Side steps,nerf bars... whatever you call them

Hey all, my rig arrives this week. Can you post a pic of you running boards with brand name as well if you’d buy the same again. Looking for options, ideally something that won’t hold snow or ice all of the time.
 

asimba2

2016 4cyl High Roof 144
I really like the Amp Powerstep. It folds up so you aren't dragging it off-road, yet it lowers and projects-out to make a very functional step. I've been in and out of a lot of vans at van meets and I feel it makes the best step. Most fixed steps are mounted too high with too small of a tread to be very functional.


A functional step is especially needed on a 4x4 where the plastic molded entry step is almost 24" off the ground.
 
I really like the Amp Powerstep. It folds up so you aren't dragging it off-road, yet it lowers and projects-out to make a very functional step. I've been in and out of a lot of vans at van meets and I feel it makes the best step. Most fixed steps are mounted too high with too small of a tread to be very functional.


A functional step is especially needed on a 4x4 where the plastic molded entry step is almost 24" off the ground.
My issue with AMP surrounds my living in a place that it snows 3-4 times per week, I feel like the mechanical stuff is an issue waiting to happen in my environment. Other than that, they make complete sense.
 

wquek

Work in progress
If you live in a climate that has snow and they use salt and gravel, forget about power steps. They won’t last. We live in Canada and so often you see trucks with automatic steps drive around with them stuck open. Our Sprinter salesman does not recommend it either. You are better off with something fixed like Roambuilt, Rugged or Aluminess if you want steps. If you want something that preserves ground clearance, nothing better than Vancompass.
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
I like the Backwood adventure mods steps that are coming out. We have a prototype set on our van, super happy with how strong they actually are
Untitled by FreedomVanGo Van Builders, on Flickr
 

Advonture

Member
If you live in a climate that has snow and they use salt and gravel, forget about power steps. They won’t last. We live in Canada and so often you see trucks with automatic steps drive around with them stuck open. Our Sprinter salesman does not recommend it either. You are better off with something fixed like Roambuilt, Rugged or Aluminess if you want steps. If you want something that preserves ground clearance, nothing better than Vancompass.
what is the surface composite of the Vancompass steps? i can't tell if it's a griptape type surface or if its just smooth - i can't imagine they made it smooth w no texture.
 

Mr. Bills

2016 170 HR 4x4 Class B Conversion
I have Luverne grip steps on my recently acquired Sprinter.



Although they don't seem to be one of the "favored" brands on Sprinter forums and they are no one's idea of "pretty," they are sturdy, reasonably priced and do exactly what they are intended to do - grip, not hold snow or ice, and not contribute to tracking stuff inside.
 

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