Join Date: Oct 2008
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Our van has an internal cut-out step and is not supposed to require an external one. However, the threshold is quite high, so we carry a large sturdy plastic step and normally use it when pitched up. We can manage without, it's just more comfortable given our aging knee joints. The freestanding plastic step really comes into its own if the door side of the van has been raised significantly on the ramps to get the MH level.
The step also comes in handy for cleaning the windscreen, or fixing the wi-fi aerial high on the side of the van, or as an extra footrest when relaxing on an outdoor chair - so multipurpose use.
Not really considered investigating an electric step, which might not be feasible in any case on the design of our van.