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Old 07-29-2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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New steps?

Hello, have a '14 3150rl with the Hickory Spring steps. Yes, a bit bouncy.

We are considering a set of the steps like on the new rigs.

So, do we need to go with the Lippert steps or the Morryde steps? All the rigs in the campground have the Lippert steps, but just the name makes me want the Morryde ones.

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Old 07-29-2018, 09:41 PM   #2
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We had Lippert folding steps on our old rig for 7 years of full timing and they worked well. I would assume their new steps would be good also. We couldnt use the Moryde steps that came on our new rig so they put Lippert folding steps on it also.
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:14 PM   #3
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I put the Lippert step's on are's and they wort great!
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:25 PM   #4
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Our original Hickory steps broke earlier this year, and I replaced them with the Lippert aluminum tread steps. Hickory is owned by Lippert now, and the replacement steps were an exact replacement. The steps are rated 300 lbs, and look a lot better than the ones that came with our rig. Yeah, there is a bit of movement when going up and down, but they are very easy to open and close, especially when making a stop when traveling.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:09 AM   #5
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Went with the morryde steps. They have been excellent to date. The lippert model should be equally good.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:19 AM   #6
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We upgraded to the Lippert "Solid Step" this spring. Bought them on Amazon - 4 step - 30 inch for $380. Got them in 4 days. We are very happy with them and DW can open and close no problem. I don't remember who has the gas shock assist option, but that would be a nice add! I added some self stick foam to the door frame where the brackets hit just to reduce the scratching.

I also added the tool box that goes where the old steps mounted. This will be a great place to keep the chocks and Anderson leveler blocks. Looks nice also but a little costly.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:50 AM   #7
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We have the LCI Solid Steps. We like them. OEM versions of Either have a gas shock too assist with lifting.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:53 AM   #8
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The two are very close to the same - you will be happy with either.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:35 PM   #9
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Warning: MORryde "Step Above" entry steps

Warning...Just took delivery and began to use our 2019 Montana. The Step Above folding steps MUST BE adjusted to the shortest length when closing the screen and entry door.

The day before I was at an uneven campsite. I extended the "feet" downward to make up the void. After leaving the campsite the following day, we stopped for lunch. I brought down the steps, walked up the steps to the inside of the trailer and went to close the screen door. Except the bottom of the screen door was hitting the door saddle on the bottom. I couldn't close it!? After some thought and looking over the situation it dawned on me.

When the feet are extended out and the camper is on level ground, the screen door will not close. The top of the steps has a built-in saddle. When the feet are extended out, that saddle is elevated and causes the bottom sweep of the screen door to collide with it. So be sure to bring the feet all the way in!
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:27 PM   #10
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Our original Hickory steps broke earlier this year, and I replaced them with the Lippert aluminum tread steps. Hickory is owned by Lippert now, and the replacement steps were an exact replacement. The steps are rated 300 lbs, and look a lot better than the ones that came with our rig. Yeah, there is a bit of movement when going up and down, but they are very easy to open and close, especially when making a stop when traveling.
These are a tad lighter and brighter. If I ever need to replace my steps these are what they will be.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:06 AM   #11
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Op here, saw both Morryde and Lippert steps. Morryde steps are $100 less money, but we went with Lippert.

Reason, top step is 13.5" deep. Morryde is 8.5". Walked on both. The reason for even considering the inconvenience of solid steps is ease of entering rig. The deeper top step to us is worth the extra $$

Also, the mounting plate in the gen 3 Lippert step has 10 screws, fits up against the threshold, while the Morryde sets back 15/16" and is secured with 5 screws.

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Old 08-08-2018, 09:12 AM   #12
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There are a couple fairly recent threads here on the pluses and minuses of these steps with the pluses seeming to outweigh the negatives. We have tha LCI Solid Steps with the longer top (landing) step along with the Stromberg grab bar plus the MORryde tool box to fill in the hole where the original steps folded.. We love the setup. As far as the cost - on AMAZON, I have seen the LCI at about 20 bucks to 80 bucks more - depending on the day, moon phase or hour of high tides
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:31 AM   #13
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What about older rigs like mine in my signature? I'm in need of something more solid. Hopefully easier on my knees? My biggest concern is when parked at home I'll have to move the rv in order to put steps down to clear my gas meter on my house.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:15 PM   #14
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What about older rigs like mine in my signature? I'm in need of something more solid. Hopefully easier on my knees? My biggest concern is when parked at home I'll have to move the rv in order to put steps down to clear my gas meter on my house.
I know MorRyde even makes a set that you can put on rigs with the "suicide step" just inside the door. I bought the MorRyde and have been nothing but happy with mine. It's a Chevy vs Ford vs Ram type thing. Go to a dealer near you and walk up and down them to see which one you like.
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:20 PM   #15
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Just installed my Morryde Steps with hand rail and storage box 3 days ago took about an hour with the removal of old steps. Also installed a RVLock V4 Keyless Handle w/Integrated Keypad & Fob and handle didn't strike so I called Stromberg Carlson and they sell 1/4" shims for there folding handrail $2.50 a pair plus shipping mine took 2 pairs. Wife loves this setup
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:36 PM   #16
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We have the revolution glowsteps. Relaced the diving board.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:01 PM   #17
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Well I got my new Lippert steps Friday, on time. Just one problem. LIPPERT has no clue on how to build a cardboard box that will contain 60lbs of metal.

The box was open when it arrived, no hardware inside, bent in several places, and right side frame twisted. Box tore all to hell.

Called place where I bought them, take pictures, send them in, now wait for them to get UPS to pick them up for inspection.

Lucky I am here till the end of the month so UPS hopefully can get them picked up.

Just another Lippert experience?.....
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:03 PM   #18
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My Lippert steps, the box was damaged and a dent on the steps. Was not enough to mess with.

once you get them you'll like them.

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Hello, have a '14 3150rl with the Hickory Spring steps. Yes, a bit bouncy.

We are considering a set of the steps like on the new rigs.

So, do we need to go with the Lippert steps or the Morryde steps? All the rigs in the campground have the Lippert steps, but just the name makes me want the Morryde ones.

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I would go with the Lippert steps. They have a wider landing at the top step. We put them on our 3910 and love them.
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I would go with the Lippert steps. They have a wider landing at the top step. We put them on our 3910 and love them.
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