How to Replace the RV Kiwi Step Motor

When I was on the last road trip, my steps on my RV started making a loud ratcheting sound. The steps would extend but not retract.

After doing some research I ordered a new motor on Amazon

It literally took me longer to get my tools together than it did to do the following:

  • Extend the steps (the “in use” position)
  • unplug cable from motor Remove 3 bolts (10mm socket)
  • Lower motor and remove the gear and washer from bad motor.
  • Install the gear and washer from bad motor onto new motor.
  • Raise and align the 3 bolt holes and install 3 bolts (10mm socket)
  • Plugin power cable.
  • Test

If you need step by step instructions Tito has done a great job documenting the process.


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One thought on “How to Replace the RV Kiwi Step Motor

  • December 1, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    I love it that you’re so mechanical and can save us monies on service! Thank you!


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