Get the Kwikees....then get one of these to take the load off.
Camco makes 'em and about $15 bucks on Amazon. Note...I mounted mine so that the swing is across the steps instead of a front to back orientation. My steps stay down initially as they power the the up position and the across mount insures they cannot drag or catch on anything as they are being pulled back.
This might also help you stabilize the quickees if you have to hang on to them till Goshen.