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Old 03-11-2021, 11:28 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by dutchmensport View Post
Ya'all do know, the reason THEY put theater seats with lighted blue rings, massages, reclining feature, and heat, is because they are promoting the "glitz" so the average consumer will never notice the shoddy manufacturing of the camper itself.

They've learned, just like these home renovation television shows explain, the bones of the house can be falling down around their ears. The foundation can be crumbling, the roof can be leaking, and it can have rats and roaches everywhere. But, if the bed in the master bedroom is made up elegant and the room is staged JUST RIGHT, potential home buyers will NEVER look at the structure and focus on how pretty the bed looks, and end up buying the house.

RV manufacturers do the same thing. (It's just something to think about).

On the other hand ... hey ... who says you actually have to "rough it" when you go camping? Soft bed, televisions, heat, water, stove, refrigerators, showers, you name it ... I don't think any of us sleep under our horse on the bare ground any more, eat wild berries, and drink water from a near by creek, now? Do we?
After reading Guadguy’s post again, his issue is about running the electric recliners on his theater seats, when not on shore power. It wasn’t about heated massage seats with blue lights. It helps to stay on track.

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Old 03-11-2021, 03:35 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by GuadGuy View Post

Thanks for the prompt welcome and answer. I believe you, but it still doesn’t make sense to me to limit the operation of the seats to 110v only. If that made sense for the seats, seems like the same logic would apply to the operation of the slide.

Hope the Keystone designers read these posts.
“Doesn’t make sense!”
Join the club. LOL

If RV engineers, RV designers and RV manufacturers would listen to the actual users these ridiculous things could be solved.

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Old 03-12-2021, 06:54 AM   #23
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"Glamping" is a thing...

However, all those extra amenities like electric recliners, TV sets, ice makers, washers and dryers, are intended for people who are staying long-term (OR short) in a location which has Shore power. They were never intended for boondocking. The power requirements are too great to put on a single (or dual) battery.
If you want to be able to use those luxuries while boondocking, you're going to need a generator, or run on solar power with an inverter.
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:22 AM   #24
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Most of the electric recliners from a regular furniture store are made for a battery pack option. These packs are made for places on your home where there is no electric outlet close by. These packs are available in 18 and 25.5 volt models. Amazon even has them. Check “reclining furniture battery pack” for more info.

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