The Sunrise Deck, a portable porch with steps, provides an easy way to get in or out of an RV, and you don’t need a wrench, screwdriver or any other tool to assemble it.
With clamping bolts and pieces that fit over each other, the deck is easy for one person to assemble, according to Mike Piper, owner of Sunrise Decks and RV Products. It may take a little longer to put the deck together the first time, Piper said, but after doing it once or twice, most people can complete the task in about 15 minutes. And when it is time to move the RV, the deck can be disassembled quickly and stored away.
Piper didn’t invent the deck, but he admired the design so much that three years ago he acquired the company that produces the deck, and is marketing it to RVers who are looking for an easier way to climb into their fifth wheel, travel trailer or motorhome.
Piper said many of his customers are older people who aren’t as agile as they once were and need a convenient way to bring groceries, laundry baskets and other items inside. Others want to make it easier for their pets to go in an out of the RV. And some use the deck and steps as an aid for children to climb safely aboard.
The standard deck platform is 45 inches square, but it can be expanded to twice or three times that size. There can be three or four steps, depending on the height of the RV entrance.
Sunrise Decks can be ordered with either classic oak flooring or Endeck, a composite material that is maintenance free. For the steps, buyers can choose aluminum, oak or Endeck. The deck has a steel frame for strength, and telescoping legs that can be adjusted individually to compensate for uneven ground.
The decks come in various models, starting at $1,199. For information, visit sunriservproducts.com.