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John E Davies

How to: Drain holes in the lower step

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The lower step traps water when in the stowed position. When extended, that is not an issue. Both sections need a way for trapped water to drain away. Standing water is bad - it and dirt combine to form a crud that promotes corrosion, plus it just looks bad. And you don't want to dump that water onto your sneakers, correct?

 

Drill a hole at each lower corner of each section (lower corner, when stowed!). That way water will drain regardless of the angle the Ollie is sitting. Clean up any burrs on the part that shows when the steps are down, using a countersink or larger bit.

 

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That was easy..... this is a very simple mod that anybody can do in a few minutes, and feel better afterwards.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

 

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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Good idea. You could use a chain saw file to dress the hole down for complete drainage, if  needed. We have been camping in lots of rain lately, but haven't noticed it being a problem. Guess we were either wet already or just eager o get in and dry...

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