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Old 10-09-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Bent folding step

We were hit by some "truck rubber" and result was a bent step into our Sport165.

I unbolted and removed step and will check with machine shops to see if they can straighten for a reasonable price.

Other choices are to replace OR buy a "stand alone" step. At this time I'm leaning towards a stand alone step that is lighter than metal replacement.

Anyone gone through this exercise?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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I carry a rubbermaid stool. At night we bring it in to help little ones climb into the rear bunk. Double duty.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:43 AM   #3
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You will find a machine shop will charge you a small fortune to fix the step. It might be easier and cheaper to purchase a replacement step.
How bad is the damage? Any pictures? You might be able to straighten it out yourself or with a friends help.

I made a wood step box that I keep my boards in. Not hard to do. Here is the only pictures of it I have.

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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Your choice, but suspect you'll find you need the installed step from time to time. It will also be a necessity when you decide to sell the unit. You aren't the first and won't be the last to mess up the steps on an rv. I learned many years ago when I dropped the steps on our popup and decided the site wasn't right. We moved to another site down the path but the step nailed a stump on the edge of the site. Stuff happens and you just have to step up and take the medicine.
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Got lucky and found a shop that would fix it.
B&M Trailer Hitch in Glendale, AZ

I have done business with them before with electric brakes/hitches/axles. They are great. Price to straighten step was $35. Unbelievable !
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Good to hear you have it fixed. I bent a step on our 5th wheel trailer and was able to pull it back into place with the winch on my quad.
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