Originally Posted by Ronjan
Newbie , first post. We looked in to updating the front steps to the 2014 ones but parts were going to be aprox $1300 shipped to our door. We were only going to gain aprox 2 1/2". I decided to do the mods myself. I used 1 1/4"x 4"x 24" aluminum plate. Modified existing brackets with steel plate.
Not bad! My 2012 not only has narrow steps, but also very flimsy ones. Given that I've had three surgeries on my left foot (one for broken bones, two as followups to remove infected tissue after the incisions from the first got infected with MRSA) I consider the wider steps a medical necessity. Before anyone asks, the surgeries were years before I bought my Interstate; I didn't break my foot on the steps. If I had, I'd own a large chunk of Thor Industries now after the lawsuit.
But despite being an engineer, I'm much better at designing
things than building
them. When it comes to handyman projects, I'm worse than all thumbs, I'm all toes!
Plus as an apartment dweller, I'm not exactly equipped with anyplace to do the work.
I'll probably pay the $1300 or so for the parts, and have my favorite Airstream dealer install them, so I know the job's done right. All I have to do is find the right part numbers, and I'll be placing the order. Since you had already gotten a quote for the parts, I assume you have the part numbers?