Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 139
Step troubleshooting......sorry

Hello all,

First, sorry to bring up another dreaded step issue.

I just wrapped up 8 months of living full time in the MH while a new house was built. I can't get the steps to retract without the key in the ignition. I've tried all combinations of switch positions and door closing/opening. The key in the ignition is the only way it retracts. Anyone know of a way to "reset" the steps or any other tricks. Thanks for any help.


Retired and loving it
2013 Berkshire 390BH
Ford Edge AWD
JJvike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
dan-nickie's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 1,355
Sounds like it might be the magnetic door switch.

2014 Berkshire 390RB-60
dan-nickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
Senior Member
fonzie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 2,797
Here is some info on Lippert steps for troubleshooting.....

Manual and Power RV Steps for Sale
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Lippert Step Switch 72 Schematic.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	77.4 KB
ID:	95700  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Lippert coach steps.pdf (76.0 KB, 8 views)
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 09:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
bubbles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,804
Don't think it's the door switch because the ignition override function still has to know when the door is closed and the only sensor for that is the door switch. Now, the main power switch for the steps could be an issue because ignition will override it no matter what position the power switch is in.
bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 PM.