Anybody add a step on a Scamp? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Anybody add a step on a Scamp?

Whats involved in adding a outside step to a Scamp?

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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Just curious, but why would you need a step? I know some people are using little step stools but my trailer is way too low to use any kind of step.

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Scamps sit pretty low - don't think that a step would be needed. However, other trailers (my Uhaul for one) sit higher to the ground. I use one of those exercise steps because its a nice large size, and the height can be adjusted if need be. (and I can always use it to actually exercise with.... someday)
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:12 PM   #4
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Just make a box with a lid for a step..
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:38 PM   #5
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Cool Get a step, choose the best location, attach to trailer frame

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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.
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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.
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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).
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:50 PM   #6
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Pam, I'm like you---after looking at all the possibilities, I brought my exercise steps up from the basement---and it is perfect! Nice and big and lightweight, too. Nearly indestructible and waterproof!
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:00 PM   #7
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Our 13' Scamp didn't have a step but depending on the level of the campsite sometimes one would have been nice. I sometimes forget about the one on the 5th wheel until I go to get in it since it sits higher anyway.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:15 AM   #8
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I added a single step to my Scamp. First time out nearly scrapped the thing off pulling into/out of a driveway. DRAT! Changed the axle and fixed the step, now it works as planned. So, I'd say.. it depends on how tall your trailer frame is... then pay attention and remember it's there. I'm glad I have it, but if I was thinking of a do-over, I'd build a box like Kevin referrenced and use it to store the rug.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:47 AM   #9
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We have a step on our Uhaul, but PO hit something and bent it. We have not and may not fix it. We use those fold-up steps. We use blue as one of our trailer's colors, and we scored two blue versions of these fold-up steps in the Walmart clearance isle in hubby's hometown. We like to use two of them as steps rather than just one. And then, I do use them to exercise with. I just packed my poles that I use to balance me as I step on and off them really early in the AM before anyone else is up. Then I sit and listen to the birds with coffee when I am done and watch other people get up.

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Old 05-27-2011, 08:46 AM   #10
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My 2009 16' Scamp sits high enough that I need the step that I had Scamp install.

I have forgotten to put it back up a couple of times and so far have not hit it.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:48 AM   #11
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Just make a box with a lid for a step..
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my solution is pretty much like kevins, with one exception. mine is the same size as a door mat to clean your feet on. this is attached to the top. also the bottom is open so i can fold up my ground cloth and store it in there for transport. these often get a bit dirty and even with washing it before putting it away you can get some sand and dirt on it.

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