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Old 12-08-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
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drop down entrance step repair

Does anyone have a source for the screws/fasteners that are utilized on the drop down step. I have a 96 25ft excella. Dealer has them, but they are about $9.00 each and I have several that need replacing. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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What does a $9.00 screw look like?
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As you know there are a couple of different types of screws on those steps - just purchased a few from my local A/S dealer, who had them in stock. I also replaced the insert and screw where the lower step hanger/bracket attaches to the upper step. There were also two washers - one a beveled aluminum washer that she had to special order for me.

I suppose one could try to duplicate these by going to the local hardware store and finding some to grind and cut and otherwise make fit (which is what the PO of my Limited tried to do - badly), but I prefer to stick with the real McCoy for this. Besides, I'm the guy that has to step on it and trust that it holds up.
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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I guess that's why there are called "screws"
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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What does a $9.00 screw look like?
Actually ... what does it feel like?
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Old 12-08-2004, 07:08 PM   #6
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What does a $9.00 screw look like?
Ya'r kidding me?
Not tooo long ago it was only 7$ .
I thought that was pricey then..
I use some good ole blue locktight to hang onto mine.
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Old 12-08-2004, 07:38 PM   #7
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screws

I guess I need to just start the day off with a smile and get over it.

I appreciate the replies, who knows, someone still might come forward with the light in the tunnel.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:45 PM   #8
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jasper

how do you wear out the screws on the steps?

the ones on my '92 are holding up fine.

do you have a "open house" everywhere you camp with lots of visitors?

just wondering!

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I guess I need to just start the day off with a smile and get over it.

I appreciate the replies, who knows, someone still might come forward with the light in the tunnel.
Jasper,
I'll look into it for you..How many do you need?
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:47 AM   #10
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Ya'r kidding me?
Not tooo long ago it was only 7$ .
I thought that was pricey then..
I use some good ole blue locktight to hang onto mine.
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Maybe they're made by the same magical company that creates $600 toilet seats for NASA and $200 screwdrivers for the Air Force. At that rate, they're relatively cheap!
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:33 AM   #11
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when you find them buy a couple of extra sets. Mine failed while I was on the road, used a no.10 flathead screw as a temp repair. I am now waiting for a dealership to open so I can repair the temp repair. It would be nice to have a drawing showing piece numbers on these steps.
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:13 PM   #12
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Double aluminum footstep parts.

Parts for the aluminum double footstep are not cheap.

Airstream price for that step is $730.00, in a box.

At least you get more material than the $600.00 KT lock.

I have attached an exploded view of the step. The reference numbers are important when contacting a dealer.

CAUTION: this drawing is for 1977 and up footsteps.

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Old 05-30-2005, 04:18 PM   #13
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Thanks alot Andy it looks like I need a 2,12,13 & 10. Can't tell if the 13 is an insert, if so I still have the insert, or a washer.
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Old 05-30-2005, 07:21 PM   #14
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Step Alignment

How does one go about realigning their aluminum step? I ask because my step hangs down at about a 15 degree angle and I'd love it it were level.
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