We’ll see you at the 2019 DuneFest!

dunefest headerEarlier this year, we announced our sponsorship of HILLSHOT HOOLIGAN Joel Crawford who is one of the founding members of the sand dune fanatic group. Hillshot Hooligans first began as a local group in Oregon state that has quickly grown to thousands of members across the country. With the same adventurous spirit as Torklift – so of course we had to go to DuneFest in celebration!

Show Info:
Location – Oregon Dunes Recreation Area, Booth E-3 in Vendor Row
Show Schedule –

Tuesday, June 23rd: 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday, July 24th: 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday, July 25th: 9 am – 7 pm
Friday, July 26th: 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday, July 27th: 9 am – 7 pm

Raffles and free giveaways every day!
DuneFest starts on Tuesday but that’s just the tip of the “dune-burg.” Not only are we doing a daily raffle for Torklift products, including our brand new GlowStep Revolution Uprising RV steps, StableLoad suspension product and more – but we’re also giving away amazing Torklift and HILLSHOT HOOLIGAN swag Thurs. – Sat. If you stop by the booth at 4pm, HILLSHOT HOOLIGAN co-founder Joel Crawford and our team will be passing out the awesome items below while supplies last:

Thursday – FLAG giveaway at 4pm
Friday – LANYARD giveaway at 4pm
Saturday – WINDOW DECAL giveaway at 4pm

 

Discounts just for DuneFest Attendees!
IMG 0035Not only will we be having exciting giveaways and raffles every day at our vendor booth, but just for DuneFest attendees we have some great discounts. We’re offering 20% off ALL Torklift products, or 40% off if you’re wearing Hillshot Holligan gear so you can upgrade your RV steps and accessories, RV battery storage boxes, hitches, security products and much more! That includes our brand new products the GlowStep Revolution Uprising trailer steps, PowerArmor Lithium RV battery box, Cannon trailer hitch extension and much more! Also, if you come to the booth dressed in your DuneFest/Hillshot Hooligan swag, then you get and even bigger discount when you purchase at our booth!

Joel uses the following Torklift products on his Rubicon travel trailer for all of his off-roading and adventures with his family and friends: GlowStep Revolution RV steps, DirtDestroyer RV shoe cleaning attachment to prevent all that sand at the dunes from getting into the trailer, StableLoad suspension upgrade, PowerArmor RV battery box, Fortress GasLock and SuperHitch trailer hitch.

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To learn more about the Torklift International products Joel uses or to learn more about our DuneFest plans, visit our Contact Us page or give us a call at 800-246-8132.

 

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, and has loved every minute of working for Torklift for over 3 years. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes for baking and daydreaming about future travels.

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A Tale of Two Camping Titans

Lance Blog1The truck camping and RVing world is in for a nice surprise. Torklift International and Lance Campers have entered into a partnership that aims to start a new “Revolution.” This glorious new partnership combines two great companies to provide adventure enthusiasts with a top of the line truck camper or trailer outfitted with a top of the line step system. That’s right, 2019 Lance 1172 comes standard with ultraSTEPglow factory installed. Also known as the GlowStep Revolution from Torklift, these trailer steps are available on multiple trailers and campers, customers are capable of adding the ultraSTEPglow as an aftermarket part.

Torklift President Jack Kay has expressed his excitement for the Lance and Torklift partnership stating, “Just like Torklift, Lance has been in business for over 40 years. We are passionate about partnering with them (Lance) so customers can have the best and safest camping experience possible.” When you combine two companies who are passionate about their work, the outdoors and are willing to go to the distance for their loyal customers, greatness awaits.

Lance Blog2Torklift isn’t the only one excited about the partnership. Lance recognizes that working with Torklift and offering the ultraSTEPglow system on their equipment is a great opportunity. “Torklift is the type of partner we love to work whose products complement our brand’s quality position in the marketplace,” said Randy Hunter, Research and Development Manager at Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. “On the retail side of the business our customers appreciate the quality, innovation and functionality their products offer.” Both Lance and Torklift strive to offer greatness and provide the utmost quality.

Torklift proudly offers a Legendary Lifetime warranty to ensure the satisfaction of the customer, even years after the product was purchased. Fully manufactured in America, with American made materials, Torklift is dedicated to producing an overall shopping experience comparable to none. A team of engineers works diligently to provide new and innovative products that are built with every piece of quality assurance that can go into a product.

Lance is known for being the best on the market. They offer quality products that are built to be sturdy and last a long time. The quality assurance goes all the way down to the finishing work and even the stitching on the seat cushions. Lance aims to make truck campers and travel trailers that elevate the camping experience to a whole new level.

Lance Blog3Lance 1172 camper with the ultraSTEPglow steps (also known as the GlowStep Revolution)

What is the ultraSTEPglow All About?

