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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 25-11-2018, 12:03 Thread Starter
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Merceds Hymer B680 electric step refurb

Hi Peeps, not sure if this is in the correct category, but here goes. Our motorhome is second hand, we’ve had it about 3 years now. Ever since we’ve had it the electric step has been sloppy and bent. When we were last in Germany during a stay at my friends place we looked at the workings of the step and decided that it required some replacement plastic”top hat” bushes/washers and plastic dome nut covers, well I’ve eventually found a source, all ordered and received, yet to be fitted, but would appear to be perfect. Just waiting now for the weather to improve to replace and refurb the step. A couple of the struts/brackets need straightening out but I figure by removing them one at a time that should not be a problem, I’ll take some piccies when I carry out the work and post them up, but it wont be until the weather gets better.

https://bpfonline.co.uk/search.asp?catid=11066

If you go to their home page they do all sort of nuts/bolts/washers and loads more

I do hope that I’m not breaking any site rules, just thought it would helpful to anyone needing these sort of parts
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You've not mentioned the make of your step.

Some of the very popular steps fitted to motorhomes are not so easily repaired as they utilise riveted together parts as well as nuts and bolts, hopefully yours is all easily removed fixings.

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Too cold to go out and move the moho to see, but I seem to remember it's a Thule, luckily enough it's only the "stay/bars" that need straightening and some of the top hat/washers that require replacing so not a major problem


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Thanks for the link mate, always useful to have another source for parts.
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Probably teaching you to suck eggs but.......
To straighten or bend aluminium , clean surface, then rub ordinary soap over the area to be modified.
Heat with a blowlamp until the soap goes dark brown or black. Alu is then ready to be modified. Any hotter than this and alu might suddenly melt before your very eyes.
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Many thanks for the info Bill, luckily enough the step is hardly bent, I think the bulk of the misalignment is the sloppy bolts and top hats


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See my rather long winded thread in the Hymer forum re steps.
Watch out for the tophats at the very top lefthand side,drive spindle, which are a different diameter than the others, so don't throw them away !
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