We recently took our van away for the first time in 12 months.
On preparing to go I started the engine and done my usual walkaround and discovered the electric step had not retracted on startup.It did however work on the door switch inside.
I can find no info on a relay etc and wondered if anyone had the same problem in the past.
The van is a 2013 Elddis Majestic 155
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Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 15/12/2020 at 9:56am Outfit: Autosleepers: Clubman > Nuevo. Location: Ayrshire
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Hi Greg. Someone posted recently about their electric step doing something similar. The main advice I took from the thread was that lots of dirt comes up from the road & it may just need a good clean. Sorry, I can’t do a link but try the search function.
Not sure if this helps.
We have an Elddis 185 and the step failed as well, there is a “metal” (soft as butter) cog which shears off.
As the MH was just over 2 years old the manufacturers (Elddis) warranty was out of date.You can get the the repair kit online which I did but also contacted the step manufacturer which also supplied the cog so I now have a spare. I think this is a common problem as the new cog looks like it’s made of a stronger material.
It’s not that difficult to change.
Thanks for the info, the step actually works fine on the local switch, it's just not retracting with the ignition switch, there must be a relay or inline fuse somewhere that's failed I suspect.
I will get a repair kit for the step though, always handy to be prepared.
Once again, many thanks for replying.
Have a safe Christmas.
I seem to remember in the Elddis handbook there is a wiring circuit diagram?
I typed in “where is the relay for an electric step “ on the Internet and there are quite a lot of posts available for different motorhomes. One did say that the micro switch by the step gets covered in muck and sometimes get stuck in the open or closed position. When I replaced the cog on mine the step was certainly covered in muck.
Have a safe Xmas too.