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Old 05-23-2014
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Default Electric step - Need model #

Many threads on here about electric steps. I did a lot of reading, but can't seem to find a model number for Kwikee single step or width that fits an older FC...

Is it series 28 / 30?
I can't measure it directly on the bird yet and want to order asap so I can install it soon...

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I have a 2000 Wanderlodge LXi 43 ft Millenium Edition. The air step has been a constant challenge. I have replaced the cylinder which was leaking in the retracted position and the solenoid which was leaking. They are still a problem and unreliable.

Does anyone have a replacement electic step? What did you use?

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I have a 2000 Wanderlodge LXi 43 ft Millenium Edition. The air step has been a constant challenge. I have replaced the cylinder which was leaking in the retracted position and the solenoid which was leaking. They are still a problem and unreliable.

Does anyone have a replacement electic step? What did you use?

Thanks,

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So,whats the problem?
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Hi Randy,

When dry camping, the aux air system bleeds off overnight and when the air gets to around 55 - 60 psi, the step may give way when you step on it.

It seems that this is a new development. We have had air leaks but this time when I replaced the step air cylinder because it was leaking when the step was retracted, the step became unstable in the extended position when the aux air got low.

I have had several trips to Parliament and now USA Luxury coaches to find and fix air leaks. We have found and fixed numerous air leaks and replaced several PTC air connectors with DOT approved connectors.

I know the A/C air compressor can air up the Aux air system but it has to run quite a bit to keep the air pressure up. I think it would burn out if it had to run that much.

Thanks for asking,

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When I am parked for the night, week, month I throw the switch that keeps my step out permanently
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Thanks Crit,
I do too. That is not the problem. The problem is the step is out and when you step on it, sometimes it gives way.

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The lock needs adjusting, mine has a flat bar hook that grabs it when fully extended. Yours may not be fully extending. Check it out, watch your fingers
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No hook on the LXI,i think adjusting the throw on the air cylinder may do it.
Or,you could use a small step stool like the provost guys use.
a wooden coke crate (If you can find one) works well too.
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Thanks Randy,

I’ll check the cylinder to see if there is a way to adjust it.

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I have a 2000 Wanderlodge LXi 43 ft Millenium Edition. The air step has been a constant challenge. I have replaced the cylinder which was leaking in the retracted position and the solenoid which was leaking. They are still a problem and unreliable.

Does anyone have a replacement electic step? What did you use?

Thanks,

Randy B
My thought is to replace the air cylinder with a DC linear actuator. I just have to measure the length of the air cylinder throw, then figure out how to wire it with all the wiring that runs the air solenoid. Linear actuator may need a little more power so may have to run some new power wires to it.
https://www.surpluscenter.com/Electr...ear-Actuators/
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