame and end up in a heap on the ground outside. I guess I'll add that to my long list of reasons not to drink.
: in 09 when I did my journey I knocked myself silly going in and out of the 1986 Dodge B van, that I started to finally learn to crouch but as you can see I'm still silly from that excursion.
Now my wife on the other hand really wacks her head on a regular basis, not just in the MH>
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Smile The step up

It was always my impression that that step helps align the body and axle.
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Guess I've got to agree with Jon cuz I don't understand what the original question is or where this post is or going. Might be a translation app thing.... but from a step to a drunk comment????? Might have to open a couple beers and reread it .
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Guess I've got to agree with Jon cuz I don't understand what the original question is or where this post is or going. Might be a translation app thing.... but from a step to a drunk comment????? Might have to open a couple beers and reread it .
: I emember the first time I wacked my head good was when working on the tow boats, to get to the engine room where the John was we lifted a lid with steps built into it, Well I did this and proceeded to go down next thing I know the skipper was pouring cold water on me, he said you just knocked your self silly for not ducking.
I was about 17 years old.
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Curious about the step up on some trailers

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:and the furnace sat right in the walkway right smack in the middle, I think the make of his trailer about 14' started with a S?
My trailer is about 13' and starts with an "S," and the furnace is recessed in a cabinet. There is nothing to trip over anywhere in the trailer unless you put it there yourself. All of the raised sections of the floor are under the table, benches, or cabinets...

and I'm with those who are wondering what the point is here?

If the step-up or drop-floor design bothers you, there are numerous options that have a flat floor, Lil Bigfoot being among the best.

For myself, I wouldn't reject drop-floor designs until I had experienced one. In everyday use, you don't even notice the variation in floor level. The resulting low step-in height of the 13'ers is nice if you have children, small pets, or mobility impairment (whether age or alcohol induced).
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