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Old 11-09-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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Confused on the entry step

I'm putting my Georgetown in storage and I'm trying to get my entry step to stay in after disconnecting the house batteries. I can not seem to get the steps correct in making this happen. Maybe I should't worry about this but I don't want someone parking next to me to hit the entry step so I would prefer to have it stay in but it doesn't seem to want to do this after I have disconnected the batteries which I know I need to do when storing the RV.

Can anyone explain the correct procedure? I know I need to engage the entry step switch but when I do this and disconnect the battery, it still stays out.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:54 AM   #2
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If I can explain this correctly. ....it will work
shut the screen first
Reach in through the slide handle and switch off the battery disconnect
Close the main door

Hopefully I explained that correctly
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:03 PM   #3
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georgetown50......

Your signature doesn't mention what model of rig you have.

CSMRetired....

Your procedure does not work for everyone depending on the location of the switch for the battery disconnect, and it's proximity to the door. Mine for example is too far away to reach through the opening for the slide handle.

The solution for everyone's rig, (with both doors open) is to place a magnet near where the magnetic sensor is for the part on the screen door inside the step well. This should "fool" the steps into thinking the screen door is closed, and retract the steps. Then removal of the house batteries can be completed.
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Interesting dilemma, even when I disconnect the battery, my Step still works. I think mine is either wired before the disconnect or it is wired to the starting battery.

In my case my step will NOT stay out if the battery disconnect is pressed even if the switch is set to do so.

What model coach do you have?
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So, clarification question....if you are inside the coach with the door closed, and you hit the battery disconnect, what happens when you open the door?
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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So, clarification question....if you are inside the coach with the door closed, and you hit the battery disconnect, what happens when you open the door?
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I didn't use the magnet method,
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:30 PM   #7
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I have 2 circuits that are not connected through the battery disconnect - lb detector and steps. If I have the power off (a/c unplugged) and the step control in the correct position, my steps will retract.
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georgetown50......

Your signature doesn't mention what model of rig you have.

CSMRetired....

Your procedure does not work for everyone depending on the location of the switch for the battery disconnect, and it's proximity to the door. Mine for example is too far away to reach through the opening for the slide handle.

The solution for everyone's rig, (with both doors open) is to place a magnet near where the magnetic sensor is for the part on the screen door inside the step well. This should "fool" the steps into thinking the screen door is closed, and retract the steps. Then removal of the house batteries can be completed.
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I have 2 circuits that are not connected through the battery disconnect - lb detector and steps. If I have the power off (a/c unplugged) and the step control in the correct position, my steps will retract.
My steps will retract when I turn on ignition key regardless of batty disconnect and will always deploy when door is opened. Assume it's a safety thing to stop dummies like me from driving off with steps deployed or stepping into thin air.

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Interesting dilemma, even when I disconnect the battery, my Step still works. I think mine is either wired before the disconnect or it is wired to the starting battery.

In my case my step will NOT stay out if the battery disconnect is pressed even if the switch is set to do so.

What model coach do you have?
I have the Georgetown 378.
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