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Old 01-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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My dw and I just picked up our 06 bounder 35e.When we parked it at the storage facility we shut the main power and aux. switch off and exited.This left the stairs extended.What is the proper proceedure so that the stairs retract.
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My dw and I just picked up our 06 bounder 35e.When we parked it at the storage facility we shut the main power and aux. switch off and exited.This left the stairs extended.What is the proper proceedure so that the stairs retract.
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Congrats on the new to you 35 E. we have an 08 and love it. I never stored my MH without power and therefore can't answer your question , but someone else ( probably the General) will be along shortly to assist.
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You have to toggle the switch that makes the step stay down or extract / retract whenever the door is opened / closed so that the steps retract whenever you close the door. Then you have to close the door so the steps retract, and finally you shut off your power with the door closed and exit (be prepared to jump as your steps won't come back down).
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There should be a "step" switch by the door. In one position it stays out for camping. The other position is for traveling, after shuting the door, it retracts.
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My dw and I just picked up our 06 bounder 35e.When we parked it at the storage facility we shut the main power and aux. switch off and exited.This left the stairs extended.What is the proper proceedure so that the stairs retract.
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Thanks Cliff and now to theduktor,

Leave the power and aux. switches on.
Close the entry door while you are in the coach.
Turn power and aux. switches off.
When you open the entry door again, you will find the steps retracted.
So get a parachute and jump to the ground; paratrooper wings will be in the mail.
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Thanks Cliff and now to theduktor,

Leave the power and aux. switches on.
Close the entry door while you are in the coach.
Turn power and aux. switches off.
When you open the entry door again, you will find the steps retracted.
So get a parachute and jump to the ground; paratrooper wings will be in the mail.
I could've given that advice. I really thought there would be a more civil way to exit. Hopefully someone else will be smarter than us and help out theduktor.
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I could've given that advice. I really thought there would be a more civil way to exit. Hopefully someone else will be smarter than us and help out theduktor.
Most RVs steps are powered via the chassis battery. I would be shocked to hear otherwise. That said...

Turn off all 12v systems, use battery disconnect. Flip step switch. Walk down steps. Close door. Steps go in. Go have a manhatten.
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I could've given that advice. I really thought there would be a more civil way to exit. Hopefully someone else will be smarter than us and help out theduktor.
Hey Cliff,

I'm always willing to learn something new; problem is storage requires both switches off to conserve battery juice so next time give the obvious advice and I can sit back and relax.
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Yep..once you hit the battery disconnect you are done. Just watch that last step! Its a real trick getting out under the window shade and the giant step.
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I am curious why do you feel they need to be retracted for storage?

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I am curious why do you feel they need to be retracted for storage?

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Depends on how much room you have where you store it. In my case if the steps are out I can't get the riding mower past them and the house.

It also makes it harder for some scum bag to break in.
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Thanks Cliff and now to theduktor,

Leave the power and aux. switches on.
Close the entry door while you are in the coach.
Turn power and aux. switches off.
When you open the entry door again, you will find the steps retracted.
So get a parachute and jump to the ground; paratrooper wings will be in the mail.
I guess some things never change. My old 1990 Bounder works the exact same way
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