Lance Blog4For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Torklift International ultraSTEPglow, allow us to highlight the major features. The “Revolution” started in 2015 when Torklift initially released this marvelous product. The first ever step system with three levels of precision elevation control on the top of the step, and five levels of lower adjustment via the All Terrain Landing Gear. Altogether, the levels of adjustment equal out to SEVEN total inches of vertical fine-tuning. Torklift National Sales Manager, Kyle Bonita explains the All Terrain Landing gear, and what makes it a step above the rest of the industry: 

“One of the unique parts about the ultraSTEPglow is the All Terrain Landing Gear which comes standard on these RV steps and provides ability to adjust, the landing gear attach to the base of the step allowing the step to become level with the ground. They maneuver to accommodate uneven terrain, which is a common occurrence at most campgrounds or boon docking off the grid."
 

The steps feature glow in the dark strips to illuminate your way back to your camper after the sun has gone down. With the ability to glow up to 10 hours with only five minutes of light exposure, the ultraSTEPglow will surely light your way all through the night. Accessories and innovations to these RV steps makes them even more suitable for all situations. A few add-ons include the GlowGuide, SafeStep, and the DirtDestroyer. Each of these products are designed to better the steps.

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The GlowGuide is a handrail that attaches to your camper in two locations and attaches to the steps to give you three points of stability. This offers the user even more safety when navigating up or down the steps. The GlowGuide can be easily stored inside the RV when not in use and is compatible with both campers and trailers.

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Torklift also introduced the SafeStep. An ingenious product that creates a vertical barrier in between each step, protecting your pets or children from falling. The great thing about the SafeStep is that the panels can remain installed even when the steps are being stored. Furthermore, they are made with a UV protected material, so the sharp black color won’t turn gray after repeated harsh exposure to the sun.

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DirtDestroyer

The final addition to the accessory line is the DirtDestroyer. We have all seen those weird ineffective bristly things that sit outside of a store or even a house. An effective shoe cleaner to keep people from have to remove their shoes when heading inside. Torklift has developed the DirtDestroyer to do the same thing, only it conveniently attaches to your camper steps and looks great while doing it. Keep the dirt and mud outside of your RV! Quickly and conveniently run your shoes through the DirtDestroyer and voila.

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Now thanks to the collaboration between Lance and Torklift, the ultraSTEPglow is now available on Lance truck campers and trailers.

 

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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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Bob loves his new GlowStep Revolution trailer steps!

IMG 0104There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing a customer is completely happy with a product and that it’s making their lives better and easier. At Torklift, we’re dedicated to making your RVing and camping experience amazing, and Bob is no exception! Recently, we worked with Bob Vaughn who wanted to upgrade his steps, but didn’t want to go with a ladder or drawbridge-style step that allows mud, water, sand and other debris to get inside his RV. Bob chose to install the GlowStep Revolution trailer steps and had this to say:


“I received my Torklift steps the other day and installed them. They are truly awesome. My old steps were 3 steps and it was a chore to get in and out of my 5th wheel. These are 4 steps and what a difference. I have an artificial knee on my left leg and an artificial hip joint on my right leg and these steps make getting in and out a breeze.” 

-Bob Vaughn, RV.net


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IMG 0105GlowStep Revolution trailer steps are designed to store inside the existing factory compartment underneath your doorway. As you can see to the left and above, Bob’s factory steps hang well below his trailer when stored and don’t reach the ground once deployed. Once installed, the GlowStep Revolution reaches the ground with its All Terrain Landing Gear and improves ground clearance when the steps are stored. Similar to the staircase found in your home, the GlowStep Revolution entry step system also has the shortest riser height in the industry at only 7.5 inches.

These trailer steps also require minimal effort and space to deploy, so no matter where you’re parked, you will be able to use your GlowStep Revolution steps. One of the most prevalent issues that are common with aftermarket RV steps is that they are designed to install within the doorway and have to be lowered down from overhead. That means 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. This could be very inconvenient in many circumstances including storage facilities, RV shop repair bays, stopping at gas stations and tight camping spots. 


Features of the GlowStep Revolution steps:

Edited2• 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 


All Terrain Landing Gear
One thing that Bob mentioned was that because of his artificial knee and hip joints, getting in and out of the 5th wheel trailer was a chore due to its step instability. With the All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet, the GlowStep Revolution RV steps connect firmly to ground level and eliminate the unsafe diving board feeling associated with factory trailer steps.


IMG 0178“They are solid as a rock with no jiggling or bounce. They are adjustable at the top and on the bottom also. Our dogs did not like our old steps, but with these they just go right up in the camper… This is undoubtedly the best mod I have ever done to my 5th wheel. I am truly impressed…”

 - Bob Vaughn, RV.net


The All Terrain Landing Gear come standard with the GlowStep Revolution but aren’t the only additional features available for this step system. There are also accessories that make a complete system that includes safety support and cleaning for your steps. 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 Bob, 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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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, and has loved every minute of working for Torklift for over 2 years. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes for baking and daydreaming about future travels. 






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Trailer step proximity a problem? We have a solution!

