The weld broke on one side of the forward side reinforcement bar and I had to fix that with right angle reinforcement brackets and bolts. Now the rivet on the other side is loose and has to be replaced.
I have pretty much have done the same... Where the weld broke, I was going to weld it, but I did not have any confidence in the strength of the metal where the weld would have been. So I used a "L" bracket from the hardware store. That has been working for the last year, but I see a few other locations that may need my attention. I am thinking of switching the back door steps with the front door steps, after I saw the price of a new stair replacement.
I would recommend that everyone that has a new trailer clean the step locations that have movement and add layers of spray paint, and clean up any rust you see starting.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
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2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
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