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Old 09-04-2014, 06:49 AM   #1
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Well, we went out this morning for the first time using our 99 Vectra after spending all day yesterday getting ready. The steps will not come down. No idea about what to do or where to look as we have only had this rig a short time, and our first class A. Any ideas?
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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Well, we went out this morning for the first time using our 99 Vectra after spending all day yesterday getting ready. The steps will not come down. No idea about what to do or where to look as we have only had this rig a short time, and our first class A. Any ideas?
What brand are the steps. Had they been working prior? Be careful if you crawl under to look at the steps, stay to the side of the steps and not underneath them just in case they they decide to deploy.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:57 AM   #3
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No idea what kind of steps. 1999 Vectra grand tour. Worked fine until we went to leave this morning. Is there a fuse in the system somewhere?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:41 AM   #4
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OK, good news and bad news. Got the steps to work by using the aux to start the rig. No idea why the MH would not start. I guess the battery is low or dead, but that should not be. Now to figure that out. It has been plugged into shore power since new batteries installed.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:41 AM   #5
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Steps are powered by the chassis battery, not the house. Unless you have a Trik-L-Start or similar, your chassis batteries have drained. Plugging into shore power probably doesn't help on your model.

Run the engine for a bit to put some charge on the chassis batteries, eventually look into a Trik-L-Start or similar to keep them charged.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:47 AM   #6
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Thanks, I sure appreciate the quick response. I was wondering if the chassis battery was charged by the house system.

Thanks again Cork
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:43 PM   #7
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As noted above ... you need to get a trickle charge installed right away ... it is an easy job ... it took me longer to remove the cover to the fuse box than it did to install the trickle charge unit.

And until you get one installed you can use a jumper cable from your house battery bank to the coach battery bank to keep the coach batteries charged.
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