Bill C Blog 1At Torklift, our main priority is making life easier for campers – and when it comes to trailer steps, there’s no exception! Recently, we worked with a customer who wanted to upgrade their steps, but didn’t want to go with a ladder or drawbridge-style step that allows mud, water, sand and other debris to get inside the RV. He also didn’t want to stay with his factory RV steps due to their instability. Instead, Bill chose to install the GlowStep Revolution:

“Your steps are awesome. They indeed do everything I expected… they solve every problem that most steps have. They contact the ground, so they are stable. They are not inside the trailer like the MORRyde ones, which have to be deployed perfectly… I love these steps.”
-Bill Charmichael

Proximity Is No Issue
Although there are many new kinds of steps for trailers on the market that are an upgrade to current factory direct designs, they do have their disadvantages. One of the most prevalent issues that are common with these new steps is that they are designed to install within the doorway and have to be lowered down. That means not only do you have to stand underneath it to lower them down, you must also have a certain amount of room next to your doorway in order to deploy these steps. This could be very inconvenient in many circumstances including storage facilities, stopping at gas stations and tight camping spots.

GlowStep Revolution StepsProximity is not an issue with the GlowStep Revolution

On the other hand, GlowStep Revolution trailer steps are designed to store inside the existing factory compartment underneath your doorway. Once installed, they require minimal effort and space to deploy, so no matter where you’re parked, you will be able to use your GlowStep Revolution steps. Similar to the staircase found in your home, the GlowStep Revolution entry step system also has the shortest riser height in the industry at only 7.5-inches.

All Terrain Landing Gear
Bill C Blog 2Another feature that Bill mentioned he enjoys with his GlowStep Revolution is that these trailer steps are versatile and flexible to adapt to any type of terrain. With the All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet, your RV scissor steps connect firmly to ground level and eliminate the unsafe diving board feeling associated with factory trailer steps.

The All Terrain Landing Gear leveling feet for RV steps aren’t the only addition available for this step system. There are also accessories that make a complete system that includes safety support and cleaning for your steps. 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.

“I will gladly give a very positive review of the installed [GlowStep Revolution] steps to anyone. They are awesome.”
-Bill

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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 exposure04. GlowStep Revolution Stowed• Secures into place via locking mechanism
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

If you’re interested in purchasing our GlowStep Revolution trailer steps and want to upgrade like Bill, 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 phone at 800-246-8132.

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How to use the GlowStep Revolution RV Steps

GSRGetting in and out of your RV is the first and last thing you do at the beginning and end of every journey you take. Similar to the staircase found in your home, the GlowStep Revolution entry step system has the shortest riser height in the industry at only 7.5-inches. 

It can be easily extended in tight spaces unlike other RV step systems that require additional space for clearance.

How to Lower your GlowStep Revolution for use
1.) Remove the Safety Pins

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2.) With handle lifted, pull from the top step. As steps roll out, release the lever to allow lever to automatically drop into the No. 1 (highest) step position

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3.) Once the handle is down, pull from the bottom step and extend the step to the ground

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4.) Reattach the safety pin prior to using the steps

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5.) Use the spring buttons on the feet to adjust on the ground

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6.) If a lower step height is desired, repeat step one and two to lower the steps to position two or three

a. The GlowStep Revolution has seven additional inches of precision elevation adjustment, three positions of upper adjustments between the RV and the top step, five positions of lower adjustments, plus All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet. You are guaranteed the safest entry and exit of your RV

How to raise your GlowStep Revolution for storage

1.) Remove the Safety Pins

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2.) Completely collapse the steps by picking up the bottom step and walking it towards the RV
 IMPORTANT: Steps must be completely collapsed to store properly
Helpful tip: For additional assistance collapsing the step, walk the step toward the RV with the step against your leg

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3.) With the steps fully collapsed, lift the handle and rotate steps up and inward while guiding the pins into the guide slots located on both sides of the mounting cage until step stores into place in the stored position

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4.) As steps roll in, release the handle. When the handle drops into place, reattach safety pin to secure steps

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If you prefer video, you can watch one here of how to use the GlowStep Revolution RV steps, you’re in luck! We have the perfect video for you below: 

Not only is the GlowStep Revolution a perfect RV step for your trailer, but it also has many useful accessories available including the GlowGuide handrail, SafeStep pet barrier panels, and the DirtDestroyer shoe cleaning attachment. Torklift’s GlowStep line of RV steps promise longevity, durability and quality with a lifetime warranty.

Instead of being blocked out of your RV by step ladders that store inside the entry way, access your RV any time with these steps for RVs. If you’re interested in learning more about the GlowStep Revolution, you can visit the RV step page, or give our tech support a call at 800-246-8132 and they’d be more than happy to help you with the use of your GlowStep Revolution steps.

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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, and has loved every minute of working for Torklift for over 2 years. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes for baking and daydreaming about future travels. 

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What’s Your Trailer Legacy?

GSR Legacy Blog 1Have you ever sat down, maybe in the morning during your coffee time, or at night once everyone has gone to bed and thought: what’s my “trailer legacy?” We know, it sounds like a weird question, but it’s interesting to think about. What trailer do you currently have and how will it stand up to the test of time – especially when it comes to keeping your loved ones safe? Little did you know that you can bring your step investment with you from trailer to trailer. Whether upgrading or downsizing, invest in a safe set of steps that will stick with you for a lifetime.

