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Replacement Steps, Motor, and Control for Kwikee RV Electric Steps - 47 Series - 26-5/16" Wide

Replacement Steps, Motor, and Control for Kwikee RV Electric Steps - 47 Series - 26-5/16" Wide

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Busted your step, its motor, and control unit beyond repair, but the wiring is still intact
  • Camp at sites where there aren't many or any lights and want to still see your steps in the dark
  • Have an entry height (distance from the ground to the mounting point) of 19" - 22" and a mounting place of least 30-3/8" x 20-1/2"

No, if you:

  • Have a broken switch kit or want to add one to your RV so you can override the automatic function of the steps
  • Are tired of dealing with potential electrical issues and want to switch to a manual step
Replaces the electric steps, motor, and control unit for your Kwikee 47 series RV steps. Motor and control unit automatically extend and retract the steps when you open and close the door. Wiring pigtail hardwires to your RV's power. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper steps from Kwikee. Replacement Steps, Motor, and Control for Kwikee RV Electric Steps - 47 Series - 26-5/16" Wide part number LC427247 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Kwikee RV and Camper Steps

  • 2 Steps
  • Electric Step
  • Motorhome
  • 25 Inch Wide Step
  • Kwikee
  • 30-3/8 Inch Wide
  • Steel
  • 9 Inch Drop/Rise
  • No Ground Contact

Replaces the electric steps, motor, and control unit for your Kwikee 47 series RV steps. Motor and control unit automatically extend and retract the steps when you open and close the door. Wiring pigtail hardwires to your RV's power.


  • Replaces the steps, motor, and control unit for your Kwikee 47 series steps
    • Switch kit (LC369311) for extension override sold separately
  • Motor works with gearbox to extend and retract the steps
  • Control unit wires steps and step light to the opening and closing of the RV door
  • Integrated safety features help prevent damage to the steps
    • Motor retracts the steps if they strike an obstacle during extension
    • Ignition override retracts the steps when the vehicle's engine is started
  • Sturdy, powder coated steel construction with weatherproof wiring withstands the elements
    • Solid steel drive rods and stainless steel bushings provide additional durability
    • Air pressed rivets at pivot points ensure long-term strength
  • Simple installation with existing mounting holes and wiring harness
    • Hardware sold separately
  • Non-slip tread and easy-to-see reflective strips for step surface sold separately (LC165221)
  • Made in the USA


  • Extended height: 11-1/4"
    • Folded height: 11-1/4"
  • Overall width: 30-3/8"
  • Mounting plate dimensions: 30-3/8" wide x 20-1/2" deep
  • Bolt pattern: 29" wide x 9" deep
    • At widest point: 17-1/2" deep
  • Step dimensions: 26-1/4" wide x 9-3/4" deep
  • Drop/Rise: 8-1/2"
  • Voltage:
    • Motor: 12V
  • Control unit amperage: 10A
  • Control unit wire gauge:
    • Green: 12 AWG
    • Purple: 16 AWG
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

Note: This step assembly includes the steps, motor, and control unit only. The steps will operate automatically, extending when the RV door opens and retracting when the door closes.

If you want the complete step assembly that also allows you to override the automatic retraction so the steps stay out whether the door is open or closed, you will need a switch kit (sold separately).

The included 4-way plug fits into the existing wiring harness on your RV. Most vehicles should having this wiring already set up. In the event that your RV is missing the wiring, a 4-way pigtail is included to help you hardwire the unit to your RV.

Safety Features

The Kwikee steps include several safety features in an effort to prevent injury to you or your passengers and damage to the RV steps. If an obstruction is detected while extending, the steps will halt and retract back into the stowed position. The steps will also retract when you turn on the vehicles ignition, even if the automatic retraction override has been activated, in case you forget to stow them before driving away.

Will Kwikee Electric Steps Work for You?

Electric steps are typically installed on RVs and some travel trailers. The electric steps from Kwikee install and fold up underneath the camper for simple storage. To ensure you choose the correct size for your application, there are a few measurements you will need to take.

