Hate to say, I never considered my only door exit being used for an emergency. The only reason I raised the step is that we, the DW, has cats. The noise they make at night digging in their cat litter is annoying to say the least. For now, the fact that the step won't raise will have to be an unexpected feature. Other things such as fun and fixing the faucet in the kitchen sink has to take precedence. My vacation ends Wednesday. I'll start crawling under things then.
Thanks so much for the input. I'll update things later.
2005 Newmar Dutchstar 4010, Spartan Chassis
Blue Ox Avanta LX towbar, AF One Brake System
2013 Ford Fusion