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    TorkLift Glowstep

    We had the traveler for about two minutes before we decided the stairway has got to go. There are a couple of issues with the stairway: first, the bottom step should be closer than 18" from the ground. If I had wanted to do step aerobics, I would have bought a Reebok multi step. Second, I’m 6’5" and 203 lbs. my woman is 5’6", 130. By the time I get to the third step, I could do a single layout and she could do a full full full before hitting the grass (we’re not divers, this wouldn’t be pretty). Third, they are hard to open.

    Fast forward a week. We get a delivery of a TorkLift Glowstep from etrailer. It should only take couple of tools and about an hour to remove the old and install the new (ha ha ha!).
    it turns out the the reason it was hard to open and close was because the rear part was welded in crooked,

    It takes a real pro to be able to twist the steps so much that it was over one inch out of square in 18" of depth. No worries, a pry bar with me jumping up and down on it popped it right off.

    I pounded the stairway guides straighter, I’m on vacation so my welding equipment is at home. The Glowstep is so forgiving the I was able it install it within minutes with minimal fuss. Torqued all the bolts down, reinstalled the stairs and tried out all the positions.

    This stairway is incredible! It is very adjustable with three upper positions and independent lower feet for uneven terrain. I would give it a thumbs up!

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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    We love ours. We've had ours about 2.5 years now and they're still as tight and stable as they were when we installed them. And we're full-time, so they get used literally every day. Torklift are great folks all around and build a solid product.
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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    We love ours and the company is very supportive of Heartland owners.
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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    Anyone with glow steps, us included, is happy to have made the switch


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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    Yepper! Been using our Torklift Glowsteps for 3 years. Still work perfectly! I tried to lift and store the competition's fold-in-the-door steps on a demo coach at the National Rally, and it was super-heavy. Not to mention the first step was only 4" off the ground, on level ground. The other steps are about 8" apart, which means the step size isn't equal, even in a "normal" circumstance. This can cause stumbling, because we instinctively take a step up and down steps equally.


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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    We have had the GlowStep for quite some time. My wife had a hard time seeing the steps in a dark RV park. I added solar puck lights.GloeStep.JPG
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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    We have only had ours for about a month and we love them! DW is especially happy. She says she no longer feel like she's going to fall off the steps when she is exiting the trailer. And.....Installation was a snap.
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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    Installation would have been a snap if the main housing was square. It has since been fixed.
    I really like the pluck lights. Do they attract a lot of bugs during the night.

    So far, so good with us!
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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    Not that I have noticed, but in California there isn't as many critters unless you are in the central valley. I did not notice any attraction when we crossed the US last year. Not even in Florida in the Orlando Thousand Trails Wildlife Preserve.
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    Re: TorkLift Glowstep

    Love those Glowsteps. And we have a Dirt Destroyer from Torklift. It hangs on the side of the steps and lets me clean my shoes before going inside.


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