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Door, step issue.
Our step closes while the coach is running and when the door is closed.
But when the engine is not running it stays open.
I called Foretravel and the guy said that's how they are designed.
But it gathers water when it rains. I can see how it is...

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Re: Door, step issue.
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Do a search and you can find a modification to add a switch and have it stay closed with the ignition off.

  • Twig
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What kind of coach?

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Reply #3
Drill holes to drain water, now as it will corrode inside. Silicone seal hinge holes to help keep water out.

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1998 U320

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If you look down thru the following post on "sticky stuff" you will see many posts and a couple posts by me with several before and after pictures from when I sandblasted, powder coated, and resealed my step.

I did not try to replace original...

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  • Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 02:00:00 pm by Jack Lewis

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Thanks
Very helpful.

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Reply #7
OEM I thought the steps retracted whenever the screen door was shut, extended when the screen door was opened and also retracted with the ignition turned on.


  • John Haygarth
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Reply #8
Correct TMan, but with ignition off and door closed the step drops down. You need the extra switch and simple wiring change to keep it vertical.
JohnH

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I replaced my steel step with an aluminum step, mounted the fibreglass cover using brass bolts (not stainless) with threaded holes in the aluminum, drilled additional drain holes and used brass washers to maintain a 1/16 inch gap between the...

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Wyatt, I lost a lucrative machine build purchase by opening my mouth and telling the customer what I did whenever I thought I would have issues with chips getting into the fixtures and causing mis-location of the parts to be machined.
My statement...

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