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Old 05-27-2014, 12:03 PM   #21
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MyronL built a nice looking step. A few modifications to my 19 I am in the process of building something similar because my older Golden Retriever always tries to leap all the way in from the ground and struggles with this.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:37 PM   #22
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Anyone know the source for the single step ETI uses? I need to replace it with a double step (wifey has bum knee) but the outriggers (mounting rails) are only 22 inches overall width which won't work with aftermarket 24 inch wide steps.ETI won't option the 2-step and I'd like to ship them one to install for our 8/22 pickup date instead of the single step
Here is a resource - halfway down the page part #77412 is a double entry step that is 21 1/2 inches wide - would that work?
https://www.rvadenver.com/rv_electri...away_steps.htm
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:37 PM   #23
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I looked at that one but the hole pattern is different, I did not want to drill more holes.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:03 PM   #24
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Comment on ETD (Elkhart Tool & Die) about their steps.

"Will a double step fit in place of my single step? No, because of the movement required to make a double step work, it is wider than a single step and has an entirely different hole-pattern.

It is not very common for different styles of steps to be interchangeable without modification. A double step can’t work in place of a single step; a triple step can’t replace a double step, and so on without some sort of modification work to adjust mounting points and possibly other things, such as skirting or other interference's."
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:05 PM   #25
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I could not find a good replacement either, you may have to stick with a bring along step to use.
I'll post what I come up with. I have found a 20 inch double step that should work (ETI outriggers are at 21 inches) and I have Larry of Little House Customs tracking down a solution - we do a lot of business together, and he works on Escape trailers now and then.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:10 PM   #26
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Here's the one Larry (Little House Customs) installs on Escape trailers (model 920):

Elkhart Tool and Die : Double RV Steps : Custom RV Step Manufacture Since 1954 - Made In The USA

Amazon sells it:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RCX43W/...=IUYGVRGU69DTF
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:15 PM   #27
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Here is a resource - halfway down the page part #77412 is a double entry step that is 21 1/2 inches wide - would that work?
https://www.rvadenver.com/rv_electri...away_steps.htm
Dave, I'll let you know. Should fit fine as I measured your outrigger spacing when I was there. Little House Customs installs them on Escapes, so if ETI won't do the substitution I will do it when we get our 21 home. Installed the same type double on my Casita, the bottom step flips up on top of the other one and it slides in just the same.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:17 PM   #28
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I looked at that one but the hole pattern is different, I did not want to drill more holes.
If I have to I'll make a transition plate with two sets of holes - one with the ETI pattern to mount it and a 2nd set of holes to mount the steps. No new holes required in the trailer.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:23 PM   #29
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Are you getting the spray foam underneath? When I mentioned the bolt pattern, there are only 4 on the Escape whereas this unit has six and there isn't room for the other 2 holes/bolts on the stock supports. You may want to wait until taking delivery.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:32 PM   #30
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No foam here. I'm waiting for a response from ETI whether or not they will substitute on the initial build (with fingers crossed.)
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