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Old 09-12-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I have an 06 Journey - 39 feet. It came equipped with a single step. The height from the step to the motorhome is high for my wife. Has anyone ever replaced the single step with a double step? I know that the mounting holes, etc. are the same.

Appreciate some input.

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Old 09-12-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,

I have an 06 Journey - 39 feet. It came equipped with a single step. The height from the step to the motorhome is high for my wife. Has anyone ever replaced the single step with a double step? I know that the mounting holes, etc. are the same.

Appreciate some input.

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Old 09-12-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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Bob - I changed out my single step for this double step from CW. We really like it. Not only is it nice to have the extra step, but is more sturdy than the Kwikee. The old step would "clang" every time we stepped on it. The new one is very solid.

I see CW charges $257 to install it - they gotta be kidding. I'm 66 and not terribly handy, and I did the swap in a couple of hours. I suppose their charge is based on a unit with no wiring in place.

Winnie makes it easy because they welded the 4 bolts to the frame. So, all you have to do is lift the steps up onto the bolts and put on the nuts. The wiring harness is an exact match - just unplug the old and plug in the new...

Here's the problems - the holes don't really match. The 2 toward the outside are fine, but the 2 inner ones don't match the predrilled holes. Not a big problem - just do a little measuring and drill 2 holes in the flange where you need them. 2nd problem is that the magnetic door switches are not compatible - one is normally open, the other is normally closed. Not actually a problem, but just a little extra work to mount and adjust their magnetic switch (included). Last, but not least, that sucker is HEAVY. I used a floor jack and some large pieces of wood to get it into place.

All in all, a very satisfying project...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tomsm:
Here's the problems - the holes don't really match. The 2 toward the outside are fine, but the 2 inner ones don't match the predrilled holes. Not a big problem - just do a little measuring and drill 2 holes in the flange where you need them. 2nd problem is that the magnetic door switches are not compatible - one is normally open, the other is normally closed. Not actually a problem, but just a little extra work to mount and adjust their magnetic switch (included). Last, but not least, that sucker is HEAVY. I used a floor jack and some large pieces of wood to get it into place.

All in all, a very satisfying project... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tom,

I have now installed two sets of steps one on my old coach and reinstalled the ones on my current coach and it was similar to your experience. The bolt holes on the new step did not match the old ones on my 95 Vectra but that is what drills are for. Like you I used a floor jack with a 2X6 across the saddle to support the steps while removing and installing them.
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