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Old 02-16-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
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Looking for a real comfortable drivers chair

Hey yall, Ive been driving on my flexsteel seat for a while now and my back is crying for a new chair.

For back comfort, what do you all think is the best choice?

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Old 02-16-2016, 07:45 PM   #2
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There are a lot of premium seats out there. It's just a matter of how much you want to spend.
This site can offer many choices.

Captain's Chairs, Glastop RV Seating

Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:24 PM   #3
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Be careful - if your seat has the integral shoulder belt, it's going to be very difficult to substitute a new chair. You have to get one that fits on the exact same base as your current chair, because you legally can't switch the base without crash testing or equivalent engineering analysis. Of course if you do it yourself, you might get away with it. Until you do a panic stop or crash and your chair gives way on you.

I really, really wanted to swap mine out. Villa wouldn't do it.
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Our Flexsteel seats are 15 years old and were getting uncomfortable. We took them to an upholstery shop and had them add new foam. Made a huge difference.

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Old 02-17-2016, 06:36 AM   #5
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I added new foam rubber myself. Made a big difference.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:28 PM   #6
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Try calling Bostrom Seating. Large in the bus and truck market.
They may well be able to help you. They have great seats I know
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The Flexsteel seats in my previous coach made my back sore. I used one of those mesh back supports that seemed to help. My new coach has Flexsteel seats and they're much more comfortable....different design. I would look into having yours rebuilt (new foam). My old one had a large section of padding at the shoulder blades which didn't allow for the lumbar area to support my back.
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The Flexsteel seats in my previous coach made my back sore. I used one of those mesh back supports that seemed to help. My new coach has Flexsteel seats and they're much more comfortable....different design. I would look into having yours rebuilt (new foam). My old one had a large section of padding at the shoulder blades which didn't allow for the lumbar area to support my back.
This is exactly whats going on with mine, too much up top leaving my lumbar not touching the seat, and also, the seat seems to have too high of padding in the area where my knees fold over the front edge...great advice here from all, thanks, now to do my homework!

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Be careful - if your seat has the integral shoulder belt, it's going to be very difficult to substitute a new chair. You have to get one that fits on the exact same base as your current chair, because you legally can't switch the base without crash testing or equivalent engineering analysis. Of course if you do it yourself, you might get away with it. Until you do a panic stop or crash and your chair gives way on you.

I really, really wanted to swap mine out. Villa wouldn't do it.
Thats something I hadnt considered, thinking the bases were standard..I will be sure to get the right one, thanks for the advice!
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Try calling Bostrom Seating. Large in the bus and truck market.
They may well be able to help you. They have great seats I know
from the trucks I have driven.
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Great website, looks like they have numerous options there...Ill be giving them a call, thanks!
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