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Old 11-10-2021, 04:12 PM   #1
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Electric step issues

I have a 2019 Thor Miramar that I am have some issues with the entry steps. I noticed that the electric steps were starting to sag more and more. When I looked under the step, I saw a right-angle bracket that had split which was causing the step to sag. I also notice that the threshold plate on the entry door had started to tear where one of the screws is attached. I replaced the right-angle bracket and the threshold plate and thought everything was repaired. Over the weekend I noticed that the steps were still sagging when I stepped on them. I also noticed that the first step inside the door goes down when stepping on the electric steps. This is the step that the electric steps are mounted to. I am having trouble figuring out where the issue is and what needs to be replaced or strengthen to fix this problem. Has anyone experienced this and have suggestions on a fix? Has anyone used a step support? I noticed that Lippert has one that mounts to the step that looks nice. My concern is that I will forget to remove one day, and the steps will retract while the supports are down and do more damage. Anyone have suggestions?

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Old 11-10-2021, 06:09 PM   #2
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I cannot help you with the structural integrity aspect, but I have always been annoyed with the spongy feeling when using the steps. So I always place something under the bottom step and had found this portable step that I think is perfect for us.
I usually have to place a short piece of 1x4 board or two on top to support the bottom step, but it then feels solid when using it. I then disconnect the power (chassis disc.) to the step so it does not move. Once I did forget but the step stowed with no damage or strain.
As a bonus, this step can be used at times when I do NOT want the Kwikee step out, i.e. when parked beside the street curb or if the batteries are disconnected for storage, then this portable step comes out.
Works for me.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Safety-S...7C-S/304966791
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:39 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I have one of those also and that is what I used theirs past weekend. I just didnít have the correct size pieces of wood to make it snug. This is what I am thinking of.

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...All%20Products
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:46 PM   #4
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Yes I have seen those and cheaper too!
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:58 PM   #5
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Camco makes a step stabilizer that goes underneath the bottom step. You just twist it up under the step and it takes the sag out when stepping on it. Camco 43681 that sells on Amazon for lezz than $20.00. I carry one.

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