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Old 10-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Driver Seat Armrest

We have a new Tuscany XTE with what looks like Villa Intl. captains chairs up front.

The armrests on the driver side don't stop in a horizontal position - they just swivel down until they rest on the seat top at a downward angle. I think they would rotate 360deg. if they didn't hit the seat top.

I see no way to adjust them. On the passenger side, the armrests stop at the horizontal position.

Is that the way they are supposed to operate on the driver side or is something wrong? Is there maybe a trick to engage the stops?

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I realy could not tell you. I have a Motor Home sorry.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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I really could not tell you. I have a Motor Home sorry.
So does the OP!!

OP: my wife works in Kalama at the grain elevator at the north end of town. Kalama Export BTW.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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I worked for a motorhome plant for many years and you may be able to fix. See if the armrest cover has a zipper on the underside. If it does than unzip, find the attachment bolt and snug. do not tighten to much. If the armrest does not have a zipper than the seat back cover will need to come off just enough to reach the armrest mount to snug the bolt.
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Ours has a dial thingey (technical term) on the underneath side of the armrest that when you turn it, it brings it back up to the horizontal. If it gets messed with by a grandkid or someone, it will bring it down to rest on the seat. See if you have something like that.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:13 AM   #6
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We have Villa captain chairs also, and same thing happened to left arm rest on psngr. chair some time ago. That's when I learned how to fix it. Now I'm assuming your rig is similar, so if not, then I hope others have helpful suggestions.

As mentioned above, the arm rest covers do have a short zipper at the rear of the underside which when opened allow some access to the hub swivel mechanism that the armrest rotates on. Some times, the pin which engages the hub attached to the vertical side of the seat back and that allows seat user to adjust the height/inclination of the arm rest by rotating the knurled dial along the lower margin of the armrest, may need to be re fitted back into the recessed hole in the hub.

I'm not able to clearly describe to you how to do this but it is a rather simple straight forward fix, and after opening that zipper, rolling back the covering as much as possible, and eyeballing this mechanism, you'll likely be able to readily see how to re-affix this pin by adjusting that arm height adjustment dial (underside knurled).

If that arm height adjust dial is rolled too far it can allow this pin/hub mechanism to disengage thus dropping the armrest as we've both experienced.

Take a look at your arm rest. You'll likely be able to fix it yourself after looking at it.

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Steve, thanks for this info. We to have the villa captains chairs. No problem at this point but will file away this info for future reference should the need arise. I wondered what the zipper was all about. Info like this makes this forum such s valuable tool!
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OK. Figured it out after unzipping the armrest and seeing how the mechanism works.

There is an opening in the underside of the armrest above the zipper when the arm is facing up. (see photo) There is a thumbwheel inside there that adjusts a pin in or out to change the stopping position of the armrest. On mine, it was adjusted to the extreme opposite end of where it needed to be. Once I turned it to the other end of its travel, it made contact with a stationary stop pin stopping the armrest in the horizontal position.

Problem solved.

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Isn't it great to have the ability to ask others who have similar problems how they fixed it. Cuts down on the trial and error.

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