Monday, April 23, 2012

Step + Stool = Step Stool

Is step stool one word or two?

Ah, it's two.
Had to peeksey at the package.

Soooo today's post is about stools!

NO! Not *that* kind!

I'll leave *that* kind up to other bloggers to bring up.

Not me.

No thanks.

So I went to WalMart to get some other things & while there, I thought I'd pick up spray paint & primer to redo my old step stool. I have new rubber (no, not *that* kind) feetseys for the old stool (no, not *that* kind). I'll take off the rubber (no, not *that* kind) mat off the stool (no, not *that* kind)& refinish it. I'll get my sander out, sand it, prime it, paint it, make it like new again! Yay! :-)) Big happy face.

Uh oh...:-( Big happy face goners.

Stool (no, not *that kind) is in bad shape.

First, take off the rubber (no, not *that* kind) mat off. It breaks to pieces.

OK, no problem, I'll just buy something new to put over that surface. Should not be hard to find something. Well, ok, this doesn't look good. Not good at all.

But I think, OK, I'll still sand it off, prime it, paint it.

It will be fine.

I flip it over.

OK, it's cracked up. All the way through. OK, take paint back, get money back. No sense in trying to restore this project stool. (no, not *that kind)

So I took paint back to WalMart & bought a new stool! (no, not *that* kind. That kind is free)

OK, so you say new stool (no, not *that* kind) is rather useless? It's no more than a flat brick on the ground?

OK, I'll unfold it then.

Happy now?

Unfortunately, there might be one small problem with new ...step. Whew, now I don't have to type that phrase anymore.

It's only rated for 200 pounds. Not a problem for me, but it could be a problem for friends & others. (ok, so who are the others??, I don't know)

Or if I had a sick dog & had to pick it up & carry it inside of the RV. My dogs are big, so their weight plus mine then could be a problem. This sto....step was only $13.00. So I'm debating on keep it? Take it back? Go to Camping World & spend money I really don't have on a better more heavy duty sto....step? Or go to CW just to see what they have first? Maybe that's my best option. Spend the gas $$ to go to CW to check out their stoo...steps.

I'm tempted to keep this one since it folds for other things around the RV. But I also have two smaller step stools that I already use inside of the RV because I can't reach inside of some of my top cabinets.

Wow. Life is hard.

PS, I've heard that if you use those carpet strips over your RV steps, that they too can rust out under them & you don't realize it till it's too late.
I don't use my RV steps because there's "give" to them when you step on them & I don't like that. So I use a st--- instead
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~


  1. With all the problems you've had with your surgery, you really don't want to take a chance on a little step like that, do you?

    1. I'm going to give it a few days. It really is very stable. Surprisingly so. I've used steps before that weren't & have had them flip on me. This one actually feels pretty stable. I went to CW's site to see what they have & their site is under construction. I wish my old one hadn't rusted...I expect in time that the plastic one will too ;-)

  2. Thanks for the smiles and giggles tonight!

  3. What a funny post tonight!!! Nice play on words and their double meanings!!
    I like the new stool (not "that" kind).

  4. Thanks, I was wondering if I should do a "depends" post? ;-)

  5. LOL, cute post. I use a folding step, too. My stairs couldn't decide if they wanted to stay in or out while I was driving, I had the electric to the stairs disconnected.

    1. Oh Teri, that would not be fun! I don't blame you for disconnecting them. After I bought my RV, I was driving it home. I heard the steps come out & drop! Ack! I'm on the beltway, no where to pull over. The person that was showing the steps to me didn't push them into place & I didn't realize it. Fortunately, no damage done.

  6. My education is complete and I now have a very good understanding of the difference between steps and stools (no, not that kind).

  7. Life can be hard. I don't like Rv steps either. I had a plastic step stool. And I bought a 2 stepper but the bottom step was to narrow. Now I don't have to worry about it. I don't know if I like that part or not.

  8. Decisions,,decisions...I guess if that is the most important one you are doing pretty well. Hard to find anything anymore (two words?) that will last!

  9. The stoo... step you bought looks fine. I couldn't stand on it without crushing it however and I'm down 50lbs! Doh...

    There are some nice heavy duty adjustable kind but at $80.00 I haven't purchased one yet. I don't understand how they can cost so much. We use a cheapo plastic stoo... step that can handle the weight. Cost around 10 bucks at WallMart.

    Have a great week!


  10. You don't "bring up" stool. If you do, it's a problem.

    You go to Walmart to leave stool. That's known as a "freebie."


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