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Old 05-07-2018, 09:01 AM   #1
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2004 Winnebago Brave steps

I have a 2004 Winnebago Brave that the steps do not extend or retract completely. Not sure if the motor is the issue or the linkage, or old worn out gears. Not sure where to start. Any experiences or ideas in which direction to proceed would be helpful. Thank you
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:29 AM   #2
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I'd start by lubricating all moving joints (usually more than 20 points) and see if that works. Use something other than WD-40, a spray white lithium grease lasts for a while. The motor and gear mechanism is the same as an electric window motor and gear. The control board shuts off the motor when a high current draw is detected. If you determine it is the motor, take it off and go to an auto parts store for a replacement -- much cheaper than buying from the step manufacturer. Be careful around the step, they can suddenly move and pinch or bite you! Kwikee by Lippert makes many of the steps used in RVs, look up your manufacturer and you'll find manuals online.

There are many threads about step maintenance, use the search box at the top right of the page with the Google logo.

Bob & Donna
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:47 PM   #3
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sounds like a lube problem to me.

Good luck ,happy trails, and God bless!
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