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Old 10-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone thought about burning your MH the rims because of a seat heater. See pictures below, Sometime I wonder why they put all this stuff in MH that is never needed. If you are traveling in a motorhome and it is cold enough to use a seat heater your water is more than likely frozen. I guess that is what is called being an American, we pay for stuff that we never use or at least I never use.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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Whoa! Now that's what I call the "hot seat!"
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Have never seen a seat heater do that before, yikes. Now that is a hotseat. Normally there is no power to those unless the veh is running so one would quickly notice something was wrong as your backside started to burn but I suppose the fire could start as you get out also.

Three of my current vehicles have seat heaters. Great to have with leather seats when it is -20 or colder, however never had them in an RV.

But I have driven my RVs in that weather. No problem with heated tanks, heated water bay and the furnace running. Always make certain the RV was toasty warm before I filled with water and hit the road. (Fill water inside the RV Garage though)

But one can also travel with the RV winterized. Use plummers antifreeze for emergency toilet flush and use bottled water to drink and hand cleaner for washing hands, OK for a couple of days until you can get to a warmer place but heated seats do feel good when coming in from the cold. Would have to do this in my current RV if I wanted to use it in very cold weather and heated seats would be nice to have. (well perhaps not if they turn out like the ones in the picture)
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I would be interested if someone else has ever experienced this. The inside of the seat was all ashes. The guy that is making the repairs said he has never seen anything like this, the scary thing is we have never turned the heat on.
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I have heated seats in every vehicle owned and use them daily in winter. As for MH, I really don't see the need
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I looked at the Flexsteel warranty, lifetime on all parts but only to first owner, I am the second. I think I will call but I think it is a waste of time if they are the norm for RV warranty, anything to dodge a claim
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Eye- yi- Yie! (Wow ,unbelievable ). Never saw or heard that happen before
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I wonder if there has ever been a recall on this model, the other seat has one also. I told the guys when they put it back together to not hook it back up
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I would be interested if someone else has ever experienced this. The inside of the seat was all ashes. The guy that is making the repairs said he has never seen anything like this, the scary thing is we have never turned the heat on.
Wow, even scarier to hear that you have never turned them on. I would definitely contact Newmar and FlexSteel...and send them the photos.
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As SarahW said.....I think I'd let them see what happened....they would probably like to know about it.

I've never heard of a seat burning either.
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There are no recalls for your problem with seat.
As suggested send to Newmar they may want to place one.
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