We had similar to ependydad / lbrunning as well when we had the Forester. I wouldn't consider NOT having a step a bad thing. Just one less thing to break, referring to the Kwikee electric steps typically seen on motorhomes. I was kind of happy to see the stepless design when we had bought it. We had our kwikee electric steps crap out a few times on our Class A, and it's quite a jump without them.
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.