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Old 04-13-2016, 09:58 PM   #1
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FR3 30DS 2013 steps died again!

Once again, step bolt broke!

Averaging once a year for breakage! Will have to look into a different brand step to replace them! Last time I looked, a 3 step went for about $1,000. A 2 step for about $600.
Am thinking about the ones small airplanes have that fold in and out! Open the door, drop the steps. Once out, push the steps back in and close the door! Want back in, do the same!
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:27 PM   #2
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Has it been fixed with the recall?
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:29 PM   #3
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Have not had a chance to get it looked at since I got the recall last week. Will have to find a dealer near me. (Moab, Utah)
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:59 PM   #4
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Talk to FR and ask them to work with you since you don't have a FR dealer close to you. Ask them the let you take it to a RV shop in your town to do the recall work. You'll need to be firm with them.


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There is a recall on some models of Lippert motorized steps. They will work directly with repair shops so you may not need a FR dealer to manage this.
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:29 PM   #6
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Is it the stairs that are breaking or is it the motor? We had to replace our motor but it wasnt that big of a deal. It was actually
our fault for parking to close to the curb and burning the motor out.
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Sorry, just noticed that you said step bolt.
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Is it the stairs that are breaking or is it the motor? We had to replace our motor but it wasnt that big of a deal. It was actually
our fault for parking to close to the curb and burning the motor out.
If your step motor burned out due to steps hitting a curb when deployed you have an issue with your step controller. The motor should not have burned up with this scenario. The controller looks at current draw and when the current gets to a certain level it shuts the motor down. If this doesn't occur then every time you deploy/retract the steps the fuse would blow or the motor would burn up. The steps are designed this way. Just thought you would like to know. If your steps are operating normally now then evidently the motor just happened to fail at the same time.
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