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Old 06-06-2016, 07:25 PM   #1
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Question 2015 Hemisphere 286RLT Hand Rail on inside steps

My wife had a nasty fall down the inside stairs last week and I was wondering if Forest River had adequate hand rails to help prevent this. There is one wooden one that is down quite low - it helps a lot when going up the steps. There is not one higher up for when coming down - you can't reach the lower one from the top step. If some units had two hand rails one above the other, this wouldn't be a problem.

My question is do some units have two hand grips or a longer railing? I have been looking into adding one, but not sure how to attach on the thin walls there.

Any thoughts or input appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

2015 FR Salem 286RLT Hemisphere 5th wheel
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:04 AM   #2
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I just installed an exterior collapsible hand rail on our Salem Cruise lite. My wife needed the extra support going in and out of the trailer. I purchased one from the local RV dealership for about $35. This is not an interior rail, but it really helps going in and out of the trailer. Just a thought.

I installed it myself on the left side of the entry door closest to the door jam. It came with 4 screws that worked great. I worried a bit if the door frame would accommodate this, but it was solid and took the screws just fine.
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