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Old 10-19-2015, 11:32 PM   #11
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For those of you who have had broken steps, please file a complaint on the NHTSA website. Expressing your concern could help a fellow rver from getting hurt.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:38 AM   #12
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Wrapper an thank you for the information. Mine are still under warranty also. I have sent the pictures, model number, serial number, place were broke, etc. they still said to take to a dealer. They even sent me the paperwork for the dealer to fill out with claim number. I think I will see about buying them and then getting reimbursed. It is a much simpler way to do it and coach won't sit at the dealers forever.


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Old 10-20-2015, 03:23 PM   #13
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with a floor jack the swap out is relatively easy. As everyone else stated wiring harness' are the same so you just plug the old into the new steps. New opposite magnet has double faced tape to attach. Hardest part was drilling out the pop rivets for the old magnet. The OEM magnet wiring is long so you have a lot to play with.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:59 PM   #14
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I talked to the warranty dept. at Lippert.
I too was worried it would take at least 3 weeks to have them replaced at the dealer.
Lippert worked with me after I told them they were still under warranty.
If I wanted lippert to ship them to me they said I would still have to buy them from lippert and after I installed them they would reimburse me after I mailed them their invoice. Crazy isn't It.
It still was going to take 3 weeks for lippert to ship because they don't stock them.
I ended up buying them from a place in Wisconsin and received them in 3 days.
If you want to know what RV store I bought them from PM me. They are not cheap but still I got reimbursed.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:15 PM   #15
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The switch is different, normally open for the Kwikee and normally closed for the Lippert
Unfortunately the switch that was ship with the new Kwikee steps got lost because of a torn box. I went on Amazon and bought a magnetic window switch for 7 bucks that was both a normally open and normally closed. I connected it up normally open. Works fine
I managed to get mine installed today. Once I rigged up a bit of 2x4 support to the bottom step, I levered the top mount into place and wedged it with another 2x4.

The new door switch is quite different than the old one, so I too will be purchasing one off Amazon and use the existing wiring, but I've temporarily attached the new switch.

There appears to be one minor difference with the door operation. Now with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on (and lit) position, the steps remain open, even when the door is closed. I'm pretty sure the old Lippert ones would extend and retract with door opening with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on position.

Can anyone confirm this is normal for the Kwikee steps? The ignition switch to "ON" retracts the steps and other than the position of the "Entrance Step" switch, everything is working perfectly.

Great steps!
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:30 PM   #16
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Kwikee Steps Install

With mine it has always been the steps stay out when the switch position is in the "on" position.
With it in the "off" position the steps extend and retract when the door opens and closes.
Before and after new steps.
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:35 PM   #17
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I managed to get mine installed today. Once I rigged up a bit of 2x4 support to the bottom step, I levered the top mount into place and wedged it with another 2x4.

The new door switch is quite different than the old one, so I too will be purchasing one off Amazon and use the existing wiring, but I've temporarily attached the new switch.

There appears to be one minor difference with the door operation. Now with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on (and lit) position, the steps remain open, even when the door is closed. I'm pretty sure the old Lippert ones would extend and retract with door opening with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on position.

Can anyone confirm this is normal for the Kwikee steps? The ignition switch to "ON" retracts the steps and other than the position of the "Entrance Step" switch, everything is working perfectly.

Great steps!
You are correct with the Lippert steps for the power switch and it also was the way Kwikee operated for a long time. Kwikee has made a change to their control unit that now requires a 12 volt input from the power switch (switch "ON") to keep the steps in the Lock (out) position. Their online site denotes this new requirement in the readable documentation and references the change to the old #888 Owners Manual that is still being supplied with some steps (which is probably what you have), me to.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:03 AM   #18
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I managed to get mine installed today. Once I rigged up a bit of 2x4 support to the bottom step, I levered the top mount into place and wedged it with another 2x4.

The new door switch is quite different than the old one, so I too will be purchasing one off Amazon and use the existing wiring, but I've temporarily attached the new switch.

There appears to be one minor difference with the door operation. Now with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on (and lit) position, the steps remain open, even when the door is closed. I'm pretty sure the old Lippert ones would extend and retract with door opening with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on position.

Can anyone confirm this is normal for the Kwikee steps? The ignition switch to "ON" retracts the steps and other than the position of the "Entrance Step" switch, everything is working perfectly.

Great steps!
That is how mine works (after lippert replaced with kwikee).
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