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Old 12-29-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Pleasure-Way Lexor TS Promaster - Driver Seat Leg Room

Looked at a 2016 Lexor TS Promaster and liked the fit and finish very much and all the nice touches. We were excited about it until I sat in the driver seat. At 6′ tall the seat would not go back far enough to be comfortable for the driver. The seat travel is limited by the closet wall. This will be a show stopper for taller folks as it was for us. It would've been better to do without that skinny little closet and provide more room for the driver!

Otherwise this would have been a contender for serious consideration. The driver seats in other Promaster units like the Winnebago Trend and Travato go back much further providing more comfortable driving position options.

The dealer recently drove the Lexor TS back from an RV show and admitted he felt cramped after only about 20 miles.

Any tall Lexor TS Promaster owners out there have the same experience or figure out how to get more driver leg room?
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I never understood Pleasure-way in that regard. I'm not that tall so I would not need the full range of a seat, but as far back as 2005 they were restraining full range of the driver's seat. When the NCV3 Sprinter came out they indented the back of the wall to give a little more range. To me that just made it more claustrophobic even if I didn't need that full range and I decided not to buy one again. That, and their recalcitrance of providing an additional battery at the time eliminated them when I was shopping again in 2011. They did maximize the cabinetry capacity with that TS plan and they do make a quality B.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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I don't think it's as much a height issue as it is of driving style.

Some people like to be up on the wheel, while others want to sit way back from it.

I've sat in a Lexor and I'm 5'10" tall. I still had lots of travel in the seat left.
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Also long legs vs. short make a difference.
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I have a 2015 Lexor on the ProMaster chassis. I believe the seating is the same in the 2016. Anyway, I am 6 feet with long legs and I am not uncomfortable at all. Everybody has a style of driving.
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Not only long legs but a beer belly can impede.

As I said before, with me it was a claustrophobic issue to be smack up against the wall. Also, when not driving you could not put your driver's seat back in a relaxing position nor can you get a full rotation or functional use of the seat while parked. My 2005 didn't even have a swivel but I see they put them in the driver seat now on Sprinters and they can turn but about 90 degrees. That's worthless, IMO. I doubt the Lexors swivel.
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The swivel is new for 2016 I was told, although I'm not sure it includes the driver's position.
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TJ,

Good for you. I may have to stop by and try it again. As Davydd says it is claustrophobic not being able to move the seat back any further or rotate it. Passenger seat can be rotated in the 2016.
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Claustrophobia elimination was one of my quests through three successive Bs. My P-W got to me with the wall tight to my back. The Great West Van Legend had about 14" of clearance and I could turn the seat around about 120 degrees to a pedestal table. Finally with my Advanced RV I pushed the wall back about another 6" so I could turn the driver's seat 180 degrees and face a drop down computer/writing desk.
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That's what I like about the Travato floor plans.
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