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Old 12-30-2016, 11:01 PM   #1
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Allegro Gasser Entry Steps

Question for those of you with Allegro Gas coaches. I'm doing some looking with the idea up upgrading to a new(er) coach in the next year or two. In looking at the Tiffin Allegro Gassers, I notice there are only 2 exterior automatic steps. My Newmar as well as the current Newmar Canyon Stars have three steps. I know from experience that an unlevel low front campsite can require the front of the coach to be raised significantly. I have found on occasion that even with three steps, the first step can be uncomfortably high. If I had only two steps, it would be a huge step up to that first step. Its obviously also an issue going out of the coach. That last step can be very uncomfortable. Is the 2 step unit adequate for you? Are you having to add a separate platform or step unit to make it work? Just seems like it should have a third step.
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Third step would be good to have a lot of times. I have a folding extra step I have to use most of the time. Dave
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Yes Harley. I have three steps on my 2012 Allegro. In some situations I definitely would have needed a portable step to easily
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Not an issue for us, but we do have friends that sometimes travel with us and a help up to the first step would be nice. I'll hpget a step stool before they travel with us again.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:47 AM   #5
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You have great observational skills. Quite often after leveling that first step is a doozy with only 2 steps. We carry an additional folding step an use it when needed.
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Yes Harley. I have three steps on my 2012 Allegro. In some situations I definitely would have needed a portable step to easily
enter and exit the coach.

Is that something you modified or did Tiffin make a change at some point to a two step unit?
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Yes, after twisting my ankle getting out of our 2016 32sa, ive since added a wood pallet platform.
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I haven't done any real research on it, but it appears to me that one could easily convert a 2 step unit to 3 steps. I think all it would take is one center step, 2 long rods, and the required bushings and step bolts. Has anyone ever heard of doing that?
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You don't modify the steps, you replace them with a 3 step model. Take a look at Lippert Components for various step models. Kwickee steps are available in various widths and number of steps.
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You don't modify the steps, you replace them with a 3 step model. Take a look at Lippert Components for various step models. Kwickee steps are available in various widths and number of steps.
Why not modify? It would be a whole lot cheaper than replacing the entire unit. I have to believe the parts are the same between the two, assuming the same make. Like I mentioned above the real difference is the addition of one step and two longer bars.
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We have three steps on our Mh and even then we found the bottom step too high at times so invested in a portable,folding aluminum step for those occasions , I would inquire if you could order the step you want when ordering your MH.
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We carry the folding metal platform they sell at Camping World. It has adjustable legs and is extremely sturdy. No need to go through the expense of replacing the entry steps for the occasional need.
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We have a 2012 Allegro 32SA with 2 steps. There has been an occasion when the steps were too high but also at times too low, usually against curbs. If you add an additional step and they are too low, the step motor could be damaged working to extend the steps when it can't. When parked on a flat surface, measuring the bottom of the existing step when extended will provide the clearance for an additional step. When an additional step is added and you are on a sight where it hits the ground you are stuck. With the existing step you can add a step stool.
Hope you find a solution. Happy and safe travels in 2017.
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when I had my 32ca I bought a three step kwikee model and it bolted right in. just make sure you get the right width. it was well worth it, I bought it on ebay for $250.00.
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