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Posted: 09/12/22 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Kwikee steps were working fine until one day the A arm linkage that connects the motor to the actual steps broke in half. So the only item I need to replace is the arm linkage. The motor and all else work fine.

But I can't find this pre-IMGL A arm linkage anywhere. It's replacement number is LC379649. My Kwikee steps are from the days when the company was located in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

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Posted: 09/12/22 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try Colaw


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I sent Colaw a request. Thanks.

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Have it welded


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Unfortunately, Colaw replied they didn't have. The material the link is made of is perhaps "pot metal" which I've heard can't be welded. I may just try the newer A linkage (379160) and also get a new motor (676061) which is supposed to be necessary to be compatible with the new linkage assembly.

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Posted: 09/13/22 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just checked the one in my garage. The linkage has strange connection to the body. Mine looks similar to this!Linkage

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Posted: 09/13/22 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looked harder at mine. The linkage is connect to pivot with what looks like a hot rivet.
Found this on Amazon! Things changed when Kwikee sold out to Lippert!
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Yes, those you found on ebay and amazon are the post-IMGL (Integrated Motor/Gearbox/Linkage) versions and the linkage visually looks like mine. They should work on mine but I will also need to source a new motor if I use those. I may take a chance and get this since the older pre-IMGL version is not to be found.

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Newer models may need the magnetic door switch changed out.
Did quick look. Prices are nearly as much as I paid for complete step at Colaws a few years back. I was at their facility, no freight.
Any salvage yards have MHs in your area?
Thought there was one near Chiliwack

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If I make a move to buy, I'll take one step at a time since the repair isn't time sensitive.

I was thinking of a hack....join two camping stakes by chain or rope then thread them through the steps and bang the stakes into the ground. Then the steps are fixed down. To raise the steps only for travel, I could wire the steps up. Very little travel planned in the short term; we'll be mostly fixed through this winter.

No MH salvage on the Sunshine Coast. This is a small community separated by ferry from greater Vancouver and Chilliwack.

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