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Old 01-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #15
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We have it and would not buy another without power. When you are in hour 6 of a 10 hour day and 'have to get there tonight', it is really nice to be able to reach down and change seating position to relieve that achy back that seems to accompany long drives for me nowadays.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #16
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I'd say that the number of hours you would be driving in a day would be a major factor in a Yea/Nye decision.

In some of my yesteryears I'd drive from first light till sunset, now that I've gotten Older, Smarter, and have the time, two to four hours is the Norm.

If I still did the long stretches, power is of great benefit, but now with the shorter drive times, it's not really necessary.


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Old 01-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #17
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While it would not be a 'deal breaker' it would want a power drivers seat. For me, and extended driving times, it is nice to be able to reach down and make small adjustments while driving to change the position of the seat. It sure helps with a sore back. I know, want ones starts to get uncomfortable it is time to stop and walk around a little.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #18
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We have it and would not buy another without power. When you are in hour 6 of a 10 hour day and 'have to get there tonight', it is really nice to be able to reach down and change seating position to relieve that achy back that seems to accompany long drives for me nowadays.
X2! I also would not be happy without my power lumbar support. My bad back is VERY happy I have both.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:28 PM   #19
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Previous coach had one - never moved it once first set. Current coach does not have one (I think).
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #20
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Not necessary but then neither is cruise control or side cameras, or air conditioning, or ....well lots of things I would not do without.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #21
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Not a deal breaker, but sure was nice on a few of my 10 & 12 hour days driving. Being able to adjust slightly here and there, a little higher or lower, a little more or less tilt... is a good thing for the long haul.

I didn't even factor in the cost of upgrade for the 6-way power seats. When I bought I had an overall price in mind and stuck to it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:15 PM   #22
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Also, totally worth it in ours. The coach came with power chairs and heated seats. I do the driving and like my chair just right. We're up in the NW and the heated chairs are a delight!! She's much smaller than me and she adjusts her chair just the way she wants it and keeps the heated seat on...even in the summer!! They're also an advantage when turning the chairs around for the living room when the slide is out. This is our first MH (and last hopefully) but if we were to move to another one.....power, heated seats would be a must.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:35 PM   #23
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Extra Seating

If your TV is not over the driver a seat that can be turned around to face backwards is a very good thing.

Being able to raise & lower the seat is a big plus.

Being able to change the seat settings without endangering life & limb is a bigger plus. (How much is that worth?)
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #24
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One of the differences between a motor home and a car is with the MH you may drive 20 miles, or 200 miles or 500 miles in a single trip (much over 500 I do not suggest you try) this is a long time in one position, Thus you may wish to adjust the seat, change the angle of the back, raise it up or lower it down, tilt the bottom or move it forward or back a bit,, Simply to releive muscle tension in the legs.

This can be done the old fashion way, but a power seat makes it much, much easier.

So it's not necessary.. but it is nice.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #25
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Those that have power seats are probably glad they do. I have them and think they're great. For most that don't have them, its probably not a big deal. Just a nice extra to have if in the budget.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #26
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We both agree that it's a huge plus as we both do the driving and adjust the seat on the fly. Have no idea how much extra we paid for it but agree with others - if you have it, you probably would like it. Our TV is mid ship and nice to turn it around for usable seating.
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I'm the only driver of our Winnebago Adventurer and could probably live without the power seat. But when we park we turn the seats around toward the back of the coach. This is when my DW appreciates the power. It makes moving the seat around much easier for her and she doesn't have to actually sit in the seat to move it. I think this alone would be reason to include the option.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #28
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I wish our Rexhall had power seats. I am 'altitudinally disadvantaged' and I would love to be able to raise the seat a bit when I am driving. It will be a must have on the next coach for the drivers seat, at least.

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