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Old 08-18-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Small Problem

I have a new (to me) 1998 Excella with a small problem. I need a screw for one of the brackets on the folding entry step. I tried a nut and bolt but that didn't work. Any help as to what to do or where to get a screw would be appreciated.

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Old 08-18-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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Hello John -- and a big welcome to the Forums! ...though I'm not so sure you'll think so if my recall is anything near correct. But that's what we're all here to do -- help fellow Airstream owners while we seek help ourselves. It's better than reality TV I tell you!

Yep John, we'll keep this thread alive and see if anybody else is at home this weekend. I lost one half of probably the same screw on my Argosy. The end I have looks like an internally threaded tube with a head like an elevator bolt. I lost the screw that goes into this. It is necessary to replace with something quite similar so that the step mechanism can scissor and fold properly. I seem to recall that this was an Airstream-only part available at dealers -- do I recall correctly that the price is huge? Like $30 or so?!?!

Anybody else want to sound in on this one?


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Old 08-18-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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EXACT same problem. The PO replaced the screw with just some kind of bolt the apparently hammered sorta flat. End result is that the step now "kneals" to the front of the trailer when you stand on it. And yes, I seem to rember that the are very expensive. I'll try to look up the part number in the shop manual and post it here. Maybe we can find a cheap source or replacement.

Welcome to the forum, BTW from another Georgia Boy.


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