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Post by gemdeco on Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:01 pm

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      Does anyone actually use the additional nonslip step to get into the cab on the Mercedes I try not to but yesterday slipped on to it and it seems to have cracked near the front wheel arch or is it just a join.The whole thing seems very flimsy,there is some rust appearing through the sealant >has anyone done a refurb  on these steps Are they part of the body moulding
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Re: Front Cab Step

Post by willy eckerslike on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:56 pm

I have just checked mine and it is part of the AS body. I do use it to get in and out of the cab and while it does flex it always feels safe enough. The sealant on mine is green with algae at the moment, another cleaning job when the weather warms up,no sign of rust though.

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Re: Front Cab Step

Post by gemdeco on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:59 pm

Hi
   I am going to call Autosleepers tomorrow and see what reply I get
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Re: Front Cab Step

Post by SSlleepy on Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:57 pm

Gemdeco, I brought mine from Marquis and when i viewed it the steps both sides were badly cracked and slightly drooping. Marquis had them reinforced and repaired but would not warranty the work.
As it was done at no cost to me and I rarely use the cab doors preferring to get in and out of the habitation door they should last fine. the work was done at the beginning of August and still looks fine. I'm afraid I don’t know exactly what they did or how to resolve the issue.
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Re: Front Cab Step

Post by raymondo on Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Im fairly "chunky" and always use the fibreglass step on my peugeot based nuevo and so far no problems, although I am on record as being critical of the standard of fibreglass work in my nuevo - and indeed on motorhomes in general
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Re: Front Cab Step

Post by gemdeco on Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:05 pm

Hi 
   I went to AS yesterday and asked about the front step Mark was a little vague,he said they sometimes make up a reinforcing bracket underneath but not recently
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Re: Front Cab Step

Post by FOA on Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:02 pm

My 2008 Devon had cracking around the sealant at the wheel arch end. Added replacement sealant and it is OK now. I use the step all the time and it is ok now.

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