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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

My wife Evi and I are two of 25 million Americans that traveled in an RV during the Spring and Summer of 2019, according to the RV Industry Association. Whenever we come back from an RV excursion, whether it be to a local state park for a weekend, or a longer stay at one of the thousands of privately owned RV parks, we always long to get “On the Road Again” (thank you Willie). We look forward to making this your go-to resource for everything RV, as we continue to update our website with articles we feel will be of interest and enlightenment to most of the RV community.

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