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PostSubject: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:56 pm

Looks very smart only £149 see here however big bash in fromt panel next to indicator in pics ouch Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:18 pm

Scooby likes the "step by step fitting instructions" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:23 pm

Should that be "step by step step fitting instructions" sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:29 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:56 pm

I bet they make for good reading........
Insert in jacking points
Done
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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:28 am

Can anyone advise whether these are good value compared with other suppliers?

Is the fitting really just a matter of pushing it into the jacking points?

Does a step make the jacking points inoperable?

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:09 am

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Can anyone advise whether these are good value compared with other suppliers?

Is the fitting really just a matter of pushing it into the jacking points?

Just about, they might be a nut or two to tighten to ensure that it doesn't fall out as you are cruising down the motorway.

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Does a step make the jacking points inoperable?

Well, you could either take the step off to use the jacking point, or use a different type of jack, or the method I prefer is if you have a flat tyre on the right hand side, then swap the tyre to the left hand side then you can use those jacking points as normal.

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:35 am

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or the method I prefer is if you have a flat tyre on the right hand side, then swap the tyre to the left hand side then you can use those jacking points as normal.


But to swap to tyre wouldn't you still need to jack up the right hand side to get the tyre off in the first place to be able to swap it over??

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:41 am

Just turn the van round, then the flat will be on the other side...

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:45 am

Does that mean I have LHD now

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:46 am

Did you turn it round?

It also depends which side of the van you get in/out of....

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:55 am

Chaos.......

My work here is done.....

What if you have the sliding door on the left not the right.....

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:06 pm

I find rolling the van forward a few inches results in the flat bit being at the top, sorted! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:09 pm

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What if you have the sliding door on the left not the right.....

Just means you need to climb over the cabinets to get in - bit pointless if you ask me..

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:40 pm

Having a side step does look cool . . . and we like it . . .
but in our opinion it should not be seen as a practical item Rolling Eyes
Ours has never been used getting in to the Kombi
The jacking points are also not operable with the side step
A bottle jack is one option to consider - or undo the bolts and remove the step
(we carry a suitable socket for such occasions)
There is of course calling the AA or RAC if you get a flat Laughing
Best not to get one or make sure it is on the opposite side to the sliding door Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:47 pm

I always try to get the puncture in the spare - makes life so much easier... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Can I just add a bit of sensibility to all this frivolity. If anyone is thinking about buying a side step - make sure you get the right length. We had to have a new jacking point welded to the van as the side step we got (which I have to say was a bargain - even with buying a new jacking point and getting it welded on) was shorter than the distance between the two normal jacking points.
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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:14 pm

Sounds like it may have been for a Classic Bay - they are shorter
Glad it all worked out though
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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:46 am

@jls: thanks for t he information. good to know that. very thank you

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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Tue May 24, 2016 8:27 pm

I bought one of these this week.
£149. Arrived this morning. Fitted in about 15 mins (still in my slippers).

The nyloc nuts on the step should be fine and despite the shearing photo (thread) I hate bolts that can fall out downwards (damn gravity, I blame Newton), so I used threadlock on my mounting bolts.

My wife has arthritis so finds the step a real aid.


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PostSubject: Re: Deluxe Aluminium Side Step   Tue May 24, 2016 9:10 pm

Looking good Cool

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