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Old 06-09-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
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Truck Camper Step repair/replacement??

So, as with a lot of older campers, mine has its issues. One such issue is the rear step is rusty and just plain doesn't work well. Anyone have any ideas for a relatively inexpensive rear step??

And yes, that is a galvanized steel pipe elbow being used as a hinge... Just a friendly reminder, this was not MY handiwork, I'm just trying to clean it up

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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Being made of steel, bent stock is just asking for rust! Buying a bumper flip down step can cost $100-200 or more. You could have one fabricated at a shop, perhaps made of aluminum like this one:

If you're a bit handy, you could purchase materials and fabricate your own pretty quickly and much cheaper than 'store bought.'


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Old 06-09-2015, 05:59 PM   #3
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I'm pretty handy with tools, and have skills to fabrocate. First thing I think I will do is remove the step, and attempt to clean and paint it, and see if I can salvage it. Any other ideas out there, feel free to shoot them at me!

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