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Old 02-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #11
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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Just wondering what you guys are experiencing? I'm going over to the dealer in a few, to visit our unit. They were already booked for today, so we can't do our PDI and bring it home today. I want to pay attention to the steps to see if I have the same issue. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #13
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Here's what I did and you can fit them on your next RV....much better than RV steps www.rvsmartstep.com a little pricey but well worth it
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #14
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Is the quad step supposed to be easier to climb into the 5er? Just curious...
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I'm not a heavy person. 165 pounds. But I feel the "spring" in the steps when I step on the lower most step. Extending another step out and down would seem to really make them springy.

Has anyone seen the weight rating on these 4 Step models?

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Suggest whatever steps you use, block them with jacks or heavy lumber. May save your ankle as well as your steps!
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:25 PM   #17
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Suggest whatever steps you use, block them with jacks or heavy lumber. May save your ankle as well as your steps!
That light bulb went on right after I posted about the give in the steps.

There is an inexpensive "step jack" that is available to place under the bottom step to reinforce them.

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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That light bulb went on right after I posted about the give in the steps.

There is an inexpensive "step jack" that is available to place under the bottom step to reinforce them.

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There's a little fold-up one that you install once and then just fold it out and extended it when you want to use it. Sounded handy-dandy. I'd have to refind the link, though.
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Just wondering what you guys are experiencing? I'm going over to the dealer in a few, to visit our unit. They were already booked for today, so we can't do our PDI and bring it home today. I want to pay attention to the steps to see if I have the same issue. Thanks
LaydBack- we have the 36qb and commonly have a single fold out step to make the ground to bottom step closer. The first place we camped, the site was very unlevel with the door side being the low side. It was terrible. We ended up buying the extra step that trip (for both doors).

We've used it probably 1/4 of the times we've been out. When my inlaws go, my MIL appreciates having it.
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Is the quad step supposed to be easier to climb into the 5er? Just curious...
Yes, for a couple of reasons:

1) the ground to bottom step height can be a challenge with my fiver - the extra step puts the bottom step lower
2) the "rise" from one step to the next is less with these 4-step units. It's 7" instead of 9" making it easier to walk up.

Heck, I almost wish RV manufacturers would consider doing the same for the inside steps. I'm fairly young, but stumbling down the steps in the middle of the night on my way to attend to our crying baby- I wish those steps were closer to household height rise-wise. I feel like they're really tall when I'm just not fully awake.
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