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Old 06-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Actuating Arm for Retractable Step(1988-345)

Hi Friends-

I need an actuating arm for my electric retractable step on a 1988 Airstream 345. My elecric motor works great, but the linkage arm broke. Help!!

Anyone have one to sell, or know of a good source?

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Bkahler is parting out a 345, see his ad in the "parts" section of the classifieds: 1986 345 - parting out - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstreams Trailers For Sale
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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You might consider a good welder, or fabricator...I removed a stump with my steps, had to grind out the rivets(BIG rivets), and beat the bent arms back into submission with a sledge and anvil, then used bolts with lock nuts to replace the rivets(nylon insert nuts)...actually, got to do this again when my new driveway turned out to be about 6 inches too should be a fairly easy and cheap trip to a hitch place...m
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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I replaced the bent up Kwikee with a new one from PPL. It was about $350 with free shipping.
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