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Old 07-20-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Does Flexco make manual step extensions?

I tried the search function but it failed miserably as usual. I'm going to build some clip on step extensions for my flexco manual steps on the travel trailer. It appears that anyone with a box blade and no natural eye for even close to level can create a campsite around here. The front step is perfect and the back steps once folded out were about 23 inches from the ground this weekend.

I'm still searching online but haven't searched the right key words if they exist. Anyone made any from scratch?

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Old 07-20-2015, 11:46 AM   #2
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Blasted attachment manager is drunk. Here is what I envision. A simple step that just hangs on the bottom one. I can make the flanges fold flat for storage and even put a simple down-rigger on them to keep them steady. I think this could go far and it would be way cheaper to make several dozen of them if anyone is interested.

This took all but 10 minutes to design so it will change a hundred times if I pursue it. I only did enough to get my point across. They will need to be made where multiple can be hung on each other.


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So, is there not any other short people around here or what? No advice?
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:14 PM   #4
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I like your design. I have not seen anything like that commercially built. When we had a TT we used to use a plastic step stool as needed. The TT had a single pull out step but at times we needed a second step. We stored the stool upside down with other items stacked in it, thus it did not take up too much room. The stool can be had for > $10 at Wally World.

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if you make I am interested. I use the step stool now when needed but if your not careful (not someone I know) it can be dangerous. I would love to have one that would attach to the existing step.
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My concern with that type of mechanical device attached to an already cantilevered set of steps is the lever arm to the plywood trailer floor and frame if it is attached there as well (most are). Then the added load to the step brackets as well. Somethings gotta give. Most folks will carry an extra step just set on the ground.

I do like your design though and if you add some sort of ground support, it will work. Even for the long three step Hickory brand steps to our 5er I have a Camco gadget to help them carry the load Amazon.com: Camco 43681 Save-A-Step Brace (4-5/8"-8"): Automotive. There is also a new one that is permanently mounted too that may be better: http://www.amazon.com/Camco-43671-Se...HCCJ4WC64Q6NHA

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