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Old 06-13-2015, 01:37 PM   #1
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Kwikee steps rattle

While driving down the road our kwikee steps will rattle briefly. I think it's from a gust of wind as it is intermittent. I looked at the and all screws are tight, however I can wiggle or hit them and duplicate the noise. Is there supposed to be something to compress the steps to prevent them from rattling while retracted?
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you might try lubing it with a motorcycle chain wax. it is a little more protective and will not attract dust and dirt. available on amazon or most bike shops.
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While driving down the road our kwikee steps will rattle briefly. I think it's from a gust of wind as it is intermittent. I looked at the and all screws are tight, however I can wiggle or hit them and duplicate the noise. Is there supposed to be something to compress the steps to prevent them from rattling while retracted?
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you might try lubing it with a motorcycle chain wax. it is a little more protective and will not attract dust and dirt. available on amazon or most bike shops.
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My now 20 year old Kwikee steps have never rattled.

I can't say why but I, (like beaverfever) lube it with chain wax: MAXIMA - Chain Wax - Chain Care - Cleaners - Accessories - Cycle Gear

And both step treads have always had Prestofit step rugs on them: Prest-O-Fit Jumbo Wraparound+Plus RV Step Rug

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I retired in 2005 and 2009. (It,s a short story.) I can't say about 2014, but the earlier steps had rubber bumpers on the bottom of the steps. They compressed when the steps were retracted. Check that yours are not missing.
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A simple trick you may try is to buy the outdoor carpet that wraps around the steps and is held in place by a spring. That should give some padding.
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