Lippert uses cheap-ass aluminum rivets that shear off at the scissor. I was carrying a case of wine up the steps and on the way back down empty handed the top step let go. I'm 6'4 and 260 lbs. If I was carrying that case and it broke I would have gotten perty banged up. I drilled out and replaced all the junk with Grade 8 bolts, washers and nylock nuts. No more issues.
2010 Cedar Creek 5th Wheel 34SATS "The Beast"
2006 Ford F350 Lariat 6.0L Diesel
2003 Harley Heritage Softail "Hogzilla"
1988 Harley Softail Custom "The Fireman"
1986 Marriage to "Wifey" (patience of a saint)