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Chris Perry, Alsea, Oregon
Two Assist Handles Are Better Than One
2006 Ford F-350
2021 Wolf Creek 890
The first time my wife climbed up the steps to get in the truck camper, she had flashbacks of her childhood when she was a little kid who was not able to reach the door handle. Her dad then added a lower handle for her.
We wanted to improve the ease of access into the camper for grown-ups and our grandkids, with or without hands full.
One of those large fold-out handles would have been impractical with the Fox Landing side step, so the logical step was to add a lower additional handle that matched the factory one.
This was a simple modification that should be on all truck campers. At first, I thought it was kind of unnecessary, but after almost a year of full-timing, I realized just how necessary it really is. I use it all the time.
I bought three handles from Amazon for $10 about two years ago. I think inflation has it now at two handles for $10. Search for, “2 pack RV assist door handle.”
It took me 15 minutes to complete this modification and cost me $10. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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