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Old 10-06-2021, 06:10 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
I never use a hard bolt in things like my steps. I want the cheapest and easiest to replace part to wear out first.

Especially when the option is a $700 set of steps.
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:40 PM   #16
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I wanted to show what I have found to replace these rivets in the future...

That's the old, broken rivet with a new shoulder bolt from McMaster Carr. I also had on hand some shallow 3/8" nylock nuts. The "washer" is actually a Chemical resistant dry-running thrust bearing (3/8" shaft diameter) that McMaster Carr had too. I figured the thrust bearing woul dbe better than a washer, between the nut and the stair arm. It should cause less friction when the arm moves, yet allow for a contact fit...

Here's the info on the bolt. It measures the same as the rivet, so should work well... Based on my step, the thicker head and slightly longer threaded portion will not interfere with any other moving parts of the step or stationary parts on the motorhome..

I haven't installed it yet, because the RV is back at the storage yard. I still have the bolt kit I used as temp repair in place... it's working OK for now..
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:46 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by hattitude View Post

That looks like the bolt that holds my flip step.

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