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Old 11-25-2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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Adding a 2 step entry

My popup has a single entry way step up, and I would like to add a 2 step entry. from the ground to the 1st step is a little too high for us old folks. So has anybody changed theirs out, and if so what type would you recommend. also would the bolt up pattern be the same, or would I have to drill new holes. My current one has 2 bolts in the front and 2 self tappers holding rear on. I have a Rockwood 2318g 2013. Thanks joe
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:20 PM   #2
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I did do this to my pop up before the start of last camping season. Very small children had the same problem with the first step. My father had swapped his two step for a three step on his fifth wheel and it was just collecting dust so he offered it to me. The bolt holes did not line up at all as well as it not being as deep as the original step. With a little ingenuity and some work I did get it attached and it is great. The only down side is the extra leverage does rock the pup a bit more coming in and out. Might be able to find one similar on an internet buy/sell site or at the local RV dealer or wrecker. I don't think you will be disappointed if you do upgrade though.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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You can also add a step brace to stop the rocking when someone enters or exits.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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That's what I ended up doing. I have a very small older scissor jack from an older k car that is compact but extends up under the upper step upon setup. Totally stopped all rocking. Just did not mention it before.


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Old 11-26-2014, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, i'll check out my RV dealer and see what they have. I'll make sure that my camper mounting plate will be able to accommodate what ever step I get, and drill new holes. Good tip on the support, I didn't think about it rocking.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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As an alternative consider adding a ground based step. I built a simple frame out of 2x4s on edge about 18 inches wide and 10 deep and topped it with 1/2 inch plywood. Painted the whole thing and added some grip tape. Just the right height and no mods to the camper needed. Good luck.


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Old 11-27-2014, 08:17 PM   #7
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Try this web site Americanrvcompany.com I purchased the 4 step for 5th wheel. They have several different styles available and they also have the step supports. Different widths also available. Mine bolted right up to factory holes
Another site is Elkharttool.com
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:06 AM   #8
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Yea I thought about making a small step, but my wife is such a cluts
, and me too, that I'm sure we kick it over or I would wobble some when we had our hands full, and disaster would strike.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:52 PM   #9
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My popup has a single entry way step up, and I would like to add a 2 step entry. from the ground to the 1st step is a little too high for us old folks. So has anybody changed theirs out, and if so what type would you recommend. also would the bolt up pattern be the same, or would I have to drill new holes. My current one has 2 bolts in the front and 2 self tappers holding rear on. I have a Rockwood 2318g 2013. Thanks joe
I was considering this too after we got ours. At some sites, it is just a tall step down for the little one to negotiate. I was looking at the ones that etrailer had on their website but just never pulled the trigger. We managed through last season with not injuries. I am afraid a step would be more unstable for us and the little one.
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Picture of my 2-step setup: Raising Your Frame | Popup Camping 101
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