Retractable Step For Pvc's

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  1. TUCANO

    TUCANO Funster

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    At work today I had to have a hearing test that was conducted in a mobile audiological unit, a Tranny. I noticed as I was leaving after the test that as I opened the side sliding door a wide step automatically extended at the same time, very neat and I wondered if PVC owners are aware of this product, of little use to me as I have an A class.
    I believe the company was called AVS, hopefully this may be of some use to PVC owners on here.
    Take care.
    Norman.
     
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    Sorry for being dumb but what is a PVC?
     
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    hi norman, think most of the manufacturers do that kit...it was certainly available when I put my slide out Omni in, but the price was silly, so I settled for the relay which retracts the step on ignition or engine run..
    that's most probably why you don't see many with that feature....
    hoping all is well and you are not working too hard..
    ta andy
     
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    the americans fit similar to SUVs. open the door and a step powers out
     
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    Ours has a Thule electric step but it isn't automatic, just a switch inside the door pillar. I'm not sure automatic is a wholly good thing, it would be going in and out umpteen times a day but interesting to hear about the idea.
     
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    I have to say I'm not a fan of automatic retracting steps. I read a story of a couple a while ago that put me off the idea, she went to get in the motorhome via hab door just as he started the engine and the step retracted tipping her out and causing a very nasty broken ankle. The side step on our own van has a loud buzzer that sounds when ignition on and step out and I have a toggle switch on the dash from where I can retract or extend the step with ignition on, I feel this is a much safer option.

    D.
     
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