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Old 10-30-2015, 06:00 PM   #11
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My wife and I went this am to roadtest the 2016 Zion. Weather was clear with strong gusty winds, the demo unit we drove had some pros and cons. It handled well in the wind gusts and was very stable under these conditions. There seemed to be ample power and pickup , The visability was excellent from the cab as well as the rear sofa area. The cons and these could be because we are not familiar with the knobs on the seat. I found I was unable to adjust the seat back from a very upright position, also it would have been nice to have tilt on the steering and not just telescoping .The screen door had been damaged and was in-operable. Three of us including the salesman were unable to swivel the front seats nor were we able to locate any knob button or lever to release them.i believe the swivel base must be missing on this unit.also there did not seem to be a tv cable input receptacle. I measured the storage area beneath the sofa for anyone interested and it is as follows. 40in across between the supports 14in high and 27" deep. There is also an area on either side of the support brackets approx 16" wide by 27" deep. I think if we were ordering today I would opt for the underhood generator ,allowing to spare to go underneath. I would also love to have the option to have a pass thru that could be opened should the need arise to carry lengthy items. Overall we were impressed and when our home sells will likely order this unit.

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Old 10-30-2015, 06:32 PM   #12
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My wife and I went this am to roadtest the 2016 Zion. Weather was clear with strong gusty winds, the demo unit we drove had some pros and cons. It handled well in the wind gusts and was very stable under these conditions. There seemed to be ample power and pickup , The visability was excellent from the cab as well as the rear sofa area. The cons and these could be because we are not familiar with the knobs on the seat. I found I was unable to adjust the seat back from a very upright position, also it would have been nice to have tilt on the steering and not just telescoping .The screen door had been damaged and was in-operable. Three of us including the salesman were unable to swivel the front seats nor were we able to locate any knob button or lever to release them.i believe the swivel base must be missing on this unit.also there did not seem to be a tv cable input receptacle. I measured the storage area beneath the sofa for anyone interested and it is as follows. 40in across between the supports 14in high and 27" deep. There is also an area on either side of the support brackets approx 16" wide by 27" deep. I think if we were ordering today I would opt for the underhood generator ,allowing to spare to go underneath. I would also love to have the option to have a pass thru that could be opened should the need arise to carry lengthy items. Overall we were impressed and when our home sells will likely order this unit.

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The front corners of the seat bases are actually levers. On one side is the swivel, the other is the recline.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:36 PM   #14
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My wife and I went this am to roadtest the 2016 Zion. Weather was clear with strong gusty winds, the demo unit we drove had some pros and cons. It handled well in the wind gusts and was very stable under these conditions. There seemed to be ample power and pickup , The visability was excellent from the cab as well as the rear sofa area. The cons and these could be because we are not familiar with the knobs on the seat. I found I was unable to adjust the seat back from a very upright position, also it would have been nice to have tilt on the steering and not just telescoping .The screen door had been damaged and was in-operable. Three of us including the salesman were unable to swivel the front seats nor were we able to locate any knob button or lever to release them.i believe the swivel base must be missing on this unit.also there did not seem to be a tv cable input receptacle. I measured the storage area beneath the sofa for anyone interested and it is as follows. 40in across between the supports 14in high and 27" deep. There is also an area on either side of the support brackets approx 16" wide by 27" deep. I think if we were ordering today I would opt for the underhood generator ,allowing to spare to go underneath. I would also love to have the option to have a pass thru that could be opened should the need arise to carry lengthy items. Overall we were impressed and when our home sells will likely order this unit.

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i have a zion both seats swivel. the the plastic corners of the seats in front of the seats-you pull up on them. one does swivel the other side does lean back-these are promaster options-they are not installed by roadtrek

there is no cable tv outside outlet-i had one installed free of charge because i complained before taking delivery.
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Thanks Gerry and Wincrasher. I assume these corner buttons on the seats are noticeable and not hidden! Could one of you snap a pic and send it along for me to show the dealer . Also on checking out the ram pro master van they are now offering tilt as well as telescopic steering. Makes one wonder how long before they need to order new chassis for production and it will be available for us. Perhaps it could be an up fit?

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Also I just noticed in the latest issue of Fmca magazine there is a write up about the Zion it was used for a trip to Alaska from Edmonton Alberta. A short read for those interested.
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Thanks Gerry and Wincrasher. I assume these corner buttons on the seats are noticeable and not hidden! Could one of you snap a pic and send it along for me to show the dealer . Also on checking out the ram pro master van they are now offering tilt as well as telescopic steering. Makes one wonder how long before they need to order new chassis for production and it will be available for us. Perhaps it could be an up fit?

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they are not buttons -they are rectangles of black plastic-you put your hands at bottom and pull
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I passed the info on the seat swivel release to the salesman this morning and he replied he has found the release as you stated. Thanks for the info.

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