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Old 04-10-2017, 08:09 AM   #1
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Sliding Stair Cover won't Slide

The stair-well cover in my TW is stuck and won't slide out. It makes a bit of a movement when I hit the switch, but will not come out. If I tug on it the entire length of its travel, it will come out, but it won't do it on its own.

I can't seem to find any information to service it or to access it. Looking under the coach, it appears that it may be inside a fiberglass housing. Mine appears to have some holes in the corner, and I doubt that they are supposed to be there, as they would allow access of dirt and water.

Since the DW doesn't use it anyway, fixing it isn't high on my priority list; I just like things to work as it should. Has anybody had any experience, or suggestions, on how to get it up and running?
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Hi...I can give you a bit of advice on the access part , but not sure about your motor issue....maybe broken gears? I removed one on my previous 2001 Tradewiinds it was easy to unbolt the floor piece from the the motor arm, once you have it extended out all the way you can access the carriage bolts that hold it on. Because its been a few years since ive done it i cant exactly recall the set up but I remember looking at the motor through the opening and being able to get decent access to it to adjust things. I had. Mine off to repair and recarpet the floor piece, but I do remember adjusting the travel of the arm when I put it back on. Things might be more clear once you have the floor removed.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:36 AM   #3
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Hi...I can give you a bit of advice on the access part , but not sure about your motor issue....maybe broken gears? I removed one on my previous 2001 Tradewiinds it was easy to unbolt the floor piece from the the motor arm, once you have it extended out all the way you can access the carriage bolts that hold it on. Because its been a few years since ive done it i cant exactly recall the set up but I remember looking at the motor through the opening and being able to get decent access to it to adjust things. I had. Mine off to repair and recarpet the floor piece, but I do remember adjusting the travel of the arm when I put it back on. Things might be more clear once you have the floor removed.
I followed your directions and was able to remove the stair well cover. I was then able to see the motor, which was surrounded by the biggest pile of straw I've seen in quite some time. I guess the mice at the prior owner's farm found a great place for the winter. I cleaned it out, but that didn't seem to be the problem.

As an afterthought, prior to trying to remove the unit, I wondered if the problem was actually in the switch. During my investigation of the switch, I short-circuited it, and now I don't have power to it. (No power to the porch light either. I wonder if those circuits are connected.)

I did, however, unplug the wiring connection from the switch to the unit and used a separate 12 volt battery to try to run it. It ran fine, both ways. I re-connected the wiring and then tried the same thing through the power feed before the switch. The switch worked fine, too, so it appears that the problem is low voltage in the circuit from the fuse.

Might you know where I can find the fuse to the stair well cover? (Also looking for fuses for the porch light and the drivers power seat, in case anyone knows their locations.)
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Glad you were ale to trouble shoot the issue! As I don't have the Tradewinds anymore and it's been a couple of years I can't remember exactly where the fuses were but try under the dash or around that area on the drivers side, that's where the fuse box is located on my tropical.
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