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After a bunch of different ideas , including a 35 lb kettlebell, a painters pole with padding against the roof, this method is possibly the easiest, most portable, and lasts indefinitely.

you just need a waste paper basket or similar.

Place the bin on the seat and fasten the belt with the lap belt over the bin.

Pull the belt tight, and then give it a jerk to lock the inertia reel.

Hold the belt locked and raise the power seat until you hear the battery relay click.

Press the brake pedal. Car will power up, you can use the 12 volt outlet, and your ac system. I used 60-80 miles of range leaving the car on at 72 degrees for ten hours while I slept inside on my custom sleeping platform,
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My theory as to the why this isnt a factory option is to reduce wear on the hvac system for warranty repair reasons. Many of these cars are leased.
 

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After a bunch of different , including a 35 lb kettlebell, a painters pole with padding against the roof, this method is possibly the most portable, and lasts indefinitely.

Place the bin on the seat and fasten the belt with the lap belt over the bin.

Pull the belt tight, and then give it a jerk to lock the inertia reel.

Hold the belt locked and raise the seat until you hear the battery relay click.

Press the brake pedal. View attachment 5624

My theory as to the why this isnt a factory option is to reduce wear on the hvac system for warranty repair reasons. Many of these cars are leased.
Not quite as high-tech as Tesla's camping mode, but I like it 馃槉
 

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Have you tried the Ray Noneya deal by simply unlatching the not-a-frunk hood? It worked well enough for me the other day to put enough water on the floor of my garage to entice me to clean the floor. I didn't even think of the condensate while I was 'air conditioning' the garage .
 

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Ill give it a try, question is if it times out鈥
AC stayed on for over an hour the other day when I tried it. It seemed too simple to work after the rocks and sticks, etc. Occam's Razor, meet Mr. Easter Egg. I wonder how it was discovered? I wonder what the designers were thinking? Here's the thread:
 

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Hood open, drivers belt buckled car in drive mode ( park) shut down after an hour and half.Had pax belt in drivers buckle b4 getting out.
 

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Do the US ID.4s not stay on when you press the "Start Engine" button on the steering column? I took mine camping in Wales last month and that's how I got the 12v and aircon to stay on for long periods of time - while standing outside the car I pressed the brake pedal and the Start Engine button and everything turned/stayed on until I pressed it again to turn it off.
 

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It stays on for about twenty minutes It shuts off immediately if your sitting in the seat and get out.
 

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I didn't do any of the buckling stuff. I had the AC on for over an hour, less than an hour and a half! I guess it's "No Cigar". It's still longer than anything else I have tried. EXCEPT for the big pretty smooth rock I inherited out of my mother's garden.
 

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It stays on for about twenty minutes It shuts off immediately if your sitting in the seat and get out.
Oh mine does that too, but when I press the "Start Engine" button while not sitting in the seat, it turns on and stays on for hours. I haven't tested it all night, but I had the car fully on (without me in the driver seat) for at least 2-3 hours once before I turned it off manually.
 

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My theory as to the why this isnt a factory option is to reduce wear on the hvac system for warranty repair reasons.
Dang, trading HVAC wear for upholstery wear. I like this super creative solution, but would look for something with a harder bottom and a more rounded profile.
 

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AC stayed on for over an hour the other day when I tried it. It seemed too simple to work after the rocks and sticks, etc. Occam's Razor, meet Mr. Easter Egg. I wonder how it was discovered? I wonder what the designers were thinking? Here's the thread:
If someone works on the drivetrain the car should stay on. Seems like a logical implementation.
 

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My theory as to the why this isnt a factory option is to reduce wear on the hvac system for warranty repair reasons. Many of these cars are leased.
The HVAC wear will be the same as a 10 hour drive. My theory is that they are just embarrassed and too proud to copy a Tesla feature.
 

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If someone works on the drivetrain the car should stay on. Seems like a logical implementation.
It works for a while, another solution is buckling the pax belt to drivers side b4 exiting. But without weight on the seat it will shut off in 20 or thirty minutes.
 

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After a bunch of different ideas , including a 35 lb kettlebell, a painters pole with padding against the roof, this method is possibly the easiest, most portable, and lasts indefinitely.

you just need a waste paper basket or similar.

Place the bin on the seat and fasten the belt with the lap belt over the bin.

Pull the belt tight, and then give it a jerk to lock the inertia reel.

Hold the belt locked and raise the power seat until you hear the battery relay click.

Press the brake pedal. Car will power up, you can use the 12 volt outlet, and your ac system. I used 60-80 miles of range leaving the car on at 72 degrees for ten hours while I slept inside on my custom sleeping platform, View attachment 5624

My theory as to the why this isnt a factory option is to reduce wear on the hvac system for warranty repair reasons. Many of these cars are leased.
I personally think you should post it on Twitter how VW camping mode is done.
Maybe it will get attention from VW Corporate to approve new coding for next update and implement new features.
As a engineer this really hurt my feelings....and we all know that this is not engineering issue but Corporate people who have no clue that EV are more likely to be used for camping...
 
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