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Old 04-25-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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Anyone have a problem with the air/electric cover that slides over the entry steps?Can move it manually, from outside,but will not either close or open, useing the rocker switch inside. Have a 2002 Horizon,any help would be appreciated.
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Anyone have a problem with the air/electric cover that slides over the entry steps?Can move it manually, from outside,but will not either close or open, useing the rocker switch inside. Have a 2002 Horizon,any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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RR, Have you found a fuse for your steps, can you check the switch with a meter to see if you have power to that switch. If its also operated by air check for a loose air hose some place. If you can move it manually you no its not binding. From what I remember of a friends steps when it close, it operates pretty fast, don't have yourself or someone else standing in front of it for safety sake. ---"007"
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RR,

As you know, you've got an electric/air operated step cover the same as I have. There is a air control valve and regulator located on the front firewall directly in front of the driver. The valve is accessable by opening the front hood and looking to the right of the fuse access panel.

To troubleshoot, first have someone press the step switch in each direction while observing the air control valve. You should immediatly see/hear the air control valve switch the air feeding the lines leading to the air cylinder located under the step. Be sure to allow several seconds after pressing the switch in each direction for the air pressure to release and the step begin to move.

If you don't see any movement of the valve plunger, then the problem is electrical. If the valve does switch but the step doesn't move, then the problem appears air related.

There are adjustments for both the air pressure feeding the step control, and speed adjustments on the air control valve which may need adjusted, but lets see whether the problem is air or electrical first. If you have any problem locating the air control valve or regulator, I can take pictures of them for you.

When I first bought our rig, the air pressure and speed were set so low, I had to have the co-pilot hit the switch 30 seconds before I pulled in a fuel stop as the step took forever to move. After I adjusted things, it works nicely now.
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Old 05-06-2005, 03:55 PM   #5
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Have found the problem with the step cover. One of the solinoids, has gone bad. Winnebago will only sell you the entire air control valve, which have the solonoids attached.I have gone thru Winnebagoparts.com. Great people to deal with. Sent me a copy of the entire stepcover, and related parts list. To make the damm thing work. Picked out the troubling part, unfortunatly it was on back order. Hope to get in 2 weeks.Thanks for all you help, figured you would like to know, for future reference. Rich R
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