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Old 05-13-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Question 5th wheel step problem

I have a Cameo 36 ft 5th wheel it has a three step setup, the bottom bar has broken and no one will come out and weld it for me so I want to take the steps off and take them fixed. Does anybody know how and is it hard to take them off and put them back on after.

Anyone have instructions or anyone tell me how to do this never had to do this before.


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Old 05-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Should just be some bolts and nuts holding it to it's frame. They can be heavy though.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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The 5er has wheels right? Take it to a welding shop for repairs. Disconnect the house batteries and umbilical cord before welding begins.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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^x2 on taking the 5r to the welder, but until you find one or it's more convenient for you. You might be able to find something to use in place of the damaged step, just make sure it is sturdy and be careful.
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They are not hard to change, google new ones. They can be bought for about $150 free shippping.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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I have a similar problem with one side of mine where it appears part of the bracket that attaches to the frame/floor of the RV has broken. I would imagine each mfgr. has a different design where some steps come out easy, and others don't. In my case it looks like I have to remove or un-attach and push aside part of the bottom siding panel to gain access to the nuts that hold the step in place so I can take the entire step assembly off to have the bracket re-welded. I doubt it's more than a 10 minute fix to weld, but at least an hour's worth of work to get to the problem.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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There's only a few step mfgr's and they all basically bolt to their mounting frame the same. But how the frame attaches to the trailer mfgr's frame is diff.
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I just saw a set of a new design of three aluminum steps. They use a new type of bushing and are very easy to operate.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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Thumbs up step problem

Thank You for all the help, I am going to take on removing the steps...too far away from town to take trailer in and out and setup again, easier to remove and just take steps in.... Love this site and thanks for all the replies.


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