RV Mods RV Upgrade - Lippert Solid Steps

By:  Jim & Melinda Tanner

21st Jan, 19

A little over a year ago, we installed Torklift Glowsteps to replace the factory steps that came with our Bighorn Fifth Wheel from Heartland, and found that they were far superior than the bouncy, factory steps.  The Torklift Glowsteps were easy to set up and put away, and definitely stronger than the narrow steps our RV came with.  

Then, while on one of our adventures,  we ended up parking next to a couple that had the Solid Steps by Lippert installed on their fifth wheel.  We knew we had to check them out,  and once we did, we knew we were back in the market for new steps.  These are truly "Solid Steps." There is no folding and unfolding -  which ultimately means there's no creaking or flexing either.

In the video linked below, you'll see how easy it is to attach and put the steps away.  Of course, you might notice that water and/or dirt can fall into the RV when putting the steps away, but that is easily resolved by brushing off the steps before you put them away for the day. 

This model comes with an extra wide step at the top which my wife Melinda loves. The biggest benefit is when you're coming out of the RV, having an extra wide step for the first step is great!

Next on the list will be to get the Storage Bin from Lippert that fills in the area where the old steps were stored.  We are planning on using this space to store wheel chocks, hoses, etc.


Jim & Melinda Tanner

Jim & Melinda Tanner


About Melinda and Jim......

We met at Oregon State University. Jim currently works in the high technology industry while Melinda works in Education. 

We have 2 boys and enjoy camping as a family and being in the outdoors.

Jim grew up in Oregon and Melinda, having moved from Virginia, has come to love the Pacific Northwest's vast outdoor/camping opportunities.