Thursday, October 21, 2021


RV Product Review: Stabilize your RV’s steps with this inexpensive kit

By Tony Barthel
I think I’ve mentioned before that I displace a lot of water in the pool. As such, the steps on my travel trailer, which were mounted to the frame and are probably the same steps many of you have in your RVs, are wiggly. 

I recently saw an email from Lippert announcing their Solid Stance Step Stabilizer Kit. These are relatively simple gadgets that mount to the lowest step on your RV and have drop-down legs that stabilize the steps. These are inexpensive at $39.95, and work with most chassis-mounted RV steps. 

In some ways, these step stabilizers remind me of jack stands in that there is an arm on each one that extends down and locks into place. That way they provide additional support when going up and down the steps. 

What’s in the kit?

This kit comes equipped with dual, individually adjusting legs with four different adjustment angles made to adapt to uneven surfaces, and a height range from 5 to 14 inches.

Installation is relatively easy with your having to drill four holes through the bottom of the lowest metal step. This is one of those jobs even I can do successfully. The steps come with screws and nylon-filled bolts so they don’t back out over time. 

The Solid Stance simply then bolts to the bottom of the step and you’re done. The existing steps fold in and out normally and you have the benefit of a significantly stronger lower step. 

This is one of those projects that, when you’re finished, makes a big difference in your RV. The only reason I didn’t do it sooner is that I simply hadn’t heard of this. 

My wife, in particular, has some knee problems, and this $40 item really makes a difference for her. Who am I kidding – I like them a lot myself. 

If you’ve got the same wiggly steps as I have (had), perhaps this would be a gadget that makes sense in your world, as well. The only negative is that you’ll have to deploy the Solid Stance steps when you open your RV stairs and adjust the legs to properly hit the ground. 


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4 months ago

On May 30th I ordered two of these kits straight from Lippert at $39.95 each. Initially they indicated shipment wouldn’t be until August, but I just received an email saying they’ve been shipped. I should have them in about a week. 🙂

1 month ago
Reply to  Galeyn

An update… The steps on our 2012 Arctic Fox 25y are made by Hickory Springs and these stabilizers would not fit properly. Sadly, they had to be returned. We now use the Camco Save-A-Step brace with two placed under the bottom step for stability.

Bluebird Bob
4 months ago

Don’t think these would work on our rv. Our air steps just slide in and I see that the pins could slide out when driving causing the arm (s) to drop.

Rolling Coal
4 months ago

RV step screw jack $12 on Amazon. Takes about 3 minutes to set up, less than a minute to take out. Keep it simple…..

4 months ago
Reply to  Rolling Coal

The screw jack works good but it takes me more than three minutes to set up and as long to take down.

1 month ago
Reply to  Rolling Coal

Agreed. I bought a screw jack. It cannot be permanently mounted to roll-out steps when they are rolled in and therefore be kept in a bin until used. I riveted some angled aluminum to the bottom of the bottom step, fitting the jack’s upper plate and preventing any slippage on unlevel ground. Mine provides solid footing.

4 months ago

“this $40 item really” ? From where? Amazon seller is listing it for $105.00.

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Don

Sorry, Don. When I noticed last night that the part wouldn’t be available from Lippert until August, I checked to see if it was on Amazon. Sure enough, it was there and as of last night it was also listed at $39.95, and didn’t say that it wasn’t immediately available. So I linked it in the post. (I certainly wouldn’t have linked it if it were listed for much over $39.95!) But I see they changed the ad overnight, so I removed the link to Amazon. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Have a great day! 😀 —Diane

Bob M
4 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

I bought an RV swivel recliner from Amazon. A week later they upped the price over $100. Amazon may not always have the best price and have different prices from different sellers.-

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob M

That’s true, Bob. The prices are always changing. But the huge difference between last night and this morning sure surprised me! Also, the price was listed on the first page of that product last night, but you had to go to different sellers today. So, apparently the original supply, at the lower price, ran out. And the other sellers charged higher prices accordingly. OY! Take care. 😀 —Diane

Robert Jensen
4 months ago

Don’t forget that it’s there when you retract the jacks.