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I've a 2012 Ram 2500 with stock nerf bars. My co-pilot has knee problems and is finding it tough to climb in. Any suggestions to add an additional step? I never off-road so I'm not concerned about ground clearance. Tks
 

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Not a fix but a band aid ! I have a 87 y/o mother in law that I take out to dinner or to visit her sister! I have a foot stool to give her the added step. Cheap and works. Plus I stand next to her for the added hand !
Not sure how low AMP steps go but the price from what I hear is like Damnnnnnnnnnn
Now if your handy you may be able to make a swing step that mounts to you step or maybe one that slips over you boards ! Sorry not much help but a GREAT question and I will be following to see what the gear heads says.


Disclaimer : I am a Old Fart so any stupid thing I say is because I am old and senile :O

Just found this on You Tube. Sounds like he is doing what you want for the same reason.. His wife's knee problem ! I have had good luck using google :)

https://video.search.yahoo.com/sear...7f4b14e6b2d6b9d6470928b8551a4c63&action=click

and maybe these can be modded ?


https://www.ebay.com/p/N-Fab-ASU001-Bed-Access-Add-a-step-Truck-Step/5017022087?iid=223110313062

https://www.ebay.com/p/N-Fab-ASU001...Truck-Step/5017022087?iid=273125124604&chn=ps

https://runningboardwarehouse.com/c...MIiOOHvsmr3QIVlbjACh3ZUA-0EAYYBiABEgJuDfD_BwE

https://video.search.yahoo.com/sear...=7ba66edc72996d9d44d6bb36c891b839&action=view
 

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Not a fix but a band aid ! I have a 87 y/o mother in law that I take out to dinner or to visit her sister! I have a foot stool to give her the added step. Cheap and works. Plus I stand next to her for the added hand !
Not sure how low AMP steps go but the price from what I hear is like Damnnnnnnnnnn
Now if your handy you may be able to make a swing step that mounts to you step or maybe one that slips over you boards ! Sorry not much help but a GREAT question and I will be following to see what the gear heads says.


Disclaimer : I am a Old Fart so any stupid thing I say is because I am old and senile :O
I resemble that old fart comment. I also have an 87 y/o mother in law. I make sure I close her door when she gets in because she's a door slammer and will rattle the whole truck if I let her close it.
 

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Amp does make steps that come down lower than normal for the lifted trucks. A pair of those might come down low enough
 

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My 2500 is stock height. The Amp steps I put on pretty much split the overall height from the ground up to the floor level. Mine measures 14" from the ground to the step and 14.25 from the step to the floor. The do offer a model that goes lower but that will probably increase the distance from the step to the floor. They were pricey but stay much cleaner and drier than the factory boards did.
 

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I resemble that old fart comment. I also have an 87 y/o mother in law. I make sure I close her door when she gets in because she's a door slammer and will rattle the whole truck if I let her close it.
LOL I hear you . My Mother In Law lets the door slam open :O Man that bugs me lol ,But like you I do help her in and close the door as she will yank the crap out of it as well ! On my Cheap HHR that can break the cheap plastic handle :O Now I pick her up in the RAM it will with stand her abuse lol
Sad part is she is slowly going down hill , so her quirrks do not bother me anymore :)
 

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my wife has hag 12 back and neck surgeries. i put a single universal step under my nerf bars only on the pass. side. The garage calls it the "2 stepper".
I believe it was a BULL DOG UNIVERSAL SINGLE STEP. I bought it on E-Bay
It works great for my wife
 

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Do it, like the woman in the video I've seen- put a cord to a plastic foot stool. when she's in, she can pull it up and let it down with it.
 

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I did the foot stool route for my Mother-in-Law. It'd be a tough thing to do everyday, but for her it was really the only answer.
 

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I have the Amp research steps on my Powerwagon. My 5 foot tall on a good day co pilot, 87 year old mother in law and other barely mobile relatives can get into the beast with no to minimal effort.


They are pricey, but after having owned a similar rock crawler powered step on the Jeep before and now these, they will be priced into the purchase should the need ever come to trade this one in.
 

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Not a fix but a band aid ! I have a 87 y/o mother in law that I take out to dinner or to visit her sister! I have a foot stool to give her the added step. Cheap and works. Plus I stand next to her for the added hand !
Not sure how low AMP steps go but the price from what I hear is like Damnnnnnnnnnn
Now if your handy you may be able to make a swing step that mounts to you step or maybe one that slips over you boards ! Sorry not much help but a GREAT question and I will be following to see what the gear heads says.


Disclaimer : I am a Old Fart so any stupid thing I say is because I am old and senile :O

Just found this on You Tube. Sounds like he is doing what you want for the same reason.. His wife's knee problem ! I have had good luck using google :)

https://video.search.yahoo.com/sear...7f4b14e6b2d6b9d6470928b8551a4c63&action=click

and maybe these can be modded ?


https://www.ebay.com/p/N-Fab-ASU001-Bed-Access-Add-a-step-Truck-Step/5017022087?iid=223110313062

https://www.ebay.com/p/N-Fab-ASU001...Truck-Step/5017022087?iid=273125124604&chn=ps

https://runningboardwarehouse.com/c...MIiOOHvsmr3QIVlbjACh3ZUA-0EAYYBiABEgJuDfD_BwE

https://video.search.yahoo.com/sear...=7ba66edc72996d9d44d6bb36c891b839&action=view

My mom is also 87 and I use the Rubbermaid stool for her. Like you I stand right there assisting, I also place one of my feet on the stool just in case.
 

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My RAM has some "lift" but not as much as many that I see in the area. The simple fix for me has been a small collapsible step stool that I kept behind the front passenger seat. Unfortunately, my M-I-L is wheel chair bound and has never been in my truck. Early on in my ownership of the truck, my F-I-L was able to get in with the step stool but it was still a bit of a challenge. I ALWAYS had to coach him on what foot went in first and to make sure that he didn't rely too much on the "oh $hit" grab handle because we all know how strong that item is :smiledown:. Slamming the door and flinging it open were always issues too. Most of the time I closed the door for him and I tried hard to park so that there was an empty parking spot on the right side of the truck to prevent damage to my truck or anything next to it. Over the past year, his condition has gone more than a bit downhill so none of those things are much of an issue anymore. My current issue is with my wife. She don't need no stinkin' step stool BUT the grab handle is just waitin' to bust loose :SHOCKED:
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My RAM has some "lift" but not as much as many that I see in the area. The simple fix for me has been a small collapsible step stool that I kept behind the front passenger seat. Unfortunately, my M-I-L is wheel chair bound and has never been in my truck. Early on in my ownership of the truck, my F-I-L was able to get in with the step stool but it was still a bit of a challenge. I ALWAYS had to coach him on what foot went in first and to make sure that he didn't rely too much on the "oh $hit" grab handle because we all know how strong that item is :smiledown:. Slamming the door and flinging it open were always issues too. Most of the time I closed the door for him and I tried hard to park so that there was an empty parking spot on the right side of the truck to prevent damage to my truck or anything next to it. Over the past year, his condition has gone more than a bit downhill so none of those things are much of an issue anymore. My current issue is with my wife. She don't need no stinkin' step stool BUT the grab handle is just waitin' to bust loose :SHOCKED:
RipVan
 
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