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Old 03-05-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Extra step-how high?

DW had serious accident getting into RV and I need to build a step to compensate for leveling and uneven campsites. Building is easy. But how high is the bigger problem. If you have a small step that you find works well most of the time, I sure would like to know how tall it is.
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If you have a small step that you find works well most of the time, I sure would like to know how tall it is.
I use this type of step. it's a folding plastic step.



It's about 7- 8 inches high.

If the requirement is to support more weight, consider these steps available at www.rvupgrades.com. By Stromberg Carlson.

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You can buy one almost like the top picture at Walmart that folds flat.
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My parents who just finished a run of 20 years of full-timing used an exercise step just below their electric steps. They measured 12"x24" and were adjustable from 4" to 12" tall, so they can adapt to where ever you park. Since they were wide, they were very steady, even when stepping down from a height. They cost between $40 and $80 and are sold all over (even Walmart) . They're a bit more bulky than other steps, but well worth the piece of mind that they will hold you. Please forgive me if I mess up the photo-it's my first time...
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We've always used the second one in Drivers post. There are some really odd situations where, even with the legs extended, it might be a bit short but for 95% of the time it works great for us.

Sorry to hear about your DWs accident. Best of luck.

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I've always used this one as it's stable and sturdy.
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We've always used the second one in Drivers post. There are some really odd situations where, even with the legs extended, it might be a bit short but for 95% of the time it works great for us.

Sorry to hear about your DWs accident. Best of luck.

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Ditto to Rick's post, we bought ours shortly after going full time 4+ years ago and it does work 95+ % of the time. Once or twice we have used blocks to either level it or raise it a bit. Still makes for a nice stable step and it is a good sized step. Watch out for ones with small surface areas.

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I've always used this one as it's stable and sturdy.
That is what we have, isn't that picture 2 in Drivers post? They are great.
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