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Bruce Davis, Norwich, Ontario
All Aluminum Landing and Entry Steps
2010 Dodge 3500
1993 Fleetwood Caribou
We are getting to an age where we need the steps to be closer together.
For this project, I designed a completely new set of steps and a landing. Before I began, I drew the plans on a large piece of cardboard to see if it would work.
I designed the steps and landing so we have our camper’s ladder to use as a handrail when we enter and exit the camper.
To start, I got aluminum from my welding shop and cut and drilled the parts. Then, I took the parts back to the welding shop to weld them together. I did not weld the aluminum myself.
The landing folds down first, and then we just hook the steps onto the landing. I made adjustable feet, but have not needed to use them.
This mod has worked out very well. We are both in our 80s so you can see why we need to make changes.
It took me quite a number of hours and cost me $450 Canadian. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is fairly hard, so take your time.
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