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Old 07-07-2016, 01:40 PM   #11
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Hi Oakman (Bob):

Thought we had to have the Service Requests in by July 1st? Already turned mine in last month.

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Old 07-07-2016, 01:47 PM   #12
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When you go up to the service center they usually ask if you have any changes, I would at least mention it then. I consider this to be a safety item.

Last year I played the age card to get them to fix something extra on my rig.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:49 PM   #13
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I replaced all the rivets with Gr 8 bolts and nyloc nuts. Stainless will not rust, but they are still soft.
X2. Depending on the grade of stainless steel used, they will be either too soft or too brittle. Not what you want to use for steps that will be constantly bearing weight.
Use either grade 5 (good) or grade 8 (best), and you'll never have another problem.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:44 PM   #14
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Has anyone seen this rivet fail? Just got back from a trip in our 2013 34 RLSA, and found the rivet on the right side of the steps missing. Put a temporary fix on it, but it's not the correct one.


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I have the same year and model Cedar Creek and had the same problem while it was under the original warranty. They repaired it it with grade 8 bolts but I believe they went to a 5/8 size bolt. I have since replaced the steps with a four step unit, much better built imo.
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Not exactly sure which rivets your talking about? Are the 3 and 4 step units different?

If possible would someone post a picture.

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Not exactly sure which rivets your talking about? Are the 3 and 4 step units different?

If possible would someone post a picture.

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The four step is just easier to climb, don't have to take as big a step. I think the one I installed is just better made and rated for more weight.
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I replaced all the rivets with Gr 8 bolts and nyloc nuts. Stainless will not rust, but they are still soft.
Replaced all the rivets on the steps with Gr 8 bolts washers and nyloc nuts as OC recommends, about a $3.00 investment in safety. Glad I did it when I did as two of the rivets were very loose. I used a cold chisel tool and hammer to knock the ends off and the rivets fell off. Check all the bolts and screws holding the steps to the trailer, several of mine were not tight at all.
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CC replaced the steps as a Safety Item during the Goshen Rally.


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