Camper Mod Contest Entries

Adding A Third Step For Camper Entry

Welcome to the sixth entry in May’s Medium Mod Contest.  One Medium Mod will be published in every Email Alert in May.  At the end of the month we’ll hold a reader vote to determine May’s winner.  Click here for information about the 2020 Mod Contest, including how to enter.

John Graves, Mammoth Lakes, California
Adding A Third Step For Camper Entry
2008 GMC 2500
2020 Lance 825

The two entry steps from our Lance 825 Lance only drop down about a foot from the bottom of the door’s threshold.  I typically have about two to three-feet under my bottom step.

Extra Step For Entry Lance 825 Camper

This makes it challenging to enter the camper unless you are over six-feet tall.  This also makes us pull really hard on the entry handles creating unnecessary stress on the camper.  I do not want to carry around a little step ladder, so I created a removable third step coming off my trailer’s receiver extension.

The step is made out of 2-inch square tubing that I had laying around my garage.  I welded the 2-inch tubing in an L-shape and then welded a thin 1/8-inch platform the same size as my other steps on top.

Then, I added holes for water drainage on the platform and painted the step with Rustoleum flat black.  Fake grass was added on top and secured with rivets.

This modification has been a game-changer.  It is so much easier to get in and out of the camper.  We even love the fake grass.  The grass blades are 1.5-inches tall and work really well at removing all the dirt from your feet and between your toes.

It took me two hours to complete this modification and cost me $20.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is extremely hard due to the required welding.

Disclaimer: The modifications above are submitted by Truck Camper Magazine readers. It is your responsibility to make sure that any do-it-yourself modification project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation.

Enter Your Mods Now!

If you’d like to enter a modification you’ve done on your truck camper, click here. You can enter as many mods as you want, at any time.  Good luck mod makers!


Truck Camper Chooser
To Top