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AnEv942

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Posted: 09/12/17 08:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Out on the road 'proof of concept' leaving a bit to be desired. The step,in use awesome but setting up the latches seems to have 'swelled', takes a bit of fiddling to engage? Something to do when we get home-course then they worked when there. Maybe a regional thing, worked great at sea level [emoticon]


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AnEv942 wrote:

Out on the road 'proof of concept' leaving a bit to be desired. The step,in use awesome but setting up the latches seems to have 'swelled', takes a bit of fiddling to engage? Something to do when we get home-course then they worked when there. Maybe a regional thing, worked great at sea level [emoticon]


Aren't the latches adjustable for cam over tension?


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Great job. I haven't seen a camper yet that couldn't use something like that.


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SidecarFlip wrote:


Aren't the latches adjustable for cam over tension?

Yes, which I've had to readjust. Mainly its the front latch, handle hits converter wont swing down enough so that latch hoop goes into catch. Both hoop of latches and bottom of step leg trying to fit between the catch and wood block at same time.
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Just need to move both the catches and wood block away from converter and increase the space between them and each other. Details
Part of the issue is one end of step is attached to slide the other to fixed floor- on the truck/ground twist or in the drive stuff never quite the same. Probably tonight when we stop it'll likey be the back hoop that hitting. Dime against a dollar when we get home -offload on the cement it'll all work like set up...

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Nice carpentry.
Would you figure it out for small access as well, I would be all for it.
I see you camper had factory small step on the side. I had that on Fleetwood and it was all we needed.
Our present Lance doesn't have it and we use plastic stool for now.

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I like it! Too bad they don't make something like the Arctic Fox step/seat with adjustable anchor straps to use in other campers other than Arctic Fox.


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Looks like a nice job.


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AnEv942 wrote:

SidecarFlip wrote:


Aren't the latches adjustable for cam over tension?

Yes, which I've had to readjust. Mainly its the front latch, handle hits converter wont swing down enough so that latch hoop goes into catch. Both hoop of latches and bottom of step leg trying to fit between the catch and wood block at same time.
[image]
Just need to move both the catches and wood block away from converter and increase the space between them and each other. Details
Part of the issue is one end of step is attached to slide the other to fixed floor- on the truck/ground twist or in the drive stuff never quite the same. Probably tonight when we stop it'll likey be the back hoop that hitting. Dime against a dollar when we get home -offload on the cement it'll all work like set up...


Great step Mod.
Could you move the wood block to the left side and the latches to the right under the step? that may work better and you won't have to wedge your hand in between the converter and the step support (Just a thought)


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Another thought:

Could you add a folding table leg brace to the leg and a second 1x2 to the base to form a slot for the leg to fit into? Would that be enough stability without the clamps?

Nice job.


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Seems to me that one latch would be more than sufficient.

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