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Old 02-01-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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While buying gas, my steps were struck by a car trying to squeeze by. I did a temporary repair with a bolt but the steps are not solid and I would like to replace them. The actual repair seems pretty simple; getting the right parts at a reasonable price seems more challenging.

Has any one ever replaced them? Where did you get them? How much? Camping World has them for $400 and that seems steep. An RV boneyard might have them if I could find one.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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While buying gas, my steps were struck by a car trying to squeeze by. I did a temporary repair with a bolt but the steps are not solid and I would like to replace them. The actual repair seems pretty simple; getting the right parts at a reasonable price seems more challenging.

Has any one ever replaced them? Where did you get them? How much? Camping World has them for $400 and that seems steep. An RV boneyard might have them if I could find one.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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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 bruceh:
While buying gas, my steps were struck by a car trying to squeeze by. I did a temporary repair with a bolt but the steps are not solid and I would like to replace them. The actual repair seems pretty simple; getting the right parts at a reasonable price seems more challenging.

Has any one ever replaced them? Where did you get them? How much? Camping World has them for $400 and that seems steep. An RV boneyard might have them if I could find one. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Price seems consistent with RVUpgrades.com...

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/index....S&Category=344

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/kwikee-rv-steps-rugs...POo5ECFRL8iAodhn4NWw

And here's a Parts & Installation .pdf from Kwikee on a step used by Winnebago, though it may not be your exact model.

http://www.kwikee.com/PDFDocuments/8...nual032006.pdf


Some years back, I changed out a broken set and depending on the labor cost, would probably let someone else do it. My kness don't like that concrete, but it isn't a hard 'do-it-yourseler'...

You didn't say, but did the car stop and offer to repair, and I've always wondered, who's at fault, if anyone? The steps are so low that cars probably don't even seem them...
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:00 AM   #4
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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 Richard 34A:
Some years back, I changed out a broken set and depending on the labor cost, would probably let someone else do it. My kness don't like that concrete, but it isn't a hard 'do-it-yourseler'...

You didn't say, but did the car stop and offer to repair, and I've always wondered, who's at fault, if anyone? The steps are so low that cars probably don't even seem them... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the info and links.

My MoHo is parked in gravel. Before working underneath, I put down cardboard to protect knees and other stuff.

The person who hit the steps stopped (he was gassing up his car) and was very unpleasant. He told me that it was my fault that he hit the steps since they were extended. I contended that he still should not run into my steps. Basically, I detected a no win situtation that would have been a major hassle with an unknown outcome and let it go. I had a name and address but no good was going to come of it. I am not really sure what the legalities were but it really didn't make a lot of difference in practical terms.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:51 PM   #5
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If he had his car door open and someone hit it, who would be at fault?? It's a no brainer.

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Walt's RV in Fontana, CA has a LOT of steps that you could source parts from. Since you are "a bit" north of Fontana, I suggest a call.

http://waltsrvparts.com/

(909) 823-0563

They are closed on Mondays FWIW.

Good Luck.

Oh, if you tell me the model of Kwikee step you have, the width of step, distance between when open etc, I can swing by there next week and see what they have available. Digital pics would help too of the step, mounting etc. so I have a visual indicator when I am rummaging...er researching their inventory.

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Old 02-02-2008, 07:47 AM   #7
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Ken,

Wonderful offer, thank you.

Is Walt's a salvage yard? The web site wasn't very helpful.

I will get the info and post it this afternoon.

Tom,

On the open door analogy, you are quite correct. I even used it at the time. The elderly 'gentleman' who bashed the steps just wasn't there. I let it go, perhaps too easily but saw nothing but hassle pursuing it.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:28 PM   #8
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I measured the steps and they are 24" wide and 11" deep. It is a two step model. The mounting plate has 4 bolts.

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This place has new steps for $135 Jakes RV Parts & Salvage
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:16 PM   #10
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Looks great! Thanks.
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Just received my FMC magazine and they had a list of about 10 salvage yards in it. I thought I would put them in a file. Can send them to you if you wish. Good luck.
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I would greatly appreciate that. Are any of the in California?

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Bruce, you may want to try RV Doctor George
who is in Sacramento.
His address is as follows:
RV Doctor George
1142 Dixieanne Ave
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone 916-927-7837
E-Mail [email protected]
Hope this helps.
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