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Old 11-15-2018, 05:59 AM   #1
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steps for rockwood 5er

Does anyone have any suggestion for replacing my steps (flexco) preferrably without modifying the door or frame, i have a rockwood signature ultra lite 5er 8285IKWS
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:46 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any suggestion for replacing my steps (flexco) preferrably without modifying the door or frame, i have a rockwood signature ultra lite 5er 8285IKWS
Morryde steps are a great addition to any trailer we put a set on our old travel trailer and our new fifth wheel has them also they are light weight yet very sturdy
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:40 AM   #3
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Here are three suggestions, listed in order of my preference, which is also in order of the least amount of effort and modifications (in my opinion) that may be required to install them:

1/ Lippert SolidStep
2/ MORryde StepAbove
3/ TorkLift GlowStep Revolution

Each step has something that the others don’t have. You should check them all out to see which is most suitable for your situation.

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The GlowSteps are the absolute easiest to replace (if I did it myself with no help...anyone can).

All I needed tool wise was two socket wrenches, two screwdrivers* and 20 minutes...it was done!

Lightweight and can be deployed in many different angles...my favorite is like a ladder while it is in the storage lot without a lot of room between rigs or when lifting heavy things into the RV (ever try carrying a 100-pound box up RV steps?).

They are more expensive...but worth every penny!

* In the third shot you can see what the screwdrivers were for - to hold the steps in place while I put in the screws - I came up with that idea after trying to hold the steps in place with my knees
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:03 AM   #5
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John... just a quick question... none of your 'after' photos show a side view but in you last photo it 'appears' the Glow steps protrude a bit out away from the side of the trailer when closed... do they or is that an illusion?
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John... just a quick question... none of your 'after' photos show a side view but in you last photo it 'appears' the Glow steps protrude a bit out away from the side of the trailer when closed... do they or is that an illusion?
They do not stick out from the side of the trailer...
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They do not stick out from the side of the trailer...
No they don't!
Thanks for posting the additional photos.
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Where I used to park it by my garage in Denver there was almost an eight inch drop from the other side of the trailer when level due to the slope away from my garage and down to the ground.

In the photo below, the ground where the GlowStep feet are is at least another six inches lower that the bottom of the tires (tires on the other side of trailer are not on blocks, but on the ground)...and the trailer is level as it sits in this photo.

I could also stretch those steps out to make contact with the grass in the photo if I wanted, or move them closer to the trailer if needed.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:59 PM   #9
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between the morryde and lippert steps which one would normally have the least amount of modification to the door or frame, as for the torklift still too close to the wheel
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between the morryde and lippert steps which one would normally have the least amount of modification to the door or frame, as for the torklift still too close to the wheel
What does "being too close to the wheel" have to do with anything?

Not sure what that even means...
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