The GlowStep Revolution trailer steps help make RVing easier

GlowStep Revolution RV Steps 2Gather around everyone! We have a wonderful story to tell you that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.  Over the past year, we worked with Jim Allen who wanted to upgrade his trailer steps that would make their lives easier. In August 2017, Jim had a stroke which made it difficult for him to get in and out of the trailer due to the bouncy steps. Kathy, Jim’s wife, had also had a hip replacement so the bouncy steps were a no-go for her as well. Since they were planning on living in the trailer full-time, they needed steps that would provide full stability.

Torklift saw this as a great opportunity to help a couple of campers make their experience safer and more fun. We sent the GlowStep Revolution trailer steps to Jim and Kathy. This is what they had to say about their new trailer steps:

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“We love our Torklift GlowStep Revolution!!! We love how solid the steps are, as do our boxers. EASILY retracted for towing and EASILY opened and deployed for use.”

-Jim Allen

Jim and Kathy loved using their GlowStep Revolution steps and were elated with how much easier it made it for them and their pups to enter and exit the RV. This includes the All Terrain Landing Gear that allowed for Earth to RV contact – which means no more shaky steps. Then, disaster struck! Due to the flooding that occurred in the east, Jim and Kathy’s Jayco was destroyed in the West Virginia floods, and they had to replace everything they lost. 

Once Jim and Kathy got their new RV, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get them a “RV warming present” – a new set of GlowStep Revolution steps to replace the ones they lost!

“You guys are the “cat’s meow.” We received the new GlowSteps today! You are all AWESOME! Never thought we would get another GlowStep Revolution set up, it’s unbelievably great!! Your team makes us feel more like family, and not just customers.

-Jim Allen


Happily Trailer Step After

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It’s now been some time since Jim and Kathy have had their second set of GlowStep Revolution steps installed, and living in their trailer has been better than ever.

“Got rid of the OEM steps on our Mobile Suites 5th wheel. High first step. Wife had a hip replacement and I’d had a stroke with a weak left leg. Installed a 5-step GlowStep Revolution steps a little over a year ago. We love them. No issues. Adjustable step into the 5er on the top step and bottom step legs for stabilization. They also work great for our dog… well worth it and I’d highly recommend!

-Jim Allen (NC Hauler, RV.net)

Now, Jim and Kathy are living happily ever after in their trailer with their boxers Buddy and Sheba. So how exactly is the GlowStep Revolution making Jim and Kathy’s RVing experience more convenient and safer? These trailer steps require minimal effort and space to deploy, so no matter where you’re parked, you will be able to use your GlowStep Revolution steps.

Also, a prevalent issue that is common with aftermarket RV steps is that they’re designed to install within the doorway and have to be lowered down from overhead. You have to stand underneath it to lower them down, and also have a certain amount of room next to your RV in order to deploy these steps. The GlowStep Revolution is a no-drill, direct bolt-on installation that installs into your factory step compartment. That means that these RV steps stay outside the RV and you don’t have to deploy them over your head to get into the trailer. 

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Features of the GlowStep Revolution steps:

• Only RV step system with 7 inches of vertical step elevation adjustment
• Unparalleled stability eliminating the unsafe diving board effect
• Earth to RV: Brings step to ground level (No more unsafe booster step)
• Landing gear quickly levels on uneven terrain (included)
• Step system accessories: Handrail, pet safety barriers and shoe cleaning attachment
• Made from lightweight aircraft grade aluminum (rust free)
• Direct bolt-on installation easily replaces your factory step system
• Bushing bearing bolted for maximum stability and longevity – also provides smooth operation when deploying or retracting steps to prevent binding and grinding common with factory steps
• Glows in the dark for up to 10 hours with only five minutes of light exposure
• Secures into place via locking mechanism
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

GlowStep Revolution RV Steps 4As an added bonus, the GlowStep Revolution has many accessories available to make a complete system. There is the GlowGuide Handrail to make getting in and out of your RV easier and safer, the SafeStep barrier for pet friendly steps and DirtDestroyer which is a shoe cleaning attachment to prevent debris from coming into the RV.


If you’re interested in purchasing our GlowStep Revolution trailer steps and want to upgrade like Jim and Kathy, there are a couple of options for you! You can click here to visit one of our Certified Dealers near you. Or, you can contact us for more information or questions at support@torklift.com or by calling 800-246-8132.

