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Old 08-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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has anybody had to extend their gas/brake pedals

Just wondering if anybody had to or wanted to extend their gas or brake pedals. I have a 2000 H/R Ambassador 34 ft DP and I am 5 10 tall but feel uncomfortable with the distance to the pedals. I was out of RVing for a long time had DP and everything in between and never had this distraction before. I know you can buy extentions and even make them. Any ideas or best ways to extend the pedals?
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Just wondering if anybody had to or wanted to extend their gas or brake pedals. I have a 2000 H/R Ambassador 34 ft DP and I am 5 10 tall but feel uncomfortable with the distance to the pedals. I was out of RVing for a long time had DP and everything in between and never had this distraction before. I know you can buy extentions and even make them. Any ideas or best ways to extend the pedals?
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Could the seat be moved farther forward ? Maybe if the bolts to the floor are loosened,
there is some slack, and the seat can be moved 1/4 - 1/2 inch ? I think something is
Not quite right because most seats I've tried would even accommodate drivers 5' 2" and
You at 5' 10" should be able to get comfortable. Maybe I'm wrong..... I'll wait to see what
other people's thoughts are.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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I have done that many times in street rods and custom cars. The throttle pedal should be easy enough to extend but I would be extra careful with the brake. perhaps take the pedal out of the bus and pay a fabricator to weld an extension on it. if the kits you can get are stout enough and your happy with them then go for it.
Just an after thought can you lower the seat and be more comfortable?
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Just to add more info, I could move the seat up but then the steering wheel comes into play. It is a situation where I have attemped everything thing with the seat and postions of the steering wheel in and out, up and down extended not extended, the seat forward and back. I think it is poor design with problems with pedals and seating. I think the people building and designing motorhome should have some expierence with driving and maintaining them.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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With my 29in inseam I use a piece of wood about 3/4in thick on my brake pedal. The GO pedal is OK.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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My '06 HR has a button to the left of the drivers seat that shows pedals in or out.
I am 6'3" and have on occasion ,when I was board driving, began to play with the buttons, I know shame on me.
Anyway the coach started to slow down and slow down, so I pulled off into a rest stop, seems as tho one of the buttons moved the petals far enough forward I lost contact.
I hope you can find your button and solve your problem.
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I did a google search on short people driving accessories. There were a bunch of results that should help you.

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My coach has adjustable pedals too, button on left console
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I would not weld on the brake pedal, you could very well affect the integrity of the metal.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:08 AM   #10
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For many years JC Whitney had pedal extensions in their catalog.. Have not looked at their catalog for a while.

Alas. took a quick look and did not find them.

Wright & Filippis also has been known to carry them but again a quick web search gave no joy. (They are a Consumer level Medical Supply house)
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I have a 2000 HR Imperial and I have the same problem. I'm 5'11" and I have to move the seat so far forward that my knee almost touches the dash (hate to think about a crash). and I have to lower the seat so much that the steering wheel is a little high. I would love it if there was a magic button, but I haven't found it. I'll investigate the pedal extenders.
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The chassis maker may have a solution. I'm 5'10" and have to tilt the steering wheel all the way up to get comfortable. Mine is a Spartan bus chassis.
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I bolted a 3/4" thick board onto the gas pedal and then screwed another 3/4" block on top of that. Didn't have to do any thing to the brake pedal.
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My father-in-law was 5'0" . He had a pair of 2by4 blocks he would move car to car. Attached with bailing wire. