In this video, I install a companion product to the Lippert Components Solid Step RV entrance door stairs. The Solid Step Lift Assist mounts next to the RV entrance doorway, and a gas strut attaches from there to a bracket connection on the Solid Steps. Once installed, the steps can be retracted and deployed with just one finger.
Disclaimer: Love Your RV! received this LCI product sample free of charge for the install and review.
Installation was quite straightforward, involving swapping out the existing top mounting and door latching plates with modified versions. I then attached the gas strut and its metal enclosure inside the RV right next to the doorway. New mounting nuts, bolts, screws, and hardware are included in the LCI Solid Step Lift Assist Upgrade Kit. Only minor tools are required, such as standard wrenches, Philips screwdrivers, and a power drill. (See full installation instruction PDF)
Anne loves this new addition as she can now open and close the stairs with minimal effort. She even agreed to demo it in the video. 🙂