The GlowStep Revolution trailer steps are designed to be a legacy step system. Giving you the ability to add or remove steps, take the GlowStep Revolution with you when you trade in for your next RV. If you know that the trailer you currently have isn’t the last trailer you will ever own, save your old factory steps and take the GlowStep Revolution with you when you upgrade to your next ultimate 5th wheel, toy hauler or travel trailer.GSR Legacy Blog 2

Similar to the staircase found in your home, the GlowStep Revolution entry step system has the shortest riser height in the industry at only 7.5-inches. It stores inside the factory opening that already exists so all your storage opens up for more gear you want to bring along. Along with the All Terrain Landing Gear that comes standard with the steps, you have the ultimate in safe entry and exit from your trailer. The adjustable feet are like planting roots each time you deploy the steps, ensuring your family stay safe and the trailer doesn’t bounce around when someone is going up and down the stairs.

While the steps are an investment up front – if you think about it, taking the steps with you makes your investment all worth it because you still have amazing steps for your trailer and don’t have to deal with unsafe and unstable factory steps – or purchase new steps. Plus, while your trailer may not have a lifetime warranty, your GlowStep Revolution does. It comes with our Legendary Lifetime Warranty ensuring that your steps last for a lifetime.

Features of the GlowStep Revolution Include: 

GSR Legacy Blog 3• 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
• Earth to RV: Brings step to ground level (No more unsafe booster step)
• Landing gear quickly levels on uneven terrain
• Ground supported connection to RV - No more shaking as people or pets enter and exit
• Similar to the staircase in your home, the 7.5-inch step riser height accommodates those with limited mobility
• The multi-link hinge design easily extends to accommodate tight space constraints so it doesn’t matter how close you park to structures, trees, service bays or inside of a storage facility
• 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 ten hours with only five minutes of light exposure - no batteries
• Safely enter and exit your RV after dark
• Sold in applications for 2-6 steps
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Legacy step system: With the ability to add or remove steps, take the GlowStep Revolution with you when you trade in for your next RVGSR Legacy Blog 4
• Proudly made in the USA

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We’re always here to answer your questions about these upgraded trailer steps by either calling us at 800-246-8132 or by finding a Certified Dealer near you here. Ensure that the trailer that you’re leaving behind has steps your kids will be safe using and love – remember to include your GlowStep Revolution in your last will and testament. Let us get you set up with a set of your own GlowStep Revolution steps for your trailer today! 

 

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You don’t want to miss the Pacific Heartland Rally!

Canyonville, Oregon at Seven Feathers RV Resort is the place to be Sept. 13-20! Why do you ask? It’s the Pacific Heartland Regional Rally! This rally is for anyone who owns a Heartland RV, and is a member of the Heartland Owners Club. Expecting a large number of people to attend, we are all looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing old friends in attendance.

Will Torklift be there?


We wouldn’t miss it! We are sending a team that is hosting a seminar of our GlowStep Revolution and other Torklift products on September 16th at 10 am in the clubhouse. We’ll be compare a factory step to the GlowStep Revolution and all the features it has to offer. The team is also hand-delivering a certificate for one lucky raffle winner at the rally who will win a free set of the GlowStep Revolution RV steps!

Also, in support of the Pacific Heartland Rally’s fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief – Torklift is donating an additional two GlowStep Revolution steps to raise money to support our fellow Heartland Owners and friends in Texas!

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Gimme my GlowStep Revolution – Get one for free!


With a lot of excitement about our GlowStep Revolution, Torklift will also be running a special promotion for the rally. Attendees can post a photo of their current steps on our Facebook page using the caption, “Gimme my GlowStep Revolution!” to be entered to win. The rally director, along with the Torklift team will choose and announce the winner of a free set of GlowStep Revolution steps. Let’s see your steps! The funnier and more creative, the better!

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Above are a couple of examples of entries that our team and rally directors have loved – so funny! Thank you to John Knerr Jr. and Linda Hilliard for your entries!

We are not only very excited about seeing all the creative entries for your “Gimme My GlowStep Revolution,” we are looking forward to seeing all the attendees as well. For more information of our GlowStep Revolution and any of its accessories contact us at 800.246.8132 or visit Torklift.com

 

 

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, and has loved every minute of working for Torklift for over 2 years now. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes for baking and daydreaming about future travels. 

 

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How much does the GlowStep Revolution cost?

 

GSR Blog 1The GlowStep Revolution is the first and only patented step system designed for all RV towables that is versatile and flexible to adapt to any type of terrain. The step entry system is revolutionary for several reasons. Featuring 7 inches of precision elevation adjustment, the GlowStep Revolution has 3 positions of upper adjustment between the RV entry and top step, plus an additional 5 positions of lower adjustment with the All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet. As the only step in the world that features this patented and unique level of adjustment at both the top and the bottom of the step system, this step allows all options for accommodating any terrain.

