We have two winners for the #RVStepFail Drawing!!

RVStepFailSince January, we have been having the #RVStepFail contest where people shared their stories and photos about their unreliable or unsafe RV steps. Factory RV steps are notorious for needing modification: the RV steps are too high or too shaky, they can’t easily accommodate uneven ground and the surface area is always too small. Complaints about RV steps are as numerous as the way folks have tried to fix them —with stool legs, concrete blocks, wooden platforms, RV booster step, and makeshift handrails.


The drawing ended May 25, 2016 and the winners of the drawing were Doug Metcalfe and Steve Murray! With an overwhelming amount of entries, we decided to draw not one, but two winners! Below you can see their #RVStepFail entries.

Would be perfect for our dog…
Here is the story the Steve Murray shared with us in his submission:

“We have a tall 5th wheeler. It has only 3 steps and our older dog is unable to do them due to steepness. A set of the GlowStep Revolution steps would be great to help him get in and out of the 5th wheeler easier.” 

Steve Murray

One small step for me; one giant step for the wife….
Here’s the story that Doug Metcalfe shared with us in his #RVStepFail submission:

“One small step for me; one giant step for the wife! I was reading a year-old issue of Trailer Life Magazine last night and saw your ad for the steps. This is the first time that I have gone online to your website.

You guys keep coming up with new products that are the best that can be bought!

In Feb. 1997, I ordered both the Dodge RAM and a Bigfoot 10.6 basement camper as our pre-retirement package. Because of the extra height, the camper came with 5 steps made by a small company in Kelowna, B.C. From day 1- no matter how I stretched, leveled, or set those steps, every one was at a different angle. I contacted the builder, and he sent me an upgrade at no additional charge. All of the side pieces are made in the same jig, and there was no improvement. A local RV supply business said that they had seen this before; and they were made wrong. I am better at math than most, and following the basic laws of trig, I can't see what's wrong (equal sides yield equal angles). Only the middle step is level- each step up ore down is off by about 5-10 degrees, compounded with each step. The top one is like a ski jump, and the bottom one is an ankle buster. To make things even worse, every pivot is a fully threaded 1/4" coarse thread grade 5 bolt. At least three of these have snapped over the years.

My wife is afraid to continue to use these steps. According to the license tabs, it hasn't moved since 2008. By chance I met an identical owner at Fred Meyer in Yakima last year; same brand of steps on his newer Bigfoot- SAME PROBLEM. It sounds like you guys have made something that will really improve our situation.” 

Doug Metcalfe

Congratulations Doug and Steve! Thank you to everyone that entered your submissions for #RVStepFail, we really appreciate the stories you’ve shared with us.

What Steve is Winning
Steve will be winning the GlowStep Revolution for his 5th wheel and will get the 7” of vertical precision elevation adjustment. This feature will help his dog enter and exit the 5th wheel with ease since it connects to ground level. The GlowStep Revolution step system is unparalleled in stability and eliminates the unsafe diving board effect so Steve’s dog and entire family will feel much safer when entering and exiting the RV.

GlowStep Revolution

All Terrain Landing GearThe All Terrain Landing Gear for the GlowStep

What Doug is Winning
Instead of having to deal with his terrible factory RV steps, Doug won a set of GlowSteps and All Terrain Landing Gear for his Bigfoot truck camper application. This combination is the best step configuration available for truck campers. These leveling RV steps also have many accessories available including the GlowStep Handrail, the SafeStep which makes these pet friendly steps and DirtDestroyer, a shoe cleaning attachment.

GlowStep

To see all the entries, you can visit the #RVStepFail blog here. Make sure to stay tuned for any further drawings or giveaways that we have!

 

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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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.

Features of the GlowStep Revolution
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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