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Old 06-05-2016, 11:53 AM   #21
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Rhody- the clearance for the third step on mine to fold onto the second was too small. I did as many others did here and pick up patio carpet from HD and a large grommet kit and built my own. I like Oldcoot's way of the self sticking carpet- just always weary of how that adhesive holds up to the heat in my area. Usually if it's not VHB tape- I can't use it!


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Old 06-05-2016, 11:54 AM   #22
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If you have dogs, you should definitely cover the steps as they can get a nail caught in the holes and potentially cause a serious injury.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:07 PM   #23
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Put outdoor carpet self sticking tile on ours 4+ yrs ago and it is still looking good.
I really like the bright yellow tape on the front. I think I'll do that to mine. I imagine it would help my lab see the steps better. He gets funny sometimes and jumps them (in and out).

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Old 06-05-2016, 12:17 PM   #24
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If you have dogs, you should definitely cover the steps as they can get a nail caught in the holes and potentially cause a serious injury.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:25 PM   #25
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We have the carpet wrap with the springs on the bottom (don't remember the brand). Stairs fold fine, and much better on bare feet.
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Old 06-12-2016, 03:53 PM   #26
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I am hearing that folks with 3 fold steps can't use the Ruggids RV Step Carpet. Anyone own these or know of trouble folding up your steps after installation???

Any help is appreciated!


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I installed ruggids this week on our big country 5th wheel on 3 folding steps and top step. I am unable to fold them up after 30 minutes of try everything. We are going on a trip next Sunday and any tips would be appreciated. - James
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Old 06-12-2016, 05:05 PM   #27
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I installed ruggids this week on our big country 5th wheel on 3 folding steps and top step. I am unable to fold them up after 30 minutes of try everything. We are going on a trip next Sunday and any tips would be appreciated. - James
Ok here is what I did..

I zip tied the top step an the second step, and on the last step what we are doing is using Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Ties 18" 2 per package.
Bought 2 pair. $5 or $6 a pack. You can get them at Home Depot or Amazon.

So when I get to the site I Gear Tie the Ruggids to the last step.
Takes 2 mins!
Hope that helps you!
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Unable to fold steps with Ruggids

Thanks! Basically going to try the same thing. I had my wife order some RV step rug springs. Going to take off the third step Ruggid so I can fold the steps up and reattach with the springs when we arrive at the campsite. If those don't work, we are going with your solutions. I really appreciate the quick response. Fredericksburg, TX here we come!!!
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Thanks! Basically going to try the same thing. I had my wife order some RV step rug springs. Going to take off the third step Ruggid so I can fold the steps up and reattach with the springs when we arrive at the campsite. If those don't work, we are going with your solutions. I really appreciate the quick response. Fredericksburg, TX here we come!!!
Your welcome!
I thought about springs, but I was afraid of Rust and the mess it makes!
I just came across the Ties today! Can also use these ties for a number of other uses! Good Luck!
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We bought a chunk of outdoor carpeting. Cut three pieces to go on the top of each step. Secured them with 4 zip ties to each step. That was 5 years ago. Still going strong, and it was a heckuva lot cheaper than buying precut ones!
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