Originally Posted by Still Kickin
What year is your Solera? Havn't heard of bad steps.
I have a 2011 Solera and just had to rebuild my steps. The shoulder bolt for the main gear assembly sheared off, backed out and jammed the step. I went to lippert for a replacement shoulder bolt but it did not match the one I had and I could not find an exact replacement anywhere (Mine was approx 7/16 with an odd metric thread, the replacement and all 5/8" shoulder bolts came with 1/2-30)
I took the 1/2 30 to a machine shop and had it turned and threaded to match mine. $45 for a part that should be available for $5, but I put it all back together and it is working fine.
still better than $400 for new steps.
Word to the wise, check that pivot bolt and lubricate if necessary.