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Old 04-23-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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entry handle on the right inside of front door

Has anyone added a grab handle on the inside to use as they come into the coach from the steps on the right side. Looking for a solid mounting area.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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Melorene,

It can be done, but I don't know of any "just bolt on the surface" solution. The '08's and '09's have a handle like you are describing. Maybe someone with one of those coaches can tell you how WRV did it.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:32 PM   #3
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Upper end of the late model coach grab handles has a bracket attaching to the front firewall. Lower end dies to the step well. It is a great addition. The plastic cover over the front Vansco modules has a U-shaped cut-out in its top flange just about where the plastic cover has its largest angle, and the handle disappears up thru the U-cut and under the dash. The upper bracket to the firewall goes straight forward under the dash to meet the firewall.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
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Melorene,I manufactured and installed my own hand rail on my 06 Apex.There is a metal post under the dash where I fastened a bracket to.The other end of the hand rail was fastened to a bracket where the carpet goes under the pull out panel .I've tried to down load pictures but they wouldn't transfer so if you want to see how I did it E-Mail me at Nevadafinn@Yahoo.com
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:42 PM   #5
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Here are some of Al Heikka's custom entry grab rail photos showing an excellent level of craftsmanship:




And here are photos showing the mounting brackets for the bolts:




And here is the 2008 factory grab rail:




The 08+ OEM style is a freeform pipe, and quite sturdy. Call the factory to order this as a kit
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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Do you have to remove the grab handle to access the fuse/breaker panel behind?
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:56 AM   #7
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Not the 08 model handle; the plastic cover warps around behind it. Not sure about the Heikka model.
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