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Old 09-24-2017
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Hi boys and girls
Just Took delivery of my 91 SP 36.
Haven't had time to update my signature line yet.
On my first road trip and I'm having a problem with the step that won't retract and an air ride leveling system that's low on one side.
Randy is giving me a clue about the leveling adjustment.
Anyway I'm currently stranded at the flying J in Walton Kentucky is there anybody in the area that knows a good person to call to help me make that adjustment and figure out how to retract the step?
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My step did the same thing on the way out of the driveway leaving for a road trip. I took the pin out of the step linkage that connects it to the air cylinder, pushed the step back in and tied it off with a piece of rope. This was just a temporary fix to get me on the road. I repaired it later when I returned home by replacing the air control solenoid valve and the speed control mufflers. The speed control mufflers are sintered bronze and get clogged up with road dirt. When this happens they can't allow air to pass from the solenoid valve and step will not retract. There are two of them and they are screwed into in the solenoid valve body. All these components are mounted above the step. Also this response is assuming you have a pneumatic actuated step and not an electric one.
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Check for a lose air line by the step and be careful you don't lose a finger.
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Hi boys and girls
Just Took delivery of my 91 SP 36.
Haven't had time to update my signature line yet.
On my first road trip and I'm having a problem with the step that won't retract and an air ride leveling system that's low on one side.
Randy is giving me a clue about the leveling adjustment.
Anyway I'm currently stranded at the flying J in Walton Kentucky is there anybody in the area that knows a good person to call to help me make that adjustment and figure out how to retract the step?
Thanks
Keith
i own a fc dont know much about the sp but if i can bring you anything i will do my best to help iam in louisville about a hour or so away from you.
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Thanks for the hints guys
I'm new enough that I don't know if it electric or pneumatic.
Since I just picked it up I have no tools or rope. I am at a flying J so they should have something to help.
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Thanks Rodney
If all had gone according to plan I would have been passing through Louisville on my way to Evansville just about now.
I appreciate the offer and I'll let you know.
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If your step is air actuated be careful messing around under there... If it decides to shut fingers or arms won't stop it!
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Thanks
I did crawl under there and see the air piston.
Maybe with my trusty Leatherman I can pull the pin and tie it off.
I'll leave the door ope so it won't get a trigger to retract
Now to see if Flying J has any rope
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I am at a flying J so they should have something to help.

Zip Ties. Hook them together and double them to make them longer and stronger.

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If your step is air actuated be careful messing around under there... If it decides to shut fingers or arms won't stop it!
X2! You can lose a finger or break an arm REAL FAST fooling with the step!

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Do you have a phone #? Give me a call 870 715 nine six 39

Did the problems just start after being stopped for awhile?

Is the air down on one side or just the front or rear?
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