Legs on Motorhome step (1 Viewer)

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Jan 22, 2017
565
15,236
North wales
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47,008
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Ace Napoli (Swift)
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Since February 2019
We have just bought our first Motorhome.and it has legs on the electric step..unfortunately our drive is very steep and the legs caught on the drive and the step is a bit wonky now..no matter it can be easily fixed/straightened and it still works.
However we were considering removing the step and buying a separate one to avoid the problem in the future.
The Motorhome is having a service at the moment and we have asked the garage to look at removing the step for us..they said they think the legs may have been added and they may be able to remove just the legs..
We have looked at images of the same make and model and cannot see any showing legs on the electric step..it's an Ace Napoli (swift)
Anyone have any knowledge of this?
Thanks
 

Ridgeway

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Mar 10, 2012
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Looks like an Omni Step on the google pictures i can see, is that correct ?
 
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Liverpoollass
Jan 22, 2017
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Err .....Err..I think so...MH is still at garage..will check when we pick her up on Thursday..
Thank you for responding
 

busbuddy

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i would get the garage to check the mountings and the floor, can't think of any reason for fitting legs other than to stop the step mountings pulling through a wet floor
 
Apr 26, 2015
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If the previous owners were particularly large it may be that they added the legs to give some extra support to the steps, when you think about it their is quite a lot of leverage on the step mounts.

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GPW

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Slight to minor!
If the previous owners were particularly large it may be that they added the legs to give some extra support to the steps, when you think about it their is quite a lot of leverage on the step mounts.

This, never seen legs on the slide-out steps.
Probably added for the gravitationally challenged or people with balance issues as all steps wobble slightly.
 

M-J

Jan 15, 2019
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When we searched for our MH, we both quickly realised we only wanted something with a built in step (lower door entry) and absolutely hated any type of step that pulled out from underneath.

Maybe the old owners thought the same but only noticed after they got the MH so adapted it.
 
Apr 12, 2010
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I removed our electric step because being on a low van it was always fouling up.
I have kept it if we ever sell our van in future. We use an old fashioned step now which is actually very useful for a foot rest inside too.
Phil
 
Aug 18, 2014
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Transit PVC
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I have a double electric step with the lower one sliding in/out. No legs on mine just bolts thorough the floor. The leverage is colossal but never had a problem.
 
Aug 6, 2013
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When we searched for our MH, we both quickly realised we only wanted something with a built in step (lower door entry) and absolutely hated any type of step that pulled out from underneath.

Maybe the old owners thought the same but only noticed after they got the MH so adapted it.
Mine has both - an internal low entry and a single motorised step outside. Best of both worlds :LOL:.

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Liverpoollass
Jan 22, 2017
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Ace Napoli (Swift)
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Since February 2019
Step problem now resolved...van just been serviced and the mechanic removed the legs and is sorting out the wonkiness...No charge for step either!!

Thank you all for your responses
 
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PeteH

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"Kwikee" Electric steps on American R-V`s are a regular source of "Amusement".(n) I have removed and refurbished everyone I have ever owned at some point in time!.:rolleyes: Most are positioned in way of the road "muck", salt etc; And being of steel construction rot, the electrics and mechanicals are exposed too.!;). Lots of fun laid on your back trying to sort out corroded electric connections!.:whistle:

I f you need extra support BTW. I just used a small scissor jack?. Just remember to pick it up before you leave!.:D2
 

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