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Old 05-20-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Steps fought the curb and the curb won

Ok, I have done it. The steps are gone. Had to be cut off because a regular RV place could not get the mess I made off. I guess we will be looking for an AS shop on our travels. Trying not to feel horrible that I hurt my Airstream...so I guess make a list of things I needed to get done anyway. Will they stock or be able to get steps for an 1999 Excella Classic?

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Old 05-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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that hurts just hearing about it! Just to try and lighten up the situation, your name BADKAT is, in this instance, almost like a scolding, especially if you emphasize the BAD part of it Not trying to rub it in, just trying to insert a little humor where there is nothing to laugh about. It isn't good, or cheap when we do things like this. We have all done something we have regretted, and it has cost us in more ways than one.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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We have all been there, never easy but usually it always could be worse.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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There's them that have and them that will. You got that out of the way
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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Sorry for your misfortune but as been noted, things can always be worse.

The Classic steps should be available through an AS dealer, tho they may need to be ordered. Or you could make a road trip to JC and pick them up.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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Bummer.

If you want an "aged" on, send me the new one and I will send you my good, yet used one.

I know you will decline the offer, but that is understandable.

Hope you get healed up soon!

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #8
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Well....that's very likely the last time you'll leave the steps down.

Maybe

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #9
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Classic steps - the wobbly aluminum fold up ones should simply replace your old ones. OR you could get the generic steel steps that are used on the Flying Cloud and International lines. They're sturdier and less expensive. I've seen several classics where the owner opted for the steadier steel steps, perhaps because the owner had a cane or other difficulty with a step that had more "give" when you step on it.

There are even stiffeners for the Classic style steps.

The steel ones can be bought at Camping World or any big RV store - they're not exclusive to airstream. The Classic types - Airstream or an Airstream dealer.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:25 AM   #10
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I like the steel steps at Camping World idea. You guys have saved me once again. Love the humor! Thanks..hope to meet you down the road.
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I like the steel steps at Camping World idea. You guys have saved me once again. Love the humor! Thanks..hope to meet you down the road.
The humor began with the title of the tread...or lack thereof.

Smiling makes it hurt less.

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Old 05-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #12
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The humor began with the title of the tread...or lack thereof.

Smiling makes it hurt less.

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"Title of the t-r-e-a-d" not of the tHread!!! Good one Bob!
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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So funny..thanks for making me laugh!
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #14
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Got my new steel steps Thursday in Nampa,ID. Just love them. Easier to navigate than the old aluminum ones. But of course if I had not had my faux pas I would not be in the market for steel ones. It was the right decision for us to get steel.
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