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.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.
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.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.