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Too Busy To Push That Button
« on: April 20, 2016, 08:32:11 AM »
There I was poking down the 3 lane interstate in the far right lane at 64 miles per hour in my ancient Class C with the old fashioned (but functional) manual steps tucked away when a mega Class A came up on my bumper at such a rapid rate, I could count the bugs on his windshield just before he suddenly swerved then floored it to pass me. *Cough cough cough*

I thought maybe his accelerator was stuck cause he flew past me with such force followed by another Class A hot on his tail that the windage they produced nearly sent me off into the wild blue yonder of never never land.

I managed to snap this picture cause both were zipping down the interstate with their boarding steps fully stuck out while they weaved in and out and around other vehicles. The picture captures them coming from the left lane back to the middle lane again.

I guess they were in such a big bodacious hurry, there just wasn't time to push that little button to retract those steps.

Here is a picture I managed to snap after thanking the powers to be for sparing my life. The quality isn't that great because they were so far ahead of me when I took this and cropped it down to show the steps out. They continued to whip around traffic faster than a fire truck late to a fire.

I wasn't sure whether to be impressed, relieved or awed. I was just glad they were rapidly getting far away from me cause I don't fancy a wreck over such craziness.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 08:58:26 AM »
There generally isn't a button.  Usually it is a switch that will turn on and off the function that makes the step open and close when the door opens and closes.  Regardless, with the ignition on and the door closed, the steps should automatically retract.  It would appear that the switch or the door sensor is broken or has a loose connection.  Mine had a bad door sensor which would cause the steps to extend and retract while going down the road.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 09:10:46 AM »
Some drivers are an accident waiting to happen...
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 09:21:50 AM »
Not everyone is sober unfortunately.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 09:23:10 AM »
  ;) Worked for the owner of a company like this! He drove about 1250 miles with speeds up to 80-MPH. When he pulled in with his 40' MH and a 32' trailer loaded with his SUV; his sons' crotch rocket; and supplies I noticed a low tire on the trailer. rated for 65 PSI; the 1st had 16#s; 2nd-35; 3rd- 40 and last 55. I asked him if he checked the tires; said no as he just bought the trailer new. After this he made sure to have someone check tire pressures on all units he drove. Didn't stop him from his 80mph speed however??
  The media tells us about how safe our vehicles are; that most don't realize just how dangerous vehicles can be!! When I was RVing and even my other vehicles get checked daily. ;D
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 09:48:25 AM »
These look like similar vehicles possibly same manufacturer but different models.  Possibly factory delivery to dealers?  Still would not explain steps.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 05:23:53 PM »
When looking for Class A or C some had a switch to keep the steps out all the time or they would cycle everytime the door is opened. Figure the wing-man would warn his friend.  They must be Florida drivers.

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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2016, 05:31:30 PM »
Even if they forget the button the system is designed so if the IGNITION is on and the Door is closed, in they are SUPPOSED to come.

HOWEVER... Kwikee has a current sensor.. if the voltage goes down the current goes up.

So if you climb into the driver's seat, with the door closed, and turn the key, as I usually do, all the way to start.

The controller gets the "BZring 'em in" signal then it senses the current increase caused by the drop in voltage and then.......

It stops retracting.. I'd love to put a short "Delay" on that interlock line so it works when you turn to start.

Or you can turn to ON, count 10, wait for the engine computer to finish it's self diagonstics, THEN start.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2016, 06:01:41 PM »
Was not me, as a matter of fact, you may could have passed me
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2016, 06:14:25 PM »
I suspect the guy following behind was trying to get the guy in front's attention to tell him his steps were out.  The OP's responsibility was to pick up speed and catch the 2nd guy to tell him HIS steps were out. :)   DearMissMermaid obviously failed in her job.  To top it off, she was using her cellphone while driving 64 MPH. :o
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2016, 03:40:53 PM »
So what is more dangerous driving at high speeds or driving distracted while taking a picture? sort of the pot calling the kettle black don't ya think/
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 11:23:59 PM »
Hi all and DearMissMermaid,

They had the steps out so they could step on it.  :)
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2016, 07:02:29 AM »
When looking for Class A or C some had a switch to keep the steps out all the time or they would cycle everytime the door is opened. Figure the wing-man would warn his friend.  They must be Florida drivers.


If they were Florida drivers I would bet they were visitors
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2016, 01:17:20 PM »
you mean those are not curb feelers?  :o

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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 04:19:04 PM »
you mean those are not curb feelers?  :o

Only once............. ;)
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2016, 05:51:22 PM »
I leave mine out just so folks can point  :o
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2016, 06:43:37 PM »
I leave mine out just so folks can point  :o

Me too, and as an added bonus, let my awning deploy while driving. That's always good for some attention!
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2016, 07:08:11 AM »
I bet those drivers were in a hurry to get to Camping World before it closed to get their stairs fixed so they will retract properly.



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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2016, 11:02:38 AM »
Cheap Fuel, in a hurry, 500 hp, 1200 lbs of torque, and no time to keep everything working????????????
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2016, 06:06:34 PM »
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2016, 05:21:01 AM »
I suspect the guy following behind was trying to get the guy in front's attention to tell him his steps were out.  The OP's responsibility was to pick up speed and catch the 2nd guy to tell him HIS steps were out. :)   DearMissMermaid obviously failed in her job.  To top it off, she was using her cellphone while driving 64 MPH. :o

Nope!

NOT using cell phone.

I have old fashioned cheap camera on a piece of rubber shelf lining sitting on my dash. But NO cell phone use while driving. Besides my phone is ancient flip phone, does nothing, is mentally challenged, not a smart phone. No blue teeth, no nothing. I believe it can take teeny tiny pictures that are about a half inch square, if enough buttons are manipulated, but I don't use it for that. Ages ago I took a pic of a friend and linked it to their name in my address book. The pic shows up so teeny tiny, I can't even see who it is when they call, so I abandoned that idea.

It's a miracle when I get it to make or receive a phone call when I am parked, but certainly not while driving.

The pic posted was made from my dash with the old  camera, I pushed the button and it snapped a pic.




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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2016, 08:21:12 AM »
You go DearMissMermaid!!!  ;D You told them. Amazing how people can jump to conclusions, and usually be wrong about it.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2016, 01:52:03 PM »
Following too close is my concern in those photos.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2016, 04:12:54 PM »
You go DearMissMermaid!!!  ;D You told them. Amazing how people can jump to conclusions, and usually be wrong about it.
Amazing how difficult it is to present sarcasm on-line, too.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2016, 09:44:06 AM »
I was following your travels but not here much anymore.  What part of the world are you in now?  Sounds like you are still
enjoying life, more power to you.

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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2016, 10:42:47 AM »
So what is more dangerous driving at high speeds or driving distracted while taking a picture? sort of the pot calling the kettle black don't ya think/
Really? Really? There is nothing dangerous about taking a photo while driving. No one drives a car and gives it 100% of their attention 100% of the time.
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Re: Too Busy To Push That Button
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2016, 04:34:43 PM »

I wasn't sure whether to be impressed, relieved or awed. I was just glad they were rapidly getting far away from me cause I don't fancy a wreck over such craziness.


I vote for relieved if i see anything like that i slow a little more so they are far away when the wreck happens.
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