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Old 10-02-2015, 06:40 PM   #1
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Why would my step operate slowly? When I start the coach it works fine, but after setting. Overnight it will not work.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:08 PM   #2
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I found on our Essex coach we need to lubricate all the moving parts with white spray grease once a year. Might spray WD-40 first and then the white grease. ou need to go under the step to lubricate all moving parts,
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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Lube once a month.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:20 PM   #4
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Why would my step operate slowly? When I start the coach it works fine, but after setting. Overnight it will not work.
I'd check the batteries. Lubing them is always good to do but considering that they work fine with the coach running and not when it's off I'd suspect the batteries or possibly a connection at the stairs or batteries.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:32 PM   #5
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I am now having trouble with my steps . They go in and out ok but they make a loud squealing sound after they are up. Have always sprayed then on a regular bases. I wonder if that is the motor going bad ? The MH is a 2015 Winnebago 27N.
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Thanks for all the replys on my step, my lights work fine inside I am guessing yjey work on the. Same. Batteries will try spraying. Them.
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Check the grounds as the do corrode being exposed to the elements
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Thanks for all the replys on my step, my lights work fine inside I am guessing yjey work on the. Same. Batteries will try spraying. Them.
Lights are a very poor replacement for a battery monitor. They are also a resistive load and your steps are inductive - two very different things as far as the battery is concerned. If you do not have a proper battery monitor, that would be my first step - get a proper reading to find out what state they are in when the step are "slow". Cleaning the electrical connections is a good thing to do regardless of battery state.

Since they work fine when the alternator is providing power, it is highly likely that your batteries are in a state in which they are unable to provide the power required.
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My manual says to lube them monthly. Also, the chassis battery operates the steps, check it.
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When is the last time you lubricated the step mechanism? Most of the problems with these steps originates from lack of lubrication. Think about where these things are situated while your doing down the road.
I began using this product a while back on my steps, basement latches etc. it's pricy but really works well.
You can find it on Amazon, Campers World and others.

Boeshield T-9 | Corrosion Protection and Waterproof Lubrication
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