My wife cannot reach the control panel above the steps on the ACE. (She is under 5') We have been considering making a step cover so she can access the panel with the folding step stool she uses to get to the overhead cabinets. I have been on the fence about the need for it as I can access it but that has not sold so well with the DW as she wants to be able to get at the genny, H2O pump and HWH on her own. Her point is what if I'm not around when she wants to start the genny, the panel is in a stupid spot. Which it is. (Cost savings for Thor?) Guess I'll be making something as well.