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Old 06-28-2014, 07:53 AM   #41
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I have replaced, rebuilt, replaced and rebuilt my Lippert steps. There are 3 steps on mine and the bolts just keep on shearing. I think because here is such a long cantilever that the bolts can't take the stress and break. I'm afraid someone is going to get hurt
If possible, drill the holes out 1 size and use Gr8 bolts with 6 hash marks on the head.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:05 AM   #42
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If possible, drill the holes out 1 size and use Gr8 bolts with 6 hash marks on the head.
I think he's talking about the main pivot bolt not the individual step treads attachements. I think a 3 stepper already has bolts for the step treads and not rivets. Maybe not though.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:11 AM   #43
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I think he's talking about the main pivot bolt not the individual step treads attachements. I think a 3 stepper already has bolts for the step treads and not rivets. Maybe not though.
Don't know the actual design, but the same would apply to the main pivot bolt unless it is a special configuration. Picture of the bolt/step would be good.

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It's called the shoulder bolt and it's a machined part specific to lipperts electric step configuration. Really a poor step design as seen from all the broken shoulder bolts, including mine.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:11 AM   #45
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It's called the shoulder bolt and it's a machined part specific to lipperts electric step configuration. Really a poor step design as seen from all the broken shoulder bolts, including mine.
Get a hardened sleeve and then use a gr8 bolt thru it. A good machine shop can take a gr8 bolt the size of the shoulder and machine the end down and cut new threads on the end the size needed. Another option is drill out and re-thread where the threads go and use a gr8 bolt the size of the shoulder on the shoulder bolt. Tool & Die shops have gr8 shoulder bolts also.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:34 PM   #46
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:29 PM   #47
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Mine broke while entering the motorhome when I stepped on the top step, the pivot bolt snapped, the steps collapsed and dumped my old bones on the ground. Very shoddy workmanship by Lippert. I was stiff and sore for a couple of weeks, had to cancel a trip, but I'll get by. My dealer, Fun Time RV, in Tualatin, Or replace the Lippert 3 step unit with a Kwikee 2 step that seems much stronger.
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This is the bolt that broke on mine.
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Aprox size minus threads.
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All 4 feet are adjustable, but it's not nearly the height that Mandoholic needs based on his most recent picture post.
X2 / you can adjust them to any ground condition.
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