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Review of TorkLift RV and Camper Steps - Truck Camper - Towable Camper - TLA9104

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TorkLift RV and Camper Steps - Truck Camper - Towable Camper - TLA9104 Review


Ellen: Hey, everyone. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com, and today we're taking a look at the Torklift GlowStep Revolution Uprising RV steps. Now these are a great option for those vehicles that don't already have a step well underneath the entryway for their vehicle, since these are going to actually just collapse and then store inside our vehicle while we're in transport.The other cool thing about these is that they actually have a bonus step, so it's really a three-step plus one because there is a little latch that we have to undo to get that fourth step out. So if we need a little extra height from our steps, we can lift them up, pull this lever at the bottom, and then we'll have an additional step that'll deploy out. Since I just have this precariously resting there, I'm not going to show you that, but that's basically how this works.If you need that fourth step all the time, you'd probably wanna go to the four-step version of this rather than using this one for that since it's just another extra step. It's totally usable as a four-step, but there's just that extra piece you have to do to deploy that every time.

If you're going to be living with this day in and day out, might be a little bit annoying.But the other nice thing about the Torklift steps is they are pretty adjustable as well. These are going to be bolted together rather than riveted. If in the future you decide that you want to add in that step, you can do that with an extra kit for replacing one of our steps. That's a nice option there. You can also remove a step if you decide that you don't need that, replace it if something happens to it, it gets damaged.

So, very adjustable for your needs for your vehicle.The other thing that's really nice, in addition to having that bonus step that'll give us another 7-1/2" of height for this, we also have these landing feet. These are going to be adjustable as well with this little detent at the top. We can adjust that another 7-1/2" in inch increments. If we happen to be at an uneven camping ground, we can adjust those independently side to side to get that dialed in. It's going to create a really nice stable connection between our RV and the ground.

This isn't like your OEM stairs where they don't make any contact with the ground, and then you have that diving board feeling where you feel like you're about to spring off into the ether. These are going to be very secure, a lot easier on your knees, a lot easier on your back, and also a lot easier for pets and little ones to get in and out your RV as well.Another thing that I really like about these is that they actually have this little sticker of glow tape on each step on each side. So even in the dark, we'll be able to see where our stairs are and not have to figure out where they are as we're coming in and out. We'll be able to see them even at night.They are made of a durable aircraft-grade aluminum for the steps. All our hardware's going to be stainless steel, so we don't have to worry about any rust or corrosion.

It's going to be a really durable step that should last for a long time. Very adjustable, as I said. Then this portion is going to be what goes over our threshold. We'll just mount these brackets into our threshold at the side of our frame, and then down into the frame as well. Whenever we're ready to travel, we collapse the steps, fold it up. This is going to be nice as well for close quarters situations. One of the very similar steps to this would be the Lippert SolidStep, which is a great, as the name suggests, solid step.But, the disadvantage with that is that it's kind of a little drawbridge, and if you're in a narrow spot where there's maybe another RV or a fifth wheel right next to you, and you go to deploy those stairs out, well now you've hit the other RV or you can't get them all the way out because they just come out like a drawbridge. With these, since they're a scissor style and we can collapse them in, they really don't need that much room to deploy. You just need about 12" or so to flip them out, spread them out, and then you're good to go. So, definitely an advantage there, especially if you're going to be in some kind of close quarters situations.The other nice thing about our feet, nice, wide little footprint to make sure that we don't just sink into the ground. Height adjustment is great as well. These just are made pretty well, especially with the bolt-on design. They're going to move in and out really well instead of the riveted style. It doesn't hold too tightly that you have to fight with it, but it's not too loose to where it just flops all over the place and it might hit you in the face or anything like that. I think these are just a really nice, very sturdy step to improve getting in and out your RV.Now as far as some numbers to throw at you, the entry height this is going to work with is anywhere between 27-3/8" to 34-7/8". That's going from the ground to that bottom corner of your threshold. That's where we're getting our measurement there. As far as clearance, you wanna make sure that you have at least 3/8" in between your threshold and the bottom of your door just to make sure that it'll clear over this piece, since your door will have to close over that. It should be sitting level, but just the way I have it here resting on that. But that's what's going to actually go over your threshold. You also make sure that that threshold is between about 5/8" and 3/4". Those are really the numbers to make sure that this is going to fit with your vehicle.Again, as I said at the beginning, we'll have two different versions of this step, with a 28" width or a 24" width. As far as the usable stair width, for our bigger option it's going to be about 23". Then for our smaller version, it's about 18-1/2". That's just for this top step where you're actually going to be stepping as far as the usable width there. Our steps are going to be 8" deep with a 7-1/2" rise, which is pretty common to what you would normally have in your house, so it's not going to be a giant step that feels too big or a really small one that might be harder on your back.That's have a weight capacity of 375 pounds, comes with a lifetime limited warranty from Torklift, and they are made in the USA. Couple options that you can get with these, or you can pick up separately actually, would be a hand rail. That's going to be part number TLA7621. You can find that here at etrailer.com, as well as a boot brush, which is TLA7603. That's just a little brush that you can mount up here and then wipe off any mud or debris that you've gotten on your boots so you don't track it all over the inside of your RV. I think these are a great option, really stable and secure. They look nice, easy to use, and they should last for a long time. I hope this video's been helpful in making your decision. That's going to do it for our look at the Torklift GlowStep Revolution Uprising steps with booster step.


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