Originally Posted by tomahawk
I must have forgotten something because I was able to operate the stairs for our first outing. If I have the stairs extended and turn the switch to OFF, the stairs retract and do not extend when door is opened. If the stairs are REtracted and I turn switch to OFF, then they stay retracted.
If the switch is ON, the stairs extend and retract as we open/close the door.
We have always used ours by opening the door to extend the steps, turn the switch off, and not turn the switch on until we are departing.
Of course in most cases no matter the switch or steps position, turning the ignition to on will also cause the steps to retract.
Turning the switch off with the door closed and the steps retracted can be very dangerous. As Kwikee used to place a big yellow sticker at the door that read "Look before you leap!"
My DW did that exact thing years ago on a previous motorhome, it was late, it was dark, I opened the door to step out and fell about two feet before landing on one heal. That hurt!