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Old 12-22-2020, 11:13 AM   #1
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Entry steps

We recently downsized and purchased a KZ 2018 Escape 181RB. It has a single entry stop and we would like to change it to a double step. The manufacturer is no help when we reached out them. Has anyone out there done this? Advise, suggestions???
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Manual or electric, but really doesn't matter. They are all held on by 4 bolts coming down from the floor. If you purchase the same make as your existing, the bolt pattern may be the same, no modification drilling needed. Get the same width step and be sure that you will have the ground clearance needed for the extra step, it maybe important on unlevel campsites. Manual 4 bolts, electric steps 4 bolts plus wiring.
When my wife RIP, was with me, I considered just adding a single manual step to the bottom of the single electric step. Not needed when the left side of RV had to built up to level, but the extra step was definitely needed when the right side was raised.

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I think I would explore other solutions. I like a 2◊12 cut maybe at 4' lengths to step on before you get to the trailer step. Maybe screw 2 or even 3 together.

I would be worried I would not have the clearance to unfold an additional step.
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Have you looked into the Torklift Glowstep? It's an after-market fold-down step that makes it much easier to get in and out of the trailer. Lots of other advantages -- it has feet that touch the ground, so that the RV does not shake when you enter and exit.

They custom fit the steps to your trailer.

The only disadvantage is cost -- it's expensive. But worth it if you have knee or back problems, or if you have pets who can't jump to the bottom step of regular steps.
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Here's a link, by the way:

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camp...t/TLA8004.html

Also, I must disclose that they sent me a free set of steps several years ago, when the steps were still being tested.

We have used these steps under all sorts of conditions -- especially in uneven boondocking sites, where the feet ("landing gear") really enhance the stability of the steps.
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