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Old 07-19-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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Flexsteel Seat Question

We've had our 02 HR Vacationer just short of a year now and I'm still trying to figure out all the little intricacies of being a Class A owner.

It came with, what I consider very nice, comfortable Flexsteel captains chairs. I'm struggling to figure out if they'll actually spin 180 degrees or not. On the drivers side, one direction the back hits the side wall...the other direction, the back hits the steering wheel. I think the passenger side will rotate 180, but i haven't tried it yet.

Am I missing something? I'd think these should easily turn around 180 in order to use these chairs as "living room" seating. Is the base supposed to move? I can't seem to figure it out.

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Old 07-19-2015, 08:14 PM   #2
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On our last MH I had to move the seat forward, turn it partway, then move it back to go the rest of the way. It wasn't a one setting turn.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:09 PM   #3
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It will spin...
but like Mr D stated, move the seat whichever way allows it to spin,
and maybe tilt your steering wheel straight up, then move the seat ???

good luck !
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:16 PM   #4
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I tried the tilt wheel thing, but didn't seem to make much difference. I'll try the different slide position adjustment. It might just take lots of combinations.
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It will turn around, Just gotta figure it out.
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re the tilt wheel, some camping buddies even made a lil platform for their steering wheel, hang a round table cloth on it and put a lamp there ! nice touch...

the wife thought about it since our's will be flat when pushed up, but knew I would just clutter it up with my 'stuff' as I walked into the coach
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Yup, combination of several things--tilt wheel, tilt chair more upright, slide chair fwd, or backward depending upon how you look at it, and it will swivel the 180.
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It seems counter intuitive but as stated above move the seat towards the dash as far as possible, have the seat back straight up or even tipped towards the dash some, then rotate it clockwise.
I didn't think that would work and ignored the advice for years then finally tried and it worked fine.
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It will turn around, Just gotta figure it out.

And then remember , because if you don't reverse the process and try to go 360 degree with the seat , you'll rip out the wiring.
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Thanks for the great encouragement. I'm going to try again real soon.

While on the subject of the tilt column, I haven't been impressed with the range of movement in this unit. I wish it would lower one more notch and raise several additional notches when parked. I'm just used to a wider range in my truck and car.
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And then remember , because if you don't reverse the process and try to go 360 degree with the seat , you'll rip out the wiring.
Skip beat me to it. Make sure you do check under the chair while turning and unwind the chair the same way.
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Thanks for the great encouragement. I'm going to try again real soon.

While on the subject of the tilt column, I haven't been impressed with the range of movement in this unit. I wish it would lower one more notch and raise several additional notches when parked. I'm just used to a wider range in my truck and car.
Seats are through-bolted to the floor. You can add a shim plate in order to raise the seat height, which is the same as the steering wheel lowering a notch or two.
Can't help with the raising part.
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