Getting in our 2002 Ducato?

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  1. acting_strange

    acting_strange

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    My better half is somewhat short and often struggles to get in her side of the van because the step is a little high and she has nothing to pull on to help herself in.

    Could anyone come up with some suggestions that may help please?

    Thanks in advance :thumb:

    Derek
     
  2. Mikeco

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    Either put her on a rack for a few weeks or use the habitation door

    Mike
     
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    Rofl...

    But seriously I do think you can get an extra step for a ducato door. A cheaper option would be to use a hab door for step for her... Our one of those little folding household steps maybe.
     
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    I also have a wife that is vertically challenged :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Jan uses the hab door most of the time but this might be another option
    Thanks sdc77 :thumb:
     
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    Julie has the same problem, but has devised her own step out of a folding kitchen stool , a small plastic thingy, she has got a dog lead on it so she can pull it in behind her, or drop it out to get out, when in the van the seat is rather high because of the swivel under it so then she uses it as a foot stool. Maybe sounds daft but it works and cost about a fiver, it's dark now or I would have put a photo of it on.:BigGrin::thumb:
     
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    I'd love to see a photo when you can...thanks:thumb:
     
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    Derek,
    Couldn't you simply be a gentleman and give her a gentle shove up?
    It does have its benefits.:Rofl1:
     
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    I have offered John, honest...:Blush: I've even offered to try and stretch her a bit, and I told her that I would buy the rope to save her the trouble...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We also have a pink plastic stool by the habitation door

    For mrs t to Ingres or egress

    And for the copilot seat a foot rest left in by the dealer

    The one and only favour by them

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    You could get her some of these .... :BigGrin:
     

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    We have a small step that we keep inside the motorhome as with the arthritis I often have this problem too.

    Measure the gap between the current step and ground level.

    Then if you just need one extra step, halve it and you have a rough maximum height of the portable step you need to buy.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Kinky, them from north of the River.:Wink:
     
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    This looks like what you need......
    Allan
     

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    lol...I'll ask her to look at this as I'm driving away at high speed....:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Built in spurs, don't spare the horses.
     
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    Hopefully they are here, not the best as the mh is in a dark old shed:Sad:
    Only one, I'll have to do the other in another post
     

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    The other one , in use:BigGrin:
     

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    Now that look spot on to me....TY very much :thumb:
     
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    That looks a bit technical. Does it come with full fitting instructions ?
     
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