Step series: 
Two Step System - Starting at $490.00 
Three Step System - Starting at $540.99 
Four Step System - Starting at $586.99 
Five Step System - Starting at $624.99 
Six Step System - Starting at $653.99

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The most common application is the 27.5-inch four step series part number A8004. This is because most fifth wheels sit at the same height, the only difference is the length and the layout. The prices of the steps are the same for both the 25.5-inch and the 27.5-inch width models.

To determine the cost of your GlowStep Revolution, first find out how many steps you need. So how do you determine your fit?

Measurements to determine fit of GlowStep Revolution 
1) Dimension A: Measure the width between your factory mounting brackets 
2) Dimension B: Measure from the top of the step opening to the ground If you have a non-removable bracket to determine how many steps you will need, then there is an extra measurement you have to take to ensure a proper fit: 

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3) Dimension C: Measure from the top of the step opening to the bottom of the stored step This measurement is to make sure that when the set of steps are compressed that they will fit properly into the storage compartment.

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Torklift has designed two parts that will help to achieve a seamless installation of the GlowStep Revolution. Almost 100% of GlowStep Revolution RV steps are a direct bolt-on with no modification required, but just in case you find yourself with a very unique RV, here is some additional details to consider.

GlowStep Revolution Spacer Kit 
This kit achieves installation of the GlowStep Revolution step system in applications where the width between factory mounting brackets on your towable is between or larger than the standard factory measurement of 27.5 inches or 25.5 inches (very uncommon). This kit includes four ¼ inch thick steel spacer plates with longer hardware.

GlowStep Revolution Vertical Stud Adapter Bracket 
The GlowStep Revolution Vertical Stud Adapter Bracket is made specifically for trailers without vertical brackets that extend out perpendicular from the trailers frame or "predrilled step frame outrigger mounting brackets" to install the GlowStep Revolution. The Vertical Stud Adapter Bracket is attached underneath your step opening allowing the GlowStep Revolution to bolt directly to the bracket.

Top 3 reasons why you need GlowStep Revolution? 
Aside from the extensive adjustability the GlowStep Revolution step for towables provides, there are several reasons why these steps will make you one happy camper. Here’s some points to consider: 

#1) Avoid getting Dumped with Dirt 
Imagine going to stow your steps and having to thrust a heavy unit above your head, only to get flung with dirt and debris that covers your clothes and gets stuck in your hair. With GlowStep Revolution, this scenario will never be a reality. The easy bolt-on installation fits into the factory step compartment, replacing factory steps. Since the steps are installed in the factory compartment, they remain conveniently outside the RV. Drawbridge style steps that fold up and store inside the unit dump dirt, water, sand and other unwanted debris all over you and inside your RV.  If you’re looking to avoid any unnecessary mess, the GlowStep Revolution steps are the right option for you. 

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#2) Don’t Get Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place 
With your trailer or fifth wheel, it’s no doubt you’ll encounter a multitude of obstacles. Whether it’s a tight campground space, a narrow storage area or simply pulling through a gas station. If you want to access the inside of your unit, it’s typical to just open the door and store any last minute groceries, camping gear, etc. For those that opt with drawbridge style steps, you’ll find that it’s not as easy to deploy the steps in tight spaces since clearance will be the deciding factor. Also, you’ll find your access to entry opening will be completely blocked. With GlowStep Revolution you can enjoy the simple pleasures of parking wherever you want and accessing your unit at any time. The multi-link hinge design easily extends to accommodate tight space constraints so it doesn’t matter how close you park to structures, trees, service bays or inside of a storage facility. 

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#3) Skip the extra drilling! 
In contrast to steps that drill into the vinyl and wood of the RV’s entry threshold, GlowStep Revolution steps are completely bolt-on to the RV’s frame. This avoids vulnerability to possible water damage from drilling holes, and upholds the value and integrity of your RV. Another plus? Available ranging from two to six steps, steps can easily be added and removed so you can take the GlowStep Revolution step entry system with you when you trade in for your next RV.

GSR Blog 5Handcrafted and manufactured from 100% lightweight aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel, GlowStep Revolution will meet any of your RV step needs. This step system also has safety features built in like the SureGrip step tread and self-illuminating feature that keeps the steps glowing in the dark for up to ten hours with only five minutes of light exposure.

 

The GlowStep Revolution is proudly made in the USA and comes with our Legendary Lifetime Warranty. For more information click here, email our Tech Support at: support at torklift.com or give us a call us at 800.246.8132.


shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. When I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

 

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What is the best RV step?

Getting in and getting out of your RV is the first and last thing you do at the beginning and end of every journey you take. With so many step options available how do you decide what way is best for you? From the do-it-yourselfers to Lippert’s Solid Step, MORryde’s StepAbove and Torklift’s GlowStep Revolution, which is going to meet and exceed your needs?

The DIY options
Best RV Step Blog 1If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person there are a couple options for you. The first project idea I saw was a pallet staircase that was four broken down pallets that were cut and stacked to create stairs. This project was affordable and the materials seemed easy to find. Another project layout I saw, was a staircase cut out of plywood with slats to insert as the steps. These kinds of projects do take time but materials are both affordable and readily available. The downside might be the time it takes to build it, and also finding a place to store it if you are traveling.

