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Old 11-23-2020, 06:23 PM   #1
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How to use pull-down steps in rain

How do we open the door, pull down the Mor Ryde steps and get into the RV without getting the interior soaked during a rainstorm.
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How do we open the door, pull down the Mor Ryde steps and get into the RV without getting the interior soaked during a rainstorm.
You've got two choices. Wait for the rain to let up or suit-up and move with a purpose. Open the door, drop the steps, close the door and adjust the feet if necessary. If your measurements and install were correct, the steps will not interfere with the door closing.
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If you have a remote for your awning, keep that in the TV and extend the awning a little before getting out.
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I agree with what is stated above, and that is part of the RV life. Wait until you need to pack up in the rain. You need to put on a rain suit and work fast. I always have a rain jacket in the tow vehicle (truck) in case it is raining and we need to set-up.

My wife and I have done this numerous times in the years we have traveled.
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Inevitable that you will load and unload the rv in the rain. Go buy a good rain jacket. We went to REI.

Open the shade. However you also do not want to roll it up wet either.

Otherwise, move fast.. carry a couple of cruddy towels to dry up the mess.

Not a big deal really. We sort of try to minimize the wet best we can. No big deal.
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If you haven't got soaking wet at some point when camping... You haven't been camping.
I put on what gear I have and tough it out. The proper refreshment can warm you quickly afterward!
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If you haven't got soaking wet at some point when camping... You haven't been camping.
I put on what gear I have and tough it out. The proper refreshment can warm you quickly afterward!
We started out as hard core backpackers in our 20s. Adirondak Mountains, Applachian Trail, North Shore of Michigan's Upper Penninsula.
We could set up tent & rain fly / tarp in under 10 minutes. Got wet -- really wet -- plenty of times, often enough that you just push through it.

By the way, that's what motivated the move from backpacking to pop up to TT -- tired of getting rained on in the dark.

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...and that is one of the main reasons we opted for the 4 stair old fashion fold up kind...and we could have had a set of those new stairs - FREE. There are other cons to those as well....we know several folks that had them replaced with the old style.

To each their own.
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There are only a couple of things that melt in the rain.

Just sayin'.
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Is this a real question? To the OP, how do you get groceries in the car when it rains? Some things are so precious you dont want to get them wet, are your steps one of those? Put a bath towel or the kitchen mop near the door, just in case it rains and use the opportunity to clean the floor, multitask.

This isn't a real issue, is it?
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I believe JoanneFolta's question was how do they keep the INTERIOR from getting wet when deploying the fold out steps not whether THEY would get wet.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure you would be able to without getting SOME rain in the R/V.
But... it doesn't take long to flop them down and any minor adjustments to the legs could be done when the rain slows down. As mentioned, keep an old towel handy to mop up the floor/door sill.

Oh... and welcome to the forum... I see it is your 1st post.
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Mine drip modestly and briefly onto the rag rug we keep at the door. Never really been an issue.


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I believe JoanneFolta's question was how do they keep the INTERIOR from getting wet when deploying the fold out steps not whether THEY would get wet.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure you would be able to without getting SOME rain in the R/V.
But... it doesn't take long to flop them down and any minor adjustments to the legs could be done when the rain slows down. As mentioned, keep an old towel handy to mop up the floor/door sill.

Oh... and welcome to the forum... I see it is your 1st post.
Thanks for the input. Not that it is a major problem but campers always seem to come up with clever solutions to issues. As in, "now why didn't I think of that ?" Wish we had a model with a remote for the awning.
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Unfortunately, we don't move as "fast" as we used to.
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"Fast" is relative. Think about the steps you need to accomplish, and come up with a procedure that accomplishes them with a minimum of open door time.

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You've got two choices. Wait for the rain to let up or suit-up and move with a purpose. Open the door, drop the steps, close the door and adjust the feet if necessary. If your measurements and install were correct, the steps will not interfere with the door closing.
Understand that some rain will get in, plan to minimize that, and have a way to dry things when you're done. Simply not screwing around can get something done very quickly, no matter how fast you can't move.
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If you think the steps are a hassle try opening or closing a hybrid in the rain.

I routinely deploy the canopy first so I have a dry place to put my boots and parka and not track mud and rain into the camper. All a matter of learning by experience. The newer hybrids make this easier with the tentage permanently attached to the doors but even my non-attached tentage can be quickly pulled over the beds and result in "paper towel" amounts of rain getting in. The door isn't an issue.

We have a tradition of rain the during setup. It seems to follow us around so we got lots of experience.

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Inevitable that you will load and unload the rv in the rain. Go buy a good rain jacket. We went to REI.

Open the shade. However you also do not want to roll it up wet either.

Otherwise, move fast.. carry a couple of cruddy towels to dry up the mess.

Not a big deal really. We sort of try to minimize the wet best we can. No big deal.
I donít think stowing the awning wet is a problem as long as you open it when you get home. If camping in the south in the summer youíll usually have no choice because of morning dew which usually wonít dry out until noontime, or later.
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I donít think stowing the awning wet is a problem as long as you open it when you get home. If camping in the south in the summer youíll usually have no choice because of morning dew which usually wonít dry out until noontime, or later.
Plus, Iíve noticed that my awning gets wet anyway while traveling in rain. Makes sense as water blows into the end traveling down down the road at 60+. You need to open it when home and let it dry.
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