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Old 06-29-2014, 09:14 PM   #51
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:21 PM   #52
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Broken steps

The same thing happened to us on our Georgetown. We were in a CG in NC and it was pouring rain and my husband had to crawl under and do a quick fix. On the way home to PA, we stopped at the dealer in Hamburg, Pa and they ordered new steps, but we had to pay shipping. Our rig was still under warranty.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #53
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You might try finding a tool & die shop and ask if they have a 5/8 x 2-1/2" shoulder bolt they might sell to you. They are normally a gr8.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #54
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FR replaced my steps with Kiwi last summer at the factory in elkart IN while I was on a trip. They had broken the week before in PA on I77. I Just happen to still have the LCI bolt that broke.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:59 PM   #55
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FR replaced my steps with Kiwi last summer at the factory in elkart IN while I was on a trip. They had broken the week before in PA on I77. I Just happen to still have the LCI bolt that broke.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:06 PM   #56
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You might try finding a tool & die shop and ask if they have a 5/8 x 2-1/2" shoulder bolt they might sell to you. They are normally a gr8.
Here's the bolt that fails the most and the cause, the gear that drives it. If loosened the gear plate drives around it. Shears in short order.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:08 PM   #57
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Just wanted to add one more set of broken steps to the thread.

Stepped out of coach and it just went away. Didnt hit the ground but the ham string is not happy.

Going to dealer on 29th of July to get bedroom slide fixed and now this.

At least FR is consistent with what breaks!
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:40 PM   #58
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We have one of these to prevent the trailer from rocking when someone climbs the stairs. Also prevents the steps from flexing.

Stabil-Step Jack - 8" - 14" - Stromberg Carlson JSS-7 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World

Might prevent some problems here. Before we had the stabilizer I just put some lego levelers under the steps.
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Nice. Ill probably pick the stabilizer up next time im in CW.
It wouldnt have saved this one as i just parked it in the barn and stepped out. Steps extended for the last time. Now i will have to strap them up to take it to shop in about 2 weeks. Was having problems with the magnetic sensor and had them extend and retract several times down the highway Sunday. Didnt hit anything but sure made a lot of friends waving too us as they passed

And i dont think its weight. Im 175lbs and the wife is less...yes that would be the best answer....much less...you know for my personal safety....lets just go with a LOT less then me.

Oh well it was going in the shop anyways...better now then right after coming out!
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This is the bolt that broke on mine.

This just happened to me. Exact same bolt and broke in the exact same place. We are in the middle of our vacation so I will have to tie up the step at each stop. Obviously a design flaw!


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