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Old 04-23-2021, 06:55 AM   #1
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Step Diagram

I'm posting this to hopefully save others from frustration. I found this schematic this morning on High Sky RV Parts' website. Click image for larger version

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They sell indivual parts to repair your steps. I wish I'd found this before wasting most of my afternoon yesterday. I spent a couple of hours (!) reattaching my steps to the frame. It was like solving a puzzle because I failed to take pictures before removing them months ago. My silliest mistake was installing the little spring wires upside down. Happily they are working well now.

I'm making a mental note to check supplier's websites in future when I find myself flummoxed. They can be treasure troves of helpful information.

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Old 04-23-2021, 07:05 AM   #2
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You can find this and many other helpful diagrams in the parts manual for your trailer. You can download this from the A/S web site.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:44 AM   #3
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Out of Doors Mart also has a diagram like this with the part numbers as well. They sell everything you need but step parts are pricey...
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Old 04-23-2021, 05:24 PM   #4
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You can find this and many other helpful diagrams in the parts manual for your trailer. You can download this from the A/S web site.

Thanks for the heads-up, but in the 1981 manual, it's a nope. I have the original owner's manual. There is no steps diagram. '81 was a weird year, with Thor partnering with Airstream. My manual is actually a 1980 with '81 supplemental pages added.

I went on the Airstream website & checked out the 1990 manual. It's three times longer than my manual, with much more detailed info.

My takeaway is that when I need detailed schematics, I will also search the newer year manuals online. Sure, some things have changed in Airstreams through the years, but so much more has stayed the same.

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Old 04-23-2021, 05:25 PM   #5
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Out of Doors Mart also has a diagram like this with the part numbers as well. They sell everything you need but step parts are pricey...


Yep, they sure are! I'm happy that I didn't need to replace anything.
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Old 04-24-2021, 09:27 PM   #6
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MaryPat -
Sorry - I didn't notice the year/model. Nope, no parts manual for you. But you're right about A/S parts - a lot of them don't change very much over the years.

n2916s - priciness depends on the part and the source, I guess. I needed to replace a couple of nuts, bolts, and washers on our steps. Colonial wanted $44 for parts and $12 for shipping. Home Depot wanted $4.47 after tax!
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