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Old 12-25-2009, 09:13 PM   #21
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Don't get fooled i to thinking that just because a battery is only a month old it's good. I would not hook them up to anything until I let them set for 24 hours, and had a good voltage reading after that time. If your converter was not/did not charge them, and you pulled them down too farm they may never come back. With an electrical problem, it takes time, and you have to wait for each step to complete before you move on. Otherwise you may run past the problem and have to start all over again, and do it right the second time. Take the time and make sure the batteries are good, and not just new. I've seen a lot of batteries fail in the first 30 days. When you're sure the batteries are good, report back, before you put them in and connect them. If you have an Ammeter that will go to 20 amps and know how to use it, that would speed things up a lot. Just try to be patient, fix it once correctly, instead of 3 times incorrectly, only to find out it's not fixed when you're out on a trip.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:00 AM   #22
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ok, found something new now, the 110 step up to 240v inverter(i have the yellow box which are normally on building sites) working the breaker was tripped, so when the shoreling was plugged in it was not charging my batteries. switch the breaker back on and now getting a charged to the batteries of about 13,85v( did not know anout this?

Checked the batteries last night after switching off the chager and over night they stay at 12.90v, install them back to the coach this afternoon.
have un-plugg the shoreline off and flicked the master isolating switch to batteries off.
will check the battery tomomow and confirm if their is any major power draw. Been round and made sure everything is off.

But the steps still only move about a 1/3 max. Need to clean all terminal and make sure earth is ok.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:29 AM   #23
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Electric Steps

If you are getting 12.7 volts at the battery terminal after they sit with no charging for two days then they are at full capacity. If you check the voltage at the steps and they are also getting 12.7 volts then the steps should work. It's beginning to seem like you have a defective motor or some other mechanical defect. With the shoreline plugged in the batteries should show approx 13.7 volts; likewise the positive wire to the steps would also show 13.7 volts. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:57 AM   #24
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yes i think i had two fault that was not connected, i will check the red positive lead that goes from the steps to the red positive on the battery and make sure it read 13v

can anyone else think of what i can do next with the steps. I have un-plugg all the connection that come from thr steps and sprayed wd40.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:01 AM   #25
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Have you tried pulling on them once they stop at 1/3 open? It could be a few teeth are gone from the gearing. If they proceed to completely open then the motor assembly is the problem. Just a guessimation. Good luck!
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:04 PM   #26
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yes have tried to pull he steps when they come out, the steps stop if i do this but when i shut the door and the steps try to retract if i push them in the steps do go all the way home.
but open the door again and then they come out less than a 1/3.
check the cog wheel and it looks fine.?
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:32 AM   #27
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right, had a go at the steps today, weatherr has warned up a bit.

found

1. Steps are free and moving ok. remove bolt from steps
2. check voltage twp pin motor connector, 12 volt ok.
2. Remove motor, runs fine on a 12 volts battery.

Either door switch
or which i think it is the step module assembly
anyone know where i can get one, Steps are SCS frigette steps.
Number on the steps module is 1646069
been on the Lippert site, see part below,
http://store.lci1.com/shared/StoreFr...t=products.asp
Any one know were i can get for a decent price.?

Any help would be apperciated

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:14 AM   #28
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right, had a go at the steps today, weatherr has warned up a bit.

found

1. Steps are free and moving ok. remove bolt from steps
2. check voltage twp pin motor connector, 12 volt ok.
2. Remove motor, runs fine on a 12 volts battery.

Either door switch
or which i think it is the step module assembly
anyone know where i can get one, Steps are SCS frigette steps.
Number on the steps module is 1646069
been on the Lippert site, see part below,
http://store.lci1.com/shared/StoreFr...t=products.asp
Any one know were i can get for a decent price.?

Any help would be apperciated

graham
Can only take a guess but try PPL Motorhomes in Texas.... They have lots of stuff and pretty good prices.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:12 PM   #29
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ok, let me explain more
Unplug the module from the motor assembly at the two pin connector.
install two new test cable on the motor two pin connectre, so baypassing the 4 pin quick connect. connected the two new wire to a new battery direct to the motor. the same problem, very small movement, reverse the wires so the motor goes back and same thing, very small movement. so there is no other wires ?
removed motor and tested to a battery work ok, but need to test under load, put worm drive under load, seem ok
this is driving me crazy.
So could the modle think thta it hitting something and stop?

I guess i need a qualified professional, given im a novice.
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When all else fails I'd call the manufacturer and get their advice. They should be able to point you in the right direction.

http://www.lci1.com/index.php?option...d=72&Itemid=69
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