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Old 07-24-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Electric steps - goodbye Lippert, hello Kwikee

After multiple failures with the Lippert electric steps, Forest River is now replacing with a new Kwikee System Step. I drove to Elkhart to have this installed yesterday (long day of driving). It took about 45 minutes (plus 9 hours of driving) and it's like night and day. The new step is quieter, smoother, sturdier and actually retracts when it's supposed to retract.

I have to give FR credit that this was an outstanding change. I would recommend anyone having trouble with the Lippert step and still under warranty, get it replaced with the kwikee step. If I was out of warrany, I'd pay the $600-$700 without hesitation.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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Yep.. I had the bolt shear off, called them, and they're going to replace mine as well! I just have to find the time to bring it into a dealership.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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I agree, had the same thing done to mine. Better product and I glad they are putting the Kwikee step on all their new coaches.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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When did this change in suppliers occur?
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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When did this change in suppliers occur?
FR told me it was a couple of months ago. Now they just need to change to HWH hydros instead of Lippert. That would be great but probably too expensive.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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My '05 342 came with Kwikee steps. Never had a problem.
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