Step Coming Out While Driving
Last week, we took out 5th wheel out for it's 3rd trip, approximately 725 miles round trip from SE Washington state to Seaside, Oregon.
Prior to leaving, checked everything out, including lubricating the stairs, since they were a little difficult to extend. On the home, the stairs came out twice within 35 miles of home.
I drilled two holes in the stairs and installed two PTO clips, one on each side of the stairs, with chains to allow them to not get lost when they are pulled out. Why two PTO pins, redundancy I guess. The chains were mainly for the wife, she has a tendency to lay things down anywhere when done, sometimes never to be found again and this resolves that issue.
Here's a picture of my fix, with one pin installed, the other out. I'm sure this has been done many times before, but appears to work for us.