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Old 01-28-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Hi,
This wheel must be smarter than me....

2013 Discovery 40e has the smart wheel, the brochure for every year says the wheel is telescopic, not mine. Am I missing something? It does tilt...though
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:17 PM   #2
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If your wheel is like mine, push on the foot release and tilt the wheel towards you. While depressing the foot release, pull on the steering wheel. It may take a bit of a tug but it does telescope.

Good luck!!
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:20 PM   #3
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If your wheel is like mine, push on the foot release and tilt the wheel towards you. While depressing the foot release, pull on the steering wheel. It may take a bit of a tug but it does telescope.

Good luck!!
Yes this foot pedal.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:05 PM   #4
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Yep, smarter wheel than me!

Thanks for the tip, works great, couple tugs freed it up!
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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If your wheel is like mine, push on the foot release and tilt the wheel towards you. While depressing the foot release, pull on the steering wheel. It may take a bit of a tug but it does telescope.

Good luck!!
I was REALLY upset when we picked up our coach. The factory brochure plainly stated it had a tilt AND telescopic steering wheel. The guy who did the PDI with us pointed out the foot pedal, stated it would tilt, but did not telescope. I accepted delivery, and was ready to give the manufacturer (Thor) a nice piece of my mind. Thank goodness for the forums, when I learned it DID telescope. All the owners manuals showed a separate lever on the steering pedestal for adjusting the telescopic function - NOT.:bang head: Who hires these idiots that do the PDI's?
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I agree Ed, the RV industry needs to take a lesson from the auto manufacturers on brochures, owners manuals and PDI. If the auto industry acted like this they would be facing class action lawsuits! Really pitiful considering the amount of money we pay for these rigs.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:19 PM   #7
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I agree Ed, the RV industry needs to take a lesson from the auto manufacturers on brochures, owners manuals and PDI. If the auto industry acted like this they would be facing class action lawsuits! Really pitiful considering the amount of money we pay for these rigs.
Unfortunately, I have to agree. That is one of the reasons to really review and ask for testimonials from the purchasing dealer. IMHO a qualified dealer is a very key tool to a successful purchase coupled with of course, a quality product.
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Ok, have to tell you about my walk through. The salesman put the guy who was with them the longest and knew the most about the mechanics which I requested. I am not a high tech electronics guy so I felt knowing the mechanics of the coach was the best start on our first class A. I wanted to be sure we got it home safely and left the learning of electronics to a later time..
Following what I thought was a good walkthrough, they handed me the keys and off my wife and I went with smiles from ear to ear! As we walked towards the coach to leave I asked the walk through guy, "Isn't the coach a bit low in the back?" I noticed the rear chrome deflector underneath touching the ground. He told me it was the parking lot that made it look that way. As we drove away, yup, you guessed it the air bags were totally deflated! We hit the apron of their lot and scrape we did all the way out of the lot. I quickly scrambled into my mind full of the 3 hour walk through and quickly hit the air for the bags to fill. I pulled off to the side and once the banging and popping stopped, I did a quick walk around. All appeared good so we left and got the brand new coach home without further incident. Needless to say I was not happy with this "expert" after spending that much money! Faith in everything you hear will get you burned even if you think they are right.
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As hard as we try, us auto dealers leave a bunch to be desired. My guys train all the time but there is so much technology changing so fast its hard for us and the public to keep up. I get at least 10 people a week wanting us to pair their phones back up to their car. We go over it and supply a cheat sheet but nobody remembers. Hell I let my kids do mine. lol Now I know why my parents vcr was flashing all the time.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:14 PM   #10
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Met a guy who was a Captain on A340's, he said my Cadillac owners manual is more complex than my airplane! He closed by saying
PhD's think about them
Masters degrees design them
Bachelors degrees fly them
Guys with Gr.12 fix them
Go figure...
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