Lippert power steps
Messing around the RV the other day. It's been beside the house for a few weeks, but not plugged into the 50amp plug I usually use. Temps were unusually warm...even real hot, and I didn't want the house batteries to charge or boil dry.
When I went to go inside, I opened the exterior and screen doors, reached inside to activate the house battery switch to "on", removed my magnet to signal the steps to deploy, and they deployed, but slower than usual. When they approached the extended position, I heard a relay clicking repeatedly from the area of the step motor. I then placed my magnet back in position, and the steps sensing the screen door to be closed, retracted slower than usual back to the parked position. Once again a relay clicking repeatedly from the area of the step motor.
I then started the motorhome engine, ran it for 20 minutes for the fluids and temps to get to normal operating range. During this time, the steps operated in and out at normal speed, but because of the engine noise, I couldn't hear if the relay clicking was happening.
Turned off the engine. Played with the magnet and step operation several times, and all is well.
Until this test, I hadn't really thought about the steps operating form the engine battery versus the house batteries. Makes sense though....even with the house battery switch "off" the steps still travel in and out with sensing the screen door opening and closing.
Think the engine battery was just a little low voltage until the 20 minute run?
Ken and Terry
2010 Georgetown 330TS being pushed by our
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