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Old 04-05-2020, 04:02 PM   #1
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I have a 2015 Jayco 28.5 RSTS 5th wheel. The steps got hit and I'm sure they're trashed. They look like they're bolted on with 4 bolts but may also have a couple welds. Has anyone replaced these steps that can tell me if it's only the 4 bolts? That would be an easy repair if so. Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:42 PM   #2
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I believe all trailer steps are bolted on. It may be more than 4 bolts.........
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I need to look at mine, I want to replace the 3 step setup with a 4 steps. The 9” rises are a little tough on the DW ‘s knees, the 4 step is closer to 7”.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:02 PM   #4
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Replacement steps on Amazon have several holes. Probably for different installations. Mine has 2 bolts on each side.
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I replaced my steps with the MorRyde steps and the original folding steps were easy to remove. If I remember correctly only 4 bolts, nothing was welded.
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I replaced my 3 step with a 4 step from Torklift-Lift. Very stable and was mostly a drop-in replacement.
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:17 PM   #7
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I replaced the 3 steps with a 4 step version on our previous Wildcat and they were a bolt-in. Ours were a bit unstable so I got some aluminum strap and cross braced the back of it which made it rock solid. Hickory Springs was the brand, but it looks like etrailer no longer carries them, at least this model.


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Just a suggestion:

When the steps of our previous pop-up were "ground off" by a high kerb, we took them off and made a free-standing custom step, which was also a storage container.

I don't have any pictures, but, basically a box with rope handles and non-slip strip on the lid.
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My 3 step stairs had 8. 2 on each side attaching it to the top bracket and 2 on each side attaching to a side bracket.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:51 AM   #10
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Replacement steps

I trashed my trailer steps a couple of years ago by pulling out of my RV shed with the steps out. Luckily the steps gave way and it did not tear down the shed. I purchased a new set from Etrailer.com. They were exactly the same as the set that came on the trailer and a lot less expensive than buying them from Jayco.

https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=...d_Camper_Steps
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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like an easy R & R. And going to a 4 step sounds like a good idea too.
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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like an easy R & R. And going to a 4 step sounds like a good idea too.

They are fairly heavy and awkward if you are alone. I did mine by myself and raised it up with a floor jack with a 2x4 laid across it. One reason I went with 4 steps is I had gone from 15" to 16" tires and wheels which raised the lower step (and the entire rig) another couple inches up. Wifey thought it was too high, so got the 4 steps.
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I need to go to 4 steps also, the 9” risers are tough on the DW’s knees. The 4 step is 8”, I wish I could find one with standard 7.5” risers like in the house.
We also have the 16” tire option, we carry an step stool to put on the ground.
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Not sure what your budget for steps but when ours got damaged I replaced them with Lippet Top Step. There are several other better steps that are much more stable than the stock ones.
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I replaced a 2 step unit on our 145RB Baja edition with a 3 step unit purchased from etrailer. The DW said that after knee replacement the 2 step stairs were too tall! Four carriage bolts with large flat washers stuck thru the chipboard floor decking held the old steps in place.. As suggested in a previous post, I used a floor jack and some 2x6's to raise the new steps into place. However....the removal was difficult because the hex nuts on the carriage bolts just spun in place when using a ratchet and socket for removal. Yes, I was using the ratchet in the correct direction for loosening the nuts. In other words the carriage bolts thru the floor were "spun" in the wood floor decking. I tried a wide range of "tricks" to remove the nuts from the bolts. Ultimately I had to carefully cut the floor linoleum open in order to install new bolts because the threads on the old bolts were also damaged by the original installers. I re-glued the linoleum where I had cut it to remove to old carriage bolts after I installed new bolts. So...as a suggestion...make sure you can safely remove the the nuts holding up the stairs before you get too far along in the process or you may end up needing to replace not only stairs but bolts. A one hour job took all afternoon!
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I replaced my OEM steps 4 years ago with https://www.torklift.com/rv/glowstep-revolution. I should have done it before I did. Fantastic modification.
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I have a 2015 Jayco 28.5 RSTS 5th wheel. The steps got hit and I'm sure they're trashed. They look like they're bolted on with 4 bolts but may also have a couple welds. Has anyone replaced these steps that can tell me if it's only the 4 bolts? That would be an easy repair if so. Thanks.

We have the same unit. Well, almost the same! Just went out and looked. Two L brackets bolted to the frame with two bolts each. Two bolts from the steps to the L brackets. Also two bolts into the floor just behind the door. Not sure if they are into plywood or metal but regardless 6 bolts total. Did not see any welds.
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:21 PM   #18
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I have a 2015 19rd and messed up my steps the first year. Replaced with some I ordered online from etrailer. Heavier duty than originals and bolted right on.
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let me know what you do as I am vertically challenged and a four step option would be nice
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Take advantage of the bad situation and upgrade to the MorRyde steps.
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