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Old 02-07-2020, 12:06 AM   #1
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Replacing hinged steps

The newer Rockwoods have a one piece fold down steps that on the 2205S extends 46 inches. I garage my trailer and don't have enough room to lay down the steps. Has anyone replaced this one piece hinged step with the folding steps that have been in use for many years? Any other solutions ?

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Old 02-07-2020, 01:14 AM   #2
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Torklift has replacement steps for the fold-up ones.
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:16 PM   #3
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Saw your post about your step above steps. I would like to replace them but those Torklift steps will not work in my case. I would like hear from others about these steps. We bought a new 2019 Rockwood 2109S with these steps. Never really gave them a thought when we bought it because the steps were down on either a level parking lot or on the showroom floor. Have had several issues with them in the real world. The biggest issues were on unlevel ground where I had to remove the adjustable legs to be able to open and close the doors. In two of those cases I had to dig the ground away to get it down low enough. Spoke with my dealer about it and was told that it was the first complaint they had. I took them over the company display they had on the floor to show them and low and behold this one was not level enough to open and close the door. Wish that the designers and sales people for Rockwood would actually use their products.
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Saw your post about your step above steps. I would like to replace them but those Torklift steps will not work in my case. I would like hear from others about these steps. We bought a new 2019 Rockwood 2109S with these steps. Never really gave them a thought when we bought it because the steps were down on either a level parking lot or on the showroom floor. Have had several issues with them in the real world. The biggest issues were on unlevel ground where I had to remove the adjustable legs to be able to open and close the doors. In two of those cases I had to dig the ground away to get it down low enough. Spoke with my dealer about it and was told that it was the first complaint they had. I took them over the company display they had on the floor to show them and low and behold this one was not level enough to open and close the door. Wish that the designers and sales people for Rockwood would actually use their products.
Yep, one of the dealers here wanted $1200 to replace with the "standard" step. Another dealer, where I ended up up ordering the new rockwood, said numerous folks had a problem with the steps and offered to replace them with the standard step at nominal cost. They even asked Rockwood to delete installation of the standard step and credit us with the savings. I'm not optimistic but at least the dealer is giving it a shot.
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The newer Rockwoods have a one piece fold down steps that on the 2205S extends 46 inches. I garage my trailer and don't have enough room to lay down the steps. Has anyone replaced this one piece hinged step with the folding steps that have been in use for many years? Any other solutions ?

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I don't have the link but there is a thread here somewhere describing a workaround. Drill out the rivets at the top of the stairs and replace with a pin of appropriate size. You can then have your step when camping but remove it if necessary to gain access while in storage.

I anticipate having the same problem and will take this approach. The stairs seem heavy but not unmanageable. I hope to not take advantage of that option very often.
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