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Old 08-15-2015, 09:34 PM   #11
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Don't mean to hijack the thread our tick off Ernest but I see the new steps don't have the bolt that has given lots of folks including me and Marty a scare. The new design has a alloy arm. It looks much more substantial.
Don't get Ernest started again. You know this is a sensitive subject.


I've got to get some lights down there before Nickie falls in the dark.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:56 PM   #12
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Check the forums - it's a very common issue, though I've yet to see any solutions. Mine doesn't do it all the time but you never know when it will happen. Got to be some sort of bug in the control board.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:00 PM   #13
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Dan I have never looked at it. I might tomorrow if I get a chance. I would also like a light on the step. I'll let you know. It can be hard enough getting in and out during the day but at night makes me nervous also. I'll let you know.
I thought I'd stir Ernest up a bit. So sorry you and Nicki didn't make the rally this year. We had a good time.
I was also looking forward to meeting Ernest and his wife. Maybe next year.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:51 AM   #14
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Speaking of steps, mine started acting up on the way home today. Closed the door and there was a delay before they retracted. Never had this before. Figures that they would start today after I left the rally. Hopefully they will last until next years rally!! (LOL!!)

That is not normal mine had been doing that since new. So far they have changed the motor the door switch because sometime is operates immediately and other times it delays. FR is going to change controller next service trip.


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Old 08-16-2015, 01:47 PM   #15
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I STILL HATE MY STEPS!!!! Dang things drove me nuts opening and closing as I drove down the highway on our recent trip.... They've been doing this for years and IM SICK OF THEM!!!!


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Old 08-16-2015, 03:11 PM   #16
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I believe the step controller controls the step light. Steps out light on. Steps in lights off. It may be possible to turn off the light when steps out by turning off the steps switch with door open. Give it a try.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:33 PM   #17
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I believe the step controller controls the step light. Steps out light on. Steps in lights off. It may be possible to turn off the light when steps out by turning off the steps switch with door open. Give it a try.
The problem is reverse, we want the lights to stay on when these steps switch is off.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:35 AM   #18
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Power Steps

The wiring of the steps are indeed very safety oriented. If you have a porch light, it might be much better to add a second light to that switch rather than tinker with the step switch.
Hope this helps.
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Yes Dan we leave the step switch off. Heck I didn't know there was a light until they replaced my step last year. Don't mean to hijack the thread our tick off Ernest but I see the new steps don't have the bolt that has given lots of folks including me and Marty a scare. The new design has a alloy arm. It looks much more substantial.
I just have had some problems with my step and contacted Lippert and learned a few things which substantiates Phils post.

Lippert calls my step the "Coach Step", which they did away with (do not know when) and replaced it with the "Quickie Step". The Coach Step has the motor underneath, while the Quickie has the motor above the frame. Their web literature does not clearly address this and could be confusing if one was to order a part. This leads to a question as to how long parts will be available for the Coach Step.
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When Lippert changed our steps last years rally, because of the broken linkage bolt what did they install? As for the light, I checked mine last night. If the switch is on the light comes on and stays on as long as the door is open. If i close the door the steps retract and the light goes out. The door must be open for the light to go on. Is this the way it is supposed to work?
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