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    Retractable platform/step for outdoor kitchen

    We have a 2022 311BHS. Wondering if anybody has a great solution for a wide step or platform to use at our outdoor kitchen. My wife is about 5 feet tall and hates to move the double step that we have, every time she moves left or right while using the outdoor kitchen. I thought about a short indoor painters scaffold but can't find the right size. My wife wondered if there is something like the power (or manual) running board for a truck that could be attached to the frame of the trailer and dropped down when needed. I am open to any suggestions. Thanks

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    Interesting idea, what about something like the port a deck http://rv-co.com/index.html[ I believe they customize
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    Probably easier and cheaper to arrange the kitchen equipment to move down to a table.
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    My wife wondered if there is something like the power (or manual) running board for a truck that could be attached to the frame of the trailer and dropped down when needed. I am open to any suggestions.
    I have power steps (Aries) on my truck and they are not wide enough to stand on comfortably. And to make them wider would stress the linkages to failure in my opinion.

    But perhaps something that would pull out from underneath would be not too bad to fabricate.
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    Thanks for the replies. I was hoping someone had solved this. I agree that just bringing it down is easy and cheap. I also thought the power steps would be too narrow. But it was worth a try. If anyone else has an idea let me know. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewcrew View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I was hoping someone had solved this. I agree that just bringing it down is easy and cheap. I also thought the power steps would be too narrow. But it was worth a try. If anyone else has an idea let me know. Thanks

    It might be possible to fabricate a platform that slides straight out on heavy duty slides, similar to drawer slides. You could have two adjustable swing down legs for supporting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBEW Sparky View Post
    It might be possible to fabricate a platform that slides straight out on heavy duty slides, similar to drawer slides. You could have two adjustable swing down legs for supporting it.
    That's along the lines of what I was thinking also. Maybe similar to a truck bed cargo slide. They are pretty beefy.
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    I have a platform step I bought at CW for when the steps are too far off the ground but it should work for this too.

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    This is not the step I have but very similar https://www.campingworld.com/folding...ool-54594.html
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    A picture of what you have currently might help for us visual learning fabricators
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    How about a step aerobic platform step? It's somewhat adjustable, lightweight and easy to set up.
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