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Old 03-21-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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entry steps

I am handicapped senior and have had quite a few Rv's, all of them have steps with very high risers. Is there any code like they have in UBC building codes on the steps? It seems they should be a more friendly steps on the entry steps on all RV's, as a big percentage of RV's are used by seniors .I know quite a few seniors that can not get into them.
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There are many different designs of steps to fit the various designs of the coaches and how high they are off the ground. I have seen some coaches with the wrong steps installed on them. What do you have right now?

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dogs, welcome to iRV2.

If you're looking to buy a new motorhome, there are some manufacturers who will alter their designs to suit the needs of those who are handicapped. I think one of them is Winnebago.

That being said, I don't know if they would be able to significantly alter the design of the entry steps because most manufacturers use pre-engineered steps designed and built by others. I don't know if anything is available to suit your needs.

There are, however, supplemental steps available that you can set on the ground to help make that last step less of a hazard. There are also auxiliary handrails available that might help make the climb easier. These handrails extend quite a ways out from the body of the coach to give you something to hang on to while climbing, and they fold flat for travel. This link shows an example of the handrail, but I have seen designs that extend out even farther.
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