Originally Posted by iplumb
Whats involved in adding a outside step to a Scamp
Mine's not a Scamp
, but I've added an outside double step to my Fiber Stream
due to the frame and axle
work that lifted the trailer 7" higher than standard.
Mine is a Manual Double Step
, chosen because my floor is 21" higher than the ground. I bought it first so I could put it on a floor jack to hold up against the trailer in order to shift it around to find the best location to mount it. It came with pre-drilled angle brackets that are welded to the trailer's frame so that the step module can be bolted on. Due to the way my door is right next to the wheel well, there was an existing lateral that my welder modified and drilled, then he welded up a bracket as an additional lateral, and reinforced with bracing to the next lateral.
And then the step could be bolted up; so it could be easily replaced if damaged. I wound up off-setting the step slightly to the left of the door (because of the existing lateral locations) and slightly outboard (for ease of entering and exiting the trailer).