Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Currently Looking...
1988 34.5' Airstream 345
Cookeville , Tennessee
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 10
Actuating Arm for Retractable Step(1988-345)

Hi Friends-

I need an actuating arm for my electric retractable step on a 1988 Airstream 345. My elecric motor works great, but the linkage arm broke. Help!!

Anyone have one to sell, or know of a good source?


robersonwill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Waipio Rim's Avatar

1984 31' Airstream310
Honokaa , Hawaii
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 526
Bkahler is parting out a 345, see his ad in the "parts" section of the classifieds: 1986 345 - parting out - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstreams Trailers For Sale

Waipio Rim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
Rivet Master
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
You might consider a good welder, or fabricator...I removed a stump with my steps, had to grind out the rivets(BIG rivets), and beat the bent arms back into submission with a sledge and anvil, then used bolts with lock nuts to replace the rivets(nylon insert nuts)...actually, got to do this again when my new driveway turned out to be about 6 inches too should be a fairly easy and cheap trip to a hitch place...m
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
4 Rivet Member
Dakota's Avatar
Currently Looking...
1995 36' Classic 36
Boulder , Colorado
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 489
Images: 5
I replaced the bent up Kwikee with a new one from PPL. It was about $350 with free shipping.
Dakota is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.