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Old 11-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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2001, 30' Excella Folding Double Step Assembly

We could really use some suggestions and advise for removing and repairing the fold down steps and the locking mechanism. Many thanks in advance for anyone out there that can help

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Old 11-26-2013, 05:06 AM   #2
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The fold down Airstream steps can be a real problem if you ever let the fasteners get loose. All of the parts are available from Airstream, but since they are Airstream specific, certainly not cheap.

I have friends that use a box for the first step rather than repair the fold down part because it's such a pain. Hope this parts drawing will be of some help.

Good luck with this, and welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:16 AM   #3
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We keep the two specific Allen Keys and our ever-present screwdriver close at hand. Nearly every night on the road I take a quick turn around the fasteners to see which might have vibrated loose. I've also installed each of them with a drop lock-tite. Still and all I find one now and then benefiting from a quarter turn to so.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Our steps were recently getting really baulky but I found that a good spraying with silicon spray at all pivot points made a world of difference. It is now on my list of things to lube when I do the awning, locks, hinges etc.

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