Carioca M/H step height

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    Hi guys, posted this in general chat without success and thought would try here. Have a bit of a problem regarding the height of the motorised step fitted to the 2002 Fiat 1.9TD based Carioca - my wife is a bit unsteady on her feet at times and we find that the step is far too high for her to use comfortably - I have tried one of those fold up steps which is just over 8 inches high making it like a double step (using it with the onboard step) but she is still not happy with it as the 8" step moved when she stepped on it coming out the M/H. I then bought a double step but again it is a bit low to get in/out comfortably - my next thought is to fit adjustable feet to raise the double. I have tried to find a higher double but they all seem pretty much standard at around 38cm to 40cm. Even had a look at boat gear with no success. Any alternative suggestions would be much appreciated, dru.
     
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    Hi guys, never got a reply to the prob of the excessive height 70cm (if you are an oldie) of the floor of the Carioca 5 berth and the pretty useless electric step to allow you to get in which again is too high for comfort getting in and too low getting out. The solution I came up with was to adapt our existing double step which is the standard 38cm high and fit it with adjustable feet raising it to 46cm. I purchased from the bay 4 x 30mm square M10 x 60mm Adjustable Feet & Threaded Inserts Cabinet Table Cupboard" and BZP Stud Connectors Long Nuts Threaded Bar Rod M10 and 10 M10 stainless nuts. The box section of the double step was 30mm x 20mm so careful use of a hacksaw was employed to make the adjustable feet inserts fit the step - once hammered into the legs of the step the threaded rod with adjustable feet was reinforced by screwing on the 10mm threaded rod and 10mm nuts. So far it seems to work OK and was necessary as the M/H was unusable my wife being infirm and almost blind but she can now manage to get in and out with a little help and reassurance. Hope this info may be of some use, dru
     
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