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Old 10-12-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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$75.00 dollar step stools?

After looking for a step stool for those occasions when the first step up is really high after leveling and not wanting to pay the $75.00 most RV stores sell the step stools for , I read about someone using a plastic aerobic stepper. So a quick check on Craigs List produced at least a dozen for sale. Anywhere from $5 to $25 dollars. The one I bought can be adjusted from 4" to 6" and was only $10. A couple strips of the "no slip" material on top should negate any chance of slipping when wet.
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Sounds like a winner. Thanks for the post. Hopefully the non skid works and as an added benefit , you can go up and down a few hundred times for the exercise portion.
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I told my wife that... And that's when the fight started.
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I saw another couple using the same step at Myrtle Beach. Was it you folks?
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No Clay, I wish it was. Stopped there a couple years ago after being in Savannah Georgia for St. Patrick's Day. Nice area.
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Good idea! We have one of those folding leg step- large, about 5 inches high. Perfect, but heavy, and a big PITA to store. Thinking maybe swap it for your idea!
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For what it is worth; I gladly pay $75.00 for a good, purpose designed, step.

My wife slipped on a home made step, broke her ankle, lots of pain, surgery,and thousands of dollars.

Please be careful with your choice.

Saving $50.00 could cost you thousands.
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For my steps solution, I bought Gary's "Port-a-deck". Best money I've spent in RVing yet. Nobody has anything even remotely close on the market thus far. Plus, you can't beat the finish of aluminum, IMO.
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Being a cheapskate when possible I tried my daughters aerobic step thing when I had a FW. It worked but I found it too bulky when trying to store and not as stable as the folding stool with angled legs that I now use.
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We have one of these Gold's Gym Multi Function Step Deck - Walmart.com and it works great.
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We were looking for something for that step. Looked at step stools and nothing really thrilled us. DH is so inventive. He took a railroad tie and cut it to the length he wanted. Now the older little dig can get in and out with ease and the wood serves several purposes. It serves as a step, if we get stuck it serves as a jack support and as a wheel stop if needed. Cost of wood. Zero. It fits perfectly in a bay with other pieces of wood we use and is not heavy at all.
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Harbor Freight has a folding step that locks the legs and is very secure. It sells for $23 and if you shorten the legs (I chose to do this) it stores very nicely.

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