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#11 Lighthawk

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:14 PM

If you have rear steps mounted, it's possible to mount the ladder on the back of your rig.

 


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#12 dasadab

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

Don't have steps.  Should have ordered them.  


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#13 Freebird

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

If the rear door of your TC is HIGH (4 foot and above) and you want a portable, very stable on uneven ground set of "steps",
I would consider the short (4 foot) orchard ladder.
Here is an example and source.

http://www.oescoinc....al-ladders.html

If I had it to do over again, I would likely go this route for the versatility, instead of the 6 $tep Torklift scissor $tep$. :-)
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#14 dasadab

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 04:15 PM

Thanks.  The Little Giant 3 stepladder is going back to Amazon.  Perfect in every way, except very heavy and awkward to stow.  (It's not heavy in the sense that I have any trouble lifting it, it's "heavy in the sense that it's awkward to maneuver when holding it from one side and trying to place it in the back seat of my truck or in the camper) In my Hawk, with the front dinette option and interior shower, the Little Giant will not sit flush on the camper floor.  It overlaps the useable floor space by a couple of inches.  It has a lot of metal edges and would have to be wrapped carefully to store inside.  Just too much work and bulky.  


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

I just wanted to say that Xtend&Climb Folding step (which is the cheaper version of the  Little Giant set ladder. It looks identical except for the rubber grip on the steps), is one of best mods yet. Yes, its heavier but it folds flat and sits in the aisle while en route (side dinette hawk). Its extremely sturdy, safe and perfect height for my truck. 


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Posted 29 August 2022 - 12:01 AM

After yesterdays trip to the emergency room I'm in the market for a new set of steps or ladder. 

I have a 3 step ladder that I can use but it sits off to the side of the door since its tall.

All week I was getting in and out of the camper stepping on the tongue of my boat trailer (still connected to the truck).

 

All worked well until I got home.

 

Was unloading the camper using a 'one step' ladder (from you know who, but it wasn't there fault) and stepping out of the camper with loaded arms I stepped on the corner of the step and took a header and landed on my knee...hand and arms on gravel......

 

I'm glad my knee isn't broken but really swelled up, etc. 

 

So I'm now looking for a new 3 step ladder like in the pic above.

 

(I was told by ATC to get into the camper head first and get out butt out, but I didn't go butt out this time....I will the next times.....

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#17 2Z Bundok

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 12:16 PM

we use the hitch receiver for the cooler rack and it has another receiver for the steps that adjust horizontally.TC Steps.jpeg


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Posted 31 August 2022 - 09:00 PM

After yesterdays trip to the emergency room I'm in the market for a new set of steps or ladder.
I have a 3 step ladder that I can use but it sits off to the side of the door since its tall.
All week I was getting in and out of the camper stepping on the tongue of my boat trailer (still connected to the truck).

All worked well until I got home.

Was unloading the camper using a 'one step' ladder (from you know who, but it wasn't there fault) and stepping out of the camper with loaded arms I stepped on the corner of the step and took a header and landed on my knee...hand and arms on gravel......

I'm glad my knee isn't broken but really swelled up, etc.

So I'm now looking for a new 3 step ladder like in the pic above.

(I was told by ATC to get into the camper head first and get out butt out, but I didn't go butt out this time....I will the next times.....

' glad it wasn't more serious. I used to be on the Provan Tiger forum before deciding on a Hallmark popup slide-in camper upon discovering some Provans had typical RV quality issues with frame extension welds and iffy wiring. Along the way I found some former truck camper owners who'd suffered falls with worse outcomes than yours. Safely clambering up a trailer tongue and into a truck camper might require a small platform on the tongue or carrying and setting up small lightweight work platforms that would straddle the tongue and ballmount, or something. These are all considerations for anyone towing anything. Here's something with a lot of leg height adjustment:

https://www.homedepo...6691416#overlay

Edited by michelle_east_county, 31 August 2022 - 09:19 PM.

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#19 2Z Bundok

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Posted 31 August 2022 - 10:19 PM

Ouch! I hate to hear of injuries esp. when having "fun".  I get it about ladders but decided against early on.  I want to duck out of the pop-up TC to a fixed (to the truck+camper) set up, then compensate or any ground variance once out and up.  We have a shelf outside (to allow empty hands) with a grab handle and the steps / rack (pictured in earlier post) in the towing receiver.  If I pulled a trailer I would fab a platform as mentioned earlier.  Extending fun into aging feebleness! 


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#20 JaSAn

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Posted 01 September 2022 - 02:10 PM

Since I seldom camp where the ground is level enough for a free standing step ladder, I too went with a receiver step.  A fall at my age could be life changing.

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I extended the treads and added astroturf to give da beagle solid footing.  The astroturf has an added benefit of collecting a lot of dirt.


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