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Old 02-26-2016, 12:21 AM   #15
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Well I crawled under the trailer today and there is no cutting involved to get double steps under the Bigfoot 17. The double steps hang an extra 2.5" lower than the single while stowed. This leaves me with 10" of clearance to the ground while trailering. This concerns me a little. I'm going to add material to one side and drill new holes to make up the extra 1.25" difference in mounting width. Would the 10" of clearance concern you guys?


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No worry. Probably about the same clearance as the low point of your axle.......
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:31 AM   #16
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Well I crawled under the trailer today and there is no cutting involved to get double steps under the Bigfoot 17. The double steps hang an extra 2.5" lower than the single while stowed. This leaves me with 10" of clearance to the ground while trailering. This concerns me a little. I'm going to add material to one side and drill new holes to make up the extra 1.25" difference in mounting width. Would the 10" of clearance concern you guys?


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No worry. Probably about the same clearance as the low point of your axle.......

Could be a concern based upon location of axle(s) in relation to step when going over speed bumps/tables, which axle(s), for obvious reasons would not be jeopardized. But the step unlike an axle theoretically could contact a high bump.


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Old 02-27-2016, 01:47 PM   #17
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Could be a concern based upon location of axle(s) in relation to step when going over speed bumps/tables, which axle(s), for obvious reasons would not be jeopardized. But the step unlike an axle theoretically could contact a high bump.
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Axle clearance is not the same as other things hanging off the trailer. When the tires go over a bump ( a speed bump, for instance), the axle rises with the tire. Other under-body appliances do not have this advantage. I don't know what kind of camping you do but 10-inches of clearance on a fixed appliance would be a concern to me.

My BF was lifted too (drop to straight axle conversion) but I kept the single step and just put a little step stool under it when I needed it for the kids and dogs. Most of the time we didn't though.
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:17 PM   #18
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When I did the same conversion, I kept the single step and carry a wooden box I built to use like a step stool as trainjunkie suggested.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:14 PM   #19
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My original single step is pretty much garbage. I'm going to buy new rims and tires soon, and these will be 15". This should raise the trailer another .5".


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Old 02-28-2016, 12:44 PM   #20
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If you want to keep that new step in good shape, consider making a mud guard for it like I did here...

Entry Step Mud Guard for Bigfoot

It really helps keep it clean and functional.
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Old 02-28-2016, 02:15 PM   #21
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Great idea! I'll see if I can mod that up also.


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