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Old 09-03-2016, 03:51 AM   #1
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Step bolt missing, need to replace

We have the three step sets. The bolt to the 2nd step is missing. Went to RV dealer and they said company won't sell replacement part. Any idea what type of bolt to buy at hardware store?

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I just had the same problem, The top rivet I guess I would call it sheared off, I just went to ace and bought a new bolt and nut and replaced it, it works fine I think I bought stainless steel. Took the old one with me to get the correct dimension. I just put the nut on the inside for clearance sake.
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Witch Dr is correct,what you have pictured is a "Rivet" they require a Special Machine or Tool to install! If you go to a "Fastenal Store" they can supply the fastener you need! Just using a Bolt,washers and lock nut is not the Best repair! Youroo!!
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Witch Dr is correct,what you have pictured is a "Rivet" they require a Special Machine or Tool to install! If you go to a "Fastenal Store" they can supply the fastener you need! Just using a Bolt,washers and lock nut is not the Best repair! Youroo!!
It will work unless you need a crane like Youroo to get picked up. By the way Youroo what is the difference, it couldn't be weaker, I was going to replace all mine, there all starting to rust out. Hate to fall like I almost did when mine broke, and I only way 99 lbs dripping wet..
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...Just using a Bolt,washers and lock nut is not the Best repair! Youroo!!
Contrary to Youroo's statement, Replace all of the rivets with Gr 8 bolts, washers and nyloc nuts.
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If your going to Quote Me use the whole thing not just Part! You must be a part time Political Writer? Youroo!!
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Do like OC says and the stairs will forever be as solid as they were the first one or two times you used them (if you purchased the RV new).
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If your going to Quote Me use the whole thing not just Part! You must be a part time Political Writer? Youroo!!
The rest of your statement was ok, was just taking issue with "...Just using a Bolt,washers and lock nut is not the Best repair!"
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I think I'm going to replace all mine, forgot about using grade 8 bolts and nuts, they will last for ever, someone could get really hurt when they break off. Even a young person with good balance, and then you have me, my balance is getting worst as I age. People think I'm drunk but it's just a balance effect..
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Contrary to Youroo's statement, Replace all of the rivets with Gr 8 bolts, washers and nyloc nuts.
OC is right, nyloc nuts on anything or any place where there is a nut on the trailer, inside or outside,..... don't trust regular nuts with LOCK washers
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