Originally Posted by lefaivre
I am completely fed up with this step. I have gone thru 3 motors in less than 3 years. This last one failed on its maiden trip. Has anyone found a solution to this cronic problem? I am sereously thinking of replacing the entire step asembly with one made by an other manufacture.
To "ease your pain" there is an exact replacement motor available from NAPA, CarQuest, etc for around $29. I don't have the PN for it at the moment, but it is the same as the power window motor in a 1992 Ford F150 PU truck (or something similar).
It fits exactly and is a fraction of the price of getting one from Lippert (assuming they won't "comp" you one).
The issue is so widespread though, that Lippert will probably "comp" one to almost anybody. Randy Houser can help you get a free one. You have to ship the failed one back to FR, however.