Products and equipment BBQ's, recreational toys etc
 #170741  by foundusually
 Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:07 pm
There are several posts on the forum describing problems/faults with steps. This approach which i have used with several vans has never caused me a problem.

I have a (cheap - $7) step stool which I have connected with a piece of ordinary garden hose to the step by threading the hose with a $2 Shop neck lanyard to a clip inside my van (2013 VW Crafter) door. The secret of this very complex system [url]https://photos.google.com/photo/AF ... 8CzygkBhYG[/url] is that I cannot close the door without retrieving the step. It also reminds you to retrieve the step at night, or when you are away from the van, otherwise the piece of hose stops you from closing/locking the door. The hose is relatively firm, but stops any marks on the door contact surface. When traveling I mount the (hose connected) stool https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipN ... W4-TrL6_g6behind the passenger seat as shown.
 #170937  by Mac50L
 Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:47 pm
Except that that link doesn't work either.

Our plastic two-step steps, by mid day a few days ago were highly dangerous as stepping on to them they collapsed throwing me into an open window to the side of the van and damaging around my eye. I have plans in the workshop to make a simple wooden step (stool type) which will also stow easily instead of the massive plastic thing we have.
 #170938  by Paul-Carter
 Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:16 am
I too had a stool which was a pain to store and sooner or latter would be forgotten. This is my fix.
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