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Post by robbymax Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:05 pm

we have a problem my wife is 5 ft short so getting into her cab seat is a problem we need an extra step preferably built in, offering to give her a leg up will not do at all,
any idea's, the rear step i can change for a double no problem but can't find anything for the front  it would be nice if the rear step would fit the front, but that would to much to hope for
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Post by Paulmold Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:10 pm

You can get electric slide-out side steps fitted to cab doors by Towtal of Stoke-on-Trent.  DIY versions of fixed steps can be bought off a company  on Ebay (search Ducato cab steps).

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Post by roli Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:59 pm

I had Towtal fit an electric step to the Warwick n/s cab door for same reason. I think there are photos on here somewhere
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Post by Mike187 Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:55 pm

Helen had the same problem getting into the cab and after looking around had ones fitted at Essanjay at Poole.

You can see them in this thread.  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

She finds getting in and out a lot easier with them.

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Post by breakaleg Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:14 am

Had Mine fitted by Essenjay in Poole, changed from a pug to fiat when I changed vans so the steps are about seven years old now and still look like new after cleaning best £350.00 spent ever.

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Post by streetglider Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:25 pm

Just placed an order with Essenjay. None in stock at the moment but I'll be added to the waiting list. Steps are supplied in pairs.

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Post by robbymax Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:38 pm

thank you for your comments our problem is the denver we have has got a side running board allready but it is too high we need an extra step under the running board, oh dear i think it is going to be a leg up after all
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Post by Johnros Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:16 pm

We have this problem as my other half founds it tricky. Our solution is to carry a small fold up stool which we store in the side pocket  in the passenger door. It does the trick notwithstanding that the driver i.e. me has to then put it away again in the side pocket. It’s a small price to pay though. And of course we have the option of entering via the habitation door in our Broadway.
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Post by robbymax Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:45 pm

I have a feeling there is going to be a step standing on its own somewere
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Post by Skizzydo Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:33 pm

At the AGM  at Newark this year there was an AS Winchcombe ( on Mercedes  running gear) had what appeared to be 3/4 length additional step permanently fitted to both sides fitted to the chassis to allow easier entry. I never manage to speak to the owner, so never found out the source of the steps. I’ve asked the dealership  and searched the internet with no success. I’m just getting too old to leap about nowadays as I use to do with  great enthusiasm.
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Post by robbymax Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:39 am

did the Winchcombe have running boards AS fitted, and then the extra electric step below it
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Post by Skizzydo Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:05 pm

It appears not from the photo I took. It looks like a right handed plate that is attached to the subframe. The leading edge and side has a tubular edging to the assembly, with step material on the top surface. It doesn’t look that it is retractable.  I am not sure if I can put the photo up. Of course it could a well made home effort.
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Post by Mike187 Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:57 pm

That sounds like the Essanjay step I have. 

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Post by Skizzydo Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:31 pm

From the photos that looks right , thanks very much, much appreciated
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Post by PLOUGHLIN Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:13 pm

robbymax wrote:did the Winchcombe have running boards AS fitted, and then the extra electric step below it

Your Devon has the running boards fitted by AS, I think similar to my Gloucester? I think you will struggle to fit a retracting step below those, which is significantly lower than the fixed RB.

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