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Old 02-22-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Step Covers

We have ordered step covers for our Creek. We are hoping they will help cut down on the dirt that gets carried inside.

One question that I have is do you leave them on the steps while travelling or do you take them off before you leave and put them back on when you get to the next campsite?

I don't want to leave them on the road somewhere, but having to take them off and put them on is just one more thing that would have to be added to the departure and arrival checklists.

Any thoughts?

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Old 02-22-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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I got a set off Amazon on my last camper. We traded it in and before I did so I started taking them off. My wife was like what are you doing, I replied these things are great I'm not leaving them on!

She said leave em, we can get new ones.
The point is, they are terrific, so much so that I went for them right before the trade in!
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:52 PM   #3
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We always left ours on. Got ours from Walmart.

oops. forgot to check mark that stupid box again!
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:53 PM   #4
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I leave them on.

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Old 02-22-2014, 11:44 PM   #5
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Had them on every trailer and never took them off. Don't have one on our MH because it has a rubber landing. If you have a quadra step you can't put one on the first step because it will not fold up. Wash them with a hose. They dry quickly.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:26 AM   #6
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We leave ours on all the time. The steps fold up tight and they never come off. Hose cleans them and they dry fast. keeps the dirt out of the 5er.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:35 AM   #7
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Actually just bought new ones today for the new trailer. Going to start with one on bottom step and go from there.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:36 AM   #8
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I have a quad step and like Ducky said, you can't fold the steps with the bottom one on. So, the top 3 steps have them tie wrapped on and I use springs from Ace Hardware on the bottom one. It gets removed when we get ready to hit the road and put back on when we get to our destination.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:53 AM   #9
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Leave them on.
Maybe it comes from living in Hawaii and Japan, but we don't wear outdoor shoes inside. Also, if we are wearing sandles, etc., I have a small tote beside the steps with about 5 inches of water in it. Kick off your flip-flops, step into the water, then step out onto the mat.
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I couldn't find step covers in a color that the DW liked. I went to Lowes and found indoor/outdoor carpet in the color the DW liked and made my own. Had a 22" wide piece cut from the 12' bulk roll, cost about $16.00 with tax. Then I cut nine 16" x 22" pieces from it. I cut 4 small slits on each side of the piece of carpet, wrap it around the step, thread a nylon tie through the slits I cut (on the under side of the step) pull it tight, trim the nylon tie and I got a perfectly good step cover. Looks great. My steps are the radius quad step and I can fold mine up with the covers on. I put them on last June and they still look good. Plus I have enough left for an extra set when they need replaced. CW price for 4 step covers in a color the DW didn't like would have been over $70.00 with tax. These I made, in the color the DW likes, cost a little over $16.00 and I have two sets. Everyone is Happy, Happy, Happy.

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