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Old 05-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Jack on the Steps

I bolted a scissor jack from a GM car to our bottom step,no more cribbing,shimming,and cussing. Stopped the leverage movment of the RV. Youroo!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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Great idea!!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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Yes and heavyduty,very cheap price,and self storing,all in one little package. And even a Caveman can install! Youroo!!
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WHAT a GREAT idea!

Now for a trip to the junk yard!

I notice they bent your forward bolt when they installed your steps too.
Grrr...
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That's likely a LOT cheaper than the purpose-made step supports. They're $20 a piece and you need 2 per stairs to be most effective.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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..I notice they bent your forward bolt when they installed your steps too.
Grrr...
Have had that on both our Flagstaffs on both bolts and ended up taking the steps off and slotting the holes so the bolts are straight. None of the 4 were bent, just at an angle. From what I've seen on campers on the dealers lot, it is quite common.
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Have had that on both our Flagstaffs on both bolts and ended up taking the steps off and slotting the holes so the bolts are straight. None of the 4 were bent, just at an angle. From what I've seen on campers on the dealers lot, it is quite common.
Hmm since nearly all of the rivets have sheared on our stairs and been replaced with grade 8 bolts, I think when I replace the steps I will slot them as well.
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Hmm since nearly all of the rivets have sheared on our stairs and been replaced with grade 8 bolts, I think when I replace the steps I will slot them as well.
Replacing the rivets with gr 8 bolts & nylock nuts was the very 1st mod I did the same day we brought it home. How stupid can the step mfgr be? Just asking for a lawsuit.
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Replacing the rivets with gr 8 bolts & nylock nuts was the very 1st mod I did the same day we brought it home. How stupid can the step mfgr be? Just asking for a lawsuit.
First time one broke it nearly killed me; glad it was me and not the DW. When I looked, several more had shown failure marks.
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WHAT a GREAT idea!

Now for a trip to the junk yard!

I notice they bent your forward bolt when they installed your steps too.
Grrr...
I had to take (Both) step assys. off when New,slotted the mounting holes as far as they would go,still (That) angled after assy. The only other opp.was (Remove) both doors and make special plates too move the step bolts over to the proper location. They are NOT right but a Lot better than original. Youroo!!
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