Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-29-2015, 07:51 PM   #15
Rivet Master
dbj216's Avatar

1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,526
Dear FA, 5' 6 is taller than a lot of folks. We have the standard grab handle in our Super Duty that is very helpful for pulling oneself up into the seat. So maybe a well positioned grab handle would be an alternative to a step. Airstreams have had them for years by the door.

I think the GM trucks ride a bit lower than the Ford or Ram. Advantage Paula. And I bet you can find a bolt on step that will be low cost and work well for you.


dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 08:22 PM   #16
Rivet Master

2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,239
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Hi, well you just had to have a bigger truck and that's just what you got. It probably sits about 4" to 6"s higher than your F-150. Higher center of gravity too. Send it to a suspension shop and have it lowered a bit. If done correctly it will handle better and you might be able to get in and out of it too. Check out the SUV's and trucks that the Police use; They sit lower for better handling. They use a combination of suspension mods and tire and wheels to do this.


2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2015, 07:32 AM   #17
Rivet Master
richinny's Avatar
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
would this help? i saw the ad on TV. Emson car cane.

2012 F150 Super Crew 5-1/2' bed Ecoboost 4x4 3.73 elec. lock diff. Propride hitch
give life. kidney & pancreas transplant 9/9/06
Ingrid-my unofficial '"World's Oldest Streamer" 1909-2008 R.I.P.
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nissan NV 3500 high roof as tow vehicle epicdetour Tow Vehicles 25 10-24-2015 09:11 AM
My High Speed Internet Solution for working and entertainment Hibby Working on the Road 5 07-16-2014 06:45 PM
Gas Prices for 2011 - How high is too high to tow? Kosm1o On The Road... 77 01-02-2011 09:48 PM
A Sewer Solution.... Solution FreshAir Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 15 09-29-2007 10:23 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.