Quickest way to remove your fold out steps.

Discussion in 'PopOut (Hybrids)' started by Old_Geezer, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Old_Geezer

    Old_Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Back into the driveway without folding them in, they rip off the camper nicely when they come in contact with wall stones. Sorry, no picture of this mod.
     
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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    I was afraid that's what happened....you can use a similar method to remove unwanted antenna's....
     
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    Old_Geezer Well-Known Member

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    [LOL]
    [LOL] [LOL] [LOL] [LOL].....It works well. I will give Keystone RV credit on the outriggers they mount to though, they hardly bent at all. The replacement will sort of be plug and play 4 bolt easy.
     
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    shelmily Well-Known Member

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    Man that really stinks. I caught a parking curb once with the popup. Those steps weren't coming off. It bent them up quite a way. Luckily I was able to straighten them out and repaint them good as new. How did the stone wall make out?
     
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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Sorry to hear of your SHT (Stupid Hybrid Trick). I've often considered changing my steps out for a 3-step version, as we have had several times where we were off level to the right and had to lift the right side up a lot. Only thing is, not sure how close it'd get me to the ground, and I can't risk that!

    Where did you find the replacement steps, ebay? Did the factory ones unbolt easy, other than the damage and bent mounts?
     
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    Old_Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Kevin, they were made by Hickory Springs Mfg, you can find them all over the place on the web. Around $120 or less so no big deal although I have also found them way overpriced at places. The 3 step version popped into my head immediately, but the entire 2 step assembly is 25 1/2" overall, the 3 step version is 27 1/2" overall. Keystone or LCI welded the mounts to frame to accomdate that 25 1/2" and like you said what happens if you're on a site that's high in the front? To install the 3 step version I'd need to grind off and re weld one of those plates, or both if I wanted them centered on the door. They are bolted to the welded mounts with 4 bolts. Those mounts are 2 pieces of square plate, maybe 10"X 8" or something and they did not move at all, the bottom step moved however......right off of the entire assembly [:D]
     
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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    All good points.. I did not think about the mounting dimensions being different.

    Pics of this mod, or I'll put it out there that it didn't happen. [8D]
     
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    Better it wrecked the step than the side of the pup!
     
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    Don't worry....most of us have one of these stories!
     
  10. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Didn't even think about it but I may have a set.....
     
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    Darn Pup to Hybrid

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    I almost unplugged my camper the hard way, but my neighbors alerted me before I reached the end of the extension cord [HY] [PUT] [:O]
     
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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    I take it back....there already gone....
     
  13. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    I agree, pics or it didn't happen! I almost modded the side of the Roo today with a tree.
     
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    vagov Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    sorry to hear about your step mishap, at least it was only the steps
     
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    I snagged my PUP step once. It was still bolted on but bent toward the rear. 10 minutes with a sledgehammer and you can't tell that anything happened. ;-)
     
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    vagov Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    when I picked up the new tt at the dealer this weekend, I took the rig out for a test ride to test the brake controller adjustment when I noticed the step being out in the right side mirror, luckily I saw it before I left the parking lot, boy would that have sucked, damaged before I even got it home
     
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    Steps are the very last "step" in my hitching up to go or unhitching in storage .. last thing done each time, right after locking the door ...
     

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