Thanks. I expected it was a safety feature, but the error in the manual lead me to belief it was possible to lock them in the retracted position from the factory.
The main reason that I am even slightly interested in this seemingly dangerous condition is that the steps when extended are dangerously close to the wall of our storage unit.
Brian & Laura Hiatt and the Hiatt Hounds
Daisy, Lily, Roubaix, Sally and Charlotte
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