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Old 03-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Does your front seats move on start up?

Hi everyone:

I might have been dreaming, but I seem to remember that if the PS front seat is left in a rearward position, upon start up it would automatically move forward and thereby prevent damage to the seat during retraction of the slide. If so, does the same apply for the DR seat as well? I have found a loose single red wire that has disconnected from a plug that attaches to a socket marked "Vehicle" on what appears to be a control box under the front edge of the DS seat. First tell me if I'm dreaming. If not, can someone tell me which of the four positions on the plug the single red wire should be reinserted into to.

I'm assuming the seats are FlexSteel, but I can't find anything on the seat that indicates the manufacturer.

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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Old 03-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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On our 2009 Camelot neither of the seats move on start up. We have to move them manually before we retract the slides. Also the slides will not move if the engine is running.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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Hi BillFleming,
My seats must be moved manually.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Our slides won't move with engine started and seats are manual.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #5
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I believe that some of the seats have an annoying warning buzzer the will warn you if the slide is engaged. Many people disconnect them because they are annoyed by them.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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All I've ever heard was if the PS seat was facing rearward the coach would't start...on some MHs. Nothing like that on ours.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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Ours have to be moved manually.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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Bill--you might move your question to the Monaco Owners board, where hopefully someone with a coach like yours will see it. Our Bounder seats don't move, but since you don't own a Bounder that information is not of use to you.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #9
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Our slides won't move with engine started and seats are manual.
Interesting. Our slides will not operate unless the motor is running, or the ignition is at least in on position. We were told that was a safety feature to limit kids/dogs from being crushed in bedroom while parked. Our seats do not automatically go forward - you have to push the button manually to activate the electric forward motion.
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i have a monaco and my seats do not moveat start up
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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What you have is a safety switch that will not allow the slideout to operate unless the seat is all the way forward. It may have been disabled. these gave a lot of problems so most of our customers asked us to disable them.

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