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Old 06-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Front Steps Sliding Open During Travel

On a recent trip to the Keystone State I noticed my front tri-fold steps were sliding out when I made a hard left turn after a stop. The rear steps did not have this problem.

I looked at the rear steps for a comparison,they look the same.

Has anyone experienced this problem.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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The only time mine came out were in a strong side wind. A neighbor with a Rockwood experienced the same thing. I've taken to putting a bungee cord through them. Nothing worse that looking in your mirror and see your steps sticking out just waiting to hit something!
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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The only time mine came out were in a strong side wind. A neighbor with a Rockwood experienced the same thing. I've taken to putting a bungee cord through them. Nothing worse that looking in your mirror and see your steps sticking out just waiting to hit something!
X2 Strong wind. First time I used duct tape (all I had). Now use bungee.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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I think its happened to many at one time or another.

I had a flagstaff that did it on occasion in strong side winds from the passenger side but my sabre has yet to do it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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Mine did it w/o wind, just on turns alone. I use 18" bungee to hold in place with extras in tool box.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #6
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Mine has done exactly the same thing for no apparent reason. I've now towed it a couple of times since it happened and no problem. It only seems to happen to the front steps on my TT.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Don't make left turns.... lol
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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My steps opened on their own for no apparent reason. Now I put 2 strong bungee cords around them when I'm traveling. Now if I could just remember to put the handrail in when I pull out.
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My steps opened on their own for no apparent reason. Now I put 2 strong bungee cords around them when I'm traveling. Now if I could just remember to put the handrail in when I pull out.
x2. I just saw it the other day in the mirror!
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Do you still have rivets for pivots on the steps?
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