electric step

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  1. jaygee

    jaygee Funster

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    We have a 1992 hymer and i'm finding the step just a bt too high!! Don't really want to carry an extra step round with us so was wondering about fitting an electric step? Has anyone experience of doing this or having one fitted to an older vehicle?
     
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    Save the money on a new step and buy a cheap 12volt compressor, then you can let the air out of your tyres instead :thumb: :Eeek: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Don't think you should have any problems getting one fitted, they have been around for years now, so you should find that fittings are available, try a dealer with a good reputation.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I had a manual step.
    Amazing how many times I forgot to put it in when de-camping. :Blush::Doh:
     
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    The manual step on my Karmann MH had an alarm on the dash to warn if left extended .. perhaps your's wasn't working or never fitted.. ?
     
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    Never fitted - cheap Job?
    (Early 1980's it were).
     
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    We have a Hymer of similar age, and 2 or 3 years ago I went a bit further down this road, even as far as purchasing an Omnistor motorised step assembly. How difficult would this be to fit? The answer is very. If you remove the Hymer step assembly, and compare them there are very few points of similarity, mounting with sufficient support and resilience will probably require the construction and fitting of a dedicated subframe, and more importantly the complete removal of the Hymer step brackets
    At this point of no return I chickened out.
    I still have the original problem, but having had the operation (hip replacement) and considering one of those fold out pull yourself up handles, it is not as much of a problem as it was.
    I still have the Omnistor step, in case I ever get brave.-- John
     
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