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morning all

i was looking at my step over the last couple of days as i cast some resin end caps as mine had split and needed to replace them 

 i made a mould  cast a couple with some devcon resin that i had that was getting old and needed using up

to replace the end plugs i needed to remove the 6 self tapping screws that hols the tread onto the side rails

when i turned the tread over i noticed a big crack in a support  brace that is moulded into the alli tread and  i strengthened it with a couple of strips of stainless with bolts and a smear of the devcon resin on the strips so should be stronger than new


i am only posting this as if it had split more it could have  collapsed and not be repairable with out being visible

so people just have a quick look at your step to check for cracks in the tread and also that the pivot pins are not seized

the crack was vertical between the 2 middle bolts  there is a stainless strip both sides so that should strengthen it up nicely

you can also see the end plugs that i cast in the second picture


barry IMG_1435.jpg  IMG_1436.jpg 

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Well spotted Barry. It’s good to see a bit of fettling going on, and fortunately for you you’ve managed to repair something that could have otherwise cost you dearly 👍
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hi simon


yes i have overdone it the last couple of weeks but i think everything is done now

even shortened the greanhouse and widened the rear entrance so that i can get the van in a lot more easy

must look for somewere to go for a couple of days 

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Why do you want to put the MH in the greenhouse? 😂
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sorry simon

 i meant the rear drive

also painted 1 side of 28 fence panels 

 must find somewere to go for a couple of days in the van now


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You definitely have gone above and beyond the call of duty, now you need to get away and rest awhile 👍😀
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Hayling Island is good for a couple of days and not far away barry.👍
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Hi Barry,

Nice job, wish I was as handy as you.

I have an omnistep double electric step on our van. The thread housings on the underside where the big self tapping screws screw into the bottom step have corroded on one side of the step. I managed to crimp the housing so that the screws purchase again but not sure how long they are going to hold before they go again.

Had a look around for a bottom step (the top one is ok) but they only sell them in pairs, cost is around £108 + p&p. [frown]

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hi pete

 treat yourself to  epoxy tubes called jb weld original its great stuff

i would clean the corroded area slide a bit of plastic that has been coated with vaseline in the corroded slot then smother it with a thick blob of the jb weld

read about it here
https://www.jbweld.com/


there are 2 types of jb weld a quick setting or a slower setting, original

i have done so many repairs with the slow setting as it is so much stronger just allow 24 hrs to set before assembly

if the screw is tight you could even clean the area with a wire brush and some alcohol  put some jb weld on a bit of card and blob it over the screw and corroded area and hold in place with a stick to the ground

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JB-Weld-Original-Cold-Weld-Steel-Reinforced-Epoxy-Metal-Wood-Plastic-PVC-Glue/123308784

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Thanks Barry,

Would you still be able to remove the self tappers after doing that?

(Just in case I need to remove the step in future).

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hi pete

i just read you original post again

how many screws are damaged as i assumed it was just 1,    if its more  and was mine i would clean the damaged area and jb weld some alli blocks in the place of the slots then drill and tap the alli blocks to take a 6mm alan bolts

the jb weld is strong and the threaded blocks bolted to the side rails would be able to cope with the weight on the step


is that something you could manage


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Never use ours what a pain they are waste of money
We just use a caravan step stored in the garage, having a big garage does help though
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hi pete

i just read you original post again

how many screws are damaged as i assumed it was just 1,    if its more  and was mine i would clean the damaged area and jb weld some alli blocks in the place of the slots then drill and tap the alli blocks to take a 6mm alan bolts

the jb weld is strong and the threaded blocks bolted to the side rails would be able to cope with the weight on the step


is that something you could manage


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To be totally honest Barry, probably not, I,m a bit of a numpty when it comes to that sort of thing. It's definitely 2 screws housings that have gone, possibly the 3rd as well, need to check.

I think I might get my main man to have a look come hab service time, I think he could do it, just depends on how much.

He sorted the pass side mirror housing for me where the holding screws into the body had stripped using something like jbweld and re threaded the holes, he did a top job and it's still holding firm to this day.

Thanks for the idea, I'll let you know how we get on.

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