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Old 07-27-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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I have taken my steps off and adjusted them so that they now extend out as far as they will go. However, they still wobble and they still do not extend to a distance I am comfortable with. I use a cane to manuever and stumble with and have made less than graceful stumbles off of this step. Question- has anyone ever replaced this single wobbly step with a nice sturdy two step? (no dance jokes) If not what do you do to make your step secure?
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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If you have the OEM Vacuum step, there is not a 2 step conversion. You could have a Kwikee brand electric step installed in place of the vacuum step. These come on one, two and three step models depending on the distance that you need to cover. This is something that Roskopf's RV Sales & Service in Memonee falls should be able to do for you.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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Got any advise for someone who needs to replace the fold down steps on a 78 Argosy? These are very unsteady and don't always stay locked into place. This is the two step type. I have seen another 78 just like mine with only one step and it was much sturdier than what I have. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-28-2005, 08:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information Brett. The good folks at Roskopfs. I use them often and they always grumble about Airstreams but almost all of thier mechanics will sneak over to take a peak and compliment my Chummy. I will drive out there and see what they have to say.
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Old 09-20-2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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Hi all. I just purchased a brand new (to me of course) 1982 Airstream 280 Turbo Diesel Motorhome!!! I am really excited and will probably have many questions in the future, but my first question is related to this thread. I have the vacumatic step, one step only, but it does not work. Has anyone fixed this problem that may have some suggestions of where to start? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:47 AM   #6
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hi , nice RV! I was very close to purchasing your RV a couple of weeks ago. I went big, instead. Have fun.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:46 AM   #7
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Way to go Sandi, let me know when you're coming up Sumter way so we can compare coaches.

Kent, good luck with your step replacement. I miss my two step as I'm waiting for the cast actuator arm to arrive from Kwikee this week. It's hard to believe they only put a single step in your coach with 19.5 inch tires.... that's a long way up... or down as the case may be.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:00 PM   #8
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You might start by checking to see if the step is well lubed. also check the connections to see if they are ok. lastly it would possibly have a leak in the vacuum set up. I don't belive parts are made for these anymore, but it might be an easy fix if you can determine the problem.
Good luck with your "new to you coach" , they sure are fun.
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We are going to start work on the step tonight. I'll see that the things mentioned are checked and go from there. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:20 PM   #10
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Sandi - welcome to the "dark side" of Airstreaming.
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:39 PM   #11
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Why the "dark side"???? I want to be sure I know what I am getting into!
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:41 PM   #12
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If I can speak for Steve; I think he means the ongoing maintenance and repair you might face. Its always unknow as to what will pop up. So like the Boy Scouts you have to "be prepared".
In my case I have had minimal problems after my initial period of ownership and ongoing maintenace seems to help keep it that way.
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Hey Sandi!!!
Congrats from your "Nascar Buddies!!" Are you going to tow your 34" behind your MH... Just kidding, are you going to be a 2 Airstream family from now on??
Hope to see you soon!!
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Old 09-21-2005, 07:48 PM   #14
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Hey Bristol Friends,

I plan to try out the motorhome a few times and if I like "motorhoming", I will sell the trailer. I sure hate to give it up when I have just gotten it near perfect, but I can't convince my husband that I need TWO Airstreams!!!

If I can get a few of the bugs worked out, I am headed to Talladega next week in the new motorhome. If not, I guess the trailer will get to go. We have been playing with the generator trying to get it running smoothly and the refrigerator doesn't seem to be cooling enough, but it is only 3 years old so I hope it isn't anything big. If I can get those things straight, I guess the motorhome will head out on it's first Nascar experience. I do plan to be at Bristol in the spring and hopefully we can get together again. I think I will start a thread to see if anyone will be at Talladega.

Hope to see ya'll soon.

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