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Old 02-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Smile Door Steps wont retrac

2012 Georgetown 280 Door step will not retrac {battery kill swith OFF}what I have to do in order to retrac step
I will leave batt. kill switch ON close the Screen door steps WILL retrac after that reach in shut down switch close Door & lock.
Entery unlock door & open steps WILL come out.
Any Idea & Help----Thank you
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Steps are not connected through Coach Battery Disconnect Switch. It is connected to the Step Switch though which I think you have mixed up with the battery disconnect. As long as the step switch is on, it will operate with opening and closing the door. If you turn this switch to off it will stay in the position it's in when the switch is turned off. However should you start the vehicle the steps will close because the ignition causes an over-ride to close the steps. You can place a long magnet on the sensor thats on the frame to close the steps then turn off the step switch for storage and the steps will stay closed.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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ya have to do it real fast
I forgot if the stair switch has to be on or off

standing outside:
1 open the door and the stairs come out
2 close the door the stairs retract
3 open the door shut off the battery switch & close the door quickley
after you kill the battery there just enought power to retract the stairs
but you have to do it real quick. got it?
I have a 2007 373 with the same steps, I think.
I hope this helps, Good Luck!
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the Info. My Winnebago Class C steps retracted even I shut down kill switch there must be a way to acomplisch this on this Model.
Thanks Again
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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The Lippert steps will not stay in if you open the door (unlike the Kwikee steps you probably had on the Winnie). The only way to keep them closed is to use a magnet as cfsoistman suggested.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
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Just put a switch in the line which I mounted in the first storage area...turn it off and that kills the steps...stupid set up to say the least..
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Thanks Again to everyone with there feedback Yes i did had the kwikee steps .
I just live with it.
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P.s. Gary I like your Dog Pict. I,m a German shepard dog fan being German myself.
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Just put a switch in the line which I mounted in the first storage area...turn it off and that kills the steps...stupid set up to say the least..
I'm sure it has to do with safety vs. convenience. Other than storing the unit for an extended time or trying to get closer to the batteries under steps I can't think of any reason to need a kill switch other than what's already there. Personally once we're at a campsite I turn the switch off with the steps open and it stays that way until we pack up to leave. I'd be concerned that the switch would be turned off and the steps retract when the engine is started, when arriving at the destination the steps would not open once the door is opened due to the switch.
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The answer I got from the factory was to run the generator with the stair switch and power switch in the on position, close the door, the stairs retract, walk around and shut off the generator.
However, I find it more convenient for me to not run the generator, close the screen door, the stairs retract, reach in through the handle opening and turn off the power and stair switches, close the main door.
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The answer I got from the factory was to run the generator with the stair switch and power switch in the on position, close the door, the stairs retract, walk around and shut off the generator.
However, I find it more convenient for me to not run the generator, close the screen door, the stairs retract, reach in through the handle opening and turn off the power and stair switches, close the main door.
I wonder what the generator has to do with it??? and the switches are still in the ON position?
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