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Old 10-28-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Entrance steps

Have seen some entrance steps falling apart on RV's not only Jayco's but other makes too. Here lies the problem; in the assembly they are using 5/16 aluminum rivets for the step assembly. Which is definitely a No No. Steel and aluminum doesn't agree with each other unless used with an isolator. For repair use 5/16 steel rivets or 5/16 to 1/4" bolts, washers and locknuts.

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Old 10-28-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Good tip. One thing I noticed at the Hershey show was that most other comparably priced trailers had soft feeling steps. I'm a big boy 6-04 240 lbs. My 1998 Nash RV has solid steps that don't flex or squeak when I step out. The Forest River and Prime Time products all flexed and made noise when I stepped on them. The JayFlight steps felt better to me.

I'll certainly keep an eye on the steps on my new JayFlight.
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Our front steps lower step broke loose on one side, had to grind out the rivet,( IT was not Aluminum ) replaced with a grade 8 painted black looks good will not brake ..
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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Yeah, I had to replace a broken rivet on my steps with a bolt. The rivets are steel in my steps, not aluminum.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:51 AM   #5
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In addition I use a step support under the bottom step to help eliminate the flex. Seems work good.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
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One of my steel rivets let go Wed.. trying to find something that works now.
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I had a rivet let loose on the top step of our Eagle 30.5. Went to Home Depot and got a 5/16 stainless steel bolt and lock nut. Reused the washers and spacer from the rivet, tightened everything down, works great. Using a lock nut, I don't have to worry about the bolt working loose.
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I've had several of ours go and replaced with hardened steele bolts.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:30 PM   #9
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This is good information. Our Jayco steps are ok but our old Sunny Brook steps need a little TLC.
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Purchasing a stabilizing stand for bottom step to head off any problems..we will see how it goes
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