RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-18-2019, 12:05 PM   #15
RV Mutant #172
Electra 225's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,838
Originally Posted by AFChap View Post
Mine stuck in the out position the first week of December. The first time I kicked them and they went in. Later in the day they stuck out again. We continued our trip and 3 weeks later when I moved the coach to our son's home a couple of miles away they were still stuck out. A week later when we returned to Texas I kicked them once and they went in and have been working ever since. Go figure ...
Hahaha! Sometimes I guess that's all it takes. A swift kick, (or a hammer)
Reminds me of the old TV sets. Just beat your fist on top of it and everything clears right up!

BILL {aka-"Admiral"-"Deuce"-"W.D."}
2014 Itasca Ellipse 42QD,
Freightliner Maxum, 450HP Cummins ISL, 3000 Allison,
Roadmaster Nighthawk II towing a 2011 Lincoln MKX.
2012 Newmar Canyon Star (first coach) FMCA F428511/ Good Sam/ Passport America.
Electra 225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-18-2019, 12:24 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 231
Originally Posted by Electra 225 View Post
Reminds me of the old TV sets. Just beat your fist on top of it and everything clears right up!
My dad used to call that "percussive maintenance".

Semi-retired electronics / computer / network / 2-way-radio / amateur radio... (WA6ILQ)
1985 Fleetwood 32' Southwind (Chev P30/454), dubbed "Lazarus" by friends... I resurrected it from the dead...
AnotherMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 03:37 PM   #17
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 104
I had my steps stuck out while parked in a parking lot all the banging on motor had no effect decided to remove link pin that held steps closed steps and held in place with a c clamp until I got to a campground. I removed the step motor and disassembled cleaned the commutator scraped the insulators with a nail file this is the line between each brass segment to remove any debris, used fine emery to clean brass commutator surface to improve brush contact reset brushes reassembled and back in business. I had already checked for voltage at motor before doing this.
onebrit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2019, 04:58 AM   #18
Senior Member
Rossi6998's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 753
I have had to replace my motor twice on my steps over a six year period. The first time, I had the dealer replace the motor under warranty. This last time, I replaced the motor. Very easy to do and takes only 15 minutes. Lots of YouTube videos to show you how (if the motor is the problem). The hardest part is determining what motor you need (if there is no label on the motor). Plenty of threads which talk about replacement motors.

Good luck!
John Rossi
2013 Itasca Sunstar 26HE

Firestone Airbags, Hellwig front/rear Anti-Sway Bars,
Rear Trac Bar, Safe-T-Plus, and 480 watt solar system.
Rossi6998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2019, 05:25 AM   #19
Senior Member
Chief Alen's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Manalapan NJ
Posts: 334
onebrit :

I too have taken apart electric motors to find the tips of the brush's rusted, a clip with a pair of scissors reinstall, here's the reason for my post, i seal it real good silly cone, let dry and then paint 'em real good, works on boat starters, alt. RV motors etc.

2018 Newmar Ventana le 4002 .NKK 22567
2015 Unlimited Sahara hardtop/soft top.
Be good,be happy, tomorrow is promised to no man!
Chief Alen is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Urgent help needed-stuck at Costco with slide topper stuck/frozen RMD3819 MH-General Discussions & Problems 49 01-22-2018 11:15 PM
Steps stuck out 08 Endeavor 32hotrod Monaco Owner's Forum 3 05-05-2016 07:26 AM
Replace kwikee steps with Slide Out Steps EasyDoesIt Class A Motorhome Discussions 13 12-19-2011 05:21 PM
Help-Stuck Steps Pubtym Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11 09-04-2008 03:14 PM
Steps are stuck MandT Damon 7 07-25-2008 10:13 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.