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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.
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.
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