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Old 06-19-2024, 03:35 PM   #1
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Step alternative

First post so please move if Iím not in the right forum.

Just purchased an International 25 FB

Not in love with the factory step. Wife is on crutches right now and Iím wondering if anyone can recommend a more stable and possibly wider alternative? Stand alone is fine.

Thank you.
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Old 06-20-2024, 10:06 AM   #2
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We have a vintage trailer that has a more fragile step that we prefer not using....it would be too hard to replace. So we have this freestanding step that is very stable and a bit larger. It work for you & your wife ~

We also have a vintage Southern Pacific railroad step we use...but that's a whole different story ~

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Old 06-20-2024, 11:45 AM   #3
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This is what we got last year on Amazon after reading several posts on these, and wife loves it! Not sure why we waited so long! There are other less expensive models, but this is what we have with no problems.

Camco Adjustable Height RV Step Stool (43676)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1
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Old 06-20-2024, 02:37 PM   #4
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You nay want to check Airboard's step stiffener or an alternative.
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Old 06-20-2024, 02:44 PM   #5
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I leave the second step folded and a platform on the ground.
I've always done this.

The other improvement is a grab bar inside to steady my bad knees. I didn't have access behind, so I used 'threaded inserts' very stable.

I decided it meeds to be black, but finding the perfect one is impossible. (Not all 12" grab bars are 12" centers.)
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Old 06-20-2024, 02:54 PM   #6
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Or, check out the medical stools such as these.
https://www.amazon.com/Chrome-two-st.../dp/B001EHBO8K
They can be expensive and heavy, but an option.
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Old 06-20-2024, 02:59 PM   #7
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Welcome from Colorado: We lost our fold out step in our vintage 69 Globetrotter. Instead of replacing it, I purchased a plastic molded step used for a hot tub entry. It is very stable, pretty light weight, durable, but yes, has to be either placed inside the trailer or inside the tow vehicle. I believe it is wide enough to stabilize the crutches.

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Old 06-20-2024, 04:06 PM   #8
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See Mollysdad 1st picture. That’s exactly what we do (and many others). Adjustable, sturdy, folds flat.
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Old 06-20-2024, 05:39 PM   #9
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I have one of these step boxes - bulletproof and stable. I got the 12 inch height and cut it down a couple of inches. It's perfect. I invert it inside the door for travel and put the blocks and chocks inside where the dirt and muck is contained.

https://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-resin-plyoboxes

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I leave the second step folded and a platform on the ground.
I've always done this.

The other improvement is a grab bar inside to steady my bad knees. I didn't have access behind, so I used 'threaded inserts' very stable.

I decided it meeds to be black, but finding the perfect one is impossible. (Not all 12" grab bars are 12" centers.)
We also leave the second step folded. The concern also with these steps, is the second step assembly can come loose at the hinge/screw area. Has happened to me and several AS'ers here I am sure....I know of 2 friends who had this happen in last year also. With this portable step, it aids on the road also while doing quick stops needing to use the AS "portapotty" (bathroom) for getting in/out while on the road! We just set it inside the door. Always ready to use.
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Old 06-21-2024, 11:13 AM   #11
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I just got this in an email:

https://torkliftcentral.com/airstream/steps-accessories

Looks promising.

I also saw this on a recent stay in Steamboat Spring on another fellow AS trailer. It did make it feel a lot stronger.

https://airboardshop.com/products/air-step-brace
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We have the no lox step-brace (similar to the more recent Airboard shop step brace). Nolox has recently changed ownership and I believe they are working on getting a website up and running. In the meantime, they have several solutions including the step brace, a lockout prevention kit, and a vent kit that replaces the crappy domestic intake vent screws with tool-free screws. All worthy upgrades.

We have the new GE heat pump and the new latch, so the latter two don't work and maybe are not as needed for us, but the step brace is phenomenal. Turns the squeaky steps into solid, silent, reliable stairs. We used to not use the bottom step often as others have done, but now we use it all the time, that brace goes on as soon as we get to camp or home.

Email noloxsolution@gmail.com if you are interested in their version or their other mods. You can also search YouTube for videos on some of their mod options.

I would not, however, recommend the step brace storage clip. I got it, installed it, and won't use it. Feels too flimsy for my taste, but maybe that is user error. I've been meaning to reach out to them about that.
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Old 06-23-2024, 08:05 PM   #13
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Thank you for all the good ideas! I ordered the step suggested by mollysdad and I also borrowed a fold up wheelchair ramp that with a slight modification is going to work really well.
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