Lippert SolidSteps
Best RV Step Blog 2These steps operate through a range of heights with adjustable extensions. The riser height is 8 inches. The design comes parallel to the ground reducing the risk of slipping or falling during use. The step system stows in the doorway inside the RV. This set of steps is a manual steel step with aluminum tread with optional LED tread lighting. The Lippert Solid steps has a 400-pound capacity. It’s a sturdy step, but be sure to double check that the steps are brushed off to prevent any water, snow, or other debris from getting inside.

MORryde StepAbove
Best RV Step Blog 3This is a set of steps that provide stable entry and exit from your RV. A twist handle is used to release the steps and they store right inside the door. The steps seem simple to use. You lift the bottom of the step up and close it above your head- similar to a drawbridge. Many see concerns with the height of the twist handle from the ground. As the twist handle is not at a low point for access, this might be difficult for a shorter person or a child to lower the step. As with the Lippert step, there is a possibility of debris like water, sand, dirt or mud inside the RV since it stores inside the door opening. Parking within narrow spaces is also concerning because this step requires about 5 feet to deploy with its drawbridge design. It features adjustable feet for uneven terrain, however just like the Lippert step, it provides no elevation adjustment for overall step height adjustment that is often needed when leveling an RV. This step has a step riser gap from 8 to 9 inches depending on the model. You can purchase the StepAbove stairs in a three step or four step series with an optional handrail and 500-pound weight capacity for both sets.

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Best RV Step Blog 4With seven inches of precision elevation adjustment, three positions of upper adjustments between RV and top step, five positions of lower adjustments, plus All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet you are guaranteed the safest entry and exit of your RV. These steps are composed of 100 percent rust-free aircraft grade aluminum and are self-illuminating, glowing in the dark for up to 10 hours with no batteries needed and recharge with five minutes of light exposure. It has a specifically engineered hinge assembly unlike any in the industry using a bushing bearing design. Unlike many camper steps available, the GlowStep Revolution has a riser gap of only 7.5 inches where others have a range of 8 – 11 inches. This step system stores and locks under the door way, making it easy to deploy and store. Many accessories are available for the GlowStep Revolution such as the GlowGuide handrail, SafeStep pet barriers, and the DirtDestroyer. Torklift’s GlowStep line of RV steps guarantee longevity, durability, and quality with a lifetime warranty. Check out what Trailer Life Magazine has to say about the GlowStep Revolution here.

 So there you have it, the different types of steps that are available for your trailer! In order to enjoy the GlowStep Revolution, give us a call at 800.246.8132 or email us at support@torklift.com to get your set today. 

 

 

shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. When I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

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What is happening at the Heartland Owners rally?

On June 13-18, at the County Fair Grounds, in Elkhart the 2017 North American Heartland Owners Rally will take place. This rally is for anyone who owns a Heartland RV, and is a paid member of the Heartland Owners Club. With an expectancy of more than 550 people, we are all looking forward to seeing the latest and greatest from Heartland.

What kind of units can you expect to see at the rally?
With anywhere from 275- 300 units to be present, there will be a wide variety of Heartland RVs and fifth wheels. You can expect large groups of Bighorn, Big Country and Landmarks. As an RV enthusiast like many of you reading this we are all excited to see the latest from Heartland. Big Country's new 3560 SS is going to be something we are hoping to see. Coming in at 13’3” feet tall, 40.7 feet long, and 8 feet wide, it has the ability to sleep four people. This Big Country offers a master suite (queen standard, king optional) and a full bath with many other options available like a fire place or theater seats. Another unit we are hoping to see is 3575 Elite designed by Big Horn. It’s 8 feet wide, 13’3 feet tall and 39’4 feet long and able to sleep four people. This RV has standard hand crafted cabinetry with Amish-crafted natural hardwood cabinet doors with hidden hinges and drawers. With an optional electric fireplace, large four door refrigerator, or a programmable safe, this RV is the top of the line.

Will Torklift be there?
Heartland Blog 1We wouldn’t miss it! Our very own Kyle Bonita will be there giving a demonstration of our GlowStep Revolution. He will be comparing a factory step to the GlowStep Revolution and all of the features it has to offer. We are hoping to see Heartland family member Kelly Barnett, owner of a Landmark Key Largo who loves our GlowStep Revolution. She personally wrote a article to Heartland that was posted on their Heartlands’ blogs and event page, about the replacement of her factory steps and installation of our GlowStep Revolution and what difference it has made to her:

A quote directly from her write-up is, “There is a major difference in the stability of the old steps and the new. Walking up and down the steps there is no ‘give’ because the steps are supported by the legs that rest upon the ground and don’t just hang freely in the air. The GlowStep Revolution makes you feel more safe and secure while going up and down the steps.”

