We use our cover only on long trips of 2 days or more and include boondocking. (rest areas and walmarts etc..). if we have the step cover down then we use the van doors to enter and exit.
When we stop at campgrounds or final destination (friend or family house) then we slide it behind the drivers seat to store it.
If all our trips were local or within 1 days drive then we would probably never use it.