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Old 03-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #11
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I have not tried this on my GT 378 (in storage), but if you have a Lippert step the following procedure extracted from the Lippert Manual should leave the step in a retracted position.

Lippert manual extract:

With the power switch “OFF”

“If the door is opened and closed without allowing the steps to fully extend the step will retract and will stay in that position until the power switch is turned on and the door is reopened”

If you try this and it works let us know>
Agreed. Even with the power switch off, the first time the door is opened the step will extend (safety feature). The above procedure will work. Or, just unplug the step control module (lippert made these modules generic to all their steps - bravo!!! Kwikee didn't figure this out). if you do so choose.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #12
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I have not tried this on my GT 378 (in storage), but if you have a Lippert step the following procedure extracted from the Lippert Manual should leave the step in a retracted position.

Lippert manual extract:

With the power switch “OFF”

“If the door is opened and closed without allowing the steps to fully extend the step will retract and will stay in that position until the power switch is turned on and the door is reopened”

If you try this and it works let us know>
What is meant by the power switch? Is that the auto step override?
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:45 PM   #13
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Well I guess I'm not holding my mouth just right. No matter what I do the steps come out when I open the door. I will try the magnet next. Thanks for all the replys.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:17 PM   #14
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Lippert manual extract:

With the power switch “OFF”

“If the door is opened and closed without allowing the steps to fully extend the step will retract and will stay in that position until the power switch is turned on and the door is reopened”

If you try this and it works let us know>
Tried it several times, Does not work.....
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:29 PM   #15
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Tried it several times, Does not work.....
I didn't believe it would work either because I have done the same thing a number of times inadvertently and the steps never stayed in.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:19 PM   #16
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both the magnets I have here arent working, one is too big, and the other too small, so I guess I need to look for one. I want to be able to keep the steps retracted while in storage
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both the magnets I have here arent working, one is too big, and the other too small, so I guess I need to look for one. I want to be able to keep the steps retracted while in storage
Ummm. What am I missing here then. With the switch in the "on" position the steps will retract every time the door is closed so in storage they would be retracted. No need for a magnate.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:52 PM   #18
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On mine they will retract with the switch on but only if the battery is turned on. Once I turn the house batteries off the the steps stay out
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On mine they will retract with the switch on but only if the battery is turned on. Once I turn the house batteries off the the steps stay out
Ahh, I get it. Mine was wired directly to the battery from the factory so this isn't an issue.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:59 PM   #20
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Step Control

I just had an chance to try the Lippert operational instructions on my
GT 378 and I agrre with all that the step does not operate per Lippert insatructions.

So as a follow up I have sent FR an email requesting an explanation, and in addition when I look at the step wiring schematic (see below) it is possible that CSP lead is wired incorrectly, either intentionally or unintentionally. (I did not test this theory)

If you check all steps are wired directly to the battery, it is only the coach step control
power lead that is affected by the battery disconnect switch. The other step power control
lead is connect to the ignition.

If and when I get a reply from FR I will post it.
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