Fold-up camping step

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:57
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Hi all, Sometime ago there was discussion on the forum about fold up camping/caravan steps. There is a fold up stool/step on sale at Aldi stores for $6. It is the type featured in e-bay & other outlets however this one has a load rating up to 150 Kg. Some of the fold up steps are only for children to use as a stool or step. Unless it has a load rating be very careful as they can break causing nasty injuries. Monty.
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Reply By: snoopyone - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 13:12

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 13:12
Tried one out on Friday Jumped up and down on it a few times and it didnt break. Im just under 100kg.

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Reply By: garrycol - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 13:15

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 13:15
Don't believe the load rating on the Aldi stuff. I bought 3 of them and I weigh 110kg and have squashed two of them - the other has not been used. Aldi was not interested when I bought the issue to their attention.

I was tempted to take the problem with relevant authorities but was going to be too much hassle.

I would say their max load rating is about 100kg with a safe load of only about 80kg.

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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 16:29

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 16:29
Hi Garry, not related to this topic but related to Aldi.

We recently had a problem with some batteries purchased from Aldi which among other things were installed in a small portable radio. The ones in the radio leaked & as a result stuffed the radio.

We brought the problem to the attention of our local Aldi store who promptly refunded us the cost of the batteries. They asked us the value of the radio ($70.00) & a couple of weeks later we received a $70.00 voucher from them by way of compensation.

We also received a phone call from the area Manager and one from their customer service people at their head office apologising for the inconvenience caused.

So it is a shame that you experienced this poor customer service from them as our experience was totally the opposite. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Sahara - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 21:12

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 21:12
that is pretty good of them barry. Alot of companies will just fob you away.
I had a similar experience when a ipod waterproof case leaked while swimming and broke my ipod classic.
Apple came to the party and refunded teh case and replaced the ipod.
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Reply By: snapper49 - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 16:53

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 16:53
mine collapsed on me on a hot day when the plastic became soft
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Reply By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 17:28

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 17:28
Hello Orejap, I have one of these to get on and off the back of my cruiser for nearly four years, with the big feet it is great at the beach .
From memory it was around $29 from big w.
Rob Mac
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Follow Up By: Member - David Will (VIC) - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 07:16

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 07:16
Hi Guys,

Rob Mac is on the money here, we have had one of the as well and find it great, we use it to climb onto our camper trailer bed and great for other little jobs as well.

Thinking of getting another one to use around the house.

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Reply By: gonebush SA - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 22:39

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 22:39
we have been on the lookout for a good step for our van and couldn't find the right thing until last week, the people camped opposite us had just what we were looking for it was an aerobics step, they are wide and long, low to the ground and have adjustable heights as most of them have extra leg height parts or platform heights and they also have a shock absorber in them and are even cheaper than caravan type steps, big W or Kmart have them for around $20 from what i've been told, but don't buy them from a sports store as they are a lot dearer.
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