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Old 02-04-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Hello fellow Airstreamers.

I don't know how this happened but the steps to my 73 Sovereign are stuck in a weird position and I can't get them to go back to normal. Does anybody have a solution?

I posted a pic at http://tinyurl.com/c8k5qt or http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...mageuser=16306
and I would be grateful if somebody let me know how to fix this.

Thanks!

Wally
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:37 AM   #2
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The little lever to the right of your top step has to be pulled/pushed to release the the top step. Then you should be able to properly stowe your steps.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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The lever wouldn't move one bit as it was stuck between the step and the bottom of the door. I removed the silver button on the lever with an hex key which gave me enough leeway to move the lever. Voila!
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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Stoopid question...

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The lever wouldn't move one bit as it was stuck between the step and the bottom of the door. I removed the silver button on the lever with an hex key which gave me enough leeway to move the lever. Voila!
Why didn't you just open the door?
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:43 PM   #5
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U should not feel alone. If I have not operated the steps for 2 weeks I forget how. Lub all joints helps some ,just don't get frustrated. U will get it.Fold it back up and start over,it will come to ya.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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The door could open. I meant to say it was stuck between the step and the body of the trailer so the lever wouldn't move neither up nor down.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:32 PM   #7
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The stairs are aluminum the pivot points, tracks and attachment points are subject to wear causing the whole stair unit to become loose and sloppy and possible bind and get stuck.
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