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Old 07-12-2021, 10:11 AM   #1
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Is there a way to wire the floor slide over the steps so you dont have to have the ignition on to power it? Reason is we would like to close it when we aren't at the motorhome cause our little dog likes to get up on the dash and do not want her to accidentally fall down into the steps
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We donít have that feature on our mid-door. It seems that you would just need to locate an appropriately fused 12V source that is hot when the ignition is off and add a switch near the entry door that would allow you to retract the stair cover after you open the door. Our 12V outlet/cigarette lighter, in front of the passenger seat is hot with the ignition off. Not sure if the fuse or wire gauge is suitable for the cover motor, but that might be a good location for the switch. Thereís plenty of 12V options behind the panel in front of the passenger as well.
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Get a piece of plywood and put some carpet on it. Stow it beside the chair when not in use
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Get a piece of plywood and put some carpet on it. Stow it beside the chair when not in use
That might get work. It isnít very elegant and not what the OP asked.
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It was just a suggestion. Geeze-
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Is there a way to wire the floor slide over the steps so you dont have to have the ignition on to power it? Reason is we would like to close it when we aren't at the motorhome cause our little dog likes to get up on the dash and do not want her to accidentally fall down into the steps
Our switch for the slide is right next to the passenger seat. The power for the seat is on all the time. As long as you don't run seat functions and slide at the same time, that might be an easy source of power.
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And a very good suggestion at that!
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Thank you, Mike.
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And a very good suggestion at that!
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If youíre referring to the plywood and carpet, sure, it could work. Itís just a low rent solution for a very nice coach. There is already a factory floor slide built in. It just needs a switch installed near the entry door on an always hot circuit. Should be doable without major surgery. That would be a nice, classy upgrade.
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Thank you for being so descriptive on a suggestion. Too bad you canít put a real name on your post
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Thank you for being so descriptive on a suggestion. Too bad you canít put a real name on your post
Would that really change anything?
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Yes, I’m going to wire mine that way for the same reason. It easy, there’s power at those switches. Just find a hot one with your test light and jump it.
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PS, Disconnect the ignition wire that powers it first. You don’t want the acc. on all the time.
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OK, Did mine, very easy, remove cup holder gives you a little more room to work. Take your 12v test light, find a good ground, the handle on the main house switch works great. Pull slide switch out, turn ignition switch to acc find hot on center of switch. Mine was black, I marked it ACC and cut it off about 8”. Then found hot on my switch panel. Pulled out hot, cut terminal off, stripped it back, attached black from slide switch reinstall it. Works ����
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