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Old 08-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #11
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FR replaced Lippert steps at factory in January and the bolt sheared off during trip in June. It's getting a Kwikee installed now. LIppert puts out some real Chinese junk!
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I don't know if there Chinese but they are junk. I talked to some one from Lippert at the rally and I told him that I had my Lippert steps replaced with an other brand. His comment was I'm not proud of our steps.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #13
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I don't know if there Chinese but they are junk. I talked to some one from Lippert at the rally and I told him that I had my Lippert steps replaced with an other brand. His comment was I'm not proud of our steps.
Made in Cina. As well as Lippert's hydraulics that have been leaking for over a year despite new pump motor,
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on my 2012 I had one of the bolts shear and replaced with another bolt. So far it has held, will call lippert and ask for a replacement. thanks for the info.
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Call FR, they are replacing the Lippert steps with Kwikee, allegedly better product.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #16
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The double ball joint assembly failed on our Georgetown's Lippert steps last night causing the steps to collapse while the wife was on them. Fortunately, she was not hurt.

Because of reading about all the problems with the Lippert steps on this forum, I had replacement parts with me (a good thing since we are currently in rural North Dakota). While it was only a 20 minute job to fix, after also replacing two step motors and the center bolt in the past year, I think I'm done with the Lippert steps. Next time there is a problem, I'll consider purchasing a Kwikee step replacement.
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The double ball joint assembly failed on our Georgetown's Lippert steps last night causing the steps to collapse while the wife was on them. Fortunately, she was not hurt.

Because of reading about all the problems with the Lippert steps on this forum, I had replacement parts with me (a good thing since we are currently in rural North Dakota). While it was only a 20 minute job to fix, after also replacing two step motors and the center bolt in the past year, I think I'm done with the Lippert steps. Next time there is a problem, I'll consider purchasing a Kwikee step replacement.

FR just sent me a set of Kwikee steps no charge to replace the Lippert unit and I was out of warranty. Call the warranty dept, they night be able to do the same for you..
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FR just sent me a set of Kwikee steps no charge to replace the Lippert unit and I was out of warranty. Call the warranty dept, they night be able to do the same for you..
That is nice. What did you have to do to getr them to send you a new one? Did you send an email to Steven?

Take a look at this article about the Georgeotwn steps breaking and the lawsuit someone filed against Forest River and Lippert back in 2010 I think.

Employee sues after falling down motor home steps | Louisiana Record
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That is nice. What did you have to do to getr them to send you a new one? Did you send an email to Steven?

Take a look at this article about the Georgeotwn steps breaking and the lawsuit someone filed against Forest River and Lippert back in 2010 I think.

Employee sues after falling down motor home steps | Louisiana Record

No, actually it was April Conner. Just sent an e-mail to her stating that I had a 2nd bolt break on my steps and asked for advice.

Iggy, also, April confirmed today that the wires in the roof are there for a powered fan. Any guess on which wires? One of the browns an the white?

Also, I wonder what the result of the 2010 lawsuit was??
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:18 PM   #20
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I just replace the whole lippert steps on my coach. It's only 3 months old.

The pivot bolt for the half moon gear sheared right at the threads. Common issue with these steps
At first lippert only wanted to replace the bolt until the repair shop said the bolt was welded in place and the bushing was bad
Lippert then sent a whole step assembly.
Forest River now tells me if it happens again they will replace the steps with a Kwikee brand. Forest River was very apologetic about the problem.
I reported my concern with the Federal NHTNA and have a report going so if there are other problems like injuries they will know about it and maybe issue a national recall for the steps.
My wife was going up the steps when they gave way but caught herself and didn't get hurt. A three foot drop is not a good thing!
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