RV Step Covers for Travel Trailers and Motorhomes
RV steps. They are a necessity to allow you to easily enter your rig (unless you have unnaturally long legs). RV steps aren't exactly very foot friendly as they come from the factory. This is where RV step covers come into play.
Also known as RV step rugs, these covers do a few things: They make the metal RV steps a bit softer underfoot, while removing some of the debris that your shoes may track into your rig.
Oh yeah, they might even provide more grip then the standard RV steps when it is rainy or snowy out, reducing the chance that you might take a tumble as you are exiting or entering your rig. I don't know about you, but I certainly don't want a slip-and-fall accident at my RV's doorway. No thanks!
RV Step Covers Compared
RV Step Cover Reviews
RV step covers come in all different shapes and sizes, not to mention the various materials you can buy them in. We have narrowed the field to what we feel are the best RV step rugs you can get in a few different categories. The amount you can spend on RV step covers varies widely, as does the quality of cover you can purchase.
Read the below RV step cover reviews and find the style that fits your needs. Purchase them. Install them. And quit worrying about slipping on your stock RV steps while reducing the amount of dirt and grime you are tracking into your rig.
Guide to RV Step Covers
You like seeing people bust their butts? OMG, we do too! But of course, it's best to avoid this practice yourself. Falling in or out of your RV can be serious and EXPENSIVE business, killing the fun of it all.
(Still, if you have a good funny video of someone biting it on their RV steps, please send the video to us via the contact form link at the bottom of this page. We will likely laugh at it. Then we may ask for your permission to use it on this page. Of course, need we even say, we don't want to see anyone actually get hurt.) 😂
If you enjoy seeing people bust as much as we do, here's a little montage for you:
Get Those Steps Covered!
If you watched the video, your memory is refreshed about how easy it is to fall. Falling is only funny when someone else does it, so we are here to help YOU stay vertical. We're talking about covering your RV steps with step covers. It's way too easy and cheap of a fix not to do. Most RV steps are made from metal and they have little drain holes in them with maybe some non-skip tape on them.
Metal is nice and strong, but it gets slick in mud or rain. The holes are very very dangerous if you have a dog. Their nail can get stuck in the hole and potentially rip out depending on how fast your pup is going. That wouldn't be funny at all. And metal just really isn't the most hospitable surface for your feet, right?
Therefore, you can easily purchase RV step covers and install them yourself. If you absolutely cannot install them yourself, you're either:
A. Super lazy
B. Unable to kneel down to do the job
The point is that step covers are SUPER EASY to install. Anyone can do it! (Getting up and down from the ground is the only potential hard part.)
Attaching Your Step Cover
Most step covers come with one of two ways of 'adhering' it to your step.
- Hooked spring attachment
- Zip tie attachment
The step covers have grommet holes in them and come with the zip ties or hooked spring fasteners (that attach through the grommet holes) so there are no extra parts to purchase. All you will need for installation are scissors or wire cutters if the RV step covers you purchase have zip ties.
Sizes For RV Step Covers
Not all RV steps are the same size. Here's where you need to do a little manual labor. Yes, you need to pick up that heavy measuring tape, walk alllllllll the way to your RV step, and measure the width and depth. Maybe even the height. We know this is asking a lot, but if you don't, you may end up with a product that doesn't fit. So measure! Measure twice, buy once.
RV Step Cover Material
Now, here's a product that needs to be made with very good quality material or it won't last long.
Camp Addict Co-Founder Marshall got the Prest-O-Fit Wraparound Radius RV stair covers and they have worked for him for over 3 years now. CA Co-Founder Kelly has the plastic type of astro turf stair covers that resemble home door mats.
They have worked well for 2 years, showing no sign of wear.
Marshall's need to be replaced at this time (July 2017).
His are made of a short outdoor turf material which is different than what Kelly's cover is made from. Marshall's 'turf' is much shorter as it's been worn down with use, giving the dirt nowhere to go but to mostly sit on top of the step, ready to be tracked back in. He really needs to change his RV step covers!
We believe that the traditional home mat astro turf RV step covers are the way to go. They give the dirt somewhere to DROP whereas the other kinds don't. While they are the best at knocking off sand and 'hiding' it, depending on the material they are constructed from, they might be a little slick when the steps are wet.
The only caveat with this style is that on some RVs, it causes some bulk and might make putting the steps away a little difficult. In this case, you may have to remove one (or more) of the step covers whenever you store your steps (bit of a pain in the butt, but definitely not the end of the world).
Whatever you choose for YOUR needs, it's best to have a cover for your RV steps, whether it's to replace a worn cover or if you are putting some on for the first time. You don't want to end up like the people in the video above. No, way. You are a Camp Addict and you know better!
Why don't you ditch work this Friday, and get into nature. 🙂 Camp on, Addicts!