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Old 11-29-2015, 07:28 AM   #11
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I made a typo. Was the bolt a shoulder bolt with a 1/2" thread?

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Old 11-29-2015, 11:09 AM   #12
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I'll try and post photos when I can figure out how!😠

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Old 11-29-2015, 01:36 PM   #13
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Yes one inch
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:39 PM   #14
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gmann55, I'm still not able to figure out how to post a photo of the bolts to this reply.
I measured the bolts and they are approx. 3 5/8" total length. Thread diameter is 1/2", threaded length is 3/4". Non-threaded diameter is 5/8" by 2 1/2" from head of bolt.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Phil57 View Post
Just a word of caution for anyone planning to replace that bolt. Make sure that you replace the bolt with a grade 8 bolt. A regular bolt will not be strong enough.

I agree. You need to make sure you are using a quality bolt. Beware of counterfeit bolts which will have incorrect markings. Buy only from a quality bolt retailer.

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Old 11-29-2015, 06:22 PM   #16
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I believe it is the 1/2 . I contacted lippert directly and ordered the correct shoulder bolt . We used a recommended lock tight 414 which we did per their directions for installation .
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:18 PM   #17
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VERY COMMON ISSUE! not FR issue most MH's use the same similar steps so they all have the same issues, Just call FR and get it back to them for replacement.
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:51 AM   #18
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I had the same issue with the shoulder bolt shearing off. I called LCI and they shipped me a new set of Kwikee power steps for free. This was on a 2013 MH. All they required was a picture of the broken bolt.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:54 PM   #19
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The Dealer came to my place yesterday and brought a new Kwikee Step instead of the Lippert step, They said this was the replacement, I'm Glad I didn't get another Lippert, I've have Kwikee before with no problems
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:17 PM   #20
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Had the same issue while in Florida last week. Bolt broke and fell out when I stepped out of the Motorhome. Took a header but not hurt. I installed the steps in July, so 4 month old steps fail, not good. I took the MH to Sanders RV sales/repair in Alachua, FL. Cost $152.40 to have the bolt changed out. The weld is why the labor cost was so high. The tech had to grind the weld out. I contacted Lippertt yesterday about a new set of steps and reimbursement for the repair. We will see what happens.


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