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Old 03-13-2019, 04:20 PM   #121
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That works great. I'm ordering the new 5th wheel tomorrow and I just found out that the step above is the only option on my floor plan. I have about a 2 in wide parking window if I want to be able to open the steps at the house.
Here are photos of what I did. I have not detached them yet. I expect that process to be a little bit of a pain, but this is for emergency situations.



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Old 03-13-2019, 05:32 PM   #122
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Good idea

Good ideas. When you say you havenít detached them yet does that involve cutting welds? I have made many changes to mine so far and will post them at some point. Iím in Sarasota are you nearby? Maybe we can conspire.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:17 PM   #123
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So Jim in FL...what size are those pins?
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:18 PM   #124
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Here are photos of what I did. I have not detached them yet. I expect that process to be a little bit of a pain, but this is for emergency situations.



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Old 03-13-2019, 06:30 PM   #125
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Well we just got back from a 6 week trip in the trailer. Before the trip I had considered putting a new MORyde step on the trailer and following some of the step topics on forums like this one. Having seen them at RV dealers we found we could not even deploy the steps to look inside. Keep in mind all the new stock is not ready to show and all stored close together even though they unlock them all so customers can look inside. Anyway this concerned us as we store our trailer when not in use. There is always those trips to get something out of it or check for mice bugs and water leaks. Anyway back to the trip. Out of the 6 weeks we where on the road for at least 12 days. Those included morning lunch and afternoon breaks. Some of those in parking lots and most between trucks in rest areas. We have a cat with us so every stop we take her out of the truck and put her in the trailer and then retrieve her after our restroom break. Her water food and litter box is in the trailer. Most spots we would have been able to deploy steps but I would always be worried about coming back to a truck parked close to us. Sometime we did not deploy out OEM flexco steps and just put the cat in. Or I climb in the door. Can't do that with the MORyde steps. Also I looked at the bad weather we had this winter and on our route north and back south and I wont be wanting to clean or dry them every stop. I concluded that the steps stay outside.

So waiting for us when we got home this week is a new set of Torkliftís GlowStep Revolution steps. I just got them installed today. They look great and best of all will eliminate the corcerns expressed here. And they wont rust and look as bad as the OEM Flexco's We got caught in early February's cold snap on the way south. The road salt really messed up the old steps. The paint is a lot thicker on the new steps and most of it is aluminum compared to the old steps with paint about as thick as the primer. They started to blister the first year. Its a 2016 model trailer and the old steps looks bad already.
We have not tried the new steps yet except in the driveway and I think we will be very happy. I have included some before and after pics.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:57 PM   #126
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So Jim in FL...what size are those pins?

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:59 PM   #127
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Good ideas. When you say you havenít detached them yet does that involve cutting welds? I have made many changes to mine so far and will post them at some point. Iím in Sarasota are you nearby? Maybe we can conspire.
I don't think there are any welds. I just have not taken them off yet but am pretty sure there is nothing else holding the steps on to the pivot.

Pretty close to Sarasota.
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I hope you don't need to remove the steps very often. I just had the ball stud break on mine and I had to stow it without the help of the stut. They aren't light steps!
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The new Torklift Uprising steps are made to replace the MorRyde and LCI steps when you don't have the step well. They deploy like the other Glow Steps and you can get them out in tight spaces then extend them. However at $650.00 they're pretty pricey.
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The new Torklift Uprising steps are made to replace the MorRyde and LCI steps when you don't have the step well. They deploy like the other Glow Steps and you can get them out in tight spaces then extend them. However at $650.00 they're pretty pricey.
Thatís very interesting. Thanks for your post. Before I took delivery of our 5er (with the MORryde StepAbove steps) this past Spring , I contacted Torklift and asked them if they had anything that could replace the StepAbove when I had no framing under the door. In fact, the wheel well on that side is very close to the door. They asked if I would be interested in testing a new design but they wouldnít say anything about how it connected to the trailer so I declined thinking it might involve a custom install on the frame and somehow void the warranty. If the new Uprising steps are what they were talking about, Iíll kick myself for not accepting the offer. They look to be a better quality step than the MORryde even though they still stow in the doorway. I really think the feet on the Torklift steps are more adjustable than the feet on the StepAbove.
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I've been having a problem with my Dexter entrance door - it was installed at the factory slightly crooked and we didn't notice during the PDI. It closed fine but we noticed a tiny bit of light coming through above the frame on the latch side on our 2nd or 3rd trip. Then the hinge started to bind and creak loudly. So I had an independent RV repair shop attempt to straighten the door frame. (The selling dealer is over 2 hours away and the independent shop is only 40 minutes away.)

After that repair, I'm finding that the stop brackets on the MORryde steps are now interfering with the screen door closing. The stop bracket butts up against the flange in the door frame and the screen door wants to rest tight up against that flange, so the screen door is bulging out at the stop brackets. We're able to close the main door with no problem but I hadn't noticed this before door repair when just closing the screen door. Its probably just that the adjustment made to the door frame has created this problem. I suspect I'm headed towards a complete replacement of the entrance door. I'm taking it back to the selling dealer next week for a list of warranty items so they can assess the entrance door problem.

