Unboxing & Overview of Specs
In my previous video I talked about how if you were upgrading from the old fold-under-the-rig-style step to the new style and you weren’t going to be using your old steps anymore, you could actually remove those from your rig and fill that empty space with some pretty cool storage solutions from both Lippert and MORryde.
Well, Lippert reached out to me once again to see if I’d be interested in testing out their Solid Step Storage Box and I said “What the hey Stu… send it on over.”
I received the 30 pound package and inside I found it to be very well protected with multiple layers of heavy duty bubble wrap. The actual box weighs in at around 25 pounds and Lippert says it’s rated to hold a hundred pounds of your stuff. It’s made of steel and is covered in a durable black powder coat. It also includes a sealed locking handle with two keys. I found the mounting bracket, hardware and keys packed loose inside the box.
It was now time to install…
Removal of Old Entry Steps
Removing the old steps was a very simple process. There were two carriage bolts on each side of the step. I used a deep 9/16″ socket on my impact to loosen three of the four nuts, but I had to use a wrench on one of them due to the tight quarters.
Once I had all four nuts loose, I removed just the back two bolts. This allowed me to pivot the steps away from the rig for better leverage. I then carefully removed just the nuts from the front while leaving the bolts in place to support the weight of the steps.
At this point I was able to position myself under the steps so I could support them fully. I relieved the weight from the bolts, popped out one, and then had my lovely assistant and camera woman remove the final bolt. With the steps in my lap I carefully lowered them to the ground and that was that.
Once all four holes were drilled, it was time to bolt everything in. The order of hardware for all four holes was bolt through the step bracket… then washer… then spacer… then another washer… then through the box… then another washer… and finally the nut.
I torqued down everything pretty tightly and then I was done.
So how stable was the box after this modified installation? Well, I was able to do push-ups on it with no movement. Then I was able to stand on it. Then I was able to use it as a step for going in and out of the rig. Then I was able to work out vigorously on it. I pulled and jerked and pushed the box with all of my strength and even jumped up and down on it. But nothing I could do would move the box. So yeah, I’m hoping it’ll hold 100 pounds.
The new box is awesome. It looks so much better than the old steps and I’m excited to see how it holds up. We’re going to be keeping all of our ratcheting straps, bungees and other tools we use for loading up and strapping down our car in the garage on travel days.
I’m also super stoked that it can still be used as a step for getting in and out of the garage on the rare occasion we need to.
If you’re interested in learning how to upgrade your old wobbly RV step to the new style so you can also install one of these storage boxes, check that out HERE.
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