Step for cab door ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Was thinking of fitting a step for the cab door, not a retractable one, but like the type fitted to 4x4s .. or as seen on trucks for climbing into the cab..

    has anyone fitted one ?
     
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    I will watch this with interest because it kills my knees getting in and out of the cab.
     
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    Thought about this quite a bit , but not a sticking out one , more of a u shaped piece of tube under the step that's there, same as you see on lorrys and tractors, havnt gone into it but they are high when your legs have gone:(
     
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    The simplest and probably the strongest I have seen was on a crane it was made up of 1 inch chain link with a steel tread and just hung down loosely probably welded to a steel plate for fitting to cab .
     
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    Something like this..

     
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    That's the that's the one(y):)
     
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    essanjay of poole used to sell and fit cab steps

    i have experience of a home made version, made from folded aluminium chequer plate bolted through the cab floor. worked very well and unobtrusive
     
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    Never use the cab door. Open the hab door, press the button to lower the electric step, step in, hang my coat on the coat hooks by the door, get into driving seat.
     
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    still haven't found anything that would just 'bolt on' Chris, and looking under the Hymer door sill, it won't be a straightforward job..

    I was hoping someone else could point the way to a product and method..
     
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    Given some pics and dimensions for those that don't have a Hymer.
    pics from both sides of the area would help
    Is the sill of sufficient size height and depth between skins to cut and fit a lorry cab toe hole aluminium brackets
     
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    Go Here Jim and at bottom left of pic download (PDF Steps) for pics and sizes of some options, great company to deal with
     
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    What a good idea Jim(y) Maureen has started to have a tad difficulty getting into the cab, I'll watch this thread with a good deal of interest(y)
     
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    There is a company that make electric fully retractable step for cab door,I priced one up just over £600 +vat.will watch thread with intrest.
     
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    yes indeed.. Thule make them.. eye watering price ..

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    the ones that essanjay of Poole supply and fit are £400
     
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