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Old 02-28-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Things to expect ...

When boondocking .... wawa

This will be our second set of stairs to replace. \_(ツ)_/
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:33 PM   #2
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This lovely road, think I got the angle of the dip in the photo. Nothing else hit, so that was a plus. If you're going to go boondock someplace, be willing to take some damage to your rig. No biggie. Unbolts and I can get a new pair in town.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:18 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:56 PM   #4
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Is that damage step the same steps that come with the Airstream Flying Cloud, International series? Your photo seems to show them hanging low. My Classic steps fold up closer to the body so maybe that won't be as much of an issue if I decide to go off road.

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Old 02-28-2016, 04:58 PM   #5
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Mike needs a lift kit for the trailer me thinks.

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Old 02-28-2016, 09:21 PM   #6
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Believe it or not, these don't hang as low as the first set which were the ones that came on the Airstream. I misjudged a tree stump and didn't stop when the wife told me and bent the first set. But the first ones we still managed to bend and use for a few weeks.

These, I hit them with my two-pound sledge, but they are squished good. LOL

I was thinking more about that lift after today. And I thought to myself as I approached the angle, maybe I should have the wife get out and spot. Nah... I'll be fine I thought...

Doah! Trust your instincts. More money spent.

Vinsteam mentioned the older steps I might find on ebay from the 70's Airstreams fold up real tight.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:34 PM   #7
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-- snip --- And I thought to myself as I approached the angle, maybe I should have the wife get out and spot. Nah... I'll be fine I thought...

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Rule number 1 - when you feel uncomfortable leave, slow down or stop. Yous got to follow the rules or it costs you $$$$$$.

We were told that the steps don't last long. Couldn't figure out why. Maybe this is a hint.

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Rule number 1 - when you feel uncomfortable leave, slow down or stop. Yous got to follow the rules or it costs you $$$$$$.

We were told that the steps don't last long. Couldn't figure out why. Maybe this is a hint.

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Ha, they look like you need to take the pieces apart and hammer each one back into shape :-). I have experience... pulling out of a parking spot when forgetting to raise the steps up: they hit the curb...

How do you get a replacement "in town"? Are these generic and not AS specific?
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How do you get a replacement "in town"? Are these generic and not AS specific?
This is a copy from a Forum post in the past few months. I kept it in my file, sorry I can't give proper credit to the original author.

"I had to replace the steps on 25' Flying Cloud.
Did some research and the replacement steps were purchased from Campers World for $81 plus $10 shipping. Campers World part number is 74960.
The manufacturer is Lippert Components and their part number is 341500.
This step is exactly the same as OEM steps from Air Stream. Bolt holes match and installation took 15 minutes. Remove 4 bolts and the steps come off."
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Ah, thanks for the info! I'm sure it's going to come in handy someday...
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Yup, they're the same steps. I think we are going to get a portable step. They hang so low anyways.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:15 AM   #14
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When you say portable step, are you talking about steps that aren't connected to the trailer?

I was thinking it may make sense for you to build a set of steps out of wood, and then just travel with them in the trailer. You can set them outside when you park. Not ideal I know, but neither is a new set of steps every 6 months!
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