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I have a 1988 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite, the step motor and gearbox are missing. I have photos of a motor and gearbox that
are similar to those off my motor home.
I would appreciate help in locating replacement parts.

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Posted: 11/18/19 03:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I purchase my parts on Amazon or Ebay - but if your new and aren't sure of the parts you might consider visiting camping World or other RV parts dealer and discuss the issue ... might cost you a little more but you will get the assurance of find the right part.


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If you have to go an RV dealer for parts, it will be costly. Suggest you try an RV salvage yard like Colaw in Carthage, MO. There are a few others that may be closer to you. The motors for Ford power windows are available from Autozone or Rock Auto. Are there any labels on what's left telling us the series of the step?


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Figure out what stair series and drive type you have. If it's a two step stair on a Class A, it's probably a series 32. Being an older stair (pre 2000) you may already have an updated controller/motor/gearbox (if someone previously upgraded it) if its original, you may not. I don't believe you can still buy new older series parts and you generally can't mix older generation parts with upgraded parts. You'll probably need to upgrade your controller and gearbox on your older series 32 stairs. There is an upgrade kit available. If your stairs are rusted/worn/bent and the gearbox/controller missing, it may be better to just buy a whole new stair assembly, install it and start fresh.

Google is your friend. Parts are available in all the popular locations. (Amazon, Ebay, online RV parts dealers) Get the parts and drawing diagrams and confirm which stairs you have before ordering anything. There are several different drive/gearbox/linkage assemblies.


Google: "Kwikee Stair Step Parts"

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JTOWNZEN wrote:

I have a 1988 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite, the step motor and gearbox are missing. I have photos of a motor and gearbox that
are similar to those off my motor home.
I would appreciate help in locating replacement parts.


Amazon and E-bay are good.. Vizone RV is a junk yard and will have 'em.

Now.. one thing you need to know.. Is the controller there? it is a black box it may be a Rectangular box (like a pack of cards) or it may look almost triangular. They will likely ask you about that.

If the controller is missing then look for a magnet on the latch side of the screen door. Look in the molding where the thing goes for a small magnetic switch And note the color. they will need that too.


WHY? There are two controllers. one when the door is open the switch is open The other when the door is closed the switch is closed.

The shape of the controller and the color of the switch. Indicates which you have and no. I'm not 100% sure which is which so I won't say .


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Posted: 11/18/19 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would try these people and get a complete step assembly. They have some that are like new. Colaw


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No, the labels are missing as will.

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Measure step width, and number of steps. If you call Colaw with that information along with coach information they can and will help.

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Try this identification worksheet

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Till now for suck kind of parts item i feel good with amazon. due to to the few specific reason like product variation, good quality and competitive price etc.

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