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Old 08-18-2019, 11:31 AM   #1
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We're have a 2007 17ft B without steps. How hard is it to add steps and any suggestions on a good brand.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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We're have a 2007 17ft B without steps. How hard is it to add steps and any suggestions on a good brand.
We gave up on the metal folding step supplied by ETI and use this one instead:

https://www.amazon.com/Confer-Plasti...ateway&sr=8-14

Much better than the stock steps and light weight. We simply stand it on its side inside the trailer while traveling. Never a problem with it.
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We gave up on the metal folding step supplied by ETI and use this one instead:

https://www.amazon.com/Confer-Plasti...ateway&sr=8-14

Much better than the stock steps and light weight. We simply stand it on its side inside the trailer while traveling. Never a problem with it.
Same one we use. Have had a number of folks stop to look at them only to be discouraged when I tell them they do not fold up. They work fine with a long bed truck. Fits perfectly between the hitch and the tail gate.
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I had ours off and on several times for various reasons. 4 bolts hold them on. Shouldn't be too difficult to retro-fit. Worse case would be that you might have to make an adaptor bracket.

I would choose the factory type step over a free standing one. When you're on sand etc. the factory one is free and clear of sand and mud etc. and doesn't require storing and set-up, it's always ready for use.

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Old 08-18-2019, 12:28 PM   #5
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Stromberg-Carlson SMFP-1120 On Amazon looks identical to what I have on the 5.0
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I have no issues with the factory steps and would be concerned with free-standing steps on anything but a concrete slab.
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I have no issues with the factory steps and would be concerned with free-standing steps on anything but a concrete slab.


Same here.
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Picture of the Stromberg Carlson SMFP-1120

Just checked the trailer and the manufacturer was Elkhart Tool. Their step appears almost identical to the one pictured

The Elkhart is 20 inch wide with a five inch drop. The Stromberg Carlson is also 20 inch wide but that model maybe a deeper drop.
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I have no issues with the factory steps and would be concerned with free-standing steps on anything but a concrete slab.
We've been using the spa steps for 2 years now while full timing and have never had a problem on any kind of surface. The steps are wider and deeper than the built-in step and, in my opinion, safer.
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:15 PM   #10
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Well, to each his own. I'd rather have my step rock solid rather than step down onto something sitting on shifting sands.

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