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Old 05-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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2014 Georgetown 335 Power Step Issue

Ok, question. Why will my power step not retract after I turn my coach batter disconnect off? My last motorhome the power steps still worked even when I turned the coach battery off to prevent parasitic drain. I tried being inside the coach, with the steps retracted and then cut the battery disconnect. The unit has a "last man out" feature which still puts the steps down one more time. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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I spent at least an hour trying everything I could think of. Here is what I came up with for my 2014 329DS. Close the screen door, reach through the opening and turn off the power switch and then close the main door. If anyone comes up with a better idea, please let all of us know.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:14 AM   #4
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You can also get a magnet and stick it by the door switch to simulate the door being closed
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You can also get a magnet and stick it by the door switch to simulate the door being closed
Magnet all the way! Exit the coach leaving door open, put a magnet on the door frame sensor and the steps retract, reach in and turn battery switch off, close and lock door. When you return just open door, stand to the side and remove magnet and steps will deploy, turn battery switch on and you are in business. I'm 6 feet tall and I can't reach thru the screen door and hit the battery switch.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:38 AM   #6
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I was doing the magnet thing also but now just close the screen door first and reach in and shut off the switch.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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I would suggest that your last MH had the Kwikee electric step system and it could be reset to stay retracted as you say. The system you have now, I believe, is the Lippert system and it is functioning normally. I also just reach through the closed screen door and turn off step and storage switch after retraction.
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I will try these suggestions this week. Thank you fellow Forest River Pals.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #9
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Reaching through the screen door opening worked like a charm. I do not know why I did not think of that. Like my Grandfather use to say, "Buy you books and send you to school and what do you do, eat the covers." Thanks all!
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #10
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After having my house batteries run down from the "junk" still running after I use the disconnect switch I bought a big battery disconnect that goes on one of my batteries. I close up, open the big knife switch and EVERYTHING is off without me having to remember stuff. Weeks and weeks later my batteries are still good to go. Some times it's the simple things that work best.
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