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Old 10-26-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Bent step housing...help.

First fix the wife.... That is importance number 1.

Can the stuff be bent back? Remove everything and assess the damage. If you're handy and have some tools, a parts order can fix it, if not, learn, buy tools and fix or head to the dealer. Be thankful it's not the Classic step, that is an insurance claim!
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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I would guess you will need to do a dealer fix on it, if you want it to be done right. I don't know which rig it is you bent, but if it is the 2014 the step system is like mine and probably is not too expensive to replace. I think it is a relatively standard step system, not special to Airstream. If you didn't bend the supports it may not be hard to replace or terribly expensive. Possibly you could do it yourself, not sure of the support damage.

Now, if it were a classic step system from older Airstreams, or the "classic" series of new ones, it would be very costly and difficult to repair. That is an Airstream exclusive step system.

Fix it right, it is a resale item for sure.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for input; also thinking resale... I was able to order new step assembly shipped to my house for ~ $200.00 total, including shipping and tax. Local dealer wanted $300 just for the step! Not sure what installation would have run! Understand it's a 4 bolt installation I can handle, so should be good to go shortly...Thanks Andy!
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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We have rear entry steps which I managed to bend from catching them on the side of a ditch. I assumed I would just order a new set of steps until I realized it was going to cost somewhere in the $500-$600 range just for the assembly. I quickly decided that a delicate approach with a sledge hammer might be an adequate solution, and so far so good. Mileage may vary based on the damage and type of steps you have.
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