John and Michael were already underway as it turns out having already moved the truck starter batteries to make way for the steps and confirmed that with the decision to build a drop step into the floor frame, a two step version of the electric steps will be sufficient. The height of the truck was a concern in terms of the number of steps we would need. In the end we are all happy that the decision to build the drop step is the best choice.
Even better news the floor frame has already been built and we had a quick view as we raced off at the end of the meeting - still in the teeming rain. The creek at the end of the road was still under the bridge. Later in the day - at work - I learned the main highway was cut again at King John creek. Busy day up the highway at 0630 , back down the highway in time for work at 1300 and beat the rising creek, and then more water issues at work!