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Old 08-31-2016, 01:11 PM   #1
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Looking for anyone that's changed their TT steps

OK, 2015 Wildcat Maxx 28RKX. We like the trailer so far (new in Oct. 2014) and we've been one of the lucky ones apparently as not (knock wood) ever having any issues with it except for one water connection that wasn't snug when it was new and 2 weeks ago while getting the forever warranty annual inspection, they replaced the power tongue jack since it suddenly decided to not retract while at the dealer.
The problem I have is the step up to the low, first step, entry into the trailer. The step up is just over 12 inches high on level ground. A bit high for me and my wife, we're both about 6 foot, but a problem for the grandkids! We brought an exercise step and used that on our trip last month, but why can't I just buy a set of steps that are a better height?
I had purchased what I thought would help with a set of Hickory Springs quad folding steps (Model 34150) as our steps are Hickory Springs also. Those turned out to be too long with the 4th step below ground level and wouldn't work unless it was folded to the 3rd step.
So, has anyone reading this made a change on a comparable model Wildcat? What did you find that worked if you did? I don't want to have to always carry around a separate step although that must be what most people do since you see adds for those everywhere!

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Old 08-31-2016, 01:38 PM   #2
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The Glowstep Revolution steps by Torklift are customizable for your camper. They're fantastic and I'll probably never go back to traditional "hung" steps.

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Old 09-02-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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Is your trailer level side to side or are you blocking the wheels up on the door side?

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Old 09-06-2016, 06:26 PM   #4
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No, I'm talking with our trailer all leveled up.
Of course, it becomes worse at times if not at a level site, and there have been some sites we've camped at that made it a giant step up just to get to the first step, or like in a dip with a very short step up. Those short steps are NOT the norm though.
I did check into the Glow Steps videos as suggested by the other reply. I might seriously check into them later but they're a bit pricy since the stock steps I've checked out run around $200.00.
I was just hoping to find a set of stock Hickory Springs steps that are about 6 inches longer, for that lower step up. I even contacted Lippert thinking, they install them someone there should know right?
Wrong, with the help there and back and forth emails it became clear there's just too many brands and too much variety to find one to fit without seeing the set in person.
So for now, we'll just do like a lot of others do and carry around a separate step to help with the gap especially if the grandkids are with us.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:55 PM   #5
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We also have the Glowstep Revolution and if we trade RVs, the steps are coming with us!! We love them.
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