Another Heartland owners club member we are looking forward to see is user Coram8. He posted on the forum with a couple questions and concerns, and was wondering if the GlowStep Revolution would solve these issues. Our steps have a weight capacity of 375 pounds, so there is more than enough support. As far as the clearance between the ground and the first step on your 

RV steps Torklift’s GlowStep Revolution is your solution! Our steps connect to the RV and directly to the ground eliminating the unstable and unsafe diving board feeling. We have also designed an accessory called SafeSteps that may benefit you as well! This is a protective panel that creates a vertical barrier closing the gap between the steps to prevent your children or pets from falling between the steps. Check out this GlowStep Revolution thread on the Heartland Owners Club member forum at Heartlandowners.org.

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Gimme my GlowStep Revolution- find out how to get one free
Heartland Owners Club member Avviclif was wondering if Torklift was going to have any rally specials, and with a lot of excitement about our GlowStep Revolution Torklift will be running a promotion this year. For this rally, attendees must post a photo of their current steps on our Facebook page using the caption, “Gimme my GlowStep Revolution!” with #Torklift in order to be entered to win. The rally director will choose and announce the winner of a free set of GlowStep Revolution steps. Let’s see your steps! Check out Avviclif’s post on the 2017 Goshen Rally- Vendor Specials thread.

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As much as we are all excited about seeing the latest and greatest from Heartland, we are very excited to see all of you as well. For more information of our GlowStep Revolution and any of its accessories contact us at 800.246.8132 or visit Torklift.com

 

shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. When I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

 

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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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Unwrap a winner at the Florida RV SuperShow

Picture1If you're heading to the Florida RV SuperShow, get ready to unwrap a smile and a winner. If you attend the show, you're getting a chance to learn more about the GlowStep Revolution step system and see what everyone's been buzzing about, as well as a chance to win one!

In celebration of the Florida RV SuperShow from Jan. 17-22, 2017, we're featuring the chance to win some amazing prizes from Torklift. We're wrapping FREE prizes and dollar off specials around orange flavored Tootsie Pops in honor of the good ole "orange" state of Florida! Just like the Golden Ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, unwrap to see if you've won one of the following sweet prizes:

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• Free GlowStep Revolution step system (we're giving away 30!)
• Free DirtDestroyer
• Free SafeStep
• $100 off the GlowStep Revolution
• $75 off the GlowStep Revolution
• Free Torklift International 40th Anniversary Edition hats

Select participating dealers will be offering a free SafeStep, DirtDestroyer or free installation (limited availability) with purchase of a GlowStep Revolution step system.

The Main Attraction... The GlowStep Revolution!
At the show, you'll see up close the high-quality step system, made right here in America, that provides unparalleled stability and requires no heavy lifting to operate. With 7-inches of vertical elevation adjustment, the GlowStep Revolution steps are easy on the knees and back and connect the RV to the ground eliminating the unsafe diving board effect and clunky booster steps.

Features of the GlowStep Revolution 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 systemGlowStep Revolution System
• Earth to RV: Brings step to ground level (No more unsafe booster step)
• Landing gear quickly levels on uneven terrain
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Ground supported connection to RV - No more shaking as people or pets enter and exit
• 7.5-inch step riser height to accommodate those with limited mobility
• Step system accessories: Handrail, pet 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 ten hours with only five minutes of light exposure - no batteries
• Safely enter and exit your RV after dark
• Sold in applications for 2-6 steps
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Legacy step system: With the ability to add or remove steps, take the GlowStep Revolution with you when you trade in for your next RV
• Proudly made in the USA

Click here for more information about the Florida RV SuperShow or call us at 800-246-8132.

 

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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21 Days, 10 Campgrounds and 4 States, Oh My!

Ken Spears and Mrs. SpearsKen and his wife on their epic adventure!In November, Rv.net forum user Ken Spears, aka BigBird65, shared his experience with the GlowStep Revolution RV step system after taking an epic road trip across 4 states and covering 3,433 miles of road.

 

 

 

“The steps got a real workout and performed 100%. It is a very well engineered product. My dear wife, with her back problems (two surgeries), is extremely pleased with the unit. It is much easier now for her to enter and exit the trailer.” –Ken Spears

With this adjustable trailer step, Ken and his wife no longer need a trailer booster step in order to enter and exit his trailer safely. Ken later stated that the All Terrain Landing Gear “is one of the GlowStep Revolution’s best features” which are adjustable leveling feet for RV steps.

Look at all the mods you can do!
LED lights on GSRLED lights are a really cool looking modification Ken not only has the GlowStep Revolution but after his 21-day, 4-state camping trip he decided to add a couple of great features to his steps. He added the DirtDestroyer accessory to his steps which is a shoe cleaning attachment that prevents tracking in dirt and other materials from outside. He has also made some awesome LED light modifications to his step area to add even more light to his trailer steps.

GSR with DirtDestroyerCheck out the awesome DirtDestroyer accessoryThese are not the only modifications you can make though! Not only can you add LED lights and our Dirt Destroyer. We also have many other accessories that work with the GlowStep Revolution step system. The SafeStep is a protective step riser guard that creates a vertical barrier – closing the openings between the steps for pets. Another great accessory for the GlowStep Revolution is the GlowGuide. Our GlowStep Handrail dramatically enhances the safety of your RV by providing a place for you to hold onto when entering and exiting.

