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Old 01-26-2020, 04:46 AM   #21
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check out Drivin& Vibin's rebuild of their on Youtube; they used that same step. kurt


And the official installation instructions are pics from that video. I donít think my threshold on my 2012 is the same as their 1970-something...not sure those installation instructions - including grinding off a flange - are universal...
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And the official installation instructions are pics from that video. I donít think my threshold on my 2012 is the same as their 1970-something...not sure those installation instructions - including grinding off a flange - are universal...
I saw both..... and not sure (A) I would use a 6Ē angle grinder to cut my threshold and (B) not sure as a company I would use that install as my official Airstream install.
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:09 AM   #23
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Iím still going to get in touch with them. They must be somewhat new to the business. But most of the non-AS trailers had them at the RV show and I absolutely want a set.

Was thinking about putting the stairs up wet and dirty - sweeping them off before storing will handle 90% of that and thinking my regular welcome mat will catch the rest. For the safety of a solid connection I think itís worth some extra sweeping!
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:15 AM   #24
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Don't they seem a bit inelegant for an Airstream? Observing that many SOB trailers have those steps, it seems to me, is a red warning flag, if anything!



With all the other ways in which an Airstream is a "less is more" kind of rig, maybe you should move up [down?] to an SOB?



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Old 01-26-2020, 07:31 AM   #25
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Peter - while having an Airstream means Iím highly intelligent and incredibly handsome, my jokes are funnier than those of others with clearly inferior camping gear, and despite being overweight I donít appear that way to others - I do worry that adding these steps tells the world I am willy-nilly about those benefits.

Dilemma. Do I explore whatís right for me and lose all the benefits of AS ownership, or stick with what I have knowing bouncy stairs are just a small price to pay for looking this good?

Maybe youíre right. I should just go buy another brand.

Thanks - really wouldnít have thought of it that way....

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Old 01-26-2020, 08:33 AM   #26
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Don't they seem a bit inelegant for an Airstream?
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Observing that many SOB trailers have those steps, it seems to me, is a red warning flag, if anything!
You're assuming that Airstream only uses the finest materials and craftsmanship.
I suspect SOB's use them because they're cost effective.
and when you need four steps, the folding steps were a nightmare!
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:29 AM   #27
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SSM,

Even heavy guys can use the AS steps! [Don’t ask . . . ]

It is just a question of adjusting one’s expectations and patterns of physical activity. Take it from someone older . . . anyone can slow down and “get the message” . . . or Life may have to whack you upside the head and tell you to slow down, often with a severe physical injury as “the messenger.”



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. . . Due to bad knees, I always go down the steps backward, with one hand on the grab bar.
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Try it . . . you might like it . . .

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Old 01-26-2020, 10:04 AM   #28
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Before anyone decides to cut into that Airstream threshold on their late-model Classic with Alde system, I believe there is a radiator pipe under that threshold!

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While this is probably a good solution for people who need something more stable to assist with mobility, I can think of quite a few reasons why I wouldn't like this. The first one is I often "pop" in/out of the trailer to grab something at a gas station or rest stop, and having to deploy a giant staircase to do so would be a pain. Dumping all the dirt and debris on the stairs *into* your trailer is another reason. "Stealth camping" where you're overnighting but still hooked up to the tow vehicle as if you're just *parked* is another reason (and answers the question in another post as to why you would be inside you're trailer *without* the stairs deployed).
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Well said!
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I’ll let you guys know what I hear when I hear back from MORryde.
I love the banter. Keep up the ideas.
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:59 AM   #32
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Also would like to install their storage box in place of the old steps.
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http://www.morryde.com/products/206-...ory%2F12-steps
The text description refers to powder coated steel, with no mention of stainless hinges FWIW. Also the photo of the door seems to indicate that you have to use the key to keep it latched IMO. If the trailer is pitched a bit toward the curb, this might be a pain IMO.

Looking forward to the details you get from the mfg..

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Old 02-02-2020, 09:45 AM   #33
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MORryde rep here

Hello all my name is David and the AS in the MORryde ads is mine. I also work at MORryde so I will answer some of the questions brought up. Easy ones first.

1) The storage box will not fit on an AS because itís designed for those larger black steps on traditional trailers.
2) The steps currently wonít fit on units with radiant heat pipe at door.
3) the threshold on the doors have not changed sine the early 70ís to today (other the the radiant heat pipe) so a 2012 will work.
4) All of the stated concerns are real and for some too much to over come. Sweeping, raining, quick jump ins, stealth camping, deploying. Five years ago we struggled to sell 500 a week because of those possible concerns and now we produce 4-5,000 a week for OEMís and aftermarket.
5) the elegance or design is up for debate. AS has two sets at JC and I have told them we can tweak the look if needed.


If anyone has any ease of use or install questions please let me. My cell is 574-218-2952.

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Old 02-02-2020, 11:36 AM   #34
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If you are looking to get new steps. I've read lots of good and bad reviews on the MORryde steps.
Personally, I like the solution that Torklift has come out with. They have versions that mount like the conventional pull-out steps and their new Uprising version that mounts like the StepAbove. Difference from the step above is that Torklift's steps are still folders. However they are VERY sturdy and because the bottom legs sit on the ground there is zero bounce. I had a 300 lb guy jump on my conventional version and there was no give. Torklift's steps are aluminum, stainless steel and powder coated steel, so there should be little rust and I think they would look good on an Airstream. You can get in and out of the trailer without deploying the steps (they are compact when stored. Can be setup so that they extend less that 12" from trailer side out to about 48". Has a optional hand rail system. Also, for the Uprsing version, because they collapse when storing, you should have less issue with dirt falling into your trailer when you store them.
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Like I wrote about recently on Airforums, we love our Torklift stair system.Click image for larger version

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I just finished installing the MORryde steps on my 1976 Airstream Argosy and I really like them so far with one exception: With the steps up, the latch that locks/releases them in the upright position hits the screen guard I have on my screen door just enough to make it not possible to close. I looked back at the photos on the web site and in the instructions, and sure enough the screen doors shown don't have guards. So, looks like it's either get different steps, remove the guard, or find a different guard that works. I'm leaning toward the last option right now, and in the meantime choice #2 has to suffice or I won't be going anywhere.
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Curious to know the conditions under which you would be in the trailer, with the steps folded up inside, and the door closed?
Sleeping in a rest area where you didn't want anything sticking out?
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How did you get in the trailer, who lifted up the steps, and then closed the door?
Maybe a friend of Molly?
I could see having a rope pull to bring the steps up. Okay, maybe I could use that to lower them too. DOH! <face palm>
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