Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mayenne France
My Motorhome: Pilote 733 FJ
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Everyone is entitled to an opinion and mine is that I wouldn't be without an electrically operated step!
I have very recently had to replace the step on my van a single fold out the best price I found was from a German eBay supplier delivered for €201, most other prices for UK were well in excess of £200 plus delivery.
As to retro fitting one it will depend on what fixing is available on your vehicle, it may be as simple as drilling 4 holes and bolting in place or having to make bespoke framework to support it. The price it costs will reflect the time and materials used, the actual wiring up is not complicated and the kit supplies all necessary hardware, switches, relays etc.