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Old 06-17-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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Entry Door Assist Handle Foam Grip

The foam grip on my assist handle has finally gotten bad enough for me to seek replacement. I have talked with numerous RV'ers about replacement tape and all say that it comes off and doesn't help for long. So I looked up the manufacturer of my unit, Stromberg Carlson. The name is right on top of the black mounting brackets. My unit is their Lend-A-Hand model AM-200. The replacement foam grip including bolts nuts and springs is Model FP-1001-R. Their price is $9.95 plus shipping. I ordered two and shipping was $5.00 total for both items.

Before ordering I checked eBay and Amazon and both wanted over $20.00 for one plus shipping. It isn't always cheaper at either of these two.

You do have to remove the mounting brackets from the side of the RV to install, but there are only two screws per bracket so that won't be a problem.

You can see from the pictures why I need a replacement. I probably waited a bit too long, but.........I'm retired and too busy to get to it. haha

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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What about baseball bat/tennis racket grip tape? Someday mine's going to wear out, and that's probably where I'll go first...
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Have you considered Cold Shrink Tube? It works great has a lawn mower handle.

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Ed, you must use yours a lot. Our trailer is only a year newer and is used 9 months a year and our handle still looks like new.
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I full time clutch so mine is used 365 days a year. In August it will be 4 years full time use.

I was looking for motorcycle handlebar grips to use, but couldn't find any the right size locally. So I ordered the original.
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What about pipe insulation from the local hardware store?
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