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Old 10-06-2020, 06:36 PM   #1
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Replacing the slide on my 08 Navigator steps.

These steps are used on 07-09 Monaco Sig. EXe and Dynasty plus Beaver Marquis. Not a great idea to use ball beating slides where dirt can get into them.

Bottom ball bearing slide on my double steps (Coach Step Inc)’ needed replaced as the steps would not close without some help... slide bent and ball bearings missing on one side. Another member posted that the 500lb slides were Knape & Vogt Kv8900 B22 22” ...$109 for 2 on EBay instead of that much for one from Monaco. Getting the steps removed was not too bad...removed by myself and only 6 bolts and several plugs. Had already built gravel ramps to get the MH higher having replaced the oil pan. Used a sharp chisel to remove the pop rivets plus a 1/8 Allen to remove 2 small bolts. The new slide was an exact replacement... no drilling.

The new slide has a center recess (2nd picture) so there really isn’t any reason to remover the steps from the MH... all pop rivets can be installed from the outside unlike the one I removed.

Had a little help getting the steps back in by myself. Did pressure clean the other 3 slides while I had the steps out.
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Old 10-07-2020, 01:15 PM   #2
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Naturally I decided to enclose the bottom and back of the steps after putting them back in... would have been easier when I had them out. Hopefully enclosing will keep most of the dirt out that clogs the slides. Fortunately it was still on the ramps so getting underneath was fairly easy.

Bought 2 $6 plastic sign boards (19X24”) at H D. Used the metal legs to pin the 2 boards together and taped them together. Cut it down to a 30.4X24” piece so it would slide in on top of the 2 angle iron cross braces. Taped it in place and put the 8.6X24 piece across the back and taped up the 6” hole at the back...needed a 30” piece to fill completely. Painted it black not that you can see it.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:07 PM   #3
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Looks like I may have to do the same on our 2007 Nav. The fuse has blown twice now, and the steps are in, thankfully. I may just replace all the tracks if I have to do any. Did you have a parts list or anything to reference, or did you just keep pulling bolts until it came down? Any other tips you'd care to share. Thanks!
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I only replaced the one ball bearing slide that was bent and missing the ball bearings. The new slides can be pop riveted from the outside so no need to remove the steps. Not a parts list type of guy and only 3 bolts/side. The back 4 bolts can be removed... just front bolts holding it up. If replacing all 4 then I would remove the steps.
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I just completed the change of all 4 slides after seeing this thread. Was no problem changing all 4 without removing the steps. I use stainless pop rivets.
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Thank you both
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I just completed the change of all 4 slides after seeing this thread. Was no problem changing all 4 without removing the steps. I use stainless pop rivets.
THANKS for confirming that you do no need to remove the entire assembly. The biggest advantage of removing is you can pressure clean the other slides if not replacing all 4.
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:32 PM   #8
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Next stair project is to make a cover as you did Ivy. I have a piece of diamond plate that I will fabricate and install with a few screws.
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