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burningman wrote:

They’re better than anything else out there but you’ll still find plenty of little things to improve.
If yours has the big “porch” back bumper with the removeable step that’s held on with a couple set screws, the first order of business is to glue a couple dimes on for the set screws to bite against, rather than the relatively soft aluminum that the set screws will gouge up and eventually put big holes in.
Next is more non-slip in strategic places on the rear steps.
Everyone slips and falls off the things.
Thanks for the heads up. I saw an article where they replaced the steel bracket behind the removable step with aluminum brackets. I suppose it means less weight and cost, but apparently you’ve pointed out a functional downside. As for the “porch” steps, yup they do look slippery.


It’s not the bracket that gets gouged up, it’s the step. It drops into the bracket, then a set screw bites into the step to hold it. The step is aluminum and the set screw eats into it, unless you glue on something thin and durable like a coin.
Or just leave it off, it doesn’t really need it.


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It’s not the bracket that gets gouged up, it’s the step. It drops into the bracket, then a set screw bites into the step to hold it. The step is aluminum and the set screw eats into it, unless you glue on something thin and durable like a coin.
Or just leave it off, it doesn’t really need it.


Some years ago I removed the two thumb screws never to be seen again. Not really a issue.

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