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Old 05-14-2021, 03:26 PM   #1
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adding a step between risers

anyone ever attach a step in between the 9" riser steps on a morryde step? my wife had back surgery and cant lift her legs very far. i am contemplating adding a step between the current 9" risers thereby making each step a 4" riser. i think i can do this by adding 1 1/2" X 4 angle iron them mount a 2 x 6 in the angle iron. per morryde my 2021 flagstaff classic 832flsb to low for the 4 step. i currently have the 3 step. my other more expensive option is to see about getting some kind of lift... thought about ramps but i am not sure they would work.
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Old 05-14-2021, 03:52 PM   #2
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anyone ever attach a step in between the 9" riser steps on a morryde step? my wife had back surgery and cant lift her legs very far. i am contemplating adding a step between the current 9" risers thereby making each step a 4" riser. i think i can do this by adding 1 1/2" X 4 angle iron them mount a 2 x 6 in the angle iron. per morryde my 2021 flagstaff classic 832flsb to low for the 4 step. i currently have the 3 step. my other more expensive option is to see about getting some kind of lift... thought about ramps but i am not sure they would work.
The 4 step Morryde is probably STILL 9” between steps, so I doubt that would fix things for you. I may be wrong.....I’ve been known to do that on occasion.
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Old 05-14-2021, 04:02 PM   #3
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They do make steps with 7" risers, don't know about the Mor Ryde line though.
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Old 05-14-2021, 04:18 PM   #4
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all i have found from morryde is 8" risers. still to high if you can't lift your legs
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Old 05-14-2021, 04:52 PM   #5
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I have the same problem. Fractured backs don't heal up much when you are on the uphill side of 60. Our solution is for me to be there as needed. Good luck.
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:45 PM   #6
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looking at several lifts also. they all run around 2k or up!
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:48 PM   #7
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Porta -Step mobile steps for use with morryde steps are available at RV-CO.com. They have 7" ride if that would help.
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Old 05-15-2021, 02:19 PM   #8
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anyone ever attach a step in between the 9" riser steps on a morryde step? my wife had back surgery and cant lift her legs very far. i am contemplating adding a step between the current 9" risers thereby making each step a 4" riser. i think i can do this by adding 1 1/2" X 4 angle iron them mount a 2 x 6 in the angle iron. per morryde my 2021 flagstaff classic 832flsb to low for the 4 step. i currently have the 3 step. my other more expensive option is to see about getting some kind of lift... thought about ramps but i am not sure they would work.
You are sort of on the right path.

Build 2 removable steps that can be placed on (hang down) two consecutive steps starting at the bottom. As your wife walks up, remove the lowest and place it next up. They need to be removable vs permanent or or staeps will not fold/close correctly. You will need to and a "U" at the end to hook on to the step back end to prevent it from slipping off as she steps on the new in between step. I'm sure you can understand what i am saying without actually drawing plans for you - I hope.
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Old 05-15-2021, 02:27 PM   #9
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If this being unable to lift feet is going to be ongoing and your believe the shallower risers will work. I would suggest looking into a local machine shop that could fabricate you a set of steps out of aluminum or steel that could be custom made to replace your existing steps. I might be wrong but it could be less than the $2K for a lift. My other thought is find a tech school welding class that might be looking for a project, see if they would design and make the stairs for you. Just a thought, I have had Auto Repair class do somethings on and old truck I used to have. I paid for materials. Good luck.
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Check out the Torklift Glowstep Revolution. Maybe this would work for you:

https://www.torklift.com/atv-marine-...tep-revolution

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Check out the Torklift Glowstep Revolution. Maybe this would work for you:

https://www.torklift.com/atv-marine-...tep-revolution

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I have these mounted on my trailer and REALLY like them. Very stable. If you have the bridge style that store inside your RV, they have an "uprising" version. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, mine are 3 years old and still look almost brand new. I understand you can even get a handrail for them.
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Making a ramp should be easy to do but because of space restrictions the angle will be steeper than a wheelchair ramp. You could make the ramp so it sets parallel with the rv instead of sticking straight out from the door.

I made steps from 2" x 6" ptl and 5/8" deck boards for my seasonal site, the bottom step distance from the TT was 4'. This equates to 4 steps with 7-1/4" risers which is within standard construction specifics for stairs.
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Old 05-15-2021, 04:35 PM   #13
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anyone ever attach a step in between the 9" riser steps on a morryde step? my wife had back surgery and cant lift her legs very far. i am contemplating adding a step between the current 9" risers thereby making each step a 4" riser. i think i can do this by adding 1 1/2" X 4 angle iron them mount a 2 x 6 in the angle iron. per morryde my 2021 flagstaff classic 832flsb to low for the 4 step. i currently have the 3 step. my other more expensive option is to see about getting some kind of lift... thought about ramps but i am not sure they would work.
Not actually knowing what you have I went to morryde web site & took a look. Perhaps you could buy just the step part from morryde & put them in between, like you had suggested. Not sure how they mound, but I bet its doable!
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Old 05-15-2021, 04:41 PM   #14
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Making a ramp should be easy to do but because of space restrictions the angle will be steeper than a wheelchair ramp. You could make the ramp so it sets parallel with the rv instead of sticking straight out from the door.

I made steps from 2" x 6" ptl and 5/8" deck boards for my seasonal site, the bottom step distance from the TT was 4'. This equates to 4 steps with 7-1/4" risers which is within standard construction specifics for stairs.
scrapper that would be a good idea for a stationary trailer. would be kinda cumbersome taking it up and down each time you traveled.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:09 PM   #15
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I do not believe your plan would work. The tread would be too short. To test your idea place a 2 x 4 at the level you are planning on installing the new step.
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