One Step Two Step, We Installed Some New Steps.
Updated: Apr 4, 2022
The original steps on the Free Solo Romo aren't bad, but for my wife and our pups that single step was a bit high.
This change isn't hard, and there are only a few bolts, 4 to be exact. If you have someone to help you that is definitely a plus, but this can be done with one person.
Step 1 - Out with the old
Remove the old step. I suggest loosing all 4 bolts first, but do not remove them. This will make it easier to remove. I found a cardboard box that fit perfect under the step, but I have heard others used jacks, or plastic storage containers that fit under the step. Once you have it supported (or if you have help) remove all 4 bolts and the step will drop right out.
Step 2 - In with the New
Before I installed the new step I put it in place to check width. For the Braxton Creek (Free Solo) there is a little space between the steps and the mount. I solved this by simply adding two galvanized washers on each side to fill the space. Galvanized to ensure it doesn't rust later. You can pick these up in Lowe's or any hardware store.
Set your new step into place, add the washers as needed, and then bolt into place. I strongly recommend using threadlocker. These steps are going to get a lot of use, and you don't want them wiggling loose.
And it's as easy as that!
Photos of the Before and After
AmazonCommercial Medium Strength Removable Anaerobic Threadlocker, 6 mL(0.20 FL OZ.), Blue
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