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Old 02-19-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
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Can you guys help me get a foot up? Or in this case two foot!

My new coach is a week or two off from my picking up (a front entry diesel pusher) and one thing the coach does not offer is a footrest on the passenger seat. I contacted the furniture company and they will sell me the footrest and mechanism to add it to the seat. I have no idea how to put it on but if I can't figure it out I'll find someone who can.

The only other option is an ottoman but I think an attached footrest is a better way to go. I am going to buy matching material to make an ottoman for the couch. But again, the attached footrest for the passenger seat strikes me as the way to go. Why a footrest is not included as at least an option on my coach I'll never understand. Especially when it's readily available for the exact seat thats going into my coach. But will the coach builder put it in if I pay for it? Noooooooooo!

What kind of place would you guys use to put the footrest on the seat if you felt uncomfortable doing yourself?

If any of you have done this or have had it done I'd love hearing from you!

Harry
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The footrest for the passenger seat in our coach is a rug on the dash they can put their feet up on.
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:57 PM   #3
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An attached footrest will be much better then an ottoman. If you're picking up the coach from a dealer see if hey can do it for you. Or try any RV tech, some even have mobile service and will come to you.
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Hmmm, now you have me wondering. My wife would love a foot rest for her seat. My motorhome is older, but I wonder if it would be available? Thanks for the idea.
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We have an ottoman and the wife really likes it.
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We have an ottoman and the wife really likes it.
Got a box ottoman and her blanket stores in it. She likes it, and it was affordable.
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DW uses the height-adjustable platform used when the entry step is too high after leveling. With the legs folded into the store position, it's about 3" high, with the legs folded out, at the lowest position the platform is about 5" high.
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Bought one of these for the DW.

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For the driver's seat you do not want any device that can move without permission, thus an attached foot rest is vastly superior.. Vastly vastly superior.

How to attach it.. I will bet the attachment holes already exist and will be described in the "enclosed documentation" when you receive it.
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My new coach is a week or two off from my picking up (a front entry diesel pusher) and one thing the coach does not offer is a footrest on the passenger seat. I contacted the furniture company and they will sell me the footrest and mechanism to add it to the seat. I have no idea how to put it on but if I can't figure it out I'll find someone who can.

The only other option is an ottoman but I think an attached footrest is a better way to go. I am going to buy matching material to make an ottoman for the couch. But again, the attached footrest for the passenger seat strikes me as the way to go. Why a footrest is not included as at least an option on my coach I'll never understand. Especially when it's readily available for the exact seat thats going into my coach. But will the coach builder put it in if I pay for it? Noooooooooo!

What kind of place would you guys use to put the footrest on the seat if you felt uncomfortable doing yourself?

If any of you have done this or have had it done I'd love hearing from you!

Harry

Harry,
May I ask, what make/model/year/chassis coach are you taking possession of that simply does not add any form of foot rest? Now, also, are you speaking of a "Recliner" type of foot rest that simply pivots out to pick your wife's feet and legs up off the floor? If so, again, you don't say what make/model of coach you're purchasing but, apparently they've gotten CHEAPER in terms of just what they (at least your make/model) now offer as standard equipment. Our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT, came with the passengers seat as full 6-way power, and full reclining capability WITH tilting foot rest. And that also includes adjustable arm rests for changing the arm rest angle for different passengers and riding positions.

Now, if you're speaking of something for your wife to put her feet ON, (as opposed to picking the back of her legs up like a normal recliner would) then I can't suggest anything. To us, putting a step, like what's been shown would kind of be a pain due to logistics. Since most D/P coaches come with a movable floor that's in front of the passenger, then, in order for that "step" to be used, the sliding step/floor would have to be slid out and in place in order for your portable step to be placed on top of it. Just wondering.
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Hi guys and thanks for your responses.

FIRE UP, my coach is a 2018 Coachmen SportsCoach 407FW and the passenger seat is a full power driven recliner, it just doesn't have the footrest.

wa8yxm, you may well be right about the holes already being there and that would be great. My main problem now is the furniture company Coachmen uses. It is almost impossible to get information out of them. My first contact was December 28th and I still don't know what's going on.

They told me a month ago they will sell me the footrest etc and some seat material I want but no price, no timing, no nothin! Even Coachmen told me "yes, they can be very difficult to talk too! Very frustrating especially since I'm only a couple weeks out from getting my new coach!

Sorry for venting...
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Most all the seat manufacturers have seats with built in footrest. Just tell them the wife wants a different seat.
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