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Written by Kerstin Stokes:
As a graduate from the College of Idaho with a B.A. in both History and Art, Kerstin has found her passion for writing and marketing. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes, spoiling her cat Clio and daydreaming about future travels. 

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The Ultimate in GlowStep Revolution Fan Mail!

For a while now, we’ve been sharing with you some of our favorite fan mail that we get, which we’ve published here and here. Recently, we had a friend of ours send in the ultimate fan mail letter, and we just had to share with you. Read below to learn all about Steve Thune and his new steps.

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“I should begin by first stating that I was not asked to write a review of Torklift’s GlowStep Revolution, but the product is a significant enough change to my RV that it must be done!

My family and I currently own a 2016 Mallard M32 travel trailer. This is our fifth camper and it was a downsizing from our last travel trailer. We didn’t go on any long trips with it last year, but in our history of camping we have managed to pull a travel trailer pretty much from one coast to the other. The Mallard has met all of our expectations, if not exceeding them. The only complaint we consistently had was how high off the ground (even on level ground) the first step into the trailer was at both doors. This consistently presented issues for each family member, including our dog and extended family. We dealt with it by purchasing two of those exercise steps that can be slightly adjusted for height. That worked – sort of.

Steve Thune Blog 2To find out what we could do about it, or what others were doing, I joined in on forum discussions – starting with a forum where other Mallard owners were active. I asked a simple question and was introduced to the GlowStep Revolution. Not convinced, but still impressed with the design, I engaged in continued conversations and went to YouTube to further research.

Our GlowStep Revolution arrived in early Iowa spring. It sat in my garage for almost ten days before I could get my camper home and install them (again, Iowa spring). The installation went very well and while I did attempt to do it myself, my wife was called in to help. I decided to not remove the steps from their framed box and to simply install it all at once. In reflection, if I were to do it again, I would have an assistant from the start, or I would follow the optional directions for a single person install.

Steve Thune Blog 3The steps have been on our camper for the past two or three weeks and we were finally able to get the camper out and use them at a local park. GlowStep Revolution trailer steps are, in a word, amazing.

Since acquiring the Mallard we have found ourselves almost exclusively using the ‘back’ door, the door into the restroom. That door is very convenient, and helps to keep the overall warmth or coolness of the camper from going straight out the door. After using the GlowStep Revolution, we have discovered that we are not using that back door much, if at all. In fact, we want another set of the steps for this door now!

The performance of the steps is spot on. Initially the art of deploying, adjusting, and storing takes some practice. Not to imply it is difficult, it isn’t – there are just steps you need to take and you need to do them in order. Once you have that down, the process becomes second nature. On initial set up we have found them to be slight bit ‘creaky’ with respect to noise. Once you have walked up them once everything settles into place and have never heard any further noise. If you need to adjust them for height, you have options. So far I have started with lowering the top step first and then repositioning the bottom legs second. Each is easy to do, especially with a bit of initial practice.

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The solid platform of each step seems to give each family member a more confident footing. The step platform did greatly impact the confidence and ease at which our golden retriever enters and exits the camper! We are even experimenting with the RV carpet for steps on the first two of our four-step system. It doesn’t cover the glow feature and has so far worked well, giving us two steps to kind of wipe our feet before entering. The consistent spacing of the step’s rise and run also makes entering and exiting much less labor intensive for those of us with bad knees and especially for my mother who also has an artificial hip.

Camper rock when entering and exiting has almost been eliminated. This is a huge bonus and directly impacts comfort, especially if you have at least one camping family member that is a night owl – coming in after others are settled into bed. 

Steve Thune Blog 5Communication with Torklift has been outstanding. In truth, I have only corresponded with one person. Kerstin has been supportive, helpful, and has responded to all inquiries in a timely manner. If she represents their typical employee, this company understands that out of all the resources it may need – the human one is the most important.

In summary, the GlowStep Revolution in my opinion, should be the industry standard on any camper. They improve step safety, all but eliminate camper rock (also that diving board effect), and can be adjusted quickly to meet each new camping situation. On a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, I would put them at a 9.5. The deduction of .5 for the slight learning curve (not really avoidable)!"

 

Thanks for the wonderful review Steve! We are so happy to hear you love your steps. Remember – we’re always here to answer your questions about these upgraded trailer steps by either calling us at 800-246-8132 or by emailing us at support@torklift.com, we’d love to get you set up with a set of your own GlowStep Revolution steps for your trailer! Until the next piece of fan mail friends…

Take a look at the GlowStep Revolution Challenge:

 

 

Written by Steve Thune:
Steve Thune is located in Waterloo, Iowa and is a veteran of the Waterloo Iowa Community School District. He has worked 20 years as a teacher in elementary and middle school, as well as a 8 years as a school principal. He has a wonderful family and is an avid camper who absolutely hates paying for a hotel when camping could be, and should be an option. 

