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Old 09-07-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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SCS Frigette steps

Does anyone know how to disable the "last man out" feature that keeps the steps out when everything is shut down? I want to have them retracted for long term storage.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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Does anyone know how to disable the "last man out" feature that keeps the steps out when everything is shut down? I want to have them retracted for long term storage.
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At the entry door there should be a switch that when turned on will cause the steps to retract when the door is closed.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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SCS Frigette steps

Thanks for the reply. The problem is that if I leave that switch on which will retract the steps, then it will run the batteries down as the 12v master has to be left on. I called the mfg. and they said it was designed to have the steps stay down. I was hoping that someone had figured out a work around.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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You should be able to either take the piece off the screen door and tape it to the other side to close the steps, then turn the switch off and disconnect the coach battery. A magnet should work as well. You just have to reconnect it when you're ready for the steps to come out.
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i installed a switch that interrupts the mag switch ground. i flip it and the steps will retract. and stay put until i reset the switch.
i use it when we stop at a place along the road so the steps go in and not get run into and at home when i pull the porch up to the rv
its easily reached from the ground with the the door open,
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Powerboatr, thanks for the reply. Before Wichita I lived in Dallas and was on Lake Fork about every week. Miss it. Any chance of more detailed instructions to wire in the switch? Where did you mount it? I think this is going to be the answer to my problem.
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Powerboatr, thanks for the reply. Before Wichita I lived in Dallas and was on Lake Fork about every week. Miss it. Any chance of more detailed instructions to wire in the switch? Where did you mount it? I think this is going to be the answer to my problem.
i installed my switch just inside the coach near the lower door jamb on the hinge side, so it wouldn't get kicked or stepped on.
then outside under the coach i followed the wires from the stationary magnetic switch that is on the hinge side of the door opening
one end of the wire goes to the control box under the step outside and the other goes to ground.
if you put a switch into either wire that would be normally closed ( allow flow of electrons) so the door would operate normally, then open the switch to stop flow to ground then the brain box will sense this and retract the steps.
my factory magnetic switch is a normally (open) so the if you open the door it grounds the system and the steps come out. your just adding a manual switch into the mix in series so you can control the ground flow

your magnetic switch should have a label either NC or NO for normally closed or normally open

the switch i used is just a standard 12v booted low profile round switch.
i would snap a picture but all my wires under the rig are in black tubing and tied up in a bundle,
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