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Old 09-08-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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door step motor - 1994 allegro bay

just removed the motor that slides out the step as you open the door, i believe it to be broken, how can i test it to see if it works and if it is bad where would i get another one?

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Old 09-08-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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I had the same problem w/ my 88 Elandan. I chose to eliminate the motor entirely and use the step manually. This worked for us since we only use the camper locally ...for long trips it would be (somewhat) inconvenient at road stops.

Since my step is no longer motorized it will not retract automatically. I use a chain to hold it in the stowed position. If we were to take a long trip I would have to deploy the step manually at road stops ...probably something most owners wouldn't care for. Works for me though.


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Old 09-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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It should be 12 volt. Check all the fuses, connections and wires. The magnetic switches can be an issue, too.

If you have a battery charger, you can hook the leads to it and see if it runs. Clip one on and just touch the other lead to the other contact. Red is typically power, black is typically ground.

You can use leads and a battery, too. Same principle.

Mine was messed up when I bought the RV. Tuned out the steps were "tweaked" and bound up. Adjusted the stops (after removing the motor and testing) and they work again.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:44 PM   #4
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If it is a Kwikee step there is nothing special about the motor. Matter of fact the motor and first gears are vehicle wondow lift motors. Mine is a 87-88 tbird or 87-88 cougar left front lift motor.
I went to the auto parts store and the let me look through their book till i found the right one.
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