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Old 09-28-2017, 06:33 PM   #15
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Have a welder fill in the worn away portion and then grind it back to where it should be.

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With my braces no welding needed. Just drill 4 holes and counter sink screws with lock nuts and zazooom job done for $18.00
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:51 PM   #16
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Bob, you used to be able to buy replacement parts for those steps. Not sure if what you need is available. Getting a welder to add some aluminum seems like a good idea, if the skill level is right, to get the new material to bond to the old and last a long time.

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Old 09-28-2017, 07:39 PM   #17
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Bob, you used to be able to buy replacement parts for those steps. Not sure if what you need is available. Getting a welder to add some aluminum seems like a good idea, if the skill level is right, to get the new material to bond to the old and last a long time.

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I know a certified welder. He beefed up the chassis for the tiny 750lb foam, canvas, & cedar camper that I built in this past year. I think he might be able to add the necessary pieces, but it'd be much cheaper if I could take the steps off and take them to his shop instead of his making a 'house call'.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:33 AM   #18
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Do you have photos of this.

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With my braces no welding needed. Just drill 4 holes and counter sink screws with lock nuts and zazooom job done for $18.00
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:34 AM   #19
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If U R interested I have the fix for UR lower step I have braces that will put them back up where they belong.

The braces R $18.00 a pair plus shipping and instructions. I have put many of these on Airstream trailers and sold many to people that wanted to put them on themself. Contact jematkovich@aol.com Cell 708-567-4686. wbcci #1790
Is this brace a rectangle of aluminum plate with two countersunk holes for 1/4-20 flat head machine screws? I have one of these on my steps on my 1999 Excella. One has been lost. I've been looking for a replacement. (sorry no photo)
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:19 AM   #20
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DITTO Mollysdad.
Exactly what we do.
I got it originally for the MH when the front step was too high due to leveling. I liked it so much I started using it all the time. It has non skid strips and is pretty large so it's almost like a platform before you get to the step.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...OMMBCBVZYS63TK
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I know a certified welder. He beefed up the chassis for the tiny 750lb foam, canvas, & cedar camper that I built in this past year. I think he might be able to add the necessary pieces, but it'd be much cheaper if I could take the steps off and take them to his shop instead of his making a 'house call'.
Yes, that should be easy to do, as I had to replace some step parts on our old 25'. There are big Allen-head bolts holding everything together. Having the correct wrench with a big T-handle will help IMO, in case the bolt is frozen in place. Not sure about removing the entire step assembly, but that would let the welder add aluminum and grind it for you. Maybe save the final adjustment of the new aluminum to be done with a file back at home?

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