Interior Grab Handle Modify on Monarch SFS
Anyone added a different interior entry step grab handle assembly in a Monarch SFS. Mine has a nice wooden grip installed on the cabinet side, but it is inset 4 inches from the doorframe edge which makes it hard to reach inside around the door frame when coming in from outside. My DW has trouble with the grip due to disabilities (major back surgeries). I've considered adding a 4 inch piece of matching oak for the length of the handle as a spacer between the cabinet and handle, or buying a metal angled grip which mounts to the inside edge of the wall vertical with the door frame. At a recent RV show I saw several curved models such as this on motorhomes and on trailers. They were approx. 36 inches long. The top would be about six inches above the adjacent counter top and about 6 inches above the floorline.
My old Itasca 30W (2001) had a very nice metal grip which was installed on the floor at bottom end and on the wall at the curved top end. My Monaco is limited in the area for such a large one as this due to a drop down counter top extension above the step well area.
One other question....if I add the three foot type, does anyone know what type of support is in the wall beside the door frame...say within 3 inches parrallel of the frame? I assume that area is beefed up due to the ones I saw at the RV show were very sturdy.
2007 Monaco Monarch 30SFS SVE with 2006 Ford V10 Chassis. 2001 Honda CRV Toad