The entry at the cargo door is very high off the ground. This posed a problem for entering and exiting comfortably. We had looked at electric retractable steps and permanent nerf bar types of steps and none really caught our fancy. There was one I kind of liked - it had a flat step that retracted or extended when you kicked it. But it was quite expensive and I was sure we would need some modifications to it for mounting. This is due to our grey water tank being in that location. In the end we're very happy with the folding metal step we bought online. It's very stable, has adjustable height, and folds and stores easily.
Countertop space was also a challenge on our test run. To help with that I did two things. 1) I put some rubber stops on the underside of the sink cutout/cover. That way it can sit side ways and expose about 1/3 opening of the sink while providing extra counter space near the outlet at the end of the counter. I also added an aluminum edge strip at the window opening to keep things from falling off the back of the counter into the window well. Lastly, I installed a flip up counter extension at the end of the counter at the cargo door opening. Our camping at Galiano Island was much more comfortable with all of the improvements:)
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Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.