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Old 02-07-2016, 10:40 PM   #1
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Comfortable drivers seat

Has anyone ever installed an air ride seat base on their coach drivers seat. Thanks in advance for the response
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:24 AM   #2
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Has anyone ever installed an air ride seat base on their coach drivers seat. Thanks in advance for the response
I had never heard of it until now- I will be interested to see the responses!
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:20 AM   #3
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Some Blue Bird Wanderlodges had the driver's seat air spring suspension.

Knoedler Manufacturers — RV & Coach Luxury Seats : Grand Chief
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I looked into it once, briefly. Can't be done in my coach because my seat has an integral seat belt. Air base seats need external shoulder belt anchor because the seat base isn't strong enough for the integral ones.
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Has anyone ever installed an air ride seat base on their coach drivers seat. Thanks in advance for the response
I am replacing my front seats and briefly considered the air seat. The seat installation required major changes to the mount and the extra cost was not worth it.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:13 PM   #6
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I am replacing my front seats and briefly considered the air seat. The seat installation required major changes to the mount and the extra cost was not worth it.
I installed one for a customer and had to fab most parts. My customer absolutely loved it. I made another fab for his exterior that I thought was too ugly for his coach. He loved it too. I don't know much about coaches but that thing was decked out [back in 2004] LONDONAIRE I think
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I looked at it but at $2K plus, I forgot about it.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:33 PM   #8
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you could buy a seat at a salvage yard or just the base and use your seat
not a big deal to install but need to tap in your air line
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You might consider a 'suspension' seat as an alternative. They use springs to improve the ride and have been used in many trucks instead of the more expensive air ride seat.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:57 PM   #10
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you could buy a seat at a salvage yard or just the base and use your seat
not a big deal to install but need to tap in your air line
My customer had me install bostrom taladega seats with custom upholstery to match his coach. The catch was he wanted the seats to swivel. The fab job and seats finished cost 2800 ten years ago. I have a spinal injury and want extreme comfort. To do this for my self It will be about 450. I was hoping someone had done it.
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When I drove transit coaches, all the fleet had Recaro driver's seats. They had comfortable cushions, power adjustments for vertical height, fore/aft location, seat cushion angle and seat back angle. They were mounted on air-cushion bases with adjustable pressure and neutral position. The steering column had two universal joints and an upper section with about 15" of vertical adjustment.

Compared to the crap Flexsteel seats our rig had, they were like night and day. Had we not sold the RV, I was considering going to a bus wrecking yard to get a pair of the Recaros.

Unfortunately, our F-53 based rig had no telescopic steering column adjustment and very limited angular adjustment, so DW could not adjust it so she could drive. If we were to consider a re-entry into the RV world, a rig with similar seats and a double UJ steering column would be non-negotiable requirement.
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Haven't found a need for anything but the standard FlexSteel seats in any of our Type A rigs. Did take out the crappy Ford seats in our Type C and replace them with FlexSteel ones. What a difference!
Not sure with the Magna if we've got FlexSteel or Villa seats. I do know they are comfortable and have heat and vibration in both driver and passenger seats.
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We, too, have seats with heat and massage in our 1989 Holiday Rambler Imperial; sunlight and tires with flat spots!
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We, too, have seats with heat and massage in our 1989 Holiday Rambler Imperial; sunlight and tires with flat spots!
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