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Old 04-07-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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DIY Steps?

Has anyone ever build - or purchased - a small set of stairs for their RV? I'd love to have a little 3' x 3' landing outside my Jayco 32BHDS with steps running parallel to the trailer rather then the standard three flip down stairs the camper comes with. We're on a seasonal site so storage and setup/break down isn't an issue for us.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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Try amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Stromberg-Carl...+steps+folding
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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Build a medium size deck with steps just as you'd do at home. We park ours on a seasonal site and when the travel bug bites, put stuff away and head out from there. Our deck is 6x16 built in 8 foot sections.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:19 PM   #4
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I had built a small "deck" with steps when our RV was parked, as Stringray75 suggests. Used standard treated lumber; 2x4 decking, nailed onto 2x6 frame, nailed into 4x4 posts. The posts rested on large flat rocks. Used pre-cut step stringers and made steps. The steps were bolted on so they could be removed to easily move the deck out of the way.
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Any suggestions to connect the deck/steps to the trailer itself? Or does it basically just hold itself in place?
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:36 PM   #6
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You definitely do not connect the deck to the trailer.

The deck just rests on the ground, separate, and is close to the trailer and you step out onto it.

You setup the trailer onsite, then design the deck as far as the height of the deck, deck steps, and in our case due to an extreme slope; use of or not the trailer steps themselves. Our exit out the trailer door was on a slope, thus we used the trailer steps themselves, which led down to the deck, then the deck had 3 steps to get to ground.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:00 PM   #7
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Stingray and dxrobertson - would love to see a pic of your decks to get a visual idea of them.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:08 AM   #8
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I attached a picture of what we used in the past.

We needed something because the trailer door was so far off the ground due to the slope. So I made a small deck/stoop, with steps. The trailer steps are also used to get down to the deck.

Its important for the deck to be easily moved, if you plan on moving the trailer.
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Here's our deck. We still use the trailers entry steps but you could easily builds a 2 or 3 step entry. But do not attach to the trailer Really keeps a lot of sand out of the trailer
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A Google search for mobile home entry steps found this: http://mobilehomedepotmi.com/mh_catalog1/steel.html
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