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Old 10-16-2015, 04:39 PM   #11
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Phil, seriously? You had to wake those guys up with the step issues?


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I'm waiting for Ernest to join in. We will have 3 weeks of step posts now.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:40 PM   #12
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Thanks for the reply steps don't do it all the time but it is . Called Mike at Forest River about leveling jack now it's the steps
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:05 PM   #13
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Just wondering if any Berkshire owners have had any problems with there steps not opening ? Checked wires under step and magnetic switch on door.
Hi Steve - Welcome aboard! I have "Coach Step" made by Stromberg Carlson, but sold by LCI. You first need to determine if you have the Coach Step or Kwikee, also sold by LCI.

If you have the Coach Step, maybe the problem that I had is also yours.

My problem this summer was that the step tried to go in and out, but struggled and then would call it quits. I removed the linkage to the gear plate and also removed the motor. I could not budge the gear plate. After digging into how the gear plate is secured, I found that the motor's mounting plate has a welded bolt that sandwiches the gear plate and is torqued down with a threaded cylinder (on top of the frame) which is welded in place.

So if you ever had to replace the gear plate or adjust the torque, the weld would have to be ground off - Dah!!!

I tried to get penetrating oil, silicone oil in there with great difficulty. I then beat on the gear plate with a mallet and block of wood. With a lot of beating on it, if moved but not too readily. I made it go a couple times back and forth, but could never move it by hand. I figured that the gear/motor was some brute, because it did move the steps somewhat beforehand.

So, I put the linkage and motor back, the gear/motor brute moves it like new. The step does not have end stop switches. I figure its controller measures the torque by current and shuts it off that way. I no longer leave my step switch off and step sitting in one position for a long time. It needs to be exercised. This may or may not help you. - Hank
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:24 PM   #14
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Anyone? Hello has anyone had step problems? Ernest? Hello Dan ? Anyone? Hmm I guess not.
Haha,
I'l afraid I'm not much help on the problems.
My issue was that it would delay several seconds then retract after closing the door. I think a few others had the same issue.
At Goshen 2014, the Lipert guys got under and fixed it in less than 5 minutes.
I think it was just a bad ground, but not sure as I didn't ask for details.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:31 PM   #15
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A little lube goes a long way. Lots of road grime in that area, keep it clean and spray it down with some type of lubricant.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:45 PM   #16
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Thanks again for the information . So when the frost melts on the ground and the temperature gets above 40 I'll clean the ground and lube it up real good maybe Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:34 PM   #17
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Don't get me started on problems with Berkshire steps.

I went through 4 steps in three years. I can honestly say however that it ever failed to open. In my case the step would ratchet as it opened and closed. The motor was replaced 3 times before Lipert finally relented and replaced the entire step assembly.

I was totally frustrated and looking to replace the step with anything other than a Lipert step. Lucky for me this new step lasted a full year without failing ... will keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:51 AM   #18
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STEP PROBLEMS !!!! DONT TALK TO ME ABOUT STEP PROBLEMS !!!

I HATE MY STEPS !!! PIECE OF JUNK !!!!

Oh - I'm sorry.... Lost it there for a minute but I'm better now...


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Old 10-17-2015, 12:35 PM   #19
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Wow we had no idea you felt that strongly. We all assumed that you liked them again.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:48 PM   #20
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You are a funny guy Phil... I STILL hate the D--- things... I was hoping FR would send me a replacement set but NO SUCH LUCK !!!!


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