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Old 04-18-2021, 04:37 PM   #1
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Torklift Glow steps

Thinking about replacing our oem 3 steps with the Torklift Glow 4 steps. Yes they are pricey but the wife doesn't feel safe going up and down the steps we have now. For those that have the Torklift steps do you feel they were worth the price? Anything you don't like about them?
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:28 PM   #2
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I installed the Torklift steps on my 2012 Outback 301BQ several years ago. They are expensive (my trailer has 2 entrances) but the safety of steps not moving when entering and leaving the trailer out weights the cost. In addition the trailer has minimal movement when entering & leaving. Purchased from etrailer on a Black Friday Sale in 2018.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:17 AM   #3
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I installed the GlowSteps on my fifth wheel, 4 steps vs the original 3, a little over 5 years ago. I should have replaced the originals much sooner.

The finest steps on the marker, IMHO.
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Put them on our 317rlok and so far the wife loves them.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:33 AM   #5
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Torklift makes a fine product and well worth the money.
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I put them on my 355MBQS, they are OK but not great.

The glow step part is a joke, some stick-on glow in the dark plastic pieces that start falling off within weeks and don't do much anyway.

When you fold them up they have a pin to secure them on one side and no pin on the other side even though it is drilled out for it. The pin doesn't fit securely and could easily fall out. The manufacturer says you really don't need the pin but in my opinion if you are going to have it - it should fit securely and should be on both sides.

The biggest issue for me is the step height. From the ground to the first step is set by adjustable feet so that is one height, then you have the height for the middle steps that depends on how far you pull the steps out, and finally there is the distance from the top step into the camper that is a separate adjustment. All that means you can have three different step heights in your stairs, your body really expects them to all be the same height and walking up and down them doesn't feel right if the heights are different. If you spend enough time adjusting the three independent things you can get it pretty close but it takes some effort.

They are more secure than the original steps although personally my steps didn't move around that much. I just found myself bringing a step stool for the bottom of the steps and now I don't need that.

It is nice that you can use the steps in a tight space but overall to me the design is cleaver but not perfected. I needed to add an additional steps and I liked that I could do that.

If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't spend the money.
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[QUOTE=Scottenj;956000]I put them on my 355MBQS, they are OK but not great.

The glow step part is a joke, some stick-on glow in the dark plastic pieces that start falling off within weeks and don't do much anyway.

I have to disagree with this statement. My GlowSteps have been in service for 5+ years now and the "plastic pieces" still glow and not one has fallen off. When in a dark area they do their job fine.

I was at a campground a couple of weeks ago that had a hole right where my steps had to touch the ground and the hole had a slant also. I dropped the top adjustment one notch down and then dropped one foot one notch to make up for the slanted ground. Problem solved.
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