steps into 5th cracking/on my third set


anyone had a problem with the steps cracking at the top step or bottom step hinge breaking? first step lasted 2 years, next one lasted 1 year. there only seems to be one way to put them on. HELP

Bob and Chris

Senior Members
We had the same problem on our Augusta (four steps.) My solution was to remove the entire step assembly and run a continuous bead of weld around the failure point and all others. Factory unit was spot welded and there is not a lot of material for structural support where the steps fold up.

Ray LeTourneau

Senior Member - Past Moderator
Our steps have remained intact. I might add, I'm kind of a big guy and have always used a support under the bottom step. We use a little camper jack with the adjustable screw in the center.
I've recently built a set of wooden steps that we carry with us that have a shorter rise. 7" plus a fuller area for the step. The main reason was for our knees but they really help our old girl Suzi get in and out of the trailer too.