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Old 11-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Sounds like they are ready to ship them out......also, love those swiveling seats. Lots better setup than the Sprinter, and integrated into the seat seat belts, so no hassles with tangling seatbelts

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Get out of town!

Being able to turn the seat while sitting is a really nice feature. I wonder though. Is that cab tight or did he shortcut the process and already have the seat pulled way forward in order to make that turn?

The other thing that struck me was, and this is coming from a Subaru Baja owner. That front end sure is ugly.

Not much on the features of the RV itself.
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.....also, love those swiveling seats...........
Me too. I have to open my doors..........
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Our biggest issues with the Sprinter seats is having to deal with both ends of the seat to get anything done, and the seat belt getting tangled up in the spinning process. Seat integrated seat belts are wonderful compared to the post mounted variety.
David, if you look at the seating position in the ProMaster, you'll notice that the steering wheel angle and seat height closely approximates the T1N Sprinter like your Pleasureway. So the wheel doesn't get in the way as easily.
And yes, that front end will take some getting used to......if ever
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I know this is a "B" forum, but here's their first look at the Trend ProMaster class C. Lots of European elements in there. Looks to be a bit better quality interior than the Travatos.....

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Drop down bed. For older people it would be nice if you could drop it down, climb in and ride it back up.
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The second link stopped working (for me).

Was this the video?

[youtube:323e8hhs]7YuKqepFtB4[/youtube:323e8hhs]

More info here: http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...hp?f=33&t=2677 on the Winnebago Trend / Itasca Viva.
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maybe this one:

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The one Marcopolo posted is the one I referenced earlier
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Our biggest issues with the Sprinter seats is having to deal with both ends of the seat to get anything done, and the seat belt getting tangled up in the spinning process. Seat integrated seat belts are wonderful compared to the post mounted variety.
David, if you look at the seating position in the ProMaster, you'll notice that the steering wheel angle and seat height closely approximates the T1N Sprinter like your Pleasureway. So the wheel doesn't get in the way as easily.
And yes, that front end will take some getting used to......if ever
He didn't seem like a big guy and his knees were jammed against the dash. I suspect for the video he pre-prepped so he could turn his seat around without having to slide it forward. In our Sprinter we slide the seat forward a little then turn it. But we don't have to open the door to turn it.

I don't think the ProMaster has a tilt steering wheel adjustment but it doesn't appear to be in the bus like position of the NV1 Sprinters.
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Our biggest issues with the Sprinter seats is having to deal with both ends of the seat to get anything done, and the seat belt getting tangled up in the spinning process. Seat integrated seat belts are wonderful compared to the post mounted variety.
David, if you look at the seating position in the ProMaster, you'll notice that the steering wheel angle and seat height closely approximates the T1N Sprinter like your Pleasureway. So the wheel doesn't get in the way as easily.
And yes, that front end will take some getting used to......if ever
He didn't seem like a big guy and his knees were jammed against the dash. I suspect for the video he pre-prepped so he could turn his seat around without having to slide it forward. In our Sprinter we slide the seat forward a little then turn it. But we don't have to open the door to turn it.

I don't think the ProMaster has a tilt steering wheel adjustment but it doesn't appear to be in the bus like position of the NV1 Sprinters.
I agree, he probably has the seat scooted forward a bit to show it off. We don't have to open the doors, but do have to go to both the front and back of the seat to spin it.

ProMaster has a telescoping steering column only, not tilt. Several comments on other forums by folks that have test drove them is that the column is too vertical for them to get comfy with so no sale. And if you watch a couple of the review videos out there, when they show the view from above and through the drivers door, it definitely shows the more vertical than "normal" steering column
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On our Great West Van Legend our latch release is in the back but the seat spins around with ease just turning it from the back. The retrofit swivel passenger seat I did on my 2005 Pleasure-way Plateau had the latch release on the side so I could reach it and spin it around while seated but had to retract the seat belt first.
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