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Old 06-30-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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YIKES! Did this come off my Airstream?

We are on our land in NC that we have been slowly developing over the years so that we have our one-camper campground. We have not been here for two years, but noone else has been here. When we pulled in from Fla, we got set up and had several friends over for dinner. One friend found this on the ground by the Airstream. It is well machined stainless and looks like it belongs somewhere- hopefully didn't come from our Airstream, but thought that with all the folks on the forum that have more experience in repair and parts, would see if it looks familiar to anyone. Anyone seen something like this? Did it come from our 2006 Classic Airstream somehow?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-30-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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The first thing that came to mind was a cleco sheet holder.

It has a worn area. What do the ends look like?
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:02 AM   #3
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I don't recognize it as a late model classic piece.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #4
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The first thing that came to mind was a cleco sheet holder.

It has a worn area. What do the ends look like?
The ends are flat..

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Old 06-30-2014, 10:06 AM   #5
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Wild Guess here - classic steps have some kind of hinge pin that can work it's way out or break.... Supposedly the piece is so expensive to replace that most folks say it's "inobtainium".

Worse would be if it were the door hinge pin.

I eagerly await the response of someone who isn't just speculating. Or of course you could call the mothership and ask if they recognize it.

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Old 06-30-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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You could send your pictures of it to the service center at Jackson center. Their phone number is 1-937-596-6111 if you do not have it. If they can tell you what it is, please let the rest of us know.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:02 PM   #7
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My uneducated guess is a rivet gun bit.... :-)
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #8
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When I can get cell service I will give them a try.Hinges to stairs look intact and working, though anything behind the grey metal is not visible. I emailed the service department at the mothership to see if they recognize it. I cannot tell you how very thankful I am of this forum and folks like you...
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:26 AM   #9
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Curious, did you ever find out what the part was?
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:43 AM   #10
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No- I emailed parts dept at Airstream, but no response. Family emergency has had me pretty busy, so have not called them. When things settle down, I will call.....thanks for the follow up.
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Looks like a door hinge part for a car. Jim
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Is it possible you were NOT the only person on the property? That looks like an implement pin for farm equipment.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:49 PM   #13
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Throw it away and open a beer.

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Old 07-20-2014, 09:42 PM   #14
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Perry may be right..is your friend who visited a practical joker?
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