Laura SuarezSee other accessory reviews written by Laura Suarez
Visual Designer & Frontend developer
NOT A GREAT deal of thought goes into the purchase of the average caravan step, but the wrong one can cause problems. Poor quality steps can be unstable or slippery and it's easy to injure yourself.
The MGI Giant Plastic Step makes getting in and out of your caravan very easy. It is tall, putting you 370mm (14 and a half inches) off the ground. A standard caravan step is typically about two thirds of that height. The Giant Step is a double step, but both step heights are lower than a standard caravan step. It is ideal for kids or for those with mobility issues who find the standard climb a bit of a struggle.
So the Giant Step is high but it is also wide-based. This makes it very sturdy. Even if you stand on the outside edge of the large tread area, it will not tip up. The actual step area is huge too. It has ridges moulded onto the face to minimise the chances of slipping if you step on or off it with wet shoes or boots.
Recommended pricing for the British-made MGI Giant Double Step puts it close to £25 but by shopping around, you will cleave that cost to under £20 making it look very good value.
For seasonal pitches or those who struggle with the step up into their tourer, the MGI Giant Step is money well spent. For those who don't need the extra height, a more compact, conventional step will suffice.
- Recommended pricing for the British-made MGI Giant Double Step puts it close to £25
- Conventional step will suffice
- Giant Step is money well spent
- You will cleave that cost to under £20 making it look very good value