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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 18-08-2013, 14:25 Thread Starter
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Retro Fitting Electric Step

Hi All,

Is it possible to retro fit an electric step? Our new (to us) Devon Provence on the Renault Master doesn't have one. Plenty of room underneath for one if its a) possible and b) affordable..........

Any help will as usual be greatly appreciated.

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Yes can be fitted
Sorry no idea of the cost
Electric steps can be a PITA though once they have been fitted for a while
I think I will have spent more time keeping ours running smoothly than any other maintenance job on our van.
They are handy but if it had not been on the van when we bought it I would have stayed with a manual step
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Hi - can you explain what you have had to do?

Had ours for 3.5 years now and it still works perfectly but I do always wonder for how long given the about of crud that gets thrown up onto it from the front left wheel.

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Plenty new on Ebay for sale think about £230, if you want to go down the second hand route i have one surplice to requirements complete with wiring harness and looks easy enough to fit.
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Brackets are the hardest part, and fit a mudflap in front of it to stop so much crap being thrown into it from the front wheel.
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Its a case of taking off the bottom cover and cleaning the grit etc that manages to find its way in.
I usally spray the linkage with dry lub as well
As mentiond above mud flaps on front whells should help stop the grot getting in
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On mine, there are 2 plastic [ shaped guides each side, and grit gets behind them making the [ guides clamp the sliding sides of the step, I had to completely dismantle the step and remove them to get it working freely again, they had taken a more enclosed shape, so I warmed them up to get them back to a [ shape, and used countersunk allen head stainless bolts to re-assemble it, in future it'll be just drop the bottom plate and remove the ['s clean and refit, without having to take it all off again.
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Originally Posted by grenwelly
Yes can be fitted
Sorry no idea of the cost
Electric steps can be a PITA though once they have been fitted for a while
I think I will have spent more time keeping ours running smoothly than any other maintenance job on our van.
They are handy but if it had not been on the van when we bought it I would have stayed with a manual step
1 - ditto

2 - about £400 + fitting

3 - Even more ditto

4 - Even more, more ditto

5 - As above.


All the above applies to both "swing down" and "slide out" versions.
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Ebay for Omnistep, they're around £120 new for slide or step down type, probably plus a switch.

There's a couple of used ones on there too if you're not too bothered.
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Hi

We had Rhino Installs fit such a step to our 2006 Renault Master. He comes to you and fixes on site.

Great guy who did an absolutely brilliant job.

He also fitted internal screen blinds, cruise control and Battery Master for us so I can't tell you what the cost of the step on its own would be.

Search for Rhino Installs on the internet.

Cheers
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