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Old 02-10-2007, 08:12 AM   #29
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Well, this generated lots more comments since I was last online. So, okay, I will definitely talk more with WRV about options for providing 12v reading lights.

I do like EngineerMike's suggestion of an aftermarket kit to sell, if a "customer's choice" approach is not feasible. And, Lynn Marie, I also like your idea of a thermostat control at the head of the bed, 'cause I too hate getting up in the cold!
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I can't remotely find the concern for 12Volt reading lights in the bedroom. As someone suggested buy a couple of LED lights and operate them off of a local battery. More or less like when we really camped in a tent and loved it.
Lets go for a whole new dashboard assemly with no slide out that leaks cold air and we can all trip over. Have you folks looked at some of the competition? They truly make Alpine look rinky dink. I'll supply the batteries for your little reading lights if you will back me on getting a great looking and really functional dash set-up.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:16 PM   #31
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I fully support Ted's comments! Does anyone else?

Let's make suggestions in the really, big important areas the high priority for WRV. Don't bother WRV with the small stuff. As owners, we can handle many of the small changes or improvements ourselves. WRV needs to focus on build quality and functionality improvements that make them significantly better than their competition in their market segment!

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Thanks Dale, I thouroughly agree. Lest get the big items taken care of
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:06 AM   #33
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Ted & Dale,

Thanks so much for your comments! You are right that we need to have WRV focus on the big, important items. However, they do tell me that sometimes the little things are easy changes, so I don't want to ignore anything that owners really would like to have. If WRV cannot do a "small" item easily, they will tell us (the Focus Group members) either a "no" and why, or that it is on hold for further review in the future.

If any of you have other suggested alterations, I hope you will go to the thread "Suggestions" and suggest away!

Thanks! Gail
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I agree with Ted.....Would somebody please turn out the (12 volt) lights
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Hello all,

Now that we are Alpine owners (a step up from our previous "wannabe" status) I'd like to weigh in on this issue too.

We would prefer 12 volt reading lights in the bedroom since it seems that "reading lights" are the only reason that the inverter remains on at night.

Gail & John: Regarding the Focus Group, does the feedback go the other way also? In other words, when you provide your info to WRV, do they give you any responses that you can filter back to the owners?

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Old 09-11-2007, 07:10 PM   #36
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Hey Mike & Mike,

Welcome to the family!

We did talk a bit about the 12V lights at the Focus Group meeting, along with 84 other items. Then, each of the 6 couples that participated independently rated each of the 85 items with a score of 1 through 5, where 5 are considered the most important for WRV to focus on. I would expect WRV to take 6 to 9 months to review all of these items to determine the feasibility of implementation/installation. We'll probably all get together again at next year's summer rally so that WRV can report on all of these items.

If you want an idea of the items on our list, many of them came from the Forum topic "Suggestions".

We'll let you know as much as we can about the results. Some of the items will be apparent even before our meeting, as they begin to implement our suggestions over time.

Again, welcome and we hope to have the opportunity to meet you at an ACA or SoCal rally soon!!
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