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Old 07-05-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Has anyone modified their inside steps in their fiver? DW has mobility issues, and after climbing the step to the bathroom/bedroom area too many times has a great deal of knee pain. Our fiver has only one step from the main floor up to the raised area. The first step is a 9" step up, from there to the raised bathroom/bedroom area is an 8" step
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Has anyone modified their inside steps in their fiver? DW has mobility issues, and after climbing the step to the bathroom/bedroom area too many times has a great deal of knee pain. Our fiver has only one step from the main floor up to the raised area. The first step is a 9" step up, from there to the raised bathroom/bedroom area is an 8" step
In order to install an extra step you will need some extra length for the third step or you end up with dangerous really short steps. I have looked at some units this could be done with and many that you can't. Most of those stairs are directly besides the entry door. I'd guess you'd want at least an extra 10" or so to add that extra step. One thing I have noticed being I have very poor leg mobility due to a destroyed spinal column is most 5th wheels are equipped with really poor hand rails, many have zilch. Really good hand rails are a must for folks with mobility issues. And if possible a rail on both sides so both hands can be used.
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