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Old 09-04-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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Lippert 3 step electric / Kwikee

Anybody have a connection on reasonably priced Kwikee steps to upgrade from the junk lippert steps ( and yes I know lippert bought out Kwikee ) but it's sure hard to swallow $1200 for some electric steps.... These lippert steps are junk....


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Old 09-04-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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I saw them advertised at Camping World a few months ago for about half that. Don't know if they still have them.
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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Anybody have a connection on reasonably priced Kwikee steps to upgrade from the junk lippert steps ( and yes I know lippert bought out Kwikee ) but it's sure hard to swallow $1200 for some electric steps.... These lippert steps are junk....
Contact Lippert customer service directly and tell them the shoulder bolt broke...you may get a whole new step at no charge.
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Contact Lippert customer service directly and tell them the shoulder bolt broke...you may get a whole new step at no charge.

I may do that next week, I myself already replaced the broken shoulder bolts and brass bushings, now the BIG bolt that holds the gear asy on has broke off at the threads and the steps just hang down, I'm sure the threaded section of that bolt will me a nightmare to try to get out...... I'm over working on these steps myself! 2013 XL 16K. Miles


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I may do that next week, I myself already replaced the broken shoulder bolts and brass bushings, now the BIG bolt that holds the gear asy on has broke off at the threads and the steps just hang down, I'm sure the threaded section of that bolt will me a nightmare to try to get out...... I'm over working on these steps myself! 2013 XL 16K. Miles


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I also thought it would be a big deal, but I removed the steps from the RV (4 bolts) and I was able to see the end of the big bolt (the broken off part) and thread it on thru the hole. While I had the steps off I sanded and repainted them. I'm not a fan of the Lippert steps and tried to get them to replace them, but they wouldn't. I have found out that they really aren't that hard to repair. I've had the step shoulder bolts break, the center gear bolt break, the center gear bolt loosen and the three small bolts that hold the motor on loosen and strip out. I've fixed them each time and it took less than 30 minutes each time.


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Extended warranty covered my steps. Had the same problem, the large gear bolt sheared off. Mentioned it to my RV guy when we got back from our trip and he says he carries the parts to fix it. Says it happens all the time. So far so good with the new steps.
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To think some people think buying an extended warranty is not worth it. I am glad that I purchased one, there are too many items on these MH that can go bad. I even purchased the coverage for my tires and any damage that a blow could cause. Glad your items are being taken care of.
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To think some people think buying an extended warranty is not worth it. I am glad that I purchased one, there are too many items on these MH that can go bad. I even purchased the coverage for my tires and any damage that a blow could cause. Glad your items are being taken care of.
Yes I have the tire policy also. Don't think it covers damage from a blowout, but hope never have to find out . My extended warranty lists things it covers, then at end it says it covers wear and tare items also except those listed. The list covers everything that would be a wear and tear item.
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Those Lippert steps are notorious for sheared bolts. My bolt sheared twice the same year on a new motorhome. FR did replace the steps with the Kwikee steps. The wiring was different with the magnetic switch. All is well now.
Was thinking to replace with the manual folding steps if they break again.
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Those Lippert steps are notorious for sheared bolts. My bolt sheared twice the same year on a new motorhome. FR did replace the steps with the Kwikee steps. The wiring was different with the magnetic switch. All is well now.
Was thinking to replace with the manual folding steps if they break again.

So, how would you get out once arrived and how would you tilt manual steps in once entered coach?


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