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Old 12-12-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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3 vs 4 steps on your 5er entry

Our 360IBL has 3 aluma tread steps. Very nice and very sturdy. I did notice at the dealer there were other versions of the 360 that had 4 steps.

4 out of the last 5 outings we had to use a supplemental step and we are wondering if we should switch to the 4 step version. ($260).

Any of you 4-step folks ever get into a situation where the 4th step hits the ground ?
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:14 AM   #2
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Our 5th wheel has 4 steps and we like that it does.
Been in one situation where the step was only about an inch off the ground but it didn't hit.

I've been wrestling with the concept of the rigid swing down steps on these newer models because of the situation you mention. At least with our folding steps, the bottom step folds on top on the next step up and if we were ever in a situation where the bottom step hit, we could simply fold it on top of the 2nd step and basically have three.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:15 AM   #3
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4 steps forever.

And even better than the hung steps are steps that positively connect to the ground. The GlowStep Revolution steps from Torklift. There isnít a better step on the market.

http://learntorv.com/product-review-...n-by-torklift/
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The only time our 4th step hits the ground is if there is a raised concrete pad that is quite a bit higher than where the the trailer wheels are touching the ground. In that one instance, we pulled up a bit so the steps were just off the front of the pad.

We really like that 4th step.
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:25 PM   #5
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When we bought our 5er about 18 months or so ago we had been full timing in a travel trailer. My wife has some issues with her knees and therefore some difficulty climbing the 3 steps to the new (to us) 5er. So one of the things that we had the dealer do before we took delivery was to install a folding 4 step unit. Altho it is not as steady (it gives some when I step on the lowest step) as the old one, she surely appreciates it.
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4 steps is best for us.
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:34 PM   #7
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When we bought our 5er about 18 months or so ago we had been full timing in a travel trailer. My wife has some issues with her knees and therefore some difficulty climbing the 3 steps to the new (to us) 5er. So one of the things that we had the dealer do before we took delivery was to install a folding 4 step unit. Altho it is not as steady (it gives some when I step on the lowest step) as the old one, she surely appreciates it.
If you have folding steps, get yourself something like this. (or a scissor jack)
In the quick few seconds it takes to put into place when camping, it gives super stability.

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My wife also has knee problems, so we swapped out the three step for a four step. Have not had problems hitting the ground. The occasional concrete pad if itís high but then I pull away 6Ē and life goes on. Four steps make it easier to climb aboard.
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We have the solid 4 step system that folds up insside the door for travel, it has adjustable stabilizers on each side that adjust to terrain differences. We love how stable it is for us, we are also fulltimers.
Morryde StepAbove 4 step system Google it, $317.00
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our 2018 5th wheel toy hauler has 3 and there is a huge gap to ground. also the rear step bottom step is about 7 degrees lifted off level towards the front - upwards (which amongst other things needs replacing next spring)


4 would be nice for little people as well.
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