I just found this thread. Guess I am just working too hard repairing the hurricane damage.
I'm surprised a fuse did not pop but burned out motor could happen. One would think the nose would tell.
My slide out cover gave me problems including a two bad switches. Mine used to stick when closed so ultimately I installed a small wood block to keep it from closing 100%. You really can't see it but that tiny bit gets it past the sticky place.
The first time taking the thing apart was a bit scary but once the carpet was removed from the face it became apparent how it is built.
I can tell you from experience it is dangerous to stand on it wearing socks when it is extended and the front door is open. It can spit you right out onto the ground. Ouch.
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
400 Isl, 400 HP/// Now 450 HP
2016 Ford F150 Limited V6 with Ready Brake
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Hey! Me too! Our 2009 Camelot has a step cover that works well (I can see the motor rotate the central screw-drive) when extending toward the door. However, it will not retract, which makes for painful gymnastics when either "attempting to" leave or enter the coach. Is it possible that the motor is bad, if in fact it works one way but not the other? I do not see any obvious missing nuts, screws or rivets broken.
I had the same problem on our 2006 Diplomat a number of years back and it turned out to be something loose in the mechanical mechanism. I can't remember the details now but extend the cover and from the ground in front of the door bend down and look up under the cover. Have someone operate the cover while you watch and you may be able to detect the problem.
Bob and Pam
2022 Quantum JM31
2020 Chevy Sonic
My cover is carpeted so getting under to service was a trick. I had to tug around to find the staples holding the carpet on the drop down face part. Once that is pulled loose I was able to find the screws holding it in place. It is still a literal pain in the neck to see inside there.
I forgot I have some files on this. These may help. They may not all apply of course.
All worthwhile areas to look in & I will. The cover can be extended out only an inch or 6 inches or even any distance and still there is no retracting it. I have to get underneath the carpeted step cover and hand retract it by turning the end spindle counter-clockwise with pliers over and over and over... Pain! Wish my drill bit chuck opened a little further, then I could just lock it on and drill the screw back. But better than that, if the retract just worked!