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Old 09-18-2019, 08:00 AM   #1
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Free Standing Steps

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I have a TT and would like to add some free standing steps, to get in and out easier.
Camper is on my property so I won't need to travel with the steps.

Any suggestions?

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Old 09-18-2019, 08:27 AM   #3
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Home depot has PT precut risers. Add 5/4 boards for the stops.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:31 AM   #4
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Thanks, just what I'm looking for.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:32 AM   #5
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We use an exercise stepping platform. It can be adjusted to two different heights. I added a no slip material to it because it became slippery when it rained. Found ours on Craigslist for $5.00. Still looks great after five years.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:53 AM   #6
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The "rise" can be quite large (and dangerous) from the ground to the first step of your RV steps especially if parked on a somewhat uneven surface. To make that ground to first step "rise" manageable, I use this lightweight, folding platform step available from Amazon (or Camping World or favorite RV supplies store) -->

https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Adjus...0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:35 AM   #7
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Thanks,
I don't have the measurements handy but I am concerned about the rise and overall size of the stair structure.

Can't decide if I want to build something or buy. Just looking for options.

Thanks Everyone
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If it's going to sit for some time, a small deck and stairs are quite nice.

Check with Mobile Home Dealers, they will have access to temporary stairs.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:35 PM   #9
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X2 on a small deck and stairs if everything will be stationary. If done right, you can put the trailer back in the same spot after any trips and get some portable steps for use on the road.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:38 AM   #10
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My wife has bad knees, so I built this so the step rise height is about 6”. The steps are self adjusting so it doesn’t matter what height the door is at when the trailer is leveled. The legs on the platform also are adjustable for height. The platform attaches to the trailer with 4 bolts that take 30 seconds to connect. The platform stores behind the roof ladder (At the left in the first photo) during travel and the steps collapse and go in the truck bed.

Another nice feature is that the “dog screen” at the platform is hinged so it swings out of the way ( dog wanted to jump straight off the platform when going out). Now when loading we put items on the platform and don’t have to lug them up the stair.

It has a removable door stop so that the door can be held at 90 degrees with a bungee or removed an opened to 90.

When overnighting the original steps Can still be used.

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Wow Joshuajim if you designed and built them you should build and offer them for sale!!!!!!!!

Offer them up in the classified section of the forums!

That is an awesome build and design!!!

I would be very interested in purchasing a set of them myself. :-)
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Wow Joshuajim if you designed and built them you should build and offer them for sale!!!!!!!!

Offer them up in the classified section of the forums!

That is an awesome build and design!!!

I would be very interested in purchasing a set of them myself. :-)
Thanks for the kudos, but the 50 hours or so it took to prototype this one would result in a $1000 cost. At 72 i'm not interested in starting another career. This one is too heavy, probably 35# total. If I did another one I would make most of it out of aluminum and that would require the purchase of a $$$ spool gun.

I'm a maker and build all kinds of prototype items. I even build tractor implements for use on my 26 acres.
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Thanks for the kudos, but the 50 hours or so it took to prototype this one would result in a $1000 cost. At 72 i'm not interested in starting another career. This one is too heavy, probably 35# total. If I did another one I would make most of it out of aluminum and that would require the purchase of a $$$ spool gun.

I'm a maker and build all kinds of prototype items. I even build tractor implements for use on my 26 acres.
I can certainly understand your position in this.

Maybe patent that puppy and sell it to a RV accessory builder?

Might work.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:25 PM   #14
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That's awesome, I wish I had those skills. Thanks
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