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Old 11-17-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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Falling down the stairs

We have a Forest River Signature Ultra lite 5th wheel. At night, only the middle step is illuminated. When it's dark it's easy to miss the bottom step.
After both my wife and myself fell when we missed the bottom step, I installed additional LED step lights to light up all of the steps.

I found the led step lights on line and installation time was less than 1 hour.
I removed the panels from the back of the steps (inside the storage area) to facilitate fishing the wires.
It makes a big difference.

Forest River should consider making this standard equipment.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:54 PM   #2
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We've never fallen and hope we don't, I put a handrail on and added step lights.
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We've never fallen and hope we don't, I put a handrail on and added step lights.
I have seen your mod on another thread, very common sense solution that both of you have resolved.

I grinning while writing this and want to ask of you, what is that in your first picture at the end of the hand rail?
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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I have seen your mod on another thread, very common sense solution that both of you have resolved.

I grinning while writing this and want to ask of you, what is that in your first picture at the end of the hand rail?
It is a folding privacy screen we've never used. Unsnapped it once just to see what it was.
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:20 PM   #5
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I saw what looked like a metal band at the top. Reminded me of one of those tire thumpers that truck drivers use.

Going to the dark side I wondered if it was a knocker for those that knock on your door late at night.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:04 PM   #6
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #7
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A lot of the problems with these steps are the different heights between the risers. They need to make them uniform. I know my old 5er had one step 13 inch and another 9 inches. That kills my knees. Hubby fixed it by adding another step making all new steps over the old ones. It worked great.
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I have seen your mod on another thread, very common sense solution that both of you have resolved.

I grinning while writing this and want to ask of you, what is that in your first picture at the end of the hand rail?
At the bottom what you see is the top of an umbrella that we have velcroed the handle to the wall and door frame to keep it handy.
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A lot of the problems with these steps are the different heights between the risers. They need to make them uniform. I know my old 5er had one step 13 inch and another 9 inches. That kills my knees. Hubby fixed it by adding another step making all new steps over the old ones. It worked great.
I think RV manufacturers should absolutely make residential step-height steps. I HATE our steep steps and would change them if I could.
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