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Old 02-28-2017, 09:25 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced the factory step with these? If so, what number of steps did you use and how easy was the installation?

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They are pricey but look like they would be very stable for my elderly relatives; not to mention the reduction in trailer shake when getting in and out.

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:27 PM   #2
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Has anyone replaced the factory step with these? If so, what number of steps did you use and how easy was the installation?

GlowStep Revolution | scissor steps connect RV to ground level for towables, fifth wheels and side entry campers | Torklift International

They are pricey but look like they would be very stable for my elderly relatives; not to mention the reduction in trailer shake when getting in and out.

Steve
Steve: I'm not sure you will have an issue with the stock single step. Escapes aren't that high. The one post I found where a double step was installed it was ultimately removed. Also these appear to be made for higher RV's with a larger recess to store the steps. With the tandem axles and the stabilizers down you will have very little shaking of the trailer. I think your better investment is an interior grab handle. These steps may be great for other RV's, but this looks like a solution in search of a problem when it comes to an Escape.

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Old 03-01-2017, 07:02 AM   #3
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Steve: I'm not sure you will have an issue with the stock single step. Escapes aren't that high.
I was thinking the same thing. Why over complicate something like the steps? I can understand if there is some severe handicap issue, but the single step on the Escape is quite solid. Even if there is the slightest flex, it will in no way affect it's use. There is a grab handle conveniently placed on by the entry door, and if really needed another can be installed inside.

Like anything, I would highly recommend getting the trailer and trying it out, see how the steps perform, and then if you see issue, make modifications to improve for your situation.
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I was thinking the same thing. Why over complicate something like the steps? I can understand if there is some severe handicap issue, but the single step on the Escape is quite solid. Even if there is the slightest flex, it will in no way affect it's use. There is a grab handle conveniently placed on by the entry door, and if really needed another can be installed inside.

Like anything, I would highly recommend getting the trailer and trying it out, see how the steps perform, and then if you see issue, make modifications to improve for your situation.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:54 AM   #5
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Good input. I don't plan to spend that kind of money until I confirm a need. They are pretty cool though.

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Old 03-01-2017, 10:17 AM   #6
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Good input. I don't plan to spend that kind of money until I confirm a need. They are pretty cool though.

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Good idea Steve. From the pictures of the new 19 with the step out you can get a good idea of what you are dealing with.
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Good input. I don't plan to spend that kind of money until I confirm a need. They are pretty cool though.

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To me, it looks like a whole lot of nooks and crannies for mud and sticks and a pain to clean and lubricate.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:25 AM   #8
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Thanks for the responses and pics. I really don't think now that those would work since there is no room for stowage and even the two step version might be too tall. I will probably just cobble up something to support the factory step from the ground and an additional grab handle that can be used when camping with older relatives.

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Thanks for the responses and pics. I really don't think now that those would work since there is no room for stowage and even the two step version might be too tall. I will probably just cobble up something to support the factory step from the ground and an additional grab handle that can be used when camping with older relatives.

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Get a freestanding platform step like we have. It works great and the legs are individually height adjustable. https://www.amazon.com/Safety-Step-F...rv+safety+step
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Thanks for the responses and pics. I really don't think now that those would work since there is no room for stowage and even the two step version might be too tall. I will probably just cobble up something to support the factory step from the ground and an additional grab handle that can be used when camping with older relatives.

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We have a double step and an inside handle as wifey has two bad knees. Pretty simple install - the single step bolts to the inside of the outriggers, the double step bolts to the outsides. Have to drill a couple mounting holes and remove the back brace from the top of the double. No problem with storing it as it folds easily
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Steve: Again, not sure you will need it, but happened to come across this that might help if you find the stock step a good height but not stable enough. Always good to have options.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-43671-Se.../dp/B0024ECHII
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:06 AM   #12
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All good thoughts. Once I get the trailer I'll figure out which will work best.

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Steve: Again, not sure you will need it, but happened to come across this that might help if you find the stock step a good height but not stable enough. Always good to have options.

www.amazon.com/Camco-43671-Self-Stor-Step/dp/B0024ECHII
Another one from eTrailer. Might be made a bit nicer than the Camco brand. Suggestion in a couple of the reviews is to use two on the ends vs. one in the middle.

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Old 03-03-2017, 03:27 PM   #14
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I had one of these on my 21' Escape, thinking about getting another one for my 19....they do add rigidity to the step.
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