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Old 03-29-2015, 06:37 PM   #1
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Hello. I was wondering if anyone has had any issues with their outside fold away steps flipping open while pulling their rv down the road. Mine opened on one occasion so now I wrap a bungee cord with 2 hooks around it. It's a bit of a nuisance which I've gotten used to but thinking of perhaps drilling a hole from 1 side of them and through my frame and inserting a bolt. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this. Thanks again

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Old 03-29-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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On my flagstaff this would happen occasionally if the wind was right.


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Old 03-29-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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Nice to know I'm not the other one. Thanks
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:29 PM   #4
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Yup...happens to me all the time, have to do like you and bungee the steps otherwise they will for sure bounce open. As soon as I get it out of storage I will drill a hole and insert a bale type slip pin like this: Shop The Hillman Group 2-3/4-in Square Wire Lock Pin at and do away with the bungee cord idea.
Can't really figure out why the steps bounce out so easily but using the bale type pin will be an easy fix.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:16 PM   #5
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I have over 13,000 miles of towing during the last 12 months and have been from coast to coast and border to border. During that time, my steps have only opened twice while towing. Both times were within 15 minutes of each other and sometime last summer on the east coast. I'm currently on the west coast. I attributed it to the road conditions. Like the perfect storm, the road dips/bumps were just right to open the steps. I haven't worried about them since.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:32 PM   #6
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Well cast one vote for "never happened to me". My wife (and me kind of) actually complain that the steps are far too tight to flip in/out. I am fully confident mine will never flip out during least not until they work themselves loose over time.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:53 AM   #7
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We have had the same issue with our 8289ws steps and used the "bungie fix" as well.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #8
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Had the same issue with my steps. With the steps closed I drilled a hole through the brackets and installed a cotter pin similar to WFD above. As the pin is in place the steps stay put.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:34 PM   #9
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Had the same problem returning home with the wind blowing hard from the drivers side. Opened them twice in 1 hour. Never again has it happened.
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Ditto to the bungee

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