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Old 10-03-2015, 10:01 PM   #1
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My knees are not what they use to be so that 11 inch step up into the 21 is a hassle. Tried finding a 20 inch wide 2 step replacement piece with no luck so I am thinking of what else I might do. I am considering taking a piece of 2X12 and fitting it so when the entrance step is extended I have a longer step and have added 1.5 inches to the height of the step making it easier to get into the trailer. I got to figure I am not the only one who ineeds a shorter step up so has anyone got an idea or tried something different?
Jim, bye the way I put compartments under the bed and your hydraulic piston idea will certainly help - thanks
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:07 PM   #2
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You can also buy a portable step http://www.amazon.com/Stromberg-Carl...+portable+step
I carry this one for certain spots.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:41 PM   #3
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:45 PM   #4
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I have that one as well, sits right inside of scamp door when in tow use. Light weight, kind of pricey, but glad I got it. Carl
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:21 AM   #5
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My knees are not what they use to be so that 11 inch step up into the 21 is a hassle. Tried finding a 20 inch wide 2 step replacement piece with no luck so I am thinking of what else I might do. I am considering taking a piece of 2X12 and fitting it so when the entrance step is extended I have a longer step and have added 1.5 inches to the height of the step making it easier to get into the trailer. I got to figure I am not the only one who ineeds a shorter step up so has anyone got an idea or tried something different?
Jim, bye the way I put compartments under the bed and your hydraulic piston idea will certainly help - thanks
I put this on my 21 - have to cut off the top rear strap and mount it on the outside of the ETI outriggers:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:09 AM   #6
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another way of doing it,
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I put this on my 21 - have to cut off the top rear strap and mount it on the outside of the ETI outriggers:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Hi Charlie, I really like this idea and have two questions: (1) On your 21, with the double step in the closed/stowed position, what is the distance from level ground to the bottom of the installation? (2) With the steps deployed/open, what is the distance from the top step to the floor of your 21? Optional (3) Are you happy with steps? or do you have any regrets?

Thanks Charlie, and no rush as we are not in a hurry .
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Hi Charlie, I really like this idea and have two questions: (1) On your 21, with the double step in the closed/stowed position, what is the distance from level ground to the bottom of the installation? (2) With the steps deployed/open, what is the distance from the top step to the floor of your 21? Optional (3) Are you happy with steps? or do you have any regrets?

Thanks Charlie, and no rush as we are not in a hurry .
#1 is 7 3/4 inches
#2 is 10 inches

Wifey has bum knees, although the lower step can sometimes be only 1/2 inch off the ground it is a rock solid target. Some steeper sites it's been 3-4 inches off the ground.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:44 AM   #9
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In the 19', the rise from ground level to the step is ~ 9", and then it's ~ 11" from the step to the trailer floor. Short-legged wife and 4 bad knees between us suggested something to even things out. I found a scrap chunk of 2 x whatever, trimmed it to fit, drilled a couple of 1/4" clearance holes that matched a pair of holes in the step, and fasten it with carriage bolts, washers, and 1/4" extension nuts (easier than getting wing nuts started) under the step surface. Added some non-skid stick-on complete with a fancy reflective yellow stripe, and now the rises are each ~ 10". Just takes a few seconds and a 7/16" nut driver to install when we set up camp, and we don't even bother with it if we'll only be there for a short time. The big 3/8" carriage bolts are step supports - I hated having the step and the weight of the person on it cantilevered off the frame with no additional support. And we both hated the wobbly step feeling.
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#1 is 7 3/4 inches
#2 is 10 inches

Wifey has bum knees, although the lower step can sometimes be only 1/2 inch off the ground it is a rock solid target. Some steeper sites it's been 3-4 inches off the ground.
Charley is the top step from trailer only 7 3/4,? Finding it is killing my knee exiting the trailer . No problem entering trailer . I did order the spa steps . The current step is to far for my knee . Pat
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