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Old 07-12-2018, 05:21 PM   #1
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Question Replacing FlexSteel Captain's Chairs

If you have swapped your FlexSteel captain's chairs yourself, I'd appreciate your comments on the difficulty of the swap. We are ordering two new chairs from Bradd & Hall and they will be shipped to us, so we'll be installing them ourselves.

We will be using the existing pedestals and our understanding is that the base of the chairs will be a simple bolt-on. I know that the chairs are heavy and will likely be difficult to "maneuver" into place. I'm curious about any other connections under the chairs; ours are not powered but there are cables underneath (for the swivel??) Are those difficult to assemble?

If you have made the swap, any tips will be appreciated.
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We did ours just after Christmas we just swapped the base from the ones we removed four bolts nuts and washers if you are very careful you can just remove seats from the base while in your RV check the bolts pattern Iím sure your driver seat is 6 way electric. Those seat from Bradís & Hall are great. And support is excellent!
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Much easier than you can imagine. I pulled out my driver seat to add a power foot rest and total time was about 2 hours from start to finish. The cable for the swivel is held in with a wire clip and removes with very little effort. The seats can be handled by 1 person for removal and installation, 2 would make it a breeze.
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We did ours just after Christmas we just swapped the base from the ones we removed four bolts nuts and washers if you are very careful you can just remove seats from the base while in your RV check the bolts pattern Iím sure your driver seat is 6 way electric. Those seat from Bradís & Hall are great. And support is excellent!
Thanks so much! Actually, our seats are manual... no electric. So hopefully they will be an easy swap. Do your seats have those cables underneath?
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Much easier than you can imagine. I pulled out my driver seat to add a power foot rest and total time was about 2 hours from start to finish. The cable for the swivel is held in with a wire clip and removes with very little effort. The seats can be handled by 1 person for removal and installation, 2 would make it a breeze.
Thanks, Chuck. We have looked at the bases and it does appear to be a simple job. (But we all know that appearances can sometimes be deceiving!! ) I appreciate the info very much.
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No the driver seat is 6 way electric with a manual swivel and manual seat recline the passenger seat is al manual swivel recline and slide. Did your seats come with arm rest if so itís easy to install them with in directions provided
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No the driver seat is 6 way electric with a manual swivel and manual seat recline the passenger seat is al manual swivel recline and slide. Did your seats come with arm rest if so itís easy to install them with in directions provided
Oh, OK. Both our seats are manual; no electric at all.

I hadn't thought about arm rests; I "assumed" they would be installed on the seats but I guess I'd better ask about that!
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Not to hi jack the seat thread, but I have Flexsteel seats in our 2006 Beaver Monterey and have a "wobble" in the driver side. Considered buying a new seat but if you have to transfer the base... that won't solve my issue. It looks like a big bearing that the seat rotates on and seems to be where the wobble is.

Any thoughts on how to fix or direct me to a solution would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Not to hi jack the seat thread, but I have Flexsteel seats in our 2006 Beaver Monterey and have a "wobble" in the driver side. Considered buying a new seat but if you have to transfer the base... that won't solve my issue. It looks like a big bearing that the seat rotates on and seems to be where the wobble is.

Any thoughts on how to fix or direct me to a solution would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Gavin--you don't have to transfer the base, you can buy a new base if needed. Our bases are in good condition so we chose to reuse them. You might contact FlexSteel and see if they can offer any suggestions for fixing your wobble!
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I just had mine redone for $350 each.
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Gavin--you don't have to transfer the base, you can buy a new base if needed. Our bases are in good condition so we chose to reuse them. You might contact FlexSteel and see if they can offer any suggestions for fixing your wobble!
Thanks! I will reach out to Flexsteel for a base only. Much better option than a $1k seat that I don't need.
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I just had mine redone for $350 each.
When you say "redone," did you replace the seats or what? Did you do the installation yourself? I got an estimate to reupholster the seats that is practically the same price as buying new seats.
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Thanks! I will reach out to Flexsteel for a base only. Much better option than a $1k seat that I don't need.
I'm not sure if Flexsteel sells direct, but once you have a part number you can call places like Bradd & Hall or other retailers to purchase. Good luck with it.
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Gavin, You might can adjust your seat to eliminate the wobble. The seat spins on ball bearings. There is a center bolt and nut that sets the tension on the bearings. Mine adjust with a 3/4" wrench. You do not have to remove the seat to adjust the tension.
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