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Old 07-26-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Talking Turning driver chair around

Have a 2005 Holiday Rambler Vacationer gas motorhome. How do you turn the driver seat around to sit in or does it only go sideways.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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If you have a tilt steering wheel, tilt it towards dash. Then slide seat all the way back, swivel lock is usually on the left side of seat, release lock and pivot. Sometimes you have to slide chair forward on runners as you turn to clear corners. It also helps to crank seat back to a full upright position.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Most all seats will swivel. Some are easier than others. when I was showing a coach, First I sat the back upright. second I ran the seat all the way forward. Third I set the steering wheel upright. Usually the seat would then turn all the way.
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I see Bob and I were answering at the same time.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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Also, the swivel release 'handles' could be anywhere-- some are under the seat, our seat releases are in the ends of the arm rests...
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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My drivers seat will not turn all the way around.. One less chair in the camper to use.
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AS GA Traveler stated, and most work this way:

Seat back upright, or even a little forward.
seat all the way forward (not to the rear)
Steering wheel up as far as it will go.

Release latch and turn seat. There may be a little tightness as it goes by the steering wheel, but it should go

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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AS GA Traveler stated, and most work this way:

Seat back upright, or even a little forward.
seat all the way forward (not to the rear)
Steering wheel up as far as it will go.

Release latch and turn seat. There may be a little tightness as it goes by the steering wheel, but it should go

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That's the way mine works. I had to get a different base while I was at the FW factory. My model has a slideout behind the drivers seat. I promised them I'd be careful not to have it turned around when retracting that slide. EEK.
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And if you have a slide-out right behind the drivers seat, make sure you put the seat back where it should be before bringing the slide back in - otherwise the seat will be permanently swivelled.
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That's the way mine works. I had to get a different base while I was at the FW factory. My model has a slideout behind the drivers seat. I promised them I'd be careful not to have it turned around when retracting that slide. EEK.
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And if you have a slide-out right behind the drivers seat, make sure you put the seat back where it should be before bringing the slide back in - otherwise the seat will be permanently swivelled.
Dang! I never thought about that and never check. However I do know that I cannot drive sitting that way so I typically (note: typically so far) turn the seat back facing front way before slides have to come in. Also I start the engine before retracting anything. Must be the smarties in me. (Hee hee! No comments)
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A word of caution, if the seat has power functions, tilt, etc.. check for the wires underneath before you swivel the seat. You may have to go clockwise or counter clockwise, but not all of the way around. Don't ask me how I know! Bobb
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X2 on Bobb.25 comments. I found out the hard way that clockwise is the way (only) to go!
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In my 2000 Bounder, the seat was mounted too far forward. I had to slide the seat all the way back to drive. In this location the seat would not swivel. I had the seats out to redo the floor and moved the mounting holes back. Now I slide the seat forward to drive and when slid back, it swivels as it should. This should have been noticed and corrected at the factory or the dealer but we all know how that goes.
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AS GA Traveler stated, and most work this way:

Seat back upright, or even a little forward.
seat all the way forward (not to the rear)
Steering wheel up as far as it will go.

Release latch and turn seat. There may be a little tightness as it goes by the steering wheel, but it should go

Happy trails. (or is it trials)
That is completely counterintuitive and I refused to believe it would work until I actually tried it and found it does work.
When it is facing the rear I can then lean the seat back so it is comfortable.
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