Kwikee In and Out

The Kwikee electric steps attach to the underside of the camper chassis, directly beneath the doorway. To decide which size you'll need, locate the space available underneath your camper that lines up with the doorframe, and measure the width and depth. You will need a mounting space that is at least 30-3/8" wide and 22-7/8" deep.

If it turns out you have more or less space beneath your doorway, there are other step assemblies available with bracket sizes ranging from 24-3/4" wide to 37-1/4" wide. A full list of the available steps is below.

Outriggers for RV Steps

Outriggers - metal brackets that act as an extension (LC301704 - sold separately) - may be needed for installation depending on the model of your original stairs. These provide extra length if the old steps are longer or wider than the new.

Once you know where the mounting bracket will go and what size mounting bracket you need, that spot will be used as the "mounting point" to determine how many steps you will need.

How Many Steps Do You Need?

Kwikee Entry Height

To decide on how many steps you'll need, measure from the mounting point to the ground. This is called the entry height. The entry height should roughly match the height of the steps when they're fully extended, plus 6" to 8" to account for the drop from the bottom step to the ground. This measurement will also tell you how many steps you need.

The chart below displays mounting bracket widths in the first column and entry height measurements in the second column. The third column shows the corresponding part numbers. Use the mounting bracket width and entry height measurements you took to determine which part number will fit your RV. Choose the bracket size that is closest to your measurements without going over.

This page's step assembly is in bold text.

Mounting Bracket WidthEntry HeightPart Number (Complete Assembly)Part Number (Replacement Assembly)
24-3/4"15-5/8" - 17-5/8"LC3747453LC3747452*, LC3747451**
25"16-3/4" - 18-3/4"LC3724742n/a
25-1/2"27-7/8" - 29-7/8"LC3658373LC369552*, LC365837*
25-1/2"20-1/8" - 22-1/8"LC372261LC3722615*, LC3722617**, LC3722616***
25-1/2"20-1/2" - 22-1/2"n/aLC3725791*
25-1/2"12-1/8" - 14-1/8"LC3723383LC372338**
25-1/4"13" - 15"LC3711363LC371136*, LC3711361**
25-3/4"22-7/8" - 24-7/8"n/aLC372558*
25-5/8"11-7/8" - 13-7/8"LC3691461LC369146*, LC3691462**
25-5/8"13" - 15"n/aLC3726041*
25-7/8"23-1/4" - 25-1/4"LC3726892LC3726891**
26-5/16"27-1/4" - 29-1/4"LC3694042n/a
29-3/8"18" - 20"LC3722661LC372266*, LC3722662**
30-1/4"15-1/4" - 17-1/4"n/aLC372779*
30-3/8"17-1/4" - 19-1/4"n/aLC427247*
30-5/8"20-1/2" - 22-1/2"n/aLC375632*
31-1/2"28-5/8" - 30-5/8"n/aLC375821*
31-1/2"12-3/8" - 14-3/8"LC3756271LC3756272**
32-3/8"20-1/4" - 22-1/4"LC3722862LC3722863**
37-1/4"18" - 20"n/aLC3694112*, LC369411***

*Motor and control unit

**Motor and switch kit

***Motor only

How Do You Install the Steps?

To install the steps:

  1. Hook up the steps to power to verify that all components are in working order
  2. Make sure the camper is level on flat ground
  3. Lift the steps into the mounting space and prop into place
  4. If needed, mark the mounting holes on the camper and drill

    -Set aside steps before drilling

  5. If needed, install the outriggers
  6. Align step mounting holes and secure in place with carriage bots and flange lock nuts

    -Make sure bracket is backed up fully against the I-beam on the chassis

    -Hardware not included

  7. Tighten hardware until snug
  8. Make sure assembly is sitting square and level
  9. Torque the hardware tight
  10. Connect the appropriate writing to your vehicle's source

427247 Lippert Components (LCI) Quickie 47 Series Motorized Motorhome Entry Steps - 2 Stairs - 9" Drop/Rise - 26-5/16" Wide - 300 lbs