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem with their MORryde steps.
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Update on the new Torklift Uprising steps. Spoke to Torklift factory engineers in Washington State while at the FROG rally, they only make up to a 28" wide step currently which is not wide enough to fit the Cedar Creek or Riverstone RV. However, since I contacted them and requested steps for the newer 30 and 32 inch doors they are going to add those once engineered. They are going to send me a 30" set once they get them into pre-production for fit and function. Hopefully we may see two more sizes by the end of the year.
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Update on the new Torklift Uprising steps. Spoke to Torklift factory engineers in Washington State while at the FROG rally, they only make up to a 28" wide step currently which is not wide enough to fit the Cedar Creek or Riverstone RV. However, since I contacted them and requested steps for the newer 30 and 32 inch doors they are going to add those once engineered. They are going to send me a 30" set once they get them into pre-production for fit and function. Hopefully we may see two more sizes by the end of the year.
Thanks for the update. I sent my application to Torkliftís Kerstin Stokes to be an evaluator of the new Uprising steps over 2 weeks ago but Iíve had no response. Not even an acknowledgement that they received it. My door opening is 29-3/8Ē wide. I wonder if the width of the current Uprising steps is delaying their response. Either way, Iím not impressed by the lack of response since my submission.
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Anyone try to mount these steps into a motorhome? I already have 3 risers plus the electric steps which are junk. Will these steps fold up into the bottom step allowing the door to close?
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Love Them!

I have to say we love our MORryde StepAbove steps. We have our CC 34IK in our barn, so 'storage' room isn't an issue for us, but I can certainly sympathize with those who have that issue.

Coming from a 9.5' Eagle Cap truck camper and using a Lil' Giant step ladder for stabilization on entry/exit when the camper was up on the truck, the MORryde steps are awesome to have 'on board' IMO. Was a pain to haul that Lil' Giant everywhere!

We use two, 6" x 6" pieces of treated 2x6 for any leveling that may be necessary. Haven't really run into and 'extreme' situation....yet. We use the foot adjustments if needed. We use the awning so it helps keep the steps semi-dry in rain. When we're ready to load we either hose off and wipe down or simply sweep the steps. I have an entry 'outdoor' type carpet full time inside at the door. ($10 at Walmart) If the rug gets dirty, I use the vacuum to clean it up. EZ PZ.

I wouldn't go back to 'standard' entry steps. Not even upper end fold aways or anything we'd need to put into the front storage. We love the stabile sturdiness of the MORrydes.

Happy trails, all!!
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I've had to remove the Mor Ryde step feet a few times now and use boards on the bottom when the site rises, even a little bit, on the door side. I've used a post hole digger at home to make holes for the feet at one parking location At two CGs I had to use levelers on both sides to lift the TT to allow the steps to fully seat on the door lip. Even still, these steps are great and sturdy.
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Thanks for the update. I sent my application to Torkliftís Kerstin Stokes to be an evaluator of the new Uprising steps over 2 weeks ago but Iíve had no response. Not even an acknowledgement that they received it. My door opening is 29-3/8Ē wide. I wonder if the width of the current Uprising steps is delaying their response. Either way, Iím not impressed by the lack of response since my submission.
Well, Iíve heard back from Kerstin Stokes at Torklift and the width of their current Uprising steps may be an issue. Iím also a bit concerned about how they are installed - they bolt to the door frame flange. Weíll see if they use a different attachment method with the wider steps.
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Well, Iíve heard back from Kerstin Stokes at Torklift and the width of their current Uprising steps may be an issue. Iím also a bit concerned about how they are installed - they bolt to the door frame flange. Weíll see if they use a different attachment method with the wider steps.
I spoke to them a about 5 weeks ago now about the wider doors on the newer RVs and the Uprising steps. They're getting interest in the new steps but I think most of it is coming from people with the new 30 and 32 inch doors and they have nothing that works. They'll cave at some point and produce the 30 and 32 I think. Most of the MorRyde and Lippert steps are on the bigger doors, the folks with the older well steps don't need the uprising product. But as soon as Torklift does come out with the 30 inch my MorRyde Steps are history, I hate those things.
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I spoke to them a about 5 weeks ago now about the wider doors on the newer RVs and the Uprising steps. They're getting interest in the new steps but I think most of it is coming from people with the new 30 and 32 inch doors and they have nothing that works. They'll cave at some point and produce the 30 and 32 I think. Most of the MorRyde and Lippert steps are on the bigger doors, the folks with the older well steps don't need the uprising product. But as soon as Torklift does come out with the 30 inch my MorRyde Steps are history, I hate those things.
My concern with the current design of the Torklift Uprising steps is that they have to be bolted to the door frame flange. The screen door on my Rockwood is designed to butt up tightly to that flange when its closed so having anything sticking out from that surface interferes with the screen door closing. The stop bracket on the MORryde steps does the same thing.
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Has anyone replaced the MORryde steps with the Glowstep Revolution by Torklift on a Cedar Creek fifth wheel that doesn't have the under pull out step area. To install the Glowstep using there mounting brackets. You would have to drill from the top of your floor and add carriage bolts to hold there step assembly to the camper along with holes in the chassis frame. It looks like if you use lag bolts they would not last long.
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