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Old 10-29-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Stairwell Safety

We are NEW to the whole RV world as we just took possession of our 379TS in September. We have an 18 month old toddler that we are terrified with the thought the he may quite innocently fall down the steps in the stairwell of the RV. I have been looking for someone that sells a foam rubber insert that would fill this space and level off the floor to eliminate that hazard but I have had no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-29-2009, 05:06 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the entry door step down? If so other than filling in the area it would be easier to put a gate across the area. The reason is that when you would want to get out it would really be a step for you. The gate is easier to store. We took our two year old granddaughter camping this past year and the drop was really not a problem, the problem was wanting to open the screen door.

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Old 10-29-2009, 08:05 AM   #3
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Maybe a folding screen type barrier or build a cover for the opening that can be removed easily. Your GD isn't too much weight so the materials could be a couple pieces of 2" styrofoam glued and stacked with a piece of 1/4" tempered masonite on top. Make it level to the floor, cover with a small scatter rug. Just place handles to the left and right to be able to pick it up.

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:46 AM   #4
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Whatever you do, think safety first. You want to be able to get this out of the way in case of fire, or other emergency, and you need to get out. We don't often think about it, but it does happen.
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