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Do Fold-Out Steps Need to be Removed When Mounting Brophy Scissor Steps

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We have an 01 Newmar Kountry Star 5th wheel with a 3 step fold out stair system. We do not want the morryde lift up stairs and are considering the Brophy steps because of the wide tread depth and low rise. My question is, can we leave the factory stairs folded up and still use the scissor stairs when parked? Or do we need to remove old stairs to mount the Brophy bracket?

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That is a good question, and you can leave your current fold-out steps up and in the folded position when installing the mounting bracket of the Brophy Scissor Steps. The reason is, the bracket will be installed just underneath the door so as long as when your steps are folded up there is no interference in that area the Brophy steps will be a great option. I added a photo for you a customer sent in which shows the bracket and steps installed so you can get an idea of how they mount.

The correct steps for you are going to depend on your entry height (from the bottom of the door to the ground), and I also recommend adding a hand rail which will give you the best support and stability when using the stairs. I'll list the options for you below. I've also added links to video reviews and the installation instructions for you to check out as well.

- Entry height: 24" - 30": Brophy Camper Scissor Steps - 3 Steps # AS23 with Hand Rail # AHR3
- Entry height: 31" - 39": Brophy Camper Scissor Steps - 4 Steps # AS24 with Hand Rail # AHR4
- Entry height: 40" - 48": Brophy Camper Scissor Steps - 5 Steps # AS25 with Hand Rail # AHR5

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Kyle S

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Making preparations for our trip South. Hubby wants to know if you guys carry Brophy part number RHT2, expandable receiver hitch that goes between the rear frame rails

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We do have a hitch that is exactly like the Brophy one you mentioned, which is an RV hitch that welds on. The Ultra-Fab 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver for Trailer Frames # UF35-946403 is just like the Brophy hitch; it has a 2" receiver, welds on to 47-1/8" to 77" I-beam, C-channel or rectangular trailer frames and has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity.

I've added a link to a video review of this hitch for you to check out as well.

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