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Old 01-29-2019, 08:22 AM   #61
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Well said.
Why bother with a neurologist and surgeries when the solution to all problems known to man is a set of Glow Steps?

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Old 01-29-2019, 08:29 AM   #62
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Morryde steps

Found out that if the steps are deployed prior to leveling they may bind when lowering the step side. Good to keep them up during set up.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:32 AM   #63
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So, in other words, as soon as you get past operator error, they’re pretty good?
Exactly what I was about to say. I sweep mine off before storing them. And I make sure they are level. I love mine. No issues at all and wouldn’t have a trailer without them.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:30 AM   #64
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It's all about setting up. We all learn as we go. I'm not one to replace anything that is working. But if I ever need to replace steps I would look around first. Can you imagine no step at all
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:28 AM   #65
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We've only had our TT about 5 weeks and I already have a love-hate relationship with these steps. They work great, they don't flex when stepping on them, you can adjust them for uneven surfaces, and I just sweep them off before returning them to the travel position. My main problem is our storage lot. I can't get in the TT without hitching up and pulling forward due to the lack of space to the next TT. I'm going to convert to the MORryde Quick Connect Step and store it in the pass-thru.
I was wondering about access when in tight quarters. With the standard extendable steps, when I stop for a nap, say, in a truck stop, there is often less than 3' of space between me and the truck I'm parked next to (but, I AM able to open my side door, have the steps extend and gain easy into my Super-C). If the swing down steps would need more than ~ about 30" for a clear swing from the stored position out and down to the deployed position, the swing down steps would hit my neighbor and, be unable to fully swing down. In short, I might NOT be able to get into my own RV!
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:47 PM   #66
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My main problem is our storage lot. I can't get in the TT without hitching up and pulling forward due to the lack of space to the next TT. I'm going to convert to the MORryde Quick Connect Step and store it in the pass-thru.

That's the reason we have the "old style" steps. We store our 5er next to our house and the door is on the house side. With the MorRyde steps we would not be able to get in the trailer without pulling it out. Now I can pull out the top two steps and have a little box I set in front/side to climb in. It's not great but it's better than pulling it out every time I need to get in. They charged us extra for these downgraded steps but it was an absolute necessity for us.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:40 PM   #67
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All the various steps have pros and cons. For me, if I didn't have a bad lower back (herniated discs), my preference would be to keep the steps (and dirt and water) outside so the Glowstep Revolution by Torklift would be the best steps for that style. However, my back appreciates the lift assist on the MORryde steps. It's a big plus not having to bend over to deploy fold-out steps.

We just bought a new 2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS 5er that comes from the factory with the MORryde steps with the lift assist. During the PDI, I found that I can adjust the feet and put the steps down without having to bend over much. I found that pulling and re-inserting the locking pins for the extension feet was a bit clunky. I would rather have seen a spring-loaded pin design of some sort. I'm sure I'll get used to it and it won't be a problem. We may keep a towel or a larger door mat under the steps when stored.

Does anyone use something to wash off the steps before storing them? I'm wondering how it will go when putting them away when its raining with wind blowing towards the door.

I had never thought about the issue that the OP mentioned but will be aware of that now so thanks for starting this thread, Gyskora.
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I am grateful for this thread! Now I can add these steps to the list of options I do not want in a new RV.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:21 PM   #69
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MoRyde Step

Our 2019 Rockwood 2109s came equipped with the MoRyde steps. We mostly have a love relationship with these steps. You do need the door fully open to deploy or store the steps. You also need to sometimes adjust the lower telescoping support legs so that the threshold at the door jam is not raised, which would prevent the door from closing. I am a big guy 280# and they are rock solid, not even the slightest movement. To me this means years of worry free usage. We have not "yet" come across a situation that would prevent us from deploying the steps, but I could see an issue if we had our unit parked within 3-4 feet of another unit. I can see the advantage to the Glowstep design, but I have not personally tried them. If the Glowstep design would allow a big guy like me to be "rough" with them and feel as rock solid as our current steps, then I would get the Glowstep. If the Glowstep felt at all like it would become a future issue, then my current MoRyde steps is the better design.
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How do you like your steps?? Are they worth the investment??
Love them. Have had them since November or December of 2015 and had them moved to the new rig when I traded it in. I absolutely would invest in them.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:28 PM   #71
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I had the morryde steps put on my last travel trailer as i only live 22 miles from the factory. My current fiver came with them and i wouldn’t have any other. I understand about not being able to deploy when in some parking areas. We never use those. Also when parked in storage. I don’t have that problem either. As my dad used to say, some people would complain if they were hung with a new rope.
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I am grateful for this thread! Now I can add these steps to the list of options I do not want in a new RV.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:30 PM   #73
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I am grateful for this thread! Now I can add these steps to the list of options I do not want in a new RV.
No worries. The old pull out steps are still available on the lower end units...

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No worries. The old pull out steps are still available on the lower end units...

Those entry level models...
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:40 PM   #75
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No worries. The old pull out steps are still available on the lower end units...

And they are still available on many high end RV's as well.........
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:47 PM   #76
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And they are still available on many high end RV's as well.........
RV show last week. ONLY lower priced had regular steps. ALL of the mid to higher end units had the Morryde style steps.

Just a thought - they must be widely popular
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RV show last week. ONLY lower priced had regular steps. ALL of the mid to higher end units had the Morryde style steps.

Just a thought - they must be widely popular
They are popular, but they aren't universally loved.

One other benefit is that designer can now put an entrance in a slideout.
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It was an RV show...

Of course they had all of the bells and whistles...
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One other benefit is that designer can now put an entrance in a slideout.
True, I hadn't thought of that. Interesting.
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They are popular, but they aren't universally loved.



One other benefit is that designer can now put an entrance in a slideout.


Hmmm - always heard do not walk on slide if not extended....how does the entrance door in a slide affect that theory I wonder 🧐?

The Durango Gold by KZ has a unit with the entrance door in the slide....different concept gives a nice closet where door is usually located

My 2cents....not a fan of the MorRyde steps and those are the ONLY steps available in the Cedar Creek front kitchen unit - no room to option in the old style steps for this particular floorplan
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