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Old 08-23-2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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Lippert step died today

The Lippert step died today and I had to order a new drive motor. I tried to get under the rig and take it out and couldn't fit! How have other members removed and replaced the motors?

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Old 08-24-2016, 04:45 AM   #2
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used the jacks and lift the front up some. it will work!
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
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Lippert step died today

Ask ernest917 on forum. He know all about the steps.

Yes raise the coach with the jack or run the tire up on some boards

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Old 08-25-2016, 04:01 PM   #4
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:39 PM   #5
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Lmao. Just couldn't pass up that soft ball.

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Old 08-26-2016, 07:53 PM   #6
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Take the whole unit off the motor home there is a plug that goes to the step controller unplug it U may have to cut the green ground wire just make sure when U reconnect it u make it water prof then their is four bots in the top four corners remove them and the hole unit will come out be carefull has a little weight to it 50/60 LBS now can flip it over put on the work bench and work standing up rather then on your back . Before u take it apart take some pictures to see how it goes back together good luck
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:55 PM   #7
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Yes, I have replaced the drive motor in our steps. Several times in fact since I tried to fix it before ordering a new motor so I had it in and out a couple of times. After putting in the new motor I took the old one apart and discovered a very stripped gear. Switching out the motor is not difficult, you just have to lay on your back under your rig, but not directly under the stairs, so work from the side.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:33 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the replies. I ordered a new motor from Lippert and will get it on Tuesday, and will report the results.
I've got my fingers crossed on this one........
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:32 PM   #9
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Step repaired

Ordered and received the step motor from Lippert (~$190). Ran my rig up on a 6" ramp to get clearance to slide underneath. Removed the 3 bolts that hold the motor in place, and removed the 2 "D" clamps that hold the wires in place. Installed the new motor, replaced the 3 bolts and spacers, re-installed the wiring in the "D" clamps, and the ground wire. Hit the step switch and everything ran as designed.
Lesson learned: check eBay for replacement motor. Would have saved $100

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Old 09-07-2016, 07:22 AM   #10
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Happy you got it fixed Fred! A new one on E-Bay was $90? That's a savings.
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