RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Fleetwood Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-10-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: fairfield calif
Posts: 9
Fleetwood entry steps

I just bought a 2015 fleetwood storm the entry step dont open when the batteries are turned off the dealer says this is normal . is this true?
sport95hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-10-2014, 04:39 PM   #2
Community Administrator
 
CLIFFTALL's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 42,702
Welcome to the forum. They operate on 12 volt power so he's correct.
Cliff
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
CLIFFTALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: fairfield calif
Posts: 9
how are you supposed to enter its about 3 feet high
sport95hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
Community Administrator
 
CLIFFTALL's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 42,702
Store them extended or bring a step ladder.
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
CLIFFTALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP" & Lehigh Acres Fl
Posts: 21,308

It's good to have you with us.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L Workhorse W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD, 06 Lincoln Mark LT 4X4
See My Pace Arrow Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 05:39 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
krivanj's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Posts: 823
Our steps in our 2012 Tioga did the same thing.
__________________
Revolution LE 38X C9 Cat
2011 Scion TC toad
krivanj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 06:16 PM   #7
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 33,088
Blog Entries: 1
Don't turn the batteries off.

Lori-
__________________
Lori & Dave - FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2018 Phaeton XSH 40 IH & 2014 CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
2006 Bounder 36Z, 2004 Cougar 285EFS 5-r, 2000 Aerolite 25FBR TT
There is great need for a sarcasm font.
NLOVNIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 06:44 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 27
I keep a small step just inside the door when the power is off in the coach. I just grab it and put it on the ground when i want to get in and put it back inside the door when i'm done.
capt.caveman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 06:56 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Gocoffeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,138
I carry a HARBOR FREIGHT steping stool Step Stool/Working Platform

I place the stool just inside the door of the RV so I can open the RV and use the stool when I have the batteries turned off.
__________________
Craig Gosselin
1994 Fleetwood 33H
1995 Fleetwood 30H (parts vehicle)
Gocoffeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 06:58 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Triker56's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,031
Should be easy to lock the steps to the out position like you do when camping.
__________________
99 Discovery 34Q ISB
2014 MKS AWD EcoBoost Toad
Fulltime Since "99"
Triker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Jim28730's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maggie Valley, NC
Posts: 903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gocoffeer View Post
I carry a HARBOR FREIGHT steping stool Step Stool/Working Platform

I place the stool just inside the door of the RV so I can open the RV and use the stool when I have the batteries turned off.
X2!
__________________
Jim & Sandy
2016 Newmar Ventana 4037
2014 Grand Cherokee Summit
Jim28730 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 09:59 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 334
GlenB I would think you could flip the step switch on the panel just as u come in the door that will keep the step out...best to you
GlenB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 10:44 AM   #13
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 23,289
The steps are supposed to be powered off the chassis battery, for exit safety reasons (it's an RVIA standard). Is it the chassis batteries you are turning off? I'd leave those on - they should not discharge rapidly like the house batteries will. Should last 3 months, at least, unless something extra is wired to them and drawing constant power.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 06:09 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
IdahoSRT10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 715
On our Storm: The ON/OFF step switch is accessible right inside near the floor by the door.
__________________
2016 Thor Tuscany 34ST XTE, Freightliner XCR, ISB 360hp/800tq. Allison 3000, Koni FSD shocks, Roadmaster 1.75" front sway bar, Safe-T-Plus, DYI air bag flow control valves.
2015 Jeep Willy's Wheeler Wrangler Unlimited Toad, Ready-Brute-Elite tow system.
IdahoSRT10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fleetwood, steps



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Entry Steps Problem binspector Forest River Owners Forum 3 12-09-2014 01:42 PM
Color of entry steps on Dutch Star wagonmaster2 Newmar Owner's Forum 3 11-14-2014 06:20 PM
Entry Steps Won't Retract massgma Monaco Owner's Forum 13 06-19-2014 05:18 PM
Entry steps covering the engine battery DASA National RV Owner's Forum 1 02-27-2014 08:48 PM
Endeavor entry steps... Sheriffbubba Monaco Owner's Forum 7 02-05-2014 10:33 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.