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Old 10-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Replacing entrance steps ?

Previous owner did the axle flip on our new to us 2007 Solaris 2753. Big improvement over rear end drag. However, the single factory step is a high reach for the wife. I was considering replacing the single steps with a set of doubles by Hickory Manufacturing. Nice, stable steps with rounded edges. I thought these would be a great replacement until I crawled under the trailer and found that the original steps are welded to the trailer frame. Darn !!! Now I am having second thoughts about this potential project. Searched the archives and couldn't find any posts whereas others have upgraded the steps after the axle flip. I am guessing most of you have just added a portable box or portable step to correct the situation? Any thoughts?

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After we flipped the axles on our 2753, we used an aluminum folding step from camping world. While a little pricey, it's very stable and was just the right height.
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adding a step

Yup, that's what we do to our flipped 1950
We rarely use campgrounds & "sites" aren't constructed. Depending on the slope of the site & position of front jack required to level the trailer, differing heights are needed for that extra step. I'll use some short pieces of planking I carry along for blocking or leveling wheels or a locally available flatish rock I wedge for stability
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Here is what I made to solve the problem. The step being wider then needed was really nice as we could store shoes and other things on it.



It was stored on the camper tongue. Just dropped it in place and spun on the thumb nuts and pin them. Easy on and off.


If this home made version is of interest let me know, I have more pics. The only thing I had to buy was the paint. The rest where left over parts of this and that.

We let it go with the T2499, now on the T310SR, we have a "pricey" one from Camping World. Feet fold up and it lives in the truck bed between campgrounds. Ran out of time to make another one and before Cindy or I sprained an ankle, I bought the step.

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Smile Step replacement

Thanks for the suggestions and replies. Wow John ! Looked at many of your mods and I am amazed. You have pretty much revamped or improved all the OEM items. Would you consider moving closer to Maryland? I could be a good neighbor and student.

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Sorry Maryland.

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Sorry guys - but John lived in New York - so we have first dibs!
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Yes, well I was referring to "Honorary Dibs" of course!
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JohnB,

Yours steps look like they would support your TT wheels. That's when I noticed something neat there.....your wheel chucks!
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when I had my axes flipped I put on a double step , left the brackets on the frame , took the pull out step off and the new steps fit right in side , where the pull out step was removed drilled four holes on each side and bolted the new steps to the old brackets worked great . that was on a 2007 #2753 check your sizes , you might be able to do the same thing good luck.
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Smile Step replacing

Thanks Dumplin and state neighbor. Mine is a 2007 2753 also. I believe the steps are 22" wide but will double check tomorrow. Trailer is supposed to be tucked into storage tomorrow for its long Winter nap.

Do you remember where you purchase the db. steps or brand name?

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:00 PM   #13
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I sold my trailer in June the paper work went with it , bought on line they give the measurements check it out , I thought I was in trouble to when I seen the welds. but fit good and was easy just Google trailer steps double all kind will come up take your time and i'm shore you will find just what you need good luck .
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Mhbrooker, bunjin and Nana

Thanks for the good words. Much appreciated. Yes, the camper is a hobby an escape from the daily grind. I use wood and steel and Cindy uses needle and thread, yarn too...

On the pictures,,, my DW keeps telling me, "Why are you now taking pictures of that? Who wants to see that?" I keep telling her, sweetie you would be surprised at what other camper folks wanna see... myself included... We all take away something different from the pic's and they for sure are worth a million words.

As far a doing mods on your camper, well come on down. We can have a camping mod fest...
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