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Old 08-22-2014, 06:19 AM   #1
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I just had leg taken off above the knee, and would like to add a handrail to my 2014 3010DS entry steps. These steps are higher than a regular staircase step, and a bit more difficult to use with crutches. Would feel a whole lot safer with a sturdy hand rail. I haven't done much looking at the MH to see about it, but I have noticed there doesn't seem to be too many sturdy attachment points. Any one ever done this or any ideas?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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Put one on our old trailer but it was built like a brick **** house and there were solid places to connect it. Try looking in the door jamb where the lock goes in to see whats behind it, I think they are made to have them now so it shouldn't be a problem. The door should have a stud running up both sides metal or wood. Hope things go easy if you decide to do it yourself.
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I just had leg taken off above the knee, and would like to add a handrail to my 2014 3010DS entry steps. These steps are higher than a regular staircase step, and a bit more difficult to use with crutches. Would feel a whole lot safer with a sturdy hand rail. I haven't done much looking at the MH to see about it, but I have noticed there doesn't seem to be too many sturdy attachment points. Any one ever done this or any ideas?
Hi, had the same issue DW is a stroke survivor and left side affected. Going into the coach with a cain works for her but getting out was difficult, I removed the flip up table and added a grab bar to the door frame to assist in getting her out of the coach. Bought one from camping world. There is no good spot that i found on the right side of the coach entry. Hope post makes some sense.
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I just had leg taken off above the knee, and would like to add a handrail to my 2014 3010DS entry steps. These steps are higher than a regular staircase step, and a bit more difficult to use with crutches. Would feel a whole lot safer with a sturdy hand rail. I haven't done much looking at the MH to see about it, but I have noticed there doesn't seem to be too many sturdy attachment points. Any one ever done this or any ideas?
Sorry to hear that first of all. About a month ago there was a post with pictures that is an addon that has lowers the steps and had 2 hand rails if I remember right, maybe someone will know the name. Also good for you still getting out there camping.....
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Steps for Mini-Lite TT

I just ordered steps for my Mini-Lite TT. Here is there e mail. info@rv-co.com

There is also a telephone number. 214-649-9407. After placing the order it will take about 6 weeks to get the unit.

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Old 08-22-2014, 02:53 PM   #6
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I just looked at the Lend-a-Hand hand rail Camping World has. That may work by mounting on inside of door frame, will have to hold a lot of weight though. I thought about mounting a support bracket on the floor at top of steps to hold an upright post and lower end of rail bracketed to door frame. Something to think about for a while, I guess.
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Amazon.com: Stromberg Carlson (AM-200) Lend-A-Hand White Assist Handle with Foam Grip: Automotive
Found this on Amazon $34.66.
If you want to beef it up you could make a plate that would go on the inside of the trailer and bolt right through the wall use a good hardwood like oak.
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Brother Les- that's what I was looking at. It may work if I have have enough room on inside of MH, no steps on outside, all on inside of door. Hoping to add something like in a house. Using stairs as an amputee, you use one crutch and the hand rail. I have seen videos of people not using handrail, but they look like they have years of practice, I've only had a couple of days. But, I'll get there. Right now, sitting around the house in a wheel chair is boring.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:21 PM   #10
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Camping World has a telescoping hand rail Cat#69346 that maybe you can adapt for your use.Sorry that I don't have a picture.
Hope you find something that will work.
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