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Old 06-19-2015, 11:22 AM   #15
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I think I paid about $8 the last time I bought it but it used to cost $.10 to make a phone call


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Wd-40 didn't sound right looked like grease look on last page figure 2 that is the stop. Kent we need to print of I'll bring my lap top. Thanks everyone for your help
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if you want a really good all-purpose lube get Corrosion-X. Used in marine environment for everything.
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Wd-40 didn't sound right looked like grease look on last page figure 2 that is the stop. Kent we need to print of I'll bring my lap top. Thanks everyone for your help
What?

Laptop? For what, I have a computer at home? I don't understand. Do you mean that post about the bolts? I'm lost?

Kwikee responded and wanted to know the model and serial number, which of course, I don't have.

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So to follow up, the problem I was having with the steps is that they felt "mushy" and looked like they weren't angled enough when extended. Couldn't figure it out.

Finally discovered the problem, the CAM STOPS were out of adjustment. (Thanks to all those on this thread that posted for your assistance)

Didn't need anything but 2 (two) 1/2" wrenches, and super Dave (Whem2Fish) came out and put the steps to right.

Then he followed up with the Kwikee Lube (a penetrant that when finished curing turns into a lubricant) on all the joints.

Steps stop where they are supposed to and feel strong as ever again! Not mushy and you can hear them kind of 'click' when they extend out fully. When they were out of adjustment, they extended a little further and looked like they were angling down a bit, plus felt very mushy.

What a difference!

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Yes, thanks to all!

TRiker was right on the money.
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When mine sagged off to the left it was not the step adjustment but metal fatigue of the step box where the coach manufacturers studs for hanging the steps went through. If the steps are mushy I would double check the coach frames that the steps are mounted to for failed welds and cracks in the steel around the bolt heads where they go down through the coach framework from above. I had to section steel plate in from above to reinforce this area and stop the mushy step syndrome. Some times you need to remove the bottom most rubber stair tread inside the coach and cut out an access panel to get into this area.

Sometimes it will be due to running the coach on salted roads in the winter and rotting out the bin frames on either side of the step box.

I see both conditions on coaches for sale on dealer lots and most people just buy them up and try to adjust the steps themselves instead of fixing the bigger problem of the failing coach framework that the steps are bolted to.
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I'm assuming and hoping Dave would have caught that when he was doing the work under there.

Also the cam adjustments he made immediately corrected what I could see visually then when I stepped on the steps, I was absolutely amazed at how firm they were again.

So hopefully, knock wood, the failing metal framework was/is not an issue on mine.

Thanks Neil. Appreciate the info.

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kent im here your frame is great no problems there been in the attic with new home security cameras
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I'm assuming and hoping Dave would have caught that when he was doing the work under there.

Also the cam adjustments he made immediately corrected what I could see visually then when I stepped on the steps, I was absolutely amazed at how firm they were again.

So hopefully, knock wood, the failing metal framework was/is not an issue on mine.

Thanks Neil. Appreciate the info.

I see too many Northern coaches coming down to Florida with this. If its not the cams its usually the coaches box frame. $20 worth of steel and a few bolts from Home Depot usually will correct the problem without the need to weld. Just some judicious grinding, priming, painting and such before placing the steel.
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When mine sagged off to the left it was not the step adjustment but metal fatigue of the step box where the coach manufacturers studs for hanging the steps went through. If the steps are mushy I would double check the coach frames that the steps are mounted to for failed welds and cracks in the steel around the bolt heads where they go down through the coach framework from above. I had to section steel plate in from above to reinforce this area and stop the mushy step syndrome. Some times you need to remove the bottom most rubber stair tread inside the coach and cut out an access panel to get into this area.

Sometimes it will be due to running the coach on salted roads in the winter and rotting out the bin frames on either side of the step box.

I see both conditions on coaches for sale on dealer lots and most people just buy them up and try to adjust the steps themselves instead of fixing the bigger problem of the failing coach framework that the steps are bolted to.
Neil, we just found out your problem is now my problem, there are cracks in those places you were saying..........he just found them last night when he came to re-inspect them, they were mushy on the right side again....so YOU were right all along.........
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Kent I have a welder set up if it's ok I'll bring a jack to remove it maybe tomorrow if that is ok
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