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Stromberg Carlson RV and Camper Steps - Motorhome - SMFP-2100 Review

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Review of Stromberg Carlson RV Stairs and Steps SMFP-2100

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Flexco manual pull out steps for RV's. This is a manually operated RV step that's going to make it easier to get into and out of their motor home. All you have to do is pull the step out for use and then they easily position back into a stowed or travel position for traveling. Here on the step surfacing, we're going to have nonslip surfaces. We're going to have oval tread holes that are going to provide sure footing. That's going to be located on each step. Now those tread holes also allow for dirt and moisture to fall through the step, that way it doesn't collect on the step surface.

At the front of each step we're going to have a piece of grip tape on the edge. It's going to measure about an inch and a half wide and that's going to offer additional traction. These steps are made from a steel construction so they're very strong and durable. They actually feature a weight capacity of 350 pounds. It's also going to feature a durable black powder coat finish, which is going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion. This is an easy bolt on or weld on installation.

It's going to mount to the RV frame in the same manner as your original steps. Mounting hardware's not included. You're going to have 2 mount holes located on the upper portion of each arm. These are going to have a diameter measurement of 3/8ths of an inch. Now the unit may require outriggers for installation depending on the model of your original stairs.

Outriggers are sold separately and they are available here at if you need them. The product's made right here in the USA. A few measurements I want to go over with you real quick starting with the base dimensions. We're going to take a measurement from outer edge to outer edge. That's going to give us a measurement of about 26 and 1/8th of an inch wide. The depth of just that arm, that's going to measure about 8 inches deep.

Then when it comes to the bolt hole pattern, what we're doing is, we're just taking a measurement from the center of one hole to the center of the other. Right here on top, those are going to give us a separation measurement on center of about 24 and a half inches, and then going front to back, those are going to be separated on center by about 7 inches. Then when it comes to the dimensions of the actual step, go in this direction. Now each step is going to be the same. Overall width is going to be about 24 inches wide, and then the overall depth right here at the center's going to be about 9 inches deep. When it comes to the drop or rise of the unit, what we're doing is we're measuring from the top of one step to the top of the other. That separation's going to be about 7 and 7/8ths of an inch. We're going to have about 4 and 11/16ths of an inch from the top of the mounting surface to the top of the upper step platform, and about 12 and 3/8ths from the top of the mounting surface to the top of the lowest step. Measuring to the bottom of the lowest step, that's going to give us an overall drop measurement with it fully extended out, so that's going to be the lowest that it's going to hang down in a usable position of about 13 and 5/8ths of an inch. Now with the unit in a stowed position, to get it into a stowed position all you have to do is lift up on the bottom step here. It's going to fold on top of this step, and then there's going to be these rubber pads. That way it's going to prevent metal to metal contact. Very nice, seamless operation. Then you can go around here in the middle, we'll get it started, and then it has a tracking system here on the side where the unit goes in. Once you get it to this point, you just push it down a little bit, and it's going to move it into the fully locked position for travel, but this is the stowed position. We're going to take some measurements here of the side bracket. Measuring the overall width of that piece, it's going to be about 12 inches wide, about 9 and 7/16ths of an inch tall. Now you notice that right here's actually going to be our lowest point. With it in a retracted, or stowed position, from the top of the mounting surface to the bottom of that piece right there, that's going to give us a hang down measurement of about 10 inches. Again, this step's going to feature a weight capacity of 350 pounds. When you're ready to use it, all you have to do is pull out here in the center, grab the folding step, unfold it, and that's all there is to it. That's going to do it for today's look at the Flexco manual pullout steps for RV's.

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