Originally Posted by chasphill
Just took delivery of a 2013 Georgetown 327. I like to retract the electric entry stairs when I leave the unit in storage, but the stairs won't stay retracted. I close the door from inside and turn off entry stairs after they retract, disconnect the battery and when I open the door to leave, the stairs extend (and not remain retracted). I've done this for all other MH's I owned, but the Georgetown won't work that way. What am I doing wrong?
This is what I do:
Purchased a small bar magnet at Lowes.
With the step switch on, main battery switch on and steps extended I exit the RV, reach into the door and take the bar magnet and position next to the door/step sensor located on the door frame thus causing the steps to retract. Leaving the bar magnet in place I reach in and turn off the step switch, then turn off the main battery switch and gently close/lock the door. Sounds complicated but only takes a couple of seconds.
When I return I just open the door, remove the bar magnet and the steps automatically extend. Reach in and turn the main battery switch on and I'm in business.