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 Post subject: GlowStep Revolution Install
PostPosted: 04/14/16 10:26 
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In late 2015 I was contacted by Torklift International about their GlowStep Revolution replacement RV step assembly. I had been reading about this product on an RV Forum and asked a question or two about the product and then TorkLift contacted me. They were looking for some feedback from actual users since this is a new product. Their offer was to provide a GlowStep Revolution at no charge for a written evaluation after install. I provided the measurements and the GlowStep Revolution showed up. Part of the agreement was that I install promptly and provide the agreed to feedback.

Unfortunately I was unable to hold up my end of the agreement to “install promptly”. I had several issues that came up such as a failed EPDM roof that was leaking and required immediate attention. Because I was not able to “install promptly” I offered to return the GlowStep Revolution to Torklift. They refused and said they would work with me and they have to an amazing degree.

This all ended with the install taking place on 4-10-16.
The OEM steps were removed (heavy) and the GlowStep Revolution frame was installed. After all dimensions were checked to verify which mounting holes to use in the provided brackets the frame was tightened up and the step assembly was installed (2 bolts).

The GlowStep Revolution is a fantastic product IMHO. The quality is excellent, no rocking of my rig as I walk up and down the steps since the weight is on the step landing gear feet. Another feature is the glow panels on the sides of each step. At night it is almost like looking at an airport runway at night. You know exactly where to step with no other lighting needed. I did go from the original 3 step to 4 with the GlowStep Revolution which makes the extra bottom portable step unnecessary. The vertical distance from the door threshold is only 6.5”. I don’t know what the original was since I didn’t measure it prior to removal, but it was a lot more than 6.5” inches. Old knees know the difference however. I don’t have a scale, but I can’t be sure of the exact weight difference, but the GlowStep Revolution is a lot lighter the OEM steel step assembly. You definitely feel the difference when lifting each.

I can’t say enough about Torklift and the GlowStep Revolution. The product is superb and their support is second to none which is very refreshing in today’s world and it is Made In The U.S.A.

Please let me know if any of you have any specific questions not answered in this post. I will gladly help any way I can. I do have other pictures not posted here if there is something specific you want to see.

My recommendation is to get a GlowStep Revolution. You will never regret it.

I am in no way employed by or have any type of relationship with Torklift other than being a very satisfied user of their GlowStep Revolution.

Addendum: 4-14-16

I just found out Torklift has a promotion on right now called #RVStepFail where you can enter for a chance to win the GlowStep Revolution. Here’s the link for those of you that are interested in showing your creative ways of entering your rig. Here is the link to the promo details: http://www.torklift.com/sites/rvstepfail/


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 Post subject: Re: GlowStep Revolution Install
PostPosted: 05/24/16 08:48 
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Recently I was asked how hot the new steps are to bare feet in direct sun. I had no clue and it just got hot enough for a test Sooooooooo:

5-23-2016
Panama City Beach, FL
4:00pm CDT
Outside Temp 85 F measured with Acu-Rite Model 00754W4 mounted in the shade under the door side slide approx. 10’ away from the GSR and 2’ above grade.
Steps are in direct sunlight since 11:00am or 5 hours

Concrete temp directly in front of bottom step 104 F
Bottom step 87 F
Third step 87 F
Second step from top 94 F
Top Step 95 F

I would say the top two steps are warmer due to the reflection off of the white entry door. When stepping on any of the steps bare foot no noticeable heat is noticed, but when the concrete is stepped on it is noticeable hotter.

The temp was taken with:

Klein Tools
Infrared Thermometer
Model# IR1000
Distance from IR1000 to each measured surface was 6”.

My conclusion:

The Glow Step Revolution is much cooler in direct sunlight vs concrete. So much so as to just barely feel warm.

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 Post subject: Re: GlowStep Revolution Install
PostPosted: 02/27/17 03:00 
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nice work on this


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 Post subject: Re: GlowStep Revolution Install
PostPosted: 02/28/17 21:39 
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Sting53 wrote:
nice work on this


Thanks for the kind words. I'm still very happy with my new steps and would do it again even if I had to pay for them. Great product.

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