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Torklift Glowstep

Postby Lost in the wilds » 05 Jul 2015 13:27

I noticed a couple of these last weekend. A few queries:
Are they worth it?
Where did you get them from?
Anyone have the "All Terrain Landing Gear"? Do you get that from NASA?

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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby zildjian » 05 Jul 2015 16:08

would probably be cheaper to buy this with set included


than a new set by themselves
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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby zildjian » 05 Jul 2015 16:21

Well they are avaiable from States for over £300 + £100 shipping Grant orders stuff from star spangled spanner

though they don't appear to carry them presently, might be worth a call all the same
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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby zildjian » 05 Jul 2015 16:34

'Four' steps are much cheaper though off E-bay
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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby lamp-it » 05 Jul 2015 18:50

bet there arent many of those on sale in uk, quite pricey though nice, not so much call for them here or someone could make those up
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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby TrueDink » 05 Jul 2015 22:06

CR Brophy make a similar set out of aluminium checker plate. You can get them from ebay too. They are around the £250 mark to get them here same as the Glowsteps.

Star Spangled Spanner wouldn't get me a set as the shipping was too much and they are VERY expensive.

I got my replacement Glowstep set from Niche Marketing. Greg ordered a set to come in with a consignment of campers. He doesn't keep them in stock but if you gave him a few months notice he would bring a set over from the states. I decided to go for the Glowstep because you can lock them in place so they wouldn't be stolen again.

Admittedly they are expensive but imho they are worth every penny. I really missed having mine after they were stolen.
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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby Que » 07 Jul 2015 12:07

The Glowsteps are manufactured by Torklift in the states who will only take orders via an agent. I got mine via Panther RV in the states who I found to be extremely helpful.

Two models are available, one with 6 inch wide steps the other with 8 inch wide steps. They adapt to almost any height your mounted camper might be at as they are of the scissor style construction and are very rugged.

They are expensive with the import charges and shipping but in our opinion were worth every penny. They make getting in and out of the mounted camper very easy and safe.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvvrk218illwb ... 1.JPG?dl=0

We found the four step version right for our Apollo/Navara whilst mounted, not needed when unmounted.
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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby Lost in the wilds » 07 Jul 2015 14:07

I've just ordered our Glowsteps from the USA through Amazon - 3 steps, 6" tread.
£198.07 inc. delivery and taxes. Hopefully take about 2 weeks.

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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby Peaky » 07 Jul 2015 14:38

Lost in the wilds wrote:I've just ordered our Glowsteps from the USA through Amazon - 3 steps, 6" tread.
£198.07 inc. delivery and taxes. Hopefully take about 2 weeks.

Thanks for all the advice, Chris


Get ready for the import duty & vat charge payable to the courier on delivery, Chris.

It should be 10% Import Duty & then 20% VAT ;) ;)
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Re: Torklift Glowstep

Postby zildjian » 07 Jul 2015 15:34

And I don't think asking for them gift wrapped in something festive is going to work either,
had an invoice on some monitor hardware quickly followed with a rather stern looking invoice,
then the manufacturer stateside had even sent something quite different (but more valuable) which I was able to resell her and buy what I'd actually asked for.

not actually a fan of dealing with American Co's any more that Chinese as its the return option is essentially removed
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