To sum up Ken’s glowing review of these RV scissor steps: “The GlowStep Revolution has been simply GREAT. We like every thing about it. I am very happy since I no longer need to carry the the box that I used for the first step.”

Why suffer with terrible steps?
Kens Camper with GSRYour can have steps just like Ken'sYou too have a chance to have amazing GlowStep Revolution RV steps just like Ken’s! We will have a drawing on May 25, 2016 which means you can send us your ‘unsafe’ or broken RV step photos and stories to be entered into a drawing by using #RVStepFail for a chance to win the GlowStep Revolution – the step that will fix all of your trailer step problems.

Instead of dealing with recalled steps, factory trailer steps, having RV steps too high and and RV booster steps why not try the most impressive leveling RV steps out there – the GlowStep Revolution.

Don’t forget to submit your photo 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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Trailer Step Mods: Torklift International’s GlowStep Revolution step system

Happy kidsWhile camping is fun at any age, the best outdoor experiences always seem to stem from roughing it in your childhood. Everything is fun when you’re younger -- even the ‘diving-board’ effect you feel when stepping onto the factory steps of an RV or trailer. Why? It almost seems like a trampoline launch pad while in the throes of one’s childhood imagination.

But alas as we grow older, wobbly RV factory steps become nerve wrecking and adding a booster step becomes necessity. Not just to avoid hip pain or sciatica flare ups when the first step starts to seem too high, but to keep children from hurting themselves. If you’re not careful, once you and your family settle into your trailer you might end up staying inside to avoid the steps—and we all know that being indoors defeats the purpose of camping. Don’t let faulty trailer steps inhibit your experience. If only there was a company that specialized in adjustable trailer steps…

GlowStep Revolution - scissor step for trailers

Torklift International was listening and created a solution. The GlowStep Revolution step system is the first leveling scissor step of its kind for trailer and towable applications.

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The secret of the GlowStep Revolution’s durability is its uniquely engineered hinge design, where the bushing bearings are bolted for maximum stability and longevity. Our design uses specialty phenolic washers on each hinge, making deploying and stowing the steps smooth and seamless. What sets these steps apart from any other trailer steps on the market is its 7 inches of vertical step elevation adjustment.

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Choose from three positions of elevation for the top step. This determines the ideal plane from the top step to your trailer entry. The All Terrain Landing Gear provides even more adjustment options on the base of the steps. Set the step landing gear individually to accommodate any uneven terrain.

RV Step FailAvoid unsafe trailer booster stepGlowStep Revolution’s All Terrain Landing Gear ensures level step configuration and supreme stability by eliminating the unsafe diving board effect. The steps connect Earth to RV so your trailer step system is firmly rooted and stable on ground level. Included with the GlowStep Revolution, the All Terrain Landing Gear can also be purchased separately and added to the original GlowStep for truck camper applications.

When you’ve installed GlowStep Revolution on your trailer, say goodbye to the dreaded booster step and hello to peace of mind with its lightweight, rust free aircraft grade aluminum build and glow in the dark capabilities (up to 10 hours with only five minutes of light exposure).

GlowStep Revolution Options

If that’s not enough, here is what else you can expect from Torklift International’s GlowStep Revolution:

• Available from 2-6 steps based on your application needs
• The GlowStep Revolution system is compatible with all sorts accessories: handrail (for extra stability), pet safety barriers and the DirtDestroyer shoe cleaning attachment
• Securely stows into place via locking mechanism
• Covered by Torklift International’s Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

Click here to see RVers give their first-hand accounts on how the GlowStep Revolution compares to traditional factory trailer steps. Perhaps one of the most endearing compliments we’ve received comes from RV.net forum member “Tequila.”

Tequilas Trailer Prior To GlowStepTequila's Trailer Prior to installing the GlowStep RevolutionDuring Tequila’s installation of the GlowStep Revolution, the service technicians revealed that the welds holding original factory steps to his travel trailer were starting to crack and break. No doubt Tequila was blessed with good timing considering he had only owned his trailer for a year. Thanks to the GlowStep Revolution installation, a potential crisis was averted and Tequila has only positive things to say about his revolutionary trailer steps:

 “I must say I am impressed… It is nice to have stable steps, especially when carrying loads in and out of the trailer. All in all, one of the best mods I have done to my trailer. They are a winner. They certainly attract attention in RV parks.”  - Tequila

RVStepFailTorklift International’s GlowStep Revolution is the Ultimate Step System and the first step toward fixing all your factory step problems. You can find an #RVStepFAIL almost anywhere you look. If you or a friend find yourselves dealing with clearly unsafe or dysfunctional factory steps, or happen to stumble (pun intended) across some while camping, we want to know about them.

Submit your photo or story here or post on social media using hashtag “#RVStepFail” to be entered to win the GlowStep Revolution by Torklift International.

 

Jake Holley-headshotWritten by Jake Holley:
As a graduate from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Creative Writing, Jake Holley is an aspiring writer with a passion for language, philosophy and seeking out obscure films and literature. He is also an unabashed metal head and looks darn good in a suit.

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