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Old 06-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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The electrice step on our new 360 won't shut down on extension or retraction until it tries about 8 or ten more times to open or close the step. I am told it is the controller board that is goofy...any one else had this issue.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:43 PM   #2
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Had the same problem in Florida with our 374 . Took it to Lazydays and they changed the control module and all is well again.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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Well we tried 2 new controller boards on this step and niether fixed the problem. Lippert basically told us to go to Hell....so Forest River went to bat and took it upon themselves to send a new step. It was marked a 3 step unit on the box but actually it was a 2 step unit inside the box. I really never liked the 3 step unit anyway as it was always a problem pulling up to a curb or to fill with gas. So we installed the 2 step unit and also wired switch to shut the step off so it will stay retracted while it is in storage. Problem solved.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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The electrice step on our new 360 won't shut down on extension or retraction until it tries about 8 or ten more times to open or close the step. I am told it is the controller board that is goofy...any one else had this issue.
The same thing just happened on our 360 while traveling to Virginia Beach. It goes in for repair work on Monday. We picked up our 2011 Georgetown 360DS at the end of July...you'd think it would've lasted more than a month. This is not giving me any warm & fuzzy feelings about the rest of the workmanship on our rig.

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Old 08-31-2011, 10:59 AM   #5
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Our steps have a case of the stutters occasionally. I've used dry lubricant on everything I can possibly see and sometimes they operate smooth as silk. The next time it's freaky. Anyone else having this issue. Have you found a solution?
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:25 PM   #6
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I've replaced a few of the bolts and bushings in the steps. I had one shear off. The parts are cheap and it works nice and smooth with new ones installed not over tightened
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:18 PM   #7
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We are on our third set of stairs and I blame poor design and my three kids using it as a spring board! My advise get the TWO step model and a third step to drop at the bottom!
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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Our step works great. We are full timers so we are parked for long periods of time and still using the steps. We are big people, so, I always support the steps with some blocking to take the spring out of them. Also, when we are in south TX for the winter we don't use the camper steps, we have a set of steps we push up to the side of the motorhome. I also installed a toggle switch in the hot line going to the step control, so all I have to do is flip the switch to keep the steps in whatever position they are in even if I turn on the ignition.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #9
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Steps and Generator

Just picked up our 08 GTown, 3rd step also. They said the motor failed again.....makes one wonder about 3 steps in 3 years, with not a lot of use.
Also had the generator serviced for upcoming trip. Brought it home to load up, fired up (pardon the pun) the generator to get the a/c going, and panic quickly set in when I noticed lots of smoke billowing out of gen exhaust!!! shut it down, smelled of thick electrical burning smell. Took it back to dealer, gen had a complete failure at 900 hours. I did buy the extended warranty back in 08, so now I am glad I did that after 3 steps, and generator fix of at least 3K.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:40 AM   #10
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Ron,

I contacted Lipper and they sent me a new motor. We had the very same problem and after replacing the motor (three bolts and a wiring harness--easy for a do-it-yourselfer) it works like new. I sent the bad motor back to Lipper so they could diagnose the problem. Speak with Vaughn at LPI...he's a really great guy and willing to help at every turn. Try and get that quick reaction and real live assistance from some other step manufacturers. I'm sticking with Lippert.

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