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roamin

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Attaching Steps
« on: April 07, 2007, 10:02:40 AM »
When we bought our Wrangler 8500 the dealer screwed in to the end of the floor under the door a metal plate the had two hooks to take a set of expandable steps.  Inside of a week of use the screws loosend and the plate was coming off. I should have looked under to see what they were screwing to because it is only aspenite or waferboard. I was thinking of screwing a sheet of 3/4 treated plywood to the underneath and mounting a bracket to it. Any thoughts?

PancakeBill

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  • Bill & Jolene/USA 97 Southwind 35P
    • WorKamping in Yellowstone
Re: Attaching Steps
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 08:23:49 PM »
If you have that access, I would put in a piece of flat stock steel.  At the very least thru bolt and use big fender washers.

Bill & Jolene W & Koda

Old Faithful, Yellowstone Association Bookstore
1997 Southwind 35P
Toads: 1997 Honda Accord (sold) & 1986 Westfalia (sold), and now 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara.
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roamin

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Re: Attaching Steps
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 06:35:33 PM »
 Thanks I plan to . The trick is to avoid any of the plumbing running down the right hand side under the raised floor that connects the water tank to the toilet.