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Old 09-12-2017, 04:27 PM   #15
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With a little down time waiting to go home, I checked locally and found a motor at Back Country RV in Meridian. gave them the Kwickee part number, available for a little over 200$, gave them AM Industries part number, they found for 98$. Received this morning, works great, problem solved. And, yes, I DO clean and lubricate regularly.
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What lubricant doesn't attract dirt?

Not sarcasm, I really want to know.
WD40 is not a lubricant.
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What lubricant doesn't attract dirt?

Not sarcasm, I really want to know.
This is what I use - on almost everything:
https://www.amazon.com/Blaster-16-TDL-Advanced-Lube-Teflon/dp/B0002JM8HM/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1505458676&sr=8-8&keywords=teflon+spray+lubricant

I never use silicone sprays, they've done tests and it migrates everywhere over time. WD-40 was designed as a Water Displacement spray, formula #40 and is great for drying out wet ignition wires, micro switches, etc. It is slippery, but, it wasn't designed to be a lubricant and it won't hold up very long if used for that purpose on heavy duty parts. A fishing reel, maybe, Kwikee steps, no.
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Finally got home, all OK, few shingles from roof, a couple palm trees and a vinyl fence section otherwise fine. Have elevtricity. What else do I need.
Thinking about it, I believe the problem was caused by my inpatients. Always in a hurry,, let the steps fully extend before jumping on them. I imagine that poor motor moving those steps and then all of a sudden another XXX.XX pounds are added. Always wait a few seconds and be careful about stopping too cLose to a curb that abruptly stops the step before being fully extended.
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It's the load on the motor itself, it is the load on the plastic gears in the motor. When the steps are fully extended, the load is almost totally on the gear pivot post. When partially extended the load begins to transfer to the plastic motor gears. They can't take much and you will be replacing a motor before long. as you can see on the series 24 units, the load will "push back" to the pivot.
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Needing to replace steps on a 2000 Dutch star by newmar, help
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