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Nissan Navara extra or larger side step
19-02-20, 05:02 PM
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Nissan Navara extra or larger side step
Hello.
Old age and new hip has got to me! I am having trouble getting in to the drivers seat on the Navara because of height (or my short legs) and wonder if anyone has ever fitted a retracting step which would make entry lower. The standard step doesn't help on the drivers side although because of my problem the passenger side is fine. I have found that Thule make an electric step which pulls out and down which is just what I need but having contacted Thule they had no experience of fitting to a Navara. Has anybody done anything like this?
Nigel
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05-03-20, 10:04 AM
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RE: Nissan Navara extra or larger side step
hi, sorry though cant help you on that question.
i drive a mitzy canter as i find that so easy to handle and control .
you can stamp on the pedals rather than press forwards.
they can be awkward for some to get into though
might be worth you trying many different vehicles and see what fits you.
have a good one and have many adventures. cheers alan.
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05-03-20, 05:25 PM
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RE: Nissan Navara extra or larger side step
Jacqui has the same problem so she gets in first using a domestic hop up. As you are the driver how about tying the hop up to a length of string and when in just hauling it up. The other day as a try out with 2 special disability type cushions on the seat for a softer ride we used a 2 step hop up available from Amazon / eBay etc. This is a cheaper option than an expensive caravan step and the fitting of it.
Bob
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31-03-20, 04:18 PM
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Batteries
Unlike my car which started fine after a 2 months away in the rig last year my DMax will have a flat battery in 6 weeks. As it is not being used I have just had it on a trickle charge for 6 hours. I have one of those devices as shown on Amazon that plugs into the lighter socket and shows voltage and temperature.
The truck has an intelligent alternator. I wonder if this so very clever device actually allows a small "leak" through. All other devices are unplugged from the 2 extra lighter sockets that are not wired via the starting key.
Any ideas? Bob
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01-04-20, 08:48 AM
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RE: Nissan Navara extra or larger side step
If it's any consolation Bob, my Nav is exactly the same! A mate of mine who's an ex Nissan Tech told me that it's not uncommon with these modern tech packed cars.

Layed up our 2000 Citroen Berlingo based Romahome for the winter. Came back after nearly 4 months and she fired up like I'd only just switched her off!
Try that with a Nav, no chance! Even with a brand new battery, my Nav will last about 7 to 8 weeks without showing signs of slowing. Consequently, as mine is more or less layed up for the 8 month season (once a month to get the oil round her) , I have a greenhouse tube heater under the dash and a CTEC charger permanently connected.


errrrr, with apologies to the O/P32

Kountrylite 26RL high profile+2008 Nav Adventura Auto with DTE.
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01-04-20, 10:51 AM
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RE: Nissan Navara extra or larger side step
Thanks that's what I thought. You were lucky for your Citroen to start after 4 months even if the battery was disconnected. My elderly 1998 Escort diesel started after 10 weeks of no use when I returned from a holiday in NZ. The battery had been replaced just a year before. The only problem was that the cylinder bores had dried out and there was no compression but cold start ether soon fixed that and after some 5 mins of running I turned the engine off and it started next day just fine. If you attempt this please remember to disconnect the glow plus first.
Bob
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