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Old 08-05-2015, 04:56 PM   #21
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the dog wont go up the stairs on our 5'er, has anyone put backing or carpeting on the stairs successfully and how did you adhere it?
Below are pictures of what I did to the steps inside our 5r. Outside steps had the step carpets ordered from Amazon. The carpet runner on the inside was purchased from Home Depot for around $40.00 I think, it's been awhile. I started at the top of the landing using dbl back carpet tape. After getting the runner square and stuck down I cut out for the heating vent on the landing. As I went down the steps I stapled the carpet under the overhang of the steps. I also stapled the carpet on the step tight against tie riser. There was about two inches too much runner after the last step, trimmed it off with a utility knife and stapled the remaining under the step. Did this on our previous 5r also. Our kids "dogs" got use to it in a hurry and were up and down in no time. We lost both our friends this year, right now no dogs. We like the looks of the carpeted steps so we left them that way, no telling when we might have another friend to camp with us.

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Old 08-05-2015, 08:28 PM   #22
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I had trouble getting our little dog getting up on our bed with a foot stool we used treats to get him to understand he could get up.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:26 PM   #23
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Ramp for pets

We have a couple of standard Weiner dogs, one of whom is a little overweight and can't (won't) use the steps to enter our RV. I built a ramp, and another flat one for inside, from scraps, so they can come and go easily. The ramp is about three feet long and a little over 12" at the high point.

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Hate to send you there. Wallmart has stajr rugs and mine are held in place with springs.CW also sells 'em
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[QUOTE=Old Coot West;946296]Hate to send you there. Wallmart has stair rugs and mine are held in place with springs.CW also sells 'em.
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Below are pictures of what I did to the steps inside our 5r. Outside steps had the step carpets ordered from Amazon. The carpet runner on the inside was purchased from Home Depot for around $40.00 I think, it's been awhile. I started at the top of the landing using dbl back carpet tape. After getting the runner square and stuck down I cut out for the heating vent on the landing. As I went down the steps I stapled the carpet under the overhang of the steps. I also stapled the carpet on the step tight against tie riser. There was about two inches too much runner after the last step, trimmed it off with a utility knife and stapled the remaining under the step. Did this on our previous 5r also. Our kids "dogs" got use to it in a hurry and were up and down in no time. We lost both our friends this year, right now no dogs. We like the looks of the carpeted steps so we left them that way, no telling when we might have another friend to camp with us.


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Old 08-07-2015, 07:33 AM   #27
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Thanks to everyone

Thank you for all information that I have received;the ideas have brought up almost too many ideas of how to fix "Her" dogs problem. We are taking our unit on its first weekend camping trip to a Campground. We boondocked for a week at out County fair.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:56 PM   #28
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The link I provided is for interior steps.

Wiscampsin showed me his stair carpet thingies, and I bought the same ones he has....they work VERY well, and your pup's claws don't mark up the wooden steps.
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That's our new pup Cooper, only 4 months old there (7 months now) learning how to navigate the steps in his new "dog house on wheels!"

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