RV Trip Planning Discussions

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

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 08-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 24,022
Alas a lot of what he needs to access requires the steps not be in the way.

The pin, can you "pick" it out,, a long thin rod, with a hook shape on the end, hook the cotter pin and pull it, you may need a long flat screwdriver as well.

Now... I've had the motor fail,, basically it stopped on a dead spot.. I thunked it with the rubber coated handle of a hammer a few times, not too hard, and ... got lucky.

I finally dropped the motor and let the steps swing free, then re-installed the motor and let it "re-index" as it were.. It now stops on a "Good spot" and works great.
__________________

__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm 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 08-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Canyon, TX
Posts: 525
And here we thought NORM was just another pretty face!

Here he has been taking these things apart, all of these years!
__________________

__________________
Traveling America In
"God's Grace"
MikeandClaudia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mullica Hill NJ
Posts: 149
My step stuck yesterday. I just grabbed one of the arms and shook it an it went in. What do you do if your step does not go in and you have to move the RV?
Voyager35L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 04:10 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Voyager35L View Post
My step stuck yesterday. I just grabbed one of the arms and shook it an it went in. What do you do if your step does not go in and you have to move the RV?
When mine stuck out I slid underneath and disconnected a link. I had my wife hold it up while I wrapped wire around it from underneath. I drove two weeks and about a 1,000 miles that way before I had it repaired.
__________________
2005 Dutch Star 4015
Cummins ISL
2007 Honda CR-V
Norm4015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Romeo's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 1,165
For what it's worth...

This is most likely no help for the problems mentioned in this thread, but may be of help for those searching for answers to step retraction problems.

Recently I had the steps out when I deflated the air suspension. The steps caught on the curb with the coach weight resting on them. When I raised the coach back up and retracted the steps, I found that the steps would not retract all the way. I thought that I had bent the linkage. Sometime later I decided to lube the moving parts just for general maintenance, and found that the steps began retracting to the proper position. I am now aware of the importance of lubricating the step linkage.
__________________
Ron... WB7DJV
2000 38' Dutch Star | 2006 Grand Cherokee | SilverLeaf VmsPc Engine Monitor | TST TPMS
FMCA, NKK
Romeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 134
Kwikee Step Problem Solved

To everyone who contributed a big thank you. I had my mechanic work on the rv this morning and he was able to somehow get the steps extended and it turns out it was a bad lift motor. He replaced the lift motor that I had furnished him (Dorman # 742-277 available from AutoZone) and the steps are now operational and work great. Total labor costs = $121.22.

Thank again,

Rnicfingrp
Rnicfingrp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 06:47 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Snoopkat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 118
In case you haven't gotten your steps fixed yet, mine quit working, couldn't figger it out so took it to dealer. They said they were just gunked up with road grime, sand, etc, used brake cleaner to get them working. Geez!
__________________

Snoopkat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fuse, kwikee



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
ANOTHER Kwikee step question mrhockey MH-General Discussions & Problems 2 11-16-2010 02:44 AM
Kwikee electric step problems kartvines iRV2.com General Discussion 11 09-29-2010 07:38 PM
Kwikee step not working dwebcbceo MH-General Discussions & Problems 23 09-17-2010 10:59 AM
Hurricane (Ford F53) Fuse Location kjk Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 4 07-16-2010 01:41 PM
12V fuse block location, Pacifica, Freightliner JVJ National RV Owner's Forum 0 03-28-2010 10:29 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:56 AM.


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