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Old 01-13-2016, 02:26 PM   #1
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Driving a Motorhome NOT as easy as Pushing a Button!

Or is it...

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Ohhhhh Berkshire...care to fire a answering shot?

The auto industry has had this feature for over 3 years now....
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:58 PM   #2
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Seriously Bob? Afraid of twisting a little key?
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:12 PM   #3
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Seriously Bob? Afraid of twisting a little key?
Not really Paul - but the convenience of keeping the fob in your pocket and not having a key (or key ring full of keys) dangling from the ignition is really nice. Also I guess I should have elaborated what a "keyless ignition" really does.

For example, the fob for our car can stay in my pocket, yet when I get close to the car, the car senses the fob and:
  • In the dark turns on the puddle & door lights.
  • When I pull the door handle, the car automatically unlocks.
  • If I get close to the trunk it beeps and after 3 sec opens the trunk.
  • When you walk away from the car and the car can no longer sense the fob, all the doors lock.
  • When I am in the driver's seat I push the start button and the engine starts or I push and Hold and the ACC feature is activated.
Translate this to the Berkshire:
  • In the dark, when you get close to the door, the awning and step lights turn on.
  • Pull the door handle, the door automatically unlocks.
  • When you get close to a basement door, it unlocks for you (conversely, when you press "lock" on the fob all compartments lock, press twice and the Front Door locks as well.
  • When in the captain's chair, push the start button and the engine starts or push and Hold and the ACC feature is activated.
just a little bit more than pushing a button
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My luck would lose the fob while out kayaking.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:23 PM   #5
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What the hell are you driving? I've had Audi's and Lincoln's with keyless entry and ignition that didn't do all that, phew!
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MCI and Prevost motor coaches have both had the feature for many years.
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:29 PM   #7
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What the hell are you driving? I've had Audi's and Lincoln's with keyless entry and ignition that didn't do all that, phew!
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2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo Limited.

Oh and it has Apple Car Play/Android Auto, Adaptive cruise control, Lane departure warning, and Blind spot warning (for lane changes).

Truly AMAZING what 2-3 years does in the Auto industry! My 2013 F150 King Ranch has keyless entry, but still requires a ignition key and has none of the additional tech our Hyundai has!
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Driving a Motorhome NOT as easy as Pushing a Button!

Don't we pay enough for these units already. I can turn the key thanks.


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My luck would lose the fob while out kayaking.
That's what these are for Skip

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I have a 29 Model A Ford that will do that. All you do is push the starter button on the floor with your foot. We have come a long way. Lol
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