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Old 05-30-2021, 12:12 PM   #1
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New double aluminum stairs-Finally!

Finally got around to putting in a new double Aluminum stair on my 2016 19ft FC. It was not easy since the mounting holes on the AS from the original steel single step did not line-up front to back or side to side with the new stairs mounting holes. Actually had to drill new holes on AS mounts and stairs. However, no cutting or modify the belly pans or anything else. Seems solid and with the 3" lift of my AS, I don't feel like I'm leaping up or out each time I enter or exit the AS
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Old 05-30-2021, 02:16 PM   #2
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Those are gorgeous! Would love to know where you purchased them...
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:54 PM   #3
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double stairs

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Old 05-31-2021, 01:04 AM   #4
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I wonder if the holes.would line up if I replaced my bent 2 step OEMs with these pretty guys.
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:54 AM   #5
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I did the same thing a couple of years ago --- installation relatively easy but had to drill new holes, too. Stairs were great --- better than original.
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Old 05-31-2021, 12:02 PM   #6
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Did you have to drill holes in the Airstream or in the replacement steps?
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Old 05-31-2021, 12:14 PM   #7
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Did you have to drill holes in the Airstream or in the replacement steps?

He mentioned having to drill holes in both...
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Old 05-31-2021, 12:36 PM   #8
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Thanks for your post JS, I just bought these. I'm tired of risking life and limb on my bedraggled original steps.


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Old 05-31-2021, 02:53 PM   #9
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Great looking steps. I’m sure many will consider replacement especially if they only have one step.
We found a product that I can highly recommend.
Purchased - Amazon.com
Camco Save-A-Step Brace .
Stabilizes each RV step. We never travel without them. They store well in the back bumper compartment of the airstream. Works beautifully entering & exiting our airstream. Especially when I’m carrying items inside or outside.
Reasonably cost 4-5/8 $$12.54 8 $19.20
Safety first. No falling allowed. On a Trip another Airstream couple shared his wife’s experience after falling and breaking her leg. We ordered them immediately.
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:35 PM   #10
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Some folks mention they think it's better to have two of these. What's your experience?
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Old 05-31-2021, 11:30 PM   #11
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yup.. had to drill new holes in both step and up under the AS on the mounting rails. The reason is that the holes did not line up either front to back or side to side. But really was not that difficult since the AS has nut clips (not sure of official name) Took a bit of time and a bit of muscle to lift stair and align holes. Otherwise, fairly simple job. Definitely has more complicated mods on the AS
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Yes we bought both of the Camco save the steps. One works well for the lower step and the larger one works well for the upper step. They are solid like concrete when in place. Now when caring items I am secure to enter and exit. Another safety item we purchased was the teak shower mat. No falling secures footing while showering beautifully. easy maintenance. Worth the cost .Available on Airstream Life.
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Although I have functional two steps, I prefer having the bottom step on the ground.
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Although I have functional two steps, I prefer having the bottom step on the ground.
Where did you get that step?
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We use this same RV step also. Solid as a rock.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G258I0G...CRMTXWYSFSCQ5Q
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Where did you get that step?
I've had it since motorhome days.
I recall it's rated for 1000# and is about 19" wide. The legs do not adjust longer/shorter. It's rock solid when you step on it. I like it because my bad knees sometimes have me dropping onto the step pretty hard. Dog likes it too.
Not cheap, maybe $75.
There's a variety on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G258KAY...WYSFSCQ5Q?th=1
I never fold it up. When leaving, I simply lay it inside the door with the feet facing up. It's never moved.
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