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RV Steps; Repair & Replacement

Retractable Step

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RV Steps; Repair & Replacement

RV step repair and maintenance are essential duties that need to be performed to keep your rig in top shape. Like all things mechanical there will come a time when an RV step repair on your motorhome or travel trailer will be necessary.

Preventative maintenance is always what you want to perform. This type of upkeep can be planned and is certainly preferable and will help you avoid potential breakdowns. But, there are always the RV step repairs that are required due to part failure, near failure, or accidental damage.

You will find this feature on many RVs and Travel Trailers. Read 8 Budget-Friendly RVs; Motorized & Travel Trailers to see if these units have retractable stairs.

RV Retractable Stair Replacement Options

Retractable 24″ wide Double Step with Motor and Control Unit

Step and Motor Rv Maintenance

For an RV repair on your retractable step and motor, the Retractable 24″ wide Double Step with Motor (Kwikee 903209025) is the exact top-of-the-line replacement you need. The stairs feature non-skid steps with under-step lighting. They have a safety feature that will automatically stop the stairs if a step strikes an obstacle.

Additional Product Replacement Information:

  • Clearance from mounting surface to ground, 19-28″
  • Black, powder-coated finish
  • Non-skid tread surface
  • Safely supports up to 300 lbs
  • Choose electronic or operator control

Electronic control repair and replacement:

  • The door switch extends the step when the door is opened, retracts the step when the door is closed.
  • A power switch locks the step in an extended position.
  • Ignition override retracts the step when the ignition is turned on.
  • A “Last” out” feature extends the step when the door is opened.
  • With a self-centering rocker switch when manually operated extends or retracts the step.

Kwikee 32 Series Step (Frame Only)

Retractable Step

The Step Frame for Kwikee 32 Series by Lippert Components replaces a Kwikee 32 Series step. This is a frame only.

  • Note: This is Kwikee Part Number 908032000
  • Motor not included
  • Control Switch not included
  • Supports up to 300 pounds

 

 

Stair Motor Motor Only for Double Step RV Repair

2 Step Motor RV Repair

Lippert Components 1101428 Motor Only for Double Step

Replacement motor only for 24” double step by Lippert Components. Comes in a package of 1. Package contains motor only (with 3 bolts). For Kwikee 24” double step. Manufacturer# 1101428.

 

Kwikee 9510 Control for IMGL/9510 Step Control

Kwikee Step Controller

  • The Kwikee 9510 Control for IMGL (Integrated Motor Gear Box Linkage)/9510 Step Control Unit is designed to be used with the magnetic door switches (normally closed).
  • This is Kwikee Part Number 909510000
  • The control unit was designed to replace the control unit on IMGL step units that were manufactured from 2006 to present

 

Wrap Up

As time goes on and you become more familiar with your RV, you will be able to spot issues that need your attention. The key is to address the issues early and take steps to correct any problem parts before they fail and leave with you to deal with them while camping or even worse leave you stranded on the side of the road.

For plan coverage on your RV while you are on the road, go to Good Sams Roadside Assistance. There you will find plan coverage and costs that may fit within your budget. If you choose any of these plans you will certainly have added peace of mind that there will be assistance available 24/7, should you need it.

Chip and Evi

There is no denying that RV travel is more popular today than it has ever been. With more than 485 locations, KOA reported that in 2020, there were more than 94.5 million camper households throughout North America. In the US, 48.2 million households camped at least once in 2020, including 10.1 million households that camped for the first time. Campers are more diverse than ever, with 60% of first-time campers in 2020 are from non-white groups, the highest rate since the inception of this report.
According to a Market Watch article published June 11, 2021, in an RVIA newsletter, RVing was hot in 2020. For example, well-known RV rental company Outdoorsy saw a 4,500% increase in bookings in 2020. And in 2021, there is reason to believe that this trend will continue. A recent survey by the RV Industry Association found that about three in 10 Americans hope to take an RV trip this year — 10% of whom have never done it before.
My wife Evi and I are in the 3 in 10 that plans to take an RV trip in 2021. As a matter of fact, since May 2021, we have been living in our RV full-time. We plan to live in our unit until the end of the year and then move into our permanent home. But, rest assured we will continue to take frequent trips in our motorhome.
With Covid 19 still in an issue in 2021, there is reason to believe travelers will want to venture out with family and close friends again. After all, there are over 4300 campgrounds in the USA to consider for your next group adventure.

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