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Old 09-28-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Classic aluminum steps

I love the Classic steps. That is one thing that sets the Classic apart from all the other trailers.
However, today I found a reason to like the black steps every other trailer has. The black steps, with their rounded corners and smooth contours are safer.
I figured out this morning that is is better to enter my trailer with the Classic aluminum steps straight on, not at an angle. My ankle found a sharp corner this morning. My beautiful Classic aluminum steps injured me.
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The Classic aluminum steps are also very loud to put away when breaking camp in the early morning.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:35 PM   #2
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I asked the boyz at Out of Doors Mart if they would/could replace my classic aluminum steps with the more stable black ones. They didn't seem to enthusiastic about it, but were willing to try. I've held off so far. Hmm . . .
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:29 PM   #5
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My Aluminum steps are pretty stable. They bounce a little when both sections are out but that is not often.

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Old 09-30-2014, 06:39 PM   #6
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Take a file to the sharp corners. You will be more likely then to just bruise yourself instead of a cut.
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I have a little black steel step support I put under the bottom of the steps to steady/stabilize them so maybe it will be longer till they get rickety.
Those steps are one of the reasons I wanted a Classic...
I gotta be more careful!
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The Classic aluminum steps are also very loud to put away when breaking camp in the early morning.
OUCH! That might get worse (bruise too) before it gets better.

Regarding the noise... Yes, ours clank around a little when I close them but I reduce the noise by lifting the latch while I lift the steps up and into the stored position then I release the latch to secure the steps. This method is much more quiet than the "bang-em-upward" approach I've seen many others perform.
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Somehow even when trying to be quiet I get some squeaking and clacking.
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