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Old 10-21-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Steps drooped at aft edge. Found rivet missing at upper aft link arm. Called Kwikee tech support (800-736-9961) to ask assistance. Tech said unable to Replace rivet due to no clearance from the mechanism. Only solution is to replace step assy (~$200+).

I installed a bolt w/self-locking nut. Works ok but steps still droop a little. Am looking to install a bigger diameter bolt. Bolt did not cost $200.

Posted here 'cause many mfr's use these steps.

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Steps drooped at aft edge. Found rivet missing at upper aft link arm. Called Kwikee tech support (800-736-9961) to ask assistance. Tech said unable to Replace rivet due to no clearance from the mechanism. Only solution is to replace step assy (~$200+).

I installed a bolt w/self-locking nut. Works ok but steps still droop a little. Am looking to install a bigger diameter bolt. Bolt did not cost $200.

Posted here 'cause many mfr's use these steps.

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Old 10-21-2006, 12:51 PM   #3
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Remember the steps are a Winnebago installation. Not Workhorse.
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:48 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Posted here 'cause many mfr's use these steps. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Yep; as I stated above.

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Old 10-21-2006, 04:36 PM   #5
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BUT .....

Thudman! My Quickee steps had developed a crack on the left side up where the step assembly attaches to the undercariage. Evertime I stepped on the tred I would get a "crack".

I found a welder in Brooksville, FL last year while doing the SE FMCA Rally and it's amazing what a little welding will do.

They've never been better! A little wire brush and some Rustoleum flat black keeps em' looking servicable. Sorta like the black on the Thud's tailpipe!
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:54 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Sorta like the black on the Thud's tailpipe! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now that I can understand.

I need to do that touchup.

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Thudman, One of my rivets fell out too but I found it, reinserted it, and it's being held temporarily with tape. Please post your findings on a source for rivet, if you find one.

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I found a bushing at Ace hardware that matched the diameter of hole in the link arm and used a bolt that matched both the bushing and step hole ID. The bushing length was trimmed to match the "fat" part of the rivet. I then used a couple of washers and a nylon lock nut to tie it together snuggly-too tight will restrict step movement. After a little flat black spray paint it all blended right in-no more sag.
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I think RonP has the answer. Ace is closed here on Sunday, but Mon I'll try RonP's solution from Ace. The Kwikee rep said no sense in even trying to rivet the link arm. No clearances to work with.

I'll post my results when done.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Thudman:
I'll post my results when done. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Remember a little photo recognizance is worth a thousand words.
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