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Old 06-18-2004, 09:36 AM   #15
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I see what you mean about the hasps.. neat idea
You know you want to paint that`! lol
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nah. I bought stainles steel replacements. these really don't hold very well. don't know if my replacements will be any better. they're not really intended to deal with the curve. I've tried to tweak these with a pair of pliers, but it hasn't worked out too well.
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Old 06-18-2004, 09:49 AM   #16
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nah. I bought stainles steel replacements. these really don't hold very well. don't know if my replacements will be any better. they're not really intended to deal with the curve. I've tried to tweak these with a pair of pliers, but it hasn't worked out too well.
I understand..
Chuck, check your PM..
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Old 06-18-2004, 11:28 AM   #17
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Thanks Chuck for posting the pics!

The problem I have with mine is the right track itself is damaged. A PO put in some bolt that allows the step to go up and down ok, but the support in the down position leaves much to be desired.

I have never really looked into this yet to see how extensive a good repair would be, but welding is not my thing!
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Old 06-19-2004, 12:34 AM   #18
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Thanks Chuck for posting the pics!
The problem I have with mine is the right track itself is damaged. A PO put in some bolt that allows the step to go up and down ok, but the support in the down position leaves much to be desired.
I have never really looked into this yet to see how extensive a good repair would be, but welding is not my thing!
Safari Tim,
Sounds like all of us, to some extent, have a problem with the right hand side..Makes me wonder..movement damage>??
Any way..
I got out there to look at mine again, after talking with Chuck on the fone..
Here's what I did..
Got my hammer and a heavy piece of iron for a backplate..
Became a "Blacksmith" for a hour..lol
After eye'ballin it and beating on the iron support arms, I finally got it all back on track again..Works`nicely!!
Then, I got a hold of some rust stripper to treat the "entire" step assemby area..The next thing to do is to paint it to prevent rust from coming back..
No pictures now but..I'll post em later.
So, for about 2.5 hours time, I got it back to as near new as one can..
Just to let you know, it can be done~
Good luck~!
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Old 06-19-2004, 12:58 AM   #19
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Sounds good Vern. With your work I'm sure it's better than new

Look forward to the pictures.
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Tim ... I had the same exact thing wrong with my 71 .Mine was worn on the right hand side just as yours.The amount of metal that is needed to repair it was minamal but none the less welding was the only real option.The other thing I found was that the whole step had a bit of a twist in it,not the frame that supports it ,but the step itself .I fixed mine last spring and have been happy ever since.If you can't weld it yourself I would recommend a local welding shop.I used a welder similar to the ones sold at Wal-Mart.
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Thanks for the info. My cousin has the welding stuff so I am sure I can let him experiment on my trailer

I have not really looked into it as it works, and I had lots of other things that needed attention. Maybe its time to crawl back under there
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Tim ... I had the same exact thing wrong with my 71 .Mine was worn on the right hand side just as yours.The amount of metal that is needed to repair it was minamal but none the less welding was the only real option.The other thing I found was that the whole step had a bit of a twist in it,not the frame that supports it ,but the step itself .I fixed mine last spring and have been happy ever since.If you can't weld it yourself I would recommend a local welding shop.I used a welder similar to the ones sold at Wal-Mart.
I went to andy's business, inland rv, and purchased the right side outrigger for less than $30.00. its brand new and fit perfectly. 15 minutes of install time and guess what, good as new. even better since i primed and painted it.
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Does anyone have photos/dimensions of the the extra step that attached to the built-in pull-out step? I've been told that they exist, but have never seen one. I, and another 69 owner want to acquire extra steps for our rigs, but aren't sure what we are looking for or the specs to get them fabricated.

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Virginia, do you want to buy another set of steps, or just build one. The aluminum fold down, swing out steps might be tough to make. It would be much easier to buy a used set. Note that there are at least two different styles. I have a 75 Overlander and it has a different latch than the 1990 model. Inland RV has an exploded diagram but the dimensions are not listed. Let me know if I can be of any help. thanks, travis


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Does anyone have photos/dimensions of the the extra step that attached to the built-in pull-out step? I've been told that they exist, but have never seen one. I, and another 69 owner want to acquire extra steps for our rigs, but aren't sure what we are looking for or the specs to get them fabricated.

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It would be much easier to buy a used set.
I would be happy to buy a used extra step (plus another set for my other airstream buddy) - but we are willing to get them fabricated if necessary. What do they look like for a 1969 model?

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I have a '71 with the extra step.

Here are some photos that may help or confuse you

The sides of the step are hinges that rotate all the way around. There is a bracket under the trailer with slots for the step poles to slide into and a bolt to hold it in place.

The step is removed and the sides rotate all the way around before sliding in place on the built- step.

The pictures show the step in place, removed and set on the ground. Next the sides up, but the step is upside down still. Then the bracket under the trailer. Finally the step with the sides rotated in place.
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I have a '71 with the extra step.

Here are some photos that may help or confuse you
Thank You TIM !!!

That is exactly what I was looking for !!!

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