Torklift GlowStep Installation Report

Yesterday, we installed a set of Torklift GlowSteps on the back of our Wolf Creek 850. The installation was pretty easy though there’s always a bit of apprehension anytime you drill holes in your camper. For our particular application, we needed to drill six holes for the GlowStep mounting bracket. A call to Northwood Manufacturing confirmed that aluminum bracing around the door extends 1.5 inches, so there’s ample support for the steps.

We bought Torklift’s four-step model, but should have ordered the one with five steps (the camper is much higher than we thought with the bracket mounted at a height of 39 inches). It’s not a problem as Torklift sells what they call the Add-a-Step, which we’ve already ordered.

The Glow Step is pretty neat. The lightweight, aluminum steps are collapsible and have strips of glow-in-the-dark high-bond tape on each step. Torklift claims that the steps will glow-in-the-dark for 10 hours with only five minutes of light exposure. We’re going camping this weekend, so we’ll see.

Torklift GlowStep with Torklift SafeStep add-on.

GlowSteps can be purchased in kits in various sizes, consisting of between two to six steps, with the option to add or remove steps using our Add-A-Step option. Composed of 100 percent aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel, the rust-free steps have a unique SureGrip step tread to create an anti-slip surface. Engineered with a special hinge design, the truck camper steps deploy and retract with ease, yet are built to maintain longevity and durability.

The Torklift GlowSteps are extraordinarily sturdy by connecting the camper to the ground. With the option of adding the All Terrain Landing Gear, the adjustable feet ensure solid placement on any slope or type of terrain. Of all of Torklift’s add-on kits, we recommend getting the SafeStep as it makes using the steps easier, especially for pets.

We have a small Gorilla hitch lock that we will use to secure the steps to the camper. We’ve also ordered special locks for the Fastguns, so they don’t sprout legs and walk away while on campouts.

Torklift GlowStep Mounting Bracket installed.

Details on the installation of the Glow Step Add-A-Step can be found by clicking here. 

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6 Comments

  1. Your pictures show the mounting attachment very well. This will definitely influence my thoughts about purchasing. Do you know what the height of your door base is? Thanks. OLD,FAT and not so able to step high anymore.

  2. I have similar steps on my Palomino Bronco 1251 but was not sure that the metal strap would keep them folded up securely during transportation but your experience suggests I should give it a try instead of removing them for storage while on the road.

  3. Mike,

    Do you take your steps off when you travel or do you fold them up and secure them in some way? Thanks.

    • Hi Wanderer, the step itself doesn't touch but a solid aluminum band well below the bottom step. Yes, you just order another step. I had to do exactly that. How to install it is in this blog. It's called the Add-A-Step.

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