February '21

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rv-pro.com February 2021 • RV PRO • 19 N ot so long ago, RV owners cited wobbly, unstable steps that pose a safety hazard as a common concern. Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) addressed these concerns four years ago with the introduction of its Solid Step RV steps, which are available through both OE and aftermarket channels. The sturdy, safe and easy-to-use RV replacement steps address a host of potential challenges for customers, according to Steve Paul, LCI director of sales. "There were several things we wanted to accomplish with the Solid Step," he says. "We wanted to make sure the steps were secure when you walked in and out of the RV. We wanted a nice landing pad that you could see easily, and even-step transitions all the way to the ground. We also wanted a step that installed easily and was easy to fold and unfold." The Solid Step was specifically designed to meet those specifica- tions. The product's extra-wide 13-inch top step and 8.5-inch subsequent steps provide an even step pattern all the way to the ground. The Solid Step comes in double, triple, or quad configu- rations to accommodate the step height of avail- able RVs. Notably, the prod- uct's adjustable legs adapt to uneven surfaces, while recessed feet at the bottom eliminate tripping hazards. Mounting and installation hardware come with the product to install it into an RV's existing entry door threshold. And it folds up into the doorway for travel. "The larger step sizes give a more res- idential feel as people enter and leave the RV," Paul says. "The varied sizes accom- modate different doorway widths and heights. We created the double, triple, and quad steps to keep a standard and consistent step pattern from the doorway threshold to the ground. The Solid Step comes with an adjustable latch to catch the doorframe when storing the steps inside the unit." The product helps the company pro- vide a "Good, Better, Best" aftermarket The Solid Step's adjustable legs adapt to uneven surfaces, while recessed feet at the bottom eliminate tripping hazards. When not in use, the Solid Step folds up into the doorway. A Lippert company representative (right) discusses the features and benefits of the LCI Solid Step with a dealer at the 2020 NTP-STAG Expo at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center. (Photo by RV PRO) step offering for RVers, adds Paul. LCI offers standard steel repair-and-replace aftermarket steps. Its heavier duty Alu- mi-Tread manual steps with nicer over- sized treads are an upgrade to its standard steps. And the Solid Step is its premium step offering. "The Solid Step is a great option," he adds. "It does a great job of meeting the needs of the customer and addressing all of the challenges of traditional steps."

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