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Old 11-13-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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Driving in a blizzard

Picked up my new Jayco Alante 26x in New York Monday night. Drove 200 miles to Maine in a blizzard. The steps piled up with snow. When they extended i kicked the snow and slush off. When I closed the door the steps only partially retracted, kind of hanging there loose. They still extend fully when the door is opened. It's 10 degrees this morning so I haven't crawled underneath. I guess it could be a broken tooth but I thought the amperage sensor would have prevented it. Dreading the thought of crawling around in the snow.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:30 AM   #2
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Probably has snow/ice/slush in one of the joints, possibly a bit of road salt, etc. Some de-icer may flush the crud out.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:41 AM   #3
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They're probably ok. I've banged my steps into curbs before with no lasting problems.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:02 AM   #4
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Sounds like a chunk of ice stuck in the mechanism. Don't force it.
Blizzard? Where? I live about 15 miles south of Bethel.. We got snow it was not nice with Ice mixed in but not a blizzard. But what a way to bring a rig home on the get go!
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:35 AM   #5
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Pull over and wait it out, too dangerous. Take it from a commercial driver
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:23 AM   #6
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Fine when I got to Maine. Crossing the Green mountains, along 91 north and through the White mountains was tricky.
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:39 AM   #7
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One warm day was all that was needed to melt the ice. Back to working fine.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:13 AM   #8
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A Hair Dryer is a handy accessory to keep in the RV
We have used it to unfreeze tires from
the ice and used one last week to get the barbecue cover off the cue. We smoked ribs at 4 degrees
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