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Old 04-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Step cover

Thank you all for such an informative forum - I have been reading threads since last night and have learned quite a bit about our "new to us" coach (2008 LaPalma XL). We just picked up our unit yesterday and have discovered that the step cover is not extending. I have searched the forum and have not seen anything related to my problem - other than air systems which we do not have.

The symptoms are this: the step cover makes an attempt to move when the button is pressed. In fact, one side of the cover starts to deploy, then the whole operation stops. I assume that the cover exceeds the lateral motion allowed (since it is not supposed to extend crooked) and stops. I have tried the brute force approach - puuling on it - to no avail. I'm interested in lubricating the moving pieces as I suspect it is sticking. Any advice as to accessing the parts requiring lubrication? Thanks in advance for all assistance.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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I see no one has bit on this. Don't know how close my rig is to yours (WRT step cover), but I'm guessing your problem is not that of lubrication. I think perhaps that a screw (or something else) has jammed itself in the track.

So you need to be able to see what is happening underneath, but where you need to look can't be seen due to lack of step travel.

Would a small video camera allow you to "see" up under there? One of the least expensive cameras I've seen is on ebay, Item number: 260811060630. Your on-board TV can act as the monitor. Maybe this would help you discover the step obstruction. If nothing else, you get a cheap back-up camera out of the deal.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Here is a link to a thread that should answer your questions.
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