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Old 06-04-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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Step repair

Well I found a rotten spot in my floor . At the door so I though might as well fix the steps while I am at it. Here is the first pictures. Many more to follow Billy
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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That seems to be a very common area for floor rot. We had it there in our Excela, too. Good luck with your repair!
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:46 PM   #3
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With floor removed

Well this is without the plywood and metal sheet under it Billy
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:49 PM   #4
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Well this is without the plywood and metal sheet under it Billy
Rotted flooring at the entrance door area is caused by a bad door gasket and/or a warped door frame.

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:05 AM   #5
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Getting to the bad

This is what I have needed to fix for a while, it went bad soon after I got the trailer. The second picture is the new rail, Billy
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Make sure you coat all the exposed metal with a good rust proofing paint (e.g., POR-15). Better check out the wheel wells. They're prone to rusting out, too.
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Warped door frame or gasket? My door does not shut good these days, I have to hold the latch open for it to latch and just not bounce off. Is that a sign of a warped door?
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My door does not shut good these days, I have to hold the latch open for it to latch and just not bounce off. Is that a sign of a warped door?
I would first try adjusting the corner jack by the door. If that is incorrectly adjusted it will produce the symptoms you describe.
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Warped door frame or gasket? My door does not shut good these days, I have to hold the latch open for it to latch and just not bounce off. Is that a sign of a warped door?
Try silicone spray on the striker bolt and striker pocket.

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #11
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my steps are gone tracks are bad don't know what to do?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #12
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Can you post some pics?
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Similar with my 77 International. Weak floor at door, while replacing floor discovered outriggers for door ( slotted ) were ~ 1/2 rusted away at the bottom of each outrigger. Was gonna postpone the outrigger replacement and quite by accident as I moved the AS with the steps down. My wrong . The steps were very strong as they bent while striking the tree. Have removed the 2 old doorway outriggers, purchased new and also several step parts had to be repaired / replaced. Now I am ready to reinstall it all. Question ???? How far apart are the outriggers to be when welded back on the frame? They are the aluminum 2 steps. 22" 22 1/8" ??? Many Thanx in advance. Jim & Mitzi
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I don't have a step (never did ? dunno) on my Argosy

But I tell you what....I have repaired a view on my friends SOBs. They are mayhem waiting to happen. The mechanical advantage of a 250 person plopping down on a step that is over a foot away from where it is attached, often not so well, is like taking a crowbar to the fasteners. Compounded by rotten wood and or rusty metal. I almost feel lucky that I don't have a step.
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