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RE: Air operated stairs not working.

By the way, this switch, available on Ebay, is likely to work on this application, and for only $59 plus shipping. 4 way, 2 position, air switch. The ports and slides are slightly different, but pretty sure this one can be made to work, but we have more studying to do. This is the same switch that MountainAir05 suggested also. Hi. Sorry for the slow response. Been working away for a long time. So this product you showed looks promising. I assume there are some threaded things that go into those holes that will receive my airlines?
Cindy and Steve 11/17/21 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Here is that sticker. I had to peel it off the other day to open the switch so I just stuck it on the dashboard. LOL. https://i.imgur.com/BuVKU04l.jpg
Cindy and Steve 10/26/21 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

https://i.imgur.com/pk7D7a9l.jpg
Cindy and Steve 10/25/21 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Does your step cover make the step inside the Rv or does it just slide out straight and cover the hole. This is where you get 12 volt actuators when needed. https://www.firgelliauto.com/ this is the link for the info about maybe your step cover. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/step-cover-lift-motor-114580.html The cover is also the steps. They don’t slide back and forth as some do, they raise up and down. Sometimes I can force it up by hand and peek under it. There are absolutely no electrical wires at all. Just an air operated cylinder. The piece I’ve shown in the picture is the backside. The front is just a little up/down dial that seems to direct air to the cylinder when turned to the up position.
Cindy and Steve 10/25/21 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

That the new owner. Newmar prices use to be very good. could you post a picture of the switch and the part number. Also does it have wires to it or just a air /valve. Did you see anything wrong inside it or maybe just dry and dirty. If so WD40 and let soak and then blow dry. If it has 0-rings then lube them , new ones if you can find and try again. Will see if I can find you one. https://i.imgur.com/9HnR8H5l.jpg This is the backside of it. I removed it and opened it but could only go so far and couldn’t figure out how to dismantle it any further, and I didn’t want to break anything. I had the air pressure at full and the whole time I was tinkering with it air was hissing out of the part I couldn’t dismantle. I’ll try and find a part number. There are no electrical connections anywhere with regards to the step cover. 100% air.
Cindy and Steve 10/25/21 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Wow. Newmar doesn’t have the original part. They have a replacement switch that clearly doesn’t have the 4 airline attachments. It only has two. Yet they insist it’s the right part. And they want $1752 for it. And I’m in Ontario so by the time it got here, with the exchange rate and taxes it would be about $2800. **** crooks. I’ll just have to cut a board that covers the wheel well when we’re driving. What a joke.
Cindy and Steve 10/25/21 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

Now, unless federal laws have changed, if you have no manual drains on your primary and secondary tanks, then you MUST have a 3rd tank,a wet tank, first in line from the pressure from the air compressor, and it will have a manual valve. However, has been along time since I have worked on the big stuff, there might be something new. On our RV there are two tanks. One is the wet tank and the other is divided internally so it actually is two tanks together. Each half has its own drain valve. All the valves are these automatic type.
Cindy and Steve 10/24/21 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

Heated automatic drain valve is what it looks like. What is the make/name on it? Midland. And while I was blowing up the pic to read that, I also noticed the smaller print which says “automatic drain valve”. So I guess that confirms that LOL. But what if one were to fail? I wouldn’t know. I wouldn’t be able to drain the tanks manually.
Cindy and Steve 10/24/21 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

Known as a Spitter valve, found on most trucks and can be heard every few minutes, some are electric and some are pressure driven. Listen to them for the better part of my life as I put in 60# yrs over the road. So what’s it’s purpose? Is it just to let water out if the tank?
Cindy and Steve 10/24/21 01:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

Thanks Opnspaces for the info. I got my RV info into my signature and I finally understand how to insert pictures. Here is a pic of the gizmos that are on the bottom of my air tanks. https://i.imgur.com/1U7V7bZl.jpg
Cindy and Steve 10/24/21 12:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

AND, what chassis. The air tank drains are part of your chassis, not coach. Thanks. It’s a Spartan chassis. I’ve seen guys mentioning K2 Spartan chassis but I don’t know if ours is that one.
Cindy and Steve 10/24/21 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

Cindy and Steve It would be very helpful if you would have told us what unit you have. Like make model year that kind of thing. Also you have the availability to put that information in the signature block. I screwed up when I was registering on this site and I didn’t make a signature with that info. Now I have searched and clicked the help button but can’t find where I go to do that. Also can’t figure how to post pictures. The coach is a 40’ 2000 Newmar London Aire.
Cindy and Steve 10/24/21 07:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

I am assuming you have a HWH auto level system. If so it dumps the air before it starts to level. Quick way to see is store the level and build pressure and then have someone outside and level the system. Air should be dump if not then the level system should not work. I assume the OP, when he talks of draining tanks, is wanting to be sure there is no water in the tanks. If just want air out of system, just shut off engine and pump foot value. OP, the auto drains on my old Pete had a wire, for a small heating element, but the drain seamed to be controlled by time or pressure. With them and a well serviced air dryer, there should be no water in tank. Every fall I would pump air down and pull plugs to see if I had any water. Yes it dumps the air before it starts to level. I hadn’t thought of that. Those things I’m looking at must have something to do with that. So if they are some sort of electric air dump valves then I suppose I don’t ever have to worry about draining the water out as long as I use the automatic leveling system once in a while. Does that sound right?
Cindy and Steve 10/24/21 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Automatic air tank drain valves

Look a little closer. My lanyards were ty-wrapped to my frame and I had to cut the ty-wraps and stretch them out through the frame. That's probably how mine left freightliner and neither Winnebago or General RV took the time to do a very good PDI. I layed right under the tanks and stared at them. There are no lanyards and no drain valves to open.
Cindy and Steve 10/23/21 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
Automatic air tank drain valves

I tried to drain the water from the air tanks on our RV and I couldn’t find the drain valves. No valves to turn and no lanyards to pull. On the tanks, where drain valves should be, are some sort of gizmo with an electrical connection. Could they be some type of electric drain valves? If so, how do you operate them, or are they automatic?
Cindy and Steve 10/23/21 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Does you dash not lift up. My 99 Mountainaire did. Yep it lifts up. I can see the back of the switch easily. But until I posted this thread I didn’t know if I should order a new switch or not. A lot of these air valves can be taken apart and clean and put in new o-rings and they are good to go. I took the switch out this afternoon. I can only take it apart so far. I eventually get to a point where I can’t figure out how to go further. I’d post a picture but I can’t for the life of me figure out how. I’ve tried to order a new switch but Newmar doesn’t seem to have one.
Cindy and Steve 10/23/21 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Does you dash not lift up. My 99 Mountainaire did. Yep it lifts up. I can see the back of the switch easily. But until I posted this thread I didn’t know if I should order a new switch or not.
Cindy and Steve 10/23/21 12:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Hi Larry. I will tighten the fittings today (once I figure out how) and let you know if that works. Thx.
Cindy and Steve 10/23/21 05:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Well I clicked that “picture” link and I don’t understand a word of it. LOL. All I can say is that the switch is not electrical. There are no wires going to it. There are just 4 tiny airlines going to it. It’s probably more of a valve than a switch. And it hisses when turned on. I’m wondering about the hissing. I can’t find anyone else who has one who can tell me if their switch hisses. If it’s not supposed to hiss then maybe I just have to change the switch to fix everything. It seems as though the switch/valve is not routing air to the step cover but just releasing air instead. Neither Google or YouTube have any info that I can find. But I’ll keep searching.
Cindy and Steve 10/22/21 09:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

How do I add a photo?
Cindy and Steve 10/22/21 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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