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Old 04-14-2016, 01:40 AM   #29
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Will there be a set of steps installed for the new door?

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Will there be a set of steps installed for the new door?

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Wow! That's a great question! Wish I had thought of it! This is a great forum really learn a lot.
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Installing steps might invite the emergency for which the door is intended?

On a more serious note, steps seem like overkill on this project IMO. KISS and get on the road again, right?


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Really nice modification to your Airstream Steve. Maybe I should just walk across the lobby here at Jackson Center and tell you that in person.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:36 AM   #33
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Great question. To be honest, no - I didn't think about it at all. I went street side because that's where the exit window was. ��
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There is a window on the curb side. I know its too late but having the door on the curb side would allow you to use both doors from the campsite and would probably be more marketable for sale if you ever decided to sell.

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:55 AM   #35
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Hey Brian and others - no steps. KISS is right. If needed to load bikes, I have a 2-step stool that will work well. If needed for an actual emergency, it's a very simple hop down to the ground (much simpler than trying to get out of the window).

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They're finishing trim, belt line, etc today and should be done so I'll post some final pics when finished.

I think the only difference I'd recommend is to have it open the other way (toward the rear of the trailer, despite the chance for the door opening while driving) so the latch to keep it open can be installed. It can't be done the way I have it because of the stone guard. For emergency only, it's perfect, but thinking about the opportunity to use it also for:

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- quickly entry from outdoor shower
- quick access to utilities on the street side of the trailer
- probably some things I haven't thought of yet....

having the ability to keep it open would be a benefit. So I'll think about Macguyvering something - feel free to make suggestions here - I'd welcome them!
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There is a window on the curb side. I know its too late but having the door on the curb side would allow you to use both doors from the campsite and would probably be more marketable for sale if you ever decided to sell.

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Yes - that's a good point. I just had visions of telling Garrett we're going to flip it to curbside 😂

Thinking about it since you asked, I actually like it on street side (see prior response for details) and don't think I'd like it on curb side. But I can see the benefit of both. At the end of the day, in a 16' trailer, a single door exit is probably sufficient. For me, in a 27' trailer, I just thought a second full exit on the other end of the trailer was critical. It could be equally effective on either side.

Resale would be good for folks to consider. My goal is to haul it 'til they haul me out and pass it on to my godchild.

And I'm going to suggest that being the first to have this done by the factory increases the value by a Pendelton 😂😂😂

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having the ability to keep it open would be a benefit. So I'll think about Macguyvering something - feel free to make suggestions here - I'd welcome them!

Hi, some SOB's have a gas strut to hold the door open; This is something that I also have been thinking about doing. I like the idea of having my door stay open at 90 degrees with the option to disconnect the strut for a full open position.
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Not on the road to KISS, but another awning over the new door would increase the "cross breeze" benefit substantially, even in the rain. Without the awning, this will still be a huge benefit IMO, especially if the street side happens to be the shady side of the campsite.

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Well - I got to hold the bucking bar for a half dozen rivets which means I did this mod myself....so that's pretty cool 😀

More pics tonight or tomorrow. He's doing the pinstripes and badge now.
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Well - I got to hold the bucking bar for a half dozen rivets which means I did this mod myself....so that's pretty cool 😀

More pics tonight or tomorrow. He's doing the pinstripes and badge now.
Does this mean that you now own liability too?
Can't wait to see this in person Steve!
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Does this mean that you now own liability too?

Can't wait to see this in person Steve!

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That looks waaaay cool, Steve.

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