When your RV is too high, caravan steps can help you descend or ascend without injuring yourself or your family members. They are especially useful when travelling with small children or the elderly.
What to look for in caravan steps
The first thing you will need to ask yourself is whether you want a single or double step. Ensure your caravan steps are zinc plated to protect against corrosion when exposed to the outback Australian elements. It will also help if they come with non-slip grip tape as it can minimise the risk of slipping during wet weather or early morning dew. You will also need to take into consideration the weight of the steps, as they need to be light enough to carry and stow away when not in use.
Single or double caravan steps?
The right steps for your RV are dependent on your personal preference and budget. There are a large range of caravan step materials to choose from, such as steel, alloy or plastic. You will also need to consider single steps or double steps.
Single steps: They have the advantage of being more compact and lightweight to carry. Most single steps can easily be folded and stowed underneath or inside the caravan when not in use. However, the step up into the RV will be greater, as it will provide more strain on the knees. The base area of the single RV steps is also smaller, which may make the piece of equipment less stable.
Double steps: On the other hand, double steps are larger and cannot be stowed under a caravan due to their size. However, a double step is a better choice for those travelling with mobility difficulties or small children. Finally, the base area of the double steps will generally make the accessory more stable.
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