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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery explosion on: October 11, 2016, 08:21:09 pm
Barb

The things to look at in the step operation.  There are several things that would prevent the steps from working properly.  

1.  With the door open and  looking into the PC there is a plunger type switch in the lower right hand corner.  Check this switch to make sure the plunger moves freely and is not corroded.  The contacts within the switch may be dirty.  Rotating/spinning the plunger will usually clean the contacts.  I have found this to be the most common cause of step problems for me.

2.  The adjustable bold/nut mounted in the door that activates the plunger may need to be adjusted.    It can be adjusted in or out a little to change how far the plunger is pushed in.  This causes the contacts to meet at a slightly different point and might help if the contacts within the switch are worn and dirty.

Time to dive under the PC.

3.  The switch from step 1 is mounted in the door frame and a large portion is outside the PC and  exposed to the elements.  Check for corrosion on the switch and wires.

4.  The step mechanism is also exposed to the elements.  Check to make sure all the pivot points move freely and nothing is binding.  Lubricate if necessary.  I personally use CLP (available at Wal-Mart in sporting goods department) and I stay away from WD40.

5.  The last thing to check is the van battery.  Make sure it is fully charged and in good operating order.

Here is a link to Kwikee Step Manual - https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/support/manuals/pg-1422279-888-Rev-OI.pdf

Barry


Barry we looked up the information on here about the steps and tried most of these things.  Hammered on it, it comes out on occasion. 
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Battery explosion on: October 11, 2016, 12:48:24 pm
We just had a trip a month or so ago in the 2551.  Everything was fine.  Got home the steps failed, or partially did.  Sometimes they work, sometimes not.  So we need to get a number for a new motor.  However, yesterday I heard a loud explosion.  Smelled a sulphur smell and found it to be a house battery.  We leave it plugged in to shore power.  Is that a bad idea for some reason?  These may be the originals, no way of knowing.  It's a 2010.

What size batteries do I need for this replacement.  They still test fine BTW.  Go figure.  Glad nobody got hurt. 
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Some really basic questions on: October 11, 2016, 12:36:34 pm
Considering an under cabinet filter on the faucet.  I want to know more about Brita and what size microns it filters for safety of unknown water sources. 
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Motorhome Comparison and Critical Review on: July 24, 2016, 08:08:02 pm
Makes us proud, doesn't it?  Makes me want a new one now,  rolling on the floor
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV remodel, DVD replacement and volume issues on: July 10, 2016, 09:43:51 pm
Here's our final remedy and exposure of the TV and center speaker. 
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Music while traveling options on: July 06, 2016, 02:17:30 pm
That's good to know I think will use a battery tender and I'm not sure what my husband does. He does however start everything up once a month. He's very methodical about this
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New recliners in place of sofa/bed on: July 06, 2016, 02:16:04 pm
 We made an appointment for the following morning after getting our order placed and there was a lot of menstruation involved because there was a box behind the sofa that had to be removed. I would not want To attempt this job on my own. We did not use weavers we used Lambright's
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV remodel, DVD replacement and volume issues on: July 06, 2016, 02:13:54 pm
As always you think of everything. Nice job.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New recliners in place of sofa/bed on: July 06, 2016, 12:30:10 pm
We drove there made an appointment for next day. The installation was not easy. Glad we did.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Music while traveling options on: July 05, 2016, 10:59:51 pm
 When you were plugged into shore power does that charge the truck battery ?
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New recliners in place of sofa/bed on: July 05, 2016, 10:54:49 pm
Excellent people. They donated the sofa for us. The space behind the sofa needed some remodeling.
Can you show us a photo?
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Music while traveling options on: July 04, 2016, 07:15:39 pm
Our radio is not new enough for Sirius.  There are no jacks to plug in an iPod.  I love music.  We can play the bluetooth iPod now with the DVD/Blue Ray player.  Does it work on the inverter while traveling without the generator working?

Also, if you use the inverter that much, does it wear down the batteries?  House??

13  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Minnesota/North Dakota on: July 04, 2016, 07:12:32 pm
We may do a trip to these two states in a month or so.  Did you ever do it Ron?  Any further comments?
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New recliners in place of sofa/bed on: July 04, 2016, 07:05:29 pm
Give Lambrights a call. 
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Delivery on: July 03, 2016, 10:37:32 am
Congratulations. How exciting.  We have found the entire crew there to be extremely helpful even afterwards   Whether it be on the phone or in person
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