Item # LC427247

Video of Replacement Steps, Motor, and Control for Kwikee RV Electric Steps - 47 Series - 26-5/16" Wide

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of Kwikee RV and Camper Steps - Series 47 Motorhome Steps - LC427247

Ellen: Hey everyone, I'm Ellen here at and we're taking a quick look at the Kwikee 47 Series RV Step. This is a direct replacement from Lippert Components to replace out that step. It comes with the step frame and then also the motor and control unit to actually operate everything. If your original step got rested out, it's maybe no longer working or it got damaged somewhere along the way, this is going to be that replacement that you need to get that step going again. It's a different style than a lot of other RV Steps. You can see an example of it coming out and coming back in there.

It looks really nice.Usually these are going to also have a stainless steel cladding that goes over those steps to give them a little bit more of a finished look. This does not come with those from the manufacturers. That is something you'll have to get separately if you want to go that route. If you're not planning on getting that stainless steel or that chrome cladding to go over those steps, you will want to grab these guys. They're going to be the non-slip tread.

And you're just going to put those on the steps to give them some grip, because otherwise these are going to be really slick.Again, you only need to get those if you are not planning on putting any kind of covers over those steps, just a lot of RVs will have them already. That's what it originally comes with, but from the manufacturer they don't come with it for whatever reason. And we also don't carry it here at So that's something that you're going to have to find elsewhere if you want to go that route. The non-slip trip though, is if you're not going to do that.

As far as the size and everything, we'll go over some measurements to make sure that this is the right direct replacement for your steps. Can sometimes be a little tricky to figure out which one is going to fit for you. So those measurements that you see on the screen are going to be the typical measurements to be able to figure out if this is the right fit.The entry height refers to. Excuse me, the extended height refers to the distance from the top most point to the rear most point whenever it's opened up. That doesn't change whenever it folds in either.

So both of those measurements you can see listed out there, it's taken from the same spot, highest point to lowest point. And that's the 11 and a quarter inch. Whenever it's measured from the widest point, the overall width, you can see that they're going from either side of the flanges here, it gives us 30 and three eighth inches.The bolt pattern on this one is a little bit different than some others, so you've got a range. For the width it's the same, and it's that 29 inches. But then we've got two slots to choose from for that hardware to go along. So at the narrowest, it's nine inches apart, at the widest it's 17 and a half. So just to give you that idea of where you can put that hardware. It should match up with what you already had. Does not come with mounting hardware, so you will have to reuse the old hardware from before.Last bottom we have there is the step size itself. So that's 26 and a quarter by three or nine and three quarters. This does have a rise of about eight and a half inches between the bottom step and the top step. So a little bit of a taller step in you might be used to at a residential house slip. Most steps are about seven or eight inches for the rise and this is a little bit taller, so just something to keep in mind there.Again, we've got our motor and the control unit already installed. You can see those in the back there. And that should be able to. Pretty much be all you need to get everything hooked up. Now something happened with your original wiring and you need a new pigtail, we do have those available here at as well. This is a separate part number, but you can find that listed on the product page. That's pretty much all I have to talk about with you guys today for the Kwikee 47 Series Step. I hope this has been helpful in figuring out if this is the right one for you. I'm Ellen here at Thanks for watching.

Customer Reviews

Replacement Steps, Motor, and Control for Kwikee RV Electric Steps - 47 Series - 26-5/16" Wide - LC427247

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the electric steps, motor, and control unit for your Kwikee 47 series RV steps. Motor and control unit automatically extend and retract the steps when you open and close the door. Wiring pigtail hardwires to your RV's power.


This stair unit was a replacement for the original stair on our 2014 Entegra Cornerstone. I am happy to say it was a direct replacement and a great upgrade. Even the wiring was a simple connector that matched the existing and operation is the same.

My only issue was the fiberglass opening on our coach was about an eighth of an inch too narrow and it required a little trimming. Super happy with the unit and hopefully it serves us well into the future.


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