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Old 12-30-2005, 06:51 AM   #1
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Be sure to use the grip handle when going in and out, especially if you have wet feet. My nephew's father in law had a horrible accident on Christmas Day. They were snowbirding (he retired almost 8 weeks ago) in the Carolina's (they actually have just started building a house there). He was going up his motor home stairs to go inside, and slipped. He fell backwards and hit his head on the cement patio. Unfortunately, the fall was fatal.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:51 AM   #2
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Be sure to use the grip handle when going in and out, especially if you have wet feet. My nephew's father in law had a horrible accident on Christmas Day. They were snowbirding (he retired almost 8 weeks ago) in the Carolina's (they actually have just started building a house there). He was going up his motor home stairs to go inside, and slipped. He fell backwards and hit his head on the cement patio. Unfortunately, the fall was fatal.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:59 AM   #3
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Doris, we are so sorry to hear about the death. You just never know what will happen.

I do not see why RV manufacturers do not install a non-slip surface on the steps in the first place. We have added a non-slip covering to every RV we have owned.

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We'll be adding something to make ours non slip as well. This couple have been rving for a long time, usually spending summers outside of Warrensburg NY in a small campground. Being able to travel in the winter was new for them. It's a sad time for the family, for sure.
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Man!! what a freak accident. That would be hard to take. I feel sorry for the family.
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Doris,

So sorry to hear about the accident. Our condolences to the family.

Thanks for taking the time to share the word of caution for the iRV2 members.
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That is terrible. As a side note to this be careful of those extra steps that you can use when the trailer steps are too far off the ground. I had one turn over with me and fractured 3 fingers when falling on a concrete patio while exiting the trailer.
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The wake was today up here. Since I posted this, I found out they left Myrtle Beach (and the building of their house) to visit in Pensacola, and the accident actually happened at a campground there. I know we have someone on this board who workcamped Dagget Lake north of Lake George. These people used to be seasonal there, so you might remember them. I can't remember who that was.

Very sad..could have been any of us, those stairs are so slippery.
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Its bad and also sad to hear of any accident where there is bodily injury. Sometimes these accidents happen the other way around, i.e., last year my uncle fell backwards on the front steps of their home. He was taken to the hospital with a broken hip. The doctor determined that he DID NOT fall and break his hip but rather his hip broke first causing him to fall. After a lengthy stay in the hospital and a hip replacement, today he is walking about in a normal way. The doctor said it is not uncommon for a hip to break with older people. Their hip bone can be in a condition they may not realize.

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