Electric step

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  1. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

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    I have a B564 (year 2000 model) with a single electric step and wondered if it is possible to change it for a double step..I find it a bit of a struggle getting out as my knees can be a bit of a problem at times...

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    i some times have trouble getting out of ares but the wife sorted the problem out she just pushes me out:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It may require the mounting frame altering, but its generally possible to change to a double electric step. In the meantime try using a single portable step along with the original to see if it will help
     
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    maybe she could use you as an extra step :Rofl1:
     
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    Thanks..I do have a portable double step which i use to erect the privacy room as I am vertically challenged! ( 4' 10'')..:Rofl1::Rofl1: Will see how I get on

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    thats good has its not her that has trouble getting out of van:RollEyes::RollEyes:
     
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    Hi Shirl Think you should get on better using the portable double step, my wife is disabled and finds this the best method, she is of short stature as well, (we always said she was good for painting skirting boards) it does not matter how high it is from the ground the steps are the same, with maybe an extra step into the van. Even with a single electric single step she was better with a single portable one for first foot. We find the electric one good for car parks etc. We looked into a double step but having tried some on other vans decided against it
     
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    Our B630 has a double step. That maybe because it's on a Sprinter chassis and the floor is quite a long way off the ground. Ours is 2003, but I think is the same series as yours, in which case, at that time, Hymer fitted Omni Steps, made by Omnistor - now part of Thule Group. The links below are to UK suppliers of Omnistor equipment. I think you might find that a double Omni step would fit onto the existing mountings used for your single step. Not a cheap replacement though I'm afraid.

    http://www.omnistorawnings.co.uk/department/vehicle_steps/

    http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/de...ep&searchcriteria=Entire Store#hashJumptohere
     
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    Thanks Phillip....My sister is getting a 2002 B564 which has a double step, so I may look into it . Not a cheap replacement as you say.....but worth thinking about...I'll put that last on the list of things I want to add...It becomes expensive when you have to pay someone else to do the job...

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    Thanks John....These were the steps I was thinking of.....

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    Hi Shirl
    We have only had our Hymer 584 since september last year, we are also looking into buying an oven and double step, as our single electric step is quite high, we got a safari room with ours, but probably wont use it that much but may come in handy
     
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    Is it stepping from the floor to the step or the step to the van thats
    the problem, as a double step will only improve the former?


    regards
    Steve
     
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