Great mods you have been doing ! Congrats. I agree there is an issue with the 2 original steps. The issue we had was that the bottom step was almost hitting the ground and the distance between the top step and the trailer was huge. It was the 1st mod we did after buying ours, lifting the bottom step up and away from the ground by grinding off some of the parts of those steps. Problem solved and so much easier on the knees too.
2011 Shadow Cruiser S185FBS
2017 Ford F -150