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Scissor Step Recommendation for Camper Door 36 inches Off the Ground

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We have a NorthStar TC800 camper on our 2013 Tundra. Wed like scissor steps, but are not sure whether we need the 3- or 4-step model. I saw someone with a NorthStar camper wishing they had gotten the 3-step model rather than the 4-step. The bottom edge of our camper is ~30inch from the ground, and the door sill is ~36inch from the ground. Looking at pictures, the TorkLift appears to be a sturdier product, with more stable attachment system, compared to the Brophy, but does TorkLift make steps 24inch wide? Our door is 24inch wide. So far all the TorkLifts I have seen are 20inch wide. Any comments on the 6inch deep steps vs. the 8inch deep ones? Thanks!

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Since your door sill sits 36 inches from the ground the step set you would want is the part # TLA7804 which has a bracket height of 34 inches. This will best match your setup. Although the steps are a few inches narrower than the door they would still be wide enough for you to use. A 20 inch wide step is wide enough to be easy to use.

Step height can make a difference for people who have a harder time lifting there feet up for steps. The kit I recommended is a 6 inch step which would still work well for people who aren't concerned with that.

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