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

“Last spring (2015) Bruce and I saw a trailer at an RV show that had scissor-type stairs like the ones we've seen for truck campers.  The first thing we noticed when we climbed aboard is that the trailer didn't shake when either of us walked up and down the stairs due to the two supports on the bottom step. The stairs were called the GlowStep Revolution and were made by Torklift.  We asked about buying some.  Turns out they were pretty new and not available for every trailer manufacturer yet.  So we left our contact info and asked them to let us know if a version was available for Lance trailers.  We found out that there was no version that would fit Lance trailers.... yet.”

image-8The GlowStep Revolution installed on Bruce and Shannon's Lance trailerSo begins the story of Bruce and Shannon Pound and their journey to getting the GlowStep Revolution which is written out on the Lance Owners of America forum. When they first inquired about the GlowStep Revolution RV step system, at that time we debuted the 27.5” width for the steps.

After further development and research, we created the 25.5” GlowStep Revolution width steps that fit Bruce and Shannon’s RV like a glove. We reached out to them in November to have them be one of the first to try out the new width of the RV steps and they jumped at the chance! The 27.5” width and the 25.5” width of the GlowStep Revolution will fit the majority of trailers on the market.

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AT-LandingGearThe All Terrain Landing GearAre your RV steps too high? Are your RV steps broken or do you have recalled steps? Do you want to get rid of your RV booster step? Well, look no further because the GlowStep Revolution RV step will solve all of your old factory trailer step issues especially with the precision elevation control. Patent pending, the precision elevation control allows you to have 7 inches of vertical elevation adjustment. But don’t take our word for it. Shannon goes on to say this in her GlowStep Revolution review:

“The GlowStep Revolution stairs have a nifty feature that allows the steps to remain level in uneven terrain and eliminate the need for a portable step when the door side of the trailer is elevated for leveling.”

This nifty feature that she’s referring to? The All Terrain Landing Gear which is designed to be leveling feet for RV steps and provide Earth to RV stability.

See the never-before-seen patented features such as 8 position step elevation adjustment that Trailer Life magazine predicted would change the RV industry here.

Some other great features of the GlowStep Revolution leveling RV steps include:

• Only RV step system with 7 inches of vertical precision elevation adjustment
• Unparalleled stability eliminating the unsafe diving board effect
• Direct bolt-on installation easily replaces your factory step system image-7The GlowStep Revolution in stored position
• Earth to RV: Brings step to ground level (No more unsafe booster step)
Landing gear quickly levels on uneven terrain (included)
• 7.5-inch step riser height to accommodate those with limited mobility 
• Step system accessories: Handrailpet safety barriers and shoe cleaning attachment
• Made from 100% lightweight aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel (rust free)
• Designed specifically for all RV towables
• Bushing bearing bolted for maximum stability and longevity - also provides smooth operation when deploying or retracting steps to prevent binding and grinding common with factory steps
• Locking mechanism secures steps for safe travel while improving ground clearance
• SureGrip™ step tread eliminates jagged holes commonly found on factory steps
• Self illuminating steps glow in the dark for up to 10 hours with only five minutes of light exposure - no batteries
• Safely enter and exit your RV after dark 
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Legacy step system: With the ability to add or remove steps, take them with you when you trade in for your next RV
• Proudly made in the USA

Not only will these adjustable trailer steps change the industry, but there are some accessories that go with the GlowStep Revolution RV scissor steps as well. Some GlowStep Revolution trimmings include: the SafeStep which turn your scissor steps into pet friendly steps, the DirtDestroyer which is a shoe cleaning attachment and the GlowStep Handrail.

Now through May 15th we have a contest where you have a chance to win a set of the GlowStep Revolution steps just like Bruce and Shannon’s. Submit your scary step photo or story here or post on social media using hashtag “#RVStepFail” to be entered to win the GlowStep Revolution by Torklift International.

 


kerstinWritten by Kerstin Stokes:
As a graduate from the College of Idaho with a B.A. in both History and Art, Kerstin has found her passion for writing and marketing. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes for baking and daydreaming about future travels. 

 

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