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Old 10-28-2007, 10:30 AM   #15
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the link. I didn’t see anything at ETD that looked like the steps on my Airstream, though. I would rather repair mine or even just use the braces than adapt what I saw there.

I do appreciate the effort.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:48 PM   #16
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the link. I didn’t see anything at ETD that looked like the steps on my Airstream, though. I would rather repair mine or even just use the braces than adapt what I saw there.

I do appreciate the effort.
I agree that they aren't the same...actually the slides are just opposite of the original...but they are the only aftermarket steps that achieve the flush look when closed.

My plan is to repair the original unit already installed on mine.

Good luck finding a solution that works for you.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:37 PM   #17
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Airstream double steps

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Airstreams double aluminum footstep will fit your 69, but you must change the footstep outriggers and add a release bracket at the bottom of the entrance door.
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A couple of questions. About how much would the double steps cost? and the installation procedure doesn't sound like a do it yourself job, correct?
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:58 PM   #18
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A couple of questions. About how much would the double steps cost? and the installation procedure doesn't sound like a do it yourself job, correct?
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If you can rivet and weld, it's a piece of cake.

The double aluminum footsteps with the release latch, anti-skid pads and two outriggers cost way over $500.00.

I am not at the office, so I cannot accurately quote.

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Old 11-11-2007, 09:10 PM   #19
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Word of Warning

If you have the double steps, do not use them without some type of brace to take the force off of the system. I have the brace made by an airstreamer and usually used it whenever we would think about it. It was a sloppy fit and there was a little movement which would cause a slight jerking motion as you put full weight on it. Bottom line, didn't use it for a couple years and now one of my side brackets has rounded out and it is not a simple job to repair.

I plan to take the trailer to a good welder and have him build up the track just as Andy suggests. Then it will be a matter of filing the curve back into the track so it will hold.

These steps can be dangerous if you are not aware.
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