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Old 01-25-2020, 09:22 AM   #1
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MORryde StepAbove

Has anyone installed a set of these steps on their Airstream. It looks like MORryde has a set of steps that are Airstream specific.
Also would like to install their storage box in place of the old steps.

http://www.morryde.com/products/221-...ory%2F12-steps

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Old 01-25-2020, 09:37 AM   #2
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I have never seen these steps before. They look very interesting. Please let us know if you get them and how they work out.

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Old 01-25-2020, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up. FYI their demo video:

https://youtu.be/1QuQUkq0MRo

More videos: http://www.morryde.com/videos

Not sure about the fairly large step assembly sticking out that far, without a nearby handrail or grab bar IMO. Due to bad knees, I always go down the steps backward, with one hand on the grab bar.

YSMMV [ . . . Step Movements . . . ]

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Old 01-25-2020, 09:50 AM   #4
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I am also interested in your report if you do this, including price. I am not sure I would do it in that involves cutting existing metal...that kind of project never seems to work out for me.
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Since we know nothing gets by you Ronnie, what have you thought about when the steps are covered with water and you fold them into the trailer? Otherwise these look great.
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I’ve never had a problem w the “bouncy” factory steel stairs on our 2012 FC. one advantage of Airstream over SOB is they are lower so usually only 2 stairs are needed vs 3, so less bouncy than this product was originally designed for.

I could see these being useful if one were a bit unsteady on ones feet and only parked in large level spots. Having to adjust the length each time you park the trailer would be more of a nuisance. Example: a quick stop along a street with a curb for lunch/bathroom break—happens often that we park in a residential area at a playground on travel days. The curb presents no issue for our factory stairs but these would be in the way.
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MORryde StepAbove

Went to the local RV show this morning. 80% of the trailers had the Step Above - looked like standard equipment. SO MUCH BETTER than my bouncy fold down stairs on the trailer! Seriously thinking of installing them for the main entrance and moving my current ones to the emergency exit which I hope to never have to use.
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More and more box trailers are installing the MorRyde steps as standard.
Seems they work well, not exactly sure how you deploy them if you're in the trailer. I guess you're supposed to leave them extended while stopped. Not exactly compatable with a WalMart or rest area night. (Unless you get against a curb)
The old folding steel steps, especially if it needed three or more steps seem flimsy. When box trailers started using slides, the floor got higher because of the frame and leaf spring axles. 5 steps? Yikes!
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Since we know nothing gets by you Ronnie, what have you thought about when the steps are covered with water and you fold them into the trailer?
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. . .or loaded up with mud, snow etc.?

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. . . not exactly sure how you deploy them if you're in the trailer.
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Curious to know the conditions under which you would be in the trailer, with the steps folded up inside, and the door closed?



How did you get in the trailer, who lifted up the steps, and then closed the door?

Maybe a friend of Molly?



There may be a good Doonesbury or Far Side cartoon in development here!

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. . . Not exactly compatable with a WalMart or rest area night.
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Excellent point!

Peter

PS -- It is bad enough driving away with regular Airstream steps deployed. Don't ask . . . please.

Imagine a hasty departure with these steps left down . . .
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Maybe a friend of Molly?
Everybody is a friend of Mollys!
Seriously it seems you could attach a rope and just pull them up. MorRyde has an option for a spring assist to make raising and lowering easier.
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Thanks.

"Keep It Simple, Stu" is the feeling here.

or

"If it ain't broken . . . "

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What do you guys think about the Storage box option?
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What do you guys think about the Storage box option?


Interesting. And not just for replacing a set of stairs...
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Since we know nothing gets by you Ronnie, what have you thought about when the steps are covered with water and you fold them into the trailer? Otherwise these look great.
It’s a concern, but if the steps were safer it might be something I could overcome.
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I am also interested in your report if you do this, including price. I am not sure I would do it in that involves cutting existing metal...that kind of project never seems to work out for me.
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Price for the steps seems to but slightly less than $200.00 and the storage box is $149.00
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I would want to see the details for the box:
— hinge material including rod . . . all stainless . . . if not rust city IMO
— weatherstripping to seal out rain and road mist
— holes in bottom for water to drain out from wet/muddy leveling blocks etc.
— latch system independent of locking mechanism
.....[do you have to use the key every time you open and close it?]
— quality of lock cylinder and likelihood of rusting quickly
— etc. etc.

Looks great if you like and will use the steps, but inferior materials and details could make this a bummer of a package deal IMO.

Thanks again for the heads up.

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We shall see I have an email into them...
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check out Drivin& Vibin's rebuild of their on Youtube; they used that same step. kurt
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