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Old 10-22-2016, 07:24 PM   #21
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Bottom Step, dog items if she's along, if not it's shoes.
Middle Step, more shoes in a tray, dehumidifier, electric heater, drying rod for the bathroom, gallons of water in a tray, dirty laundry in a couple laundry bags, and a handheld vacuum.

I like Chris's use of the upper step, in my stock setup it's not accessible without doing such. I believe in the new/newer units it is now part of the front storage area. Thanks for the link Jim.
Simple question, but I just don't know: are the stair treads hinged or do they just pull off?
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:49 PM   #22
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:05 AM   #23
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We store dog stuff in the lower step.

In the second, higher step, we store our portable solar panel, some shoes, broom, and some metal hot dog sticks.

I think that this area backs onto the propane tank storage box.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:10 PM   #24
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Hi: padlin... Reace coached me in how to do the mod for the Spitfire 180 to fit. I just bought a hacksaw handle at the Osoyoos Home Hardware store everyone raved about. Alf
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Do tell, Alf! I too have a Spitfire and will be doing the mod. Thanks!
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Do tell, Alf! I too have a Spitfire and will be doing the mod. Thanks!
Hi: Zardoz... I measured the distance apart for the legs and cut two 1" wide spaces for them to slide into. 4 hacksaw kerfs and I just bent the tabs down to form the spaces and stuck the 1" wide pieces of rubber seal back on top of the bent down tabs. Took me 20 min at the rally in Osoyoos.
Reace said to look at the propane compartment... but I didn't want to cut out that much. Alf
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I observed Alf performing surgery on his new 5.0 that year but it works, there is an inner lip that was in the way, by notching it, bending the 2 little tabs back and keeping the rubber intact, everything is fine.
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Old 10-23-2016, 05:49 PM   #27
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I observed Alf performing surgery on his new 5.0 that year but it works, there is an inner lip that was in the way, by notching it, bending the 2 little tabs back and keeping the rubber intact, everything is fine.
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With some help from Chris I just finished rebuilding the top step on my 2012. More work then I envisioned but I'm happy with how it came out. Carpet from HD matches fairly well, will redo the other 2 steps when we get back in the spring. Now for shrinking down the table.
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Do you have before pictures? Just wondering what has changed?
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:13 PM   #30
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This is Chris R's photo of his step before rebuilding, looking from underneath. You can see without the tread lifting, it is just wasted space.

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