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Title: Saggin steps..on a 35U
Post by: tboss on November 10, 2017, 03:27:30 PM
My steps sag when I put weight on them ..This is very annoying and maybe dangerous...What is the best way to solve this problem .??
Title: Re: Saggin steps..on a 35U
Post by: Rene T on November 10, 2017, 03:58:42 PM
My steps sag when I put weight on them ..This is very annoying and maybe dangerous...What is the best way to solve this problem .??

That reminds me of the guy who went to the doctor and told him it hurts when I push here. The Doc said, don't push there. I just had to.
 ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: Saggin steps..on a 35U
Post by: penman39 on November 10, 2017, 05:59:45 PM
Mine sag also. I found that the support metal under the coach was partially broken allowing excessive flex. I had it MIG welded.

I also use this all the time.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-43681-Save-Step-Brace/dp/B0024E6ZRW
Title: Re: Saggin steps..on a 35U
Post by: John Canfield on November 11, 2017, 07:38:08 AM
You didn't mention the year of your unit, some model years had metal bracing issues with the steps like penman mentioned.
Title: Re: Saggin steps..on a 35U
Post by: Bill N on November 11, 2017, 08:13:45 AM
My steps sag when I put weight on them ..This is very annoying and maybe dangerous...What is the best way to solve this problem .??
I had the same problem.  Had an RV tech look at it when he was working on something else.  Told me a bolt had pulled completely through its mounting. He took the whole step off and repaired the weak areas (more than one).  Cost about $150 for the labor - no parts other than a bolt or two).  The step is better now but it does still sag a bit.  I attribute some of that to design.  After read Carls post above, it reminded me that I also had a broken brace which was repaired.

Bill
Title: Re: Saggin steps..on a 35U
Post by: Bill N on November 11, 2017, 08:15:45 AM
Mine sag also. I found that the support metal under the coach was partially broken allowing excessive flex. I had it MIG welded.

I also use this all the time.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-43681-Save-Step-Brace/dp/B0024E6ZRW

Thanks Carl.  I also have that step brace but think I need a longer one because most of the time when I am leveled this brace is too short.  I also use one of those folding steps to make up the difference because the wife is very unsteady on steps.

On second thought I could just add some jack pads to raise the step brace.

Bill
Title: Re: Saggin steps..on a 35U
Post by: QZ on November 11, 2017, 08:17:31 AM
I added this Torque lift Revolution 4 step after flipping my axles.

https://www.torklift.com/rv/glowstep-revolution