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Old 06-08-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Question Drivers seat- Party Seating?

I have tried many different ways but can't seem to get the drivers seatback to clear the steering wheel. Is it this way for all or am I special?

The passenger seat can swivel 180 degrees.


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Old 06-08-2016, 09:46 AM   #2
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Tilt the steering wheel full up. Slide the seat all the way forward and swing it around.

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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Agree--even with the seat base slid all the way back [forward], the seat back titled forward and the steering wheel titled forward, not sure the seat clears. Think you end up with the seat turned 3/4 of the way with the back between the side window/wall and the steering wheel. So time to party!
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:06 PM   #4
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Can't speak for your particular coach, but on my previous MH the drivers seat would pivot 3/4 of the way around and no more. My current one goes all the way around. Looks like a design "feature" on some coaches.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:11 PM   #5
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The secret to getting ours spun around to become part of the "salon seating" ... the steering wheel has to be tilted up as far as possible, the seat base needs to be move back (away from the wheel as far as possible) and the seat back needs to be upright. Once the base has been spun around the seat back can be moved (leaned?) back a bit.

One more word of advice ... whichever direction you spin it to get it turned around ... be certain you spin it back the same way it came when you go to put it back! No good will ever come from spinning it a full 360 degrees around!!!!! (Don't ask me how I know this! )
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:55 PM   #6
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Some of the Alpines have short wiring runs to the switches and when they were swiveled became unplugged at the butt splice. I bet you can figure out how I know this
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:52 PM   #7
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Wheel tilted all the way forward, lower the drivers left arm rest, start to spin the seat then motor the seat partly forward. Works every time on our '05.

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