Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-23-2016, 04:51 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Streamin68's Avatar
1968 24' Tradewind
Florence , Kentucky
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10
68 step extension

I have been told there was a step extension for my 68 Tradewind . Would anyone have a picture they could share?

Streamin68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2016, 07:29 PM   #2

1968 20' Globetrotter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 314
Maybe somebody loves theirs, but...

My GT came with one.. It's not a great thing. The design and workmanship is less than 7th grade shop class. It's horribly heavy and puts immense stress on the trailer's step. I weigh 175 pounds and really didn't like the way it felt loaded. It'd be OK if you supported it with a block of wood.

It folds flat for convenience of storage, but there's no place to store it where it doesn't scratch and scrape and mar whatever it comes in contact with. I jettisoned the POS because for what it weighs, I'd rather carry my spotting scope, cameras, field binoculars and a sewing machine.

It only works comfortably if the trailer's level creates a normal rise, otherwise its two or three or five inch rise from the ground is uncomfortable and a real shin gouger.

It's a big heavy thing that has an infrequent single purpose. You must deploy your step, then insert the contraption if required. A foam “yoga-step” block is way lighter and can multi-function as seating or footstool or flotation device… and more comfortably stored.

An image is on eBay's completed listings under Airstream second step
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	second step.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	293.6 KB
ID:	267584  

ALUMINUMINUM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 04:13 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
Streamin68's Avatar
1968 24' Tradewind
Florence , Kentucky
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10
Thank you for the picture and your update. Now that I see it , it does look like it was made in 5 th grade shop class!! I will continue using my plastic one when necessary!
Streamin68 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Step by Step 1959 Over59 1954 - 1959 Overlander 237 11-18-2015 03:41 PM
How About a Collection of Step by Step Repair Procedures? josephhh Airstream Motorhome Forums 32 07-06-2015 09:47 PM
STEP-BY-STEP Shell-Off Floor Replacement A-Merry-Can Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 794 04-29-2013 07:49 PM
Step Extension Storage Ganglin Steps 3 10-01-2007 09:52 AM
Need step by step instructions Grady White Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 3 06-25-2002 02:35 PM

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 03:13 AM.

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.