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Old 11-03-2014, 10:01 AM   #1
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Anyone have their steps come down while driving?

Hello friends,

On Saturday I was taking my 2013 32BHDS to winter storage, a 30 mile drive. The steps came down twice while driving.

I did not have time to examine the steps, as it was cold and windy. So I will deal with it in the spring. I also did not have time time to look at my manuals to see exactly what manufactuters step I was dealing with, or what the manual might say about loose steps.

I am just wondering, has this happened to anyone else? Maybe just a loose bolt?

Any thoughts to mull over the winter would be appreciated.



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Old 11-03-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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Last year on our way to Colorado, traveling through Kansas (west end), we had some pretty strong wind gusts. As I was driving, I noticed that the front stairs were opening. By the time I pulled over to the side, the back stairs opened. This happened 2 more times before I finally got out the bungee cords and made sure they were secure.

Has not happened since, although we have not gone through Kansas since then.


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Old 11-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #3
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Yes, when the West Texas winds are gusting, it will do a number on my steps. I have a strong bungee cord that I secure them with prior to traveling on windy days, which is generally all spring around here. I have never had a problem with them coming down just going down the highway, only when we were having wind over 30MPH.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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Same problem here. I now use a bungee cord all the time to keep it from happening again. The first time it happened I almost clipped a curb coming into a rest area in NM.

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