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Old 07-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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Electric Drivers Seat

We took our rig out for the first time a couple days ago. Didn't real realize that the drivers seat is approx 4 inches higher than the psgr seat. The seat had the electric seat assembly installed.
Problem is now I sit almost on the steering wheel and not that comfortable. I'm 5'10" which isn't that tall, but now looking to possibly take the assy out and just put in regular sliders.
Anyone else had/has this experience? Also, would anyone happen to have a set of seat sliders laying around?

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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A bit confused. Is the six-way power seat not working, therefore you can't lower it. Or you can't adjust it low enough for your needs?
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A bit confused. Is the six-way power seat not working, therefore you can't lower it. Or you can't adjust it low enough for your needs?

Sorry for not completing my thoughts. The six-way is working fine, I just can't get it low enough for my comfort level.
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Do you have an adjustable steering wheel? I find that between the two, seat/steering wheel that I have lots of room.
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Do you have an adjustable steering wheel? I find that between the two, seat/steering wheel that I have lots of room.
Yes I do have a tilting/telescoping steering wheel. I will play with it some more and see what happens, even though I played with all the adjustments I could and still felt somewhat uncomfortable.
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OK. That does seem odd, but I had this problem when I bought my present coach. As it turned out, I had to see-saw the seat from raising and lowering the front of the seat and the the back of the seat to get the back of the seat at it's lowest position. Rather than just using the straight verticle switch.

Anyway, what you propose could work and you will know for sure once you get the seat off the power framework. As I remember mine, it was quite low. If yours is not, it could require a lower passenger seat pedistal. That may also be required to slide the seat forward/back as well as spin it.
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I'm a firm believer in making sure that the driver is comfortable for safety reasons, so I can relate to your dilemma. Here's a fairly recent list of RV salvage places where you may be able to find the slides for your seat: Woodalls Open Roads Forum: Looking for a part Ineed help !

Of course you'd want to check to make sure the factory installed your adjustable seat properly to begin with. Perhaps they were suppose to remove an extension and forgot?
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We took our rig out for the first time a couple days ago... Problem is now I sit almost on the steering wheel and not that comfortable. I'm 5'10" which isn't that tall, ....
Bob.... Comfortable is a subjective term, and 5'10" is not exactly short, either. If your lowest seat position has your thighs jammed against the bottom of the wheel then its a problem, but I suspect not since you said "...not that comfortable". But I will point this out: in any vehicle, particularly a large one, by sitting as high and as erect as possible you enhance your perspective and your field of vision forward, and this is inherently safer (unless it actually causes pain). Sometimes you're better off to get accustomed to a different position in a different type of vehicle. I'm 6'1", and in my DS I have the seat up at its highest position and wish for a little more.
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