Hymer too high!!

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  1. lee6470

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    Hello all
    As we are starting to get a bit more decrepit, we have found getting in and out of our new (old) S670 a bit of a challenge!
    The electric step is ok, but clearly designed for more athletic/younger people.
    I have been looking for a 3 tread caravan step, all I seem to find are the 2 step variety.
    As the door sill is about 2 feet above ground level, we need to find a solution before one of us falls out!!
    Any ideas?
    Thanks.
     
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    Have you looked at 3 step mounting blocks?
    Horse riders use them as they a solid plastic type structure with high tread rises.
    Your downsize will be storage of them.
    Try typing 3 step mounting block into eBay to get an idea.

    I don't think there's a 3 step caravan step made - I may stand corrected, but I've only seen one and two steps.

    Have you though of making one - that way you could make it in two pieces that connect/disconnect for easy stowage.
     
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    Here ya go, no more steps, and cheaper than changing your van (y) and you can probly both get on there;)
     
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    Do you have one or two tread electric step, I have made a gizmo to make the first step wider and stable, don't know if that would help.

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    Thanks for all the helpful replies guys, I am working on an attachment to put on the electric step, will probably go for one of those folding handrail thingys as well.:)
     
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    My attachment just slides over the bottom step and then has adjustable legs from kitchen units but also needs packing under sometimes as the ground varies depending how you are levelled.

    Martin
     
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    Britischen Humor ist ziemlich verwirrend !
    Aber bitte , keine Erwähnung des Krieges !
     
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    Ja sehr gut! Ihr Befehl unseres germanische Sprache ist atemberaubend!
     
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    Looks to me like the first and second steps arent too much of a challenge....it that bloody great hurdle getting off the second step into the van thats the problem.
    Got to be at least 14"
     
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    It's not our van that's the problem, this is just to give a nice steady first step as the pins are a bit worn in the mechanism and I thought the idea might help the OP.
    Incidentally the step into the van is 12 inches not 14 and the height of the first step varies with the level of the ground and the position of the jacks, sometimes it's 6inches higher than this.

    Martin
     
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    Some caravan friends of ours think our electric step down out of the MH is too steep. I've always stepped out backwards and it seems OK, would never go out frontways, think I'd fall over. :smiley:
     
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