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SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your SP model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....List your SP parts here too.

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Coach sold,, can't get steps to release. stuck in out position HELP
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Coach sold,, can't get steps to release. stuck in out position HELP
Is there a catch - release that will allow me to manually push the steps in and strapped close ?
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With the caveat that mines an FC and BB liked to change things...two things come to mind:

With bus aired up...ensure all switches (on dash and at doorway) are set to allow "retract with entry door closed":

1: Take a look under the door jamb area...you are looking for the small air cylinder that acts to lock the step in place. It has a small bar/pin that extends into a bracket to hold step open/out. Use a small hammer or similar and tap the pin to free it. If this works...grease the pin/bracket. Use a file to remove any wear burrs.

2: The step system has a safety feature with a pressure strip mounted just below the jamb...looks like a rubber flat strip. This is a NO strip switch that when compressed (or compromised by age/weather) closes contact and forces step to open. Press on this switch and listen for relay clicking. No click = questionable switch.

And of course...fingers, hands, & head keep clear...that thing moves!!!
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Looked but don't see anything like that
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If the coach is fully aired up including the auxiliary tank, all switches are in their correct positions for the steps to close, then check the door switches which are located in the door jam as one may be stuck or not making proper contact. You also could have a broken wire inside the doors catch strap from constant flexing over the years.
If all checks out and the steps will not close, look under the steps and you will see the large air cylinder which will be extended and has a clevis pin with a cotter pin through it which can be removed to allow you to manually push the steps in and secure them how you see fit.
Be very careful as these things can and will move and fast causing bodily harm.
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These steps have not worked in over 2 years. An air line was removed to allow Camping World to tie the steps in the up position. Barry can not move the steps by hand. Perhaps Rust in the air cylinder. The clevis can not be removed because someone has tried to beat it out and has the pin rounded over. Only option for Barry is removing the steps. He needs to deliver this to the new owner.
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there is what I would call a lock over adjustment bar, once out it locks.
With no air push up or down on the bar, should release step and allow it to swing freely, then tie it back in the closed position for travel.
This is not a fix, just able to travel, this is on our 88 FC and many others
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Hey Rick,

Lube up all pivot points. and rod end including clevis.
Use 3/4" wrench and unscrew rod shaft from clevis, then tie up.
If you cant get shaft off, unbolt two bolts on rear of cylinder. Then tie whole thing up.
If you can't get one thing done look backwards to what holds that thing on. Always easy once you know how to do it.
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On my SP36 I need to have the Control Master switch (mine is located in the left overhead bin next to the TV) ON, or the steps will not function.
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I could be wrong but I don't think we are trying to fix it or get it in operation. See post #6. They just want to get it to retract so they can sell it.
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