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Old 03-24-2015, 08:28 PM   #11
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I hate my steps !!!!

I just took possession of a 2015 last weekend. Yesterday I went into the coach shut the door and did not hear the step retract. 20 seconds later the step retracts Oh goodie. My last RV was an Allegro Bus never had any step problems in 10 years.
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:17 PM   #12
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15BERKXL, and you bought a Berkshire rather than another Tiffin why?


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Old 03-25-2015, 03:21 PM   #13
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$$$$$ had to reduce payment did not want to quit cold turkey. Hope I don't regret it
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:30 PM   #14
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That does stink.

To prevent them opening while driving (a HUGE safety issue), I'd find the fuse that they run on and pull the sucker before bugging out!!
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:35 PM   #15
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I just took possession of a 2015 last weekend. Yesterday I went into the coach shut the door and did not hear the step retract. 20 seconds later the step retracts Oh goodie. My last RV was an Allegro Bus never had any step problems in 10 years.
A simple fix. The tech at Goshen got undet mime and in 5 minutes it was done. I wish I knew what he did so.
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:50 PM   #16
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I wish you knew what he did as well.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:05 PM   #17
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I don't have a coach! But I did put in 37 years in industrial maintenance
for GE..... I assume the steps automatically extend when you open
the door??? I guess they retract when you shut the door???
There has to be a limit switch on the door to tell the steps what to do.
IF the tech guy was under there a short time he MUST have been adjusting
that switch. Find the switch and make sure it's pushed in when the door
shuts..... IF the switch is borderline when the door is shut it could
do what you describe. It needs to be adjusted so it's pushed a little harder
when the door is shut.
Beyond that I can't help from here. Now if I were there and you had a
cold beer waiting I could help you!
Good luck!
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Well - here we go one more time - I just replaced the two magnets on my door in hope that that will fix my dang door....


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Old 05-07-2015, 07:15 AM   #19
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Have any Berkshire owners seen their steps (left side) lean or tilt toward the back of the coach? I got under my coach and found the bracket the step is attached to is welded to a thin piece of sheet metal, less than 1/16 inch thick. Mine has begun to rip causing the step bracket to sag. As a fix I shot a carriage bolt down from the inside step down through the bracket. I would have it welded but with the material so thin I fear it will just rip again.

Anyone else seeing anything like this?

I am also thinking of getting a step support. Hate to but see no alternative.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:23 AM   #20
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My only issue has been motor overheating resulting in intermittent operation. LCI claims a bad motor so dealer replaced motor so we shall see if that corrects my issues.
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