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Old 04-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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A122 step part?

My father finally came to look at my new A122 pop up. As an old-schooler, he banged everything around, opened and closed everything several times, and generally said it was a weird looking thing. And that the spring mattress is too soft for him so he will sleep on the dinette bed... I don't remember inviting him to go camping with me.

Anyway, he didn't like how loose the step was when stashed under the door. He said it has been recently spray-painted, as the label from the factory was partially sprayed over. I did buy the display model from the dealer. I hadn't thought of looking at the step so closely when I was picking the A122 up. My father suggests there may be something missing from the step so that it does not rattle around when folded under the body of the camper, a rubber gasket that may have been removed for spray painting.

Is he correct? Or is the step just the formed sheet of metal?
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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My 122BH is the same. I believe that this is just the way that they are made. It's OK...go easy on your dad. This is probably the first time that he's been wrong!
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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The step is fine as it comes from the factory. It may seem rattle-y but its quite sturdy and has never failed to work properly for us in three years and 17,000 miles. I did buy one of those aftermarket step rugs, the kind that wraps around the step and fastens on underneath. They sell them at WalMart in the RV section. Funny how a little bit of carpet spiffs up the steps and quiets the sound of entry and exit.
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Mines the same as well (not sure about paint). It's loose when folded in for travel.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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Great, thanks everyone! And I will look into that step wrap. It will probably be safer for my dogs to step on than the bare metal.
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Fathers are the same all around the world.
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Great, thanks everyone! And I will look into that step wrap. It will probably be safer for my dogs to step on than the bare metal.
Yes, our pup didn't want to go up that step. The rug helped.
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