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Old 10-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #21
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I've got a 2014 GT 351DS and it still came with the Lippert steps.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #22
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I just had the LCI steps on my 2014 replaced with Kwikee steps after two of the bolts sheared off. When I took two of the "good" bolts out I found that the washers on those had been ground down to a paper thin width and had even worn through in a couple of spots (see pic). After the washer is gone the bolt starts to wear until it shears. The Kwikee steps are noticeably sturdier (none of that sideways back and forth movement like the LCI steps) and they are almost silent when they extend and retract. They also retract with the power off so you don't have to reach in through the screen door to shut off the switch after they retract.
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I have a 2013 Georgetown 378 XL and the steps are seems so loose wil replaceing them with the kwike steps make them more sturdy? Fireman Dutch
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I have a 2013 Georgetown 378 XL and the steps are seems so loose wil replaceing them with the kwike steps make them more sturdy? Fireman Dutch
I can't speak for anyone else, but the LCI steps on my 2014 flexed back and forth, up and down and seemed very unsteady whenever you used them. This was from day one when I bought the motorhome and the movement got progressively worse over the last 6 months as they loosened up and eventually sheared two of the bolts. The Kwikee steps are very solid and don't have that back and forth movement.
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Thanks Tom & Kat, did you take it back to the dealer to have the new set installed and what was roughly cost for new one and instalion.
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In my case Forest River did it all at no cost to me at the rally. They have to put a different magnet on the screen door frame because kwicke works a different way. You can shut off the power and close the door,lock up and the steps stay retracted.
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Thanks Tom & Kat, did you take it back to the dealer to have the new set installed and what was roughly cost for new one and instalion.
I took it to the dealer. Forest River had agreed to pay for the removal and replacement with the Kwikee step so it didn't cost me anything. If you pay for them, they go for around $700 for the triple step (PPL Motorhomes).
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I took it to the dealer. Forest River had agreed to pay for the removal and replacement with the Kwikee step so it didn't cost me anything. If you pay for them, they go for around $700 for the triple step (PPL Motorhomes).
I just received an email from April and she will be sending out new steps also. The local RV dealer will install after they are received and bill FR for 1 hour labor. I hope the Kwikee triple steps are stronger than the original Lippert ones.
Thank you April at Forest River for taking care of your customers.
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Just curious Iggy. Have not seen any post by you that a step failure had occured. I had to replace the main pivot bolt in my steps some time ago. Have not had any further issues except Lippert steps are not as stable as the Kwike steps on my other coach. Is forest river replacing your steps as a courtesy or as preventive measures? What have you done to get it accomplished?
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I just received an email from April and she will be sending out new steps also. The local RV dealer will install after they are received and bill FR for 1 hour labor. I hope the Kwikee triple steps are stronger than the original Lippert ones. Thank you April at Forest River for taking care of your customers.
The Kwikee steps are much more stable than the LCI's. They don't have that side to side movement and much less up and down flex when you step on them. They are also almost silent when they extend and retract. My LCI's made all kinds of noise........and you can close the door with the coach power turned off and the steps will retract (no more reaching in through the screen door). I also climbed under the MH and looked at the motor assembly. Boy, there is a world of difference between the Kwikee and LCI quality!
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