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RVhiker

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Posted: 02/10/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I knew where to get the cheap plastic bits at about $20 each; I need four. I always expect to pay way too much for an RV part, but $20 for a bit of molded brittle plastic is really pushing it.

My thanks all who replied and especially to wolfe10 for the following suggestion, where 12 of the plastic bits can be obtained for $24 plus shipping. If I live a few years more, I'll probably need the remaining unused 8 of them.

wolfe10 wrote:

$2 each: https://advancedresourcingsales.com/products/cap-step-end

Note: There are two sizes-- need to verify which you have.


* This post was edited 02/10/21 04:49pm by RVhiker *


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sometimes it is correct.

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

WOW they are Expensive


CRIMONY! Even my dealer cost ($9.82) through E-trailer is more than I'd pay for just one ineert.


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Posted: 02/11/21 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Obviously you care about the look.
If you didn't the absolute cheapest thing to do is nothing.
The second cheapest thing is to fill up the space with black spray foam and cut off the end when it is cured.


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I have the same ladder and over the years have replaced all of these inserts. Early on they were about a third of what we are seeing now. I don't think the original ladder is available anymore so replacement parts have gotten expensive. Also, I haven't found a replacement that is easy to install the way the original is attached. I still have a couple of spares so hopefully the ladder will outlast my ownership.
And the suggestion to fill in the crack with something is not a good idea as a failure of the insert will cause a bad fall and the crack is the first sign of that failure.

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RAS43 wrote:


And the suggestion to fill in the crack with something is not a good idea as a failure of the insert will cause a bad fall and the crack is the first sign of that failure.


You make a good point... I'm not sure everyone realizes these are not just decorative caps, rather they are the supports that hold the steps in place.


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