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Old 09-15-2020, 12:21 PM   #1
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I am not very happy with the enter stair rubber coverings. Any ideas? In addition the very top cover does not stay in place?
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:32 AM   #2
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WD, replacement step cover/tread can be ordered through the Berkshire parts dept PH:1-574-522-1747
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:04 AM   #3
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I am not very happy with the enter stair rubber coverings. Any ideas? In addition the very top cover does not stay in place?
What exactly are you not happy about with the rubber step covers and what isn't staying in place?
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:00 PM   #4
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The top section that mounts mostly vertically . If I don't push it in it starts to come off. The glue holding it is very gooey and doesn't really hold the rubber in place. I has thinking of adding several stainless steel screws across the top to hold it in place?
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Old 09-16-2020, 04:27 PM   #5
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We had a very similar problem: The bottom tread material had loose adhesive (especially in warm sunlight), but top OK so far.

We added an aluminum door threshold, which has solved the tread surface movement.
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Our issue is the very top piece.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:22 PM   #7
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My understanding (now) is that the 4" vinyl covering on the top riser is sagging.

If you and I received the same adhesive, it's either inappropriate for the task or misapplied - possibly too thick.

Short of removing the vinyl, cleaning it and its mounting surface, and replacing the adhesive, I'd expect SS screws would hold it. However, I wouldn't screw it without checking what's beneath. Because of the tile riser, that might be all you've got.

If you can't screw it, maybe 3M VHB tape after cleaning both surfaces would do the job - and in a concealed manner. It's powerful stuff.
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VHB is good tape?
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It's really good! Some well-known solar panel installers solely use it to anchor panel feet to a smooth fiberglass roof - with no screws or other attachments.
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I attached a photo of the covering coming off
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That's a little different from mine.

Looks like it's an inverted "L" shape with the horizontal top possible supported by the top of the tile - which is good.

If it were me, I'd remove, clean and reapply with a row of 3M VHB double-sided tape. I'd expect that to hold it just fine - and avoid the need for exposed screws. etc..

If it doesn't work, go to Plan-B; nothing lost.
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That is what I will do, thank you!
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I attached a photo of the covering coming off


That is the front of the sliding step cover. Extend it out and you should be able to carefully remove the panel and then reglue it or use the 3M tape
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Excellent, thank you for the info!
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:08 PM   #15
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My coach came with 2-sided Gorilla tape holding the steps in place. It is easier to use than glue and thinner and cheaper than 3M tape.

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What is recommended to remove the old adhesive?
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I just put a new layer of Gorilla two-sided tape over the old one. That stuff is hard to remove, so adding more is the easiest thing to do.

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