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Old 05-20-2019, 03:58 PM   #1
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folding alum steps on higher end models

does anyone have the AS part number for the folding alum step seen on higher end model

with the 3" lift kit, my other half would like to get the two step alum model rather that the one step steel model we have in the as 22FB
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:48 PM   #2
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does anyone have the AS part number for the folding alum step seen on higher end model

with the 3" lift kit, my other half would like to get the two step alum model rather that the one step steel model we have in the as 22FB
On my 2018 27'GT the "Double Step Assembly" is part number 3440006.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:09 PM   #3
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i ordered this off amazon
Lippert Components 432696 Alumi-Tread Triple Step 24"

it fit the bill as my as 22fb has 19" from the as floor to the ground
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:39 AM   #4
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i had to return the above unit. the description on the site is poor and doesn't give detailed measurement
all folded the unit is 16.5 high. i have 20" clear to the ground, that only gives me 4" clearance. every thing else under the AS has at least 9"

i am now replacing it with the Stromberg carlson SMEC-24-29
folded its only 11.5" . the one step on the As now is 7 " folded.

this is also alum and looks better that the black step
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:59 PM   #5
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i installed the new two step Stromberg carlson SMEC-24-29

on the AS 22FB. i had to:
  • cut the plastic trim under the door as it was only 26" wide and i needed 27.5". that is how wide the space is under the door also
  • drill 4 new holes an inch wider for the new steps on the AS step frame
  • drill two new holes on the SMEC-24-29 to align with the AS new frame holes
  • sprayed all holes with primer and anti rust paint
  • laid a strip of electrical tape atop the step so that there is no metal metal interface. incase they are different metal stops electrical rust bonding
  • used the old step as a perfect lift to hold the new one in while i bolted it down

now we are done
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I've swapped the single steel step for a double steel step on the 22 Sport, and it was neither expensive nor difficult.

If you think there's a snowball's chance in Havana you might not be happy with the double step, it would be a significantly smaller loss to get the steel step set and try it first.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:46 PM   #7
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the replacement steps, like the original AS step are held on with 4 bolts from the top two rails under the door in the step well.

My wife always found them a bit wiggly

today i drilled two larger holes in the side of the step frame. the holes were already there and match up with the side metal pieces that form the step well under the door

i drilled them to accept two 1/2 x 13 tps bolts with washer on both ends and a nylon nut

after it was all snugged up, the step felt even easier to open.

the wife tested the new install and she thinks its much more stable. recall , happy wife, happy life

no pictures to show.
also, you may need to pull back some plastic trim to get access to the back side
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