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Old 01-17-2015, 11:22 PM   #1
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Electric Steps

Our electric steps haven't worked for months. We had a repairman look at it and he said it was a loose ground wire and got it working, for $50.00. As soon as he left it quit. Others have checked the ground wire and it is fine but still won't work. Does anyone know if there is a fuse for the steps and where it is located? We're to old to keep taking that long step!

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Old 03-19-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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Our steps acted up several times so hubby removed the electronic circuit board from underneath our 283GTS and installed a spring return toggle switch in the propane compartment. Switch costs about $9 and existing wiring was long enough to reach. Problem solved.

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Old 05-10-2015, 09:38 PM   #3
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After looking for hidden in-line fuses, etc., I gave up and cut the wires from the control box, ran a 10 gauge wire from the battery, bought this switch 30 Amp Rocker Switch Polarity Reverse DC Motor Control: Automotive, added a 25 amp in-line fuse, drilled through the floor and mounted the switch next to the scare light switch in my Lexington 235.

It's a pretty simple switch and works like a charm. 4 quick connect terminals: power, ground, 2 for the motor (red and yellow wires).

A better solution would have been to replace the electric step with a manual one, but that would have required cutting and welding. I'll swear some features are added to RV's just to torture the owners.
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