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Old 03-10-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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The adhesive used to attach the rubber or vinyl entry step panels is oozing out in the corners and seams. The step riser and tread covers themselves are slipping and sliding. This should not be a heat related issue as the only window in the door is tinted and way above the steps and my coach spends 90% of it's life in a garage under my house so it's not getting that hot. The adhesive is pliable enough that I could peel the panels off and I occassionally have to slide the panels back into their correct positions. Of course all the dirt and debris sticks in the adhesive and makes cleaning difficult... Anyone (except Jerry) have any thoughts or anyone that's "been there done that"?? Thanks, Harold
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The adhesive used to attach the rubber or vinyl entry step panels is oozing out in the corners and seams. The step riser and tread covers themselves are slipping and sliding. This should not be a heat related issue as the only window in the door is tinted and way above the steps and my coach spends 90% of it's life in a garage under my house so it's not getting that hot. The adhesive is pliable enough that I could peel the panels off and I occassionally have to slide the panels back into their correct positions. Of course all the dirt and debris sticks in the adhesive and makes cleaning difficult... Anyone (except Jerry) have any thoughts or anyone that's "been there done that"?? Thanks, Harold
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
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I'm hurt Harold. I had the answer to your problem but now I won't share it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:40 PM   #4
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I removed the step covers and painfully scraped and cleaned the goo off. I replaced the vertical with stainless steel and put Pergo on the horizontal. I then cut some sculptured welcome mats from lowes to absorb the abuse of the seasons. Looks great and no more oozing mess.
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We finished our steps with matching carpet and mounted it with Stainless screws with finishing washers. Makes a lovely entrance and quite easy to clean if you buy a top grade carpet. If very dirty just remove the screws and shampoo the carpets. It is quite simple, easily done, quick to maintain and look a lot better than rubber step covers.WRV, this is not what you use in a high quality coach. We used rubber kick plates back in the days of linoleum.
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There have been a number of comments in past on cleaning step covers on the entry. I happen to like the vinyl steps with non-skid strips. It sure helps provide traction when it's slippery out and could prevent a serious accident falling down the stairs, which is why I think WRV uses it.

I have found the steps easy to clean and look like new. I clean the vinyl with a simple vinyl cleaner from an auto parts store and the abrasive strips with a little Simple Green and a carpet cleaning brush for automobile carpets that I also bought at an auto parts store. When I have the Simple Green in my hand I also use it to clean the vinyl. I just spray the abrasive strip and scrub a little with the stiff carpet brush, pat slightly dry with microfiber cloth and it looks great.

When it's web or slippery outside I'm happy to have the abrasive steps on our mid-door 36 and I think it's easier to clean and take care of than carpet.
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