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Old 04-02-2019, 11:11 PM   #1
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I have a 2010 Damon Tuscany. Whenever I turn off the engine and then turn off the 12v system the steps will not retract when I shut the down to store the unit.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:17 AM   #2
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I have a 2010 Damon Tuscany. Whenever I turn off the engine and then turn off the 12v system the steps will not retract when I shut the down to store the unit.
There’s no power to retract them when you turn the power off when the steps are out. The door needs to be closed & steps stored when you push the store button.
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:02 AM   #3
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I have no experience with your specific coach but there should be a "STEP" switch which allows the steps to remain out when the engine is off and the door is closed. When the engine is running it overrides the switch and retracts the steps whenever the door is closed.
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:43 PM   #4
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There’s no power to retract them when you turn the power off when the steps are out. The door needs to be closed & steps stored when you push the store button.


This is correct. And it can be frustrating since you have to be in the coach with the door closed to put the switch in “store” mode. It can be a looong step down when you leave. (And a looong step up when you go back to retrieve it later!). One solution is to rewire the circuit so the steps are on the chassis battery. Be sure to do it upstream of the step switch so you still have the feature of leaving the steps down with the door closed. My Winnebago came that way and it was much better.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:33 PM   #5
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Hmm my step is controlled by chassis battery
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:44 PM   #6
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Mine are powered by the chassis battery also

I open the chassis battery compartment

I turn off the house batteries
Lock the door which is also powered by the chassis battery and locks all the compartments

Then I turn off the chassis battery cut off switch and close that door

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Old 04-07-2019, 01:06 PM   #7
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Where are the chassis batteries located? Also do most units come with a chassis battery cut-off switch?
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