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Old 05-26-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Broken Rivet on Steps.

One of the rivets on my 2012 Jayco 5th wheel entry steps has broken off causing the stairs to become unserviceable.

My questions, Has anyone had this problem?, where you able to source field replacement rivets from either Jayco or the manufacturer (Hikcory Steps) ? , what other creative fixes have you come up with?

Have emailed both Jayco and Hickory Steps, waiting to hear back.



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Old 05-26-2015, 08:00 PM   #2
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I've used a 5/16" bolt held with two nuts tightened against each other. Spray a bit of flat black paint to color match.

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Old 05-27-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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When mine let go it was in a spot where I had to take the steps right out... and could not get a step rivet.. so I opted to order new steps from Amazon. Putting them back in was a real PIA.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for replies, received reply from manufacturer, no rivets available.

As suggested by RVhiker I used a bolt and two nuts. Took stairs off and drilled smaller hole to make is same size as the larger one and used a 3/8 bolt, painted and ready to go again.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:02 AM   #5
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Home depot and Lowes have shoulder bolts and brass bushings. You may have to cut the lenght of the bushing down, but that is how I fixed the elec step on our SENECA a couple years ago.
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