Ouch. But could have been worse (1 Viewer)

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Long story short. Electronic step did not retract when the ignition went on yesterday. Clipped the bottom of the hedge with it when driving into the driveway. Still works but only goes out about 95% and looks a bit squint. As soon as you step on it , it is fine. Is there adjustments on these or anything I can do to straighten. It's just slightly out but it's annoying. ( Normally would press the button to retract rather than rely on when the ignition goes on but my mind was on other things. Tried it several times today and as soon as the ignition goes on step goes in............)
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It will be the hangers that have a bit of a twist in them, if you were going forwards it might be the front one that's worse, the 14lb lump hammer wasn't said totally in jest, it might just do the trick. (y)
 
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My sisters step did that when they had a motorhome. They were going through a french toll booth at the time. What a mess it made of the motorhome peeled it back like a tin opener. Big insurance claim and a messed up holiday :-(. I think that is what scared off motor homing, bought a caravan instead. :-(

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Must admit Spidey it has given me a bit of food for thought. Although I didn't deliberately not press the switch to retract it Once I was on the go and realised I hadn't I didn't stop to check. What concerns me is what would have happened if it had clipped a car or lorry tyre when doing 50mph....... Think in future I will check and check again. Or I might see if I can get an additional mirror so I can see down to the step from the driving seat. If anyone knows of one feel free to post a link.
 

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My sisters step did that when they had a motorhome. They were going through a french toll booth at the time. What a mess it made of the motorhome peeled it back like a tin opener. Big insurance claim and a messed up holiday :-(. I think that is what scared off motor homing, bought a caravan instead. :-(
Ooooooo, that's a bit drastic, check and double check is what we do, Angela can see it out of the n/s mirror.
 
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Shouldn't be difficult to design a circuit that would make it retract when moving. Would make sense to do so.
 

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Shouldn't be difficult to design a circuit that would make it retract when moving. Would make sense to do so.
It's got one, it just didn't work.
Another idea would be a loud buzzer that comes on with the ignition and the step retracting hits a micro switch that shuts the buzzer up.
 
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It's got one, it just didn't work.
Another idea would be a loud buzzer that comes on with the ignition and the step retracting hits a micro switch that shuts the buzzer up.
Yes indeed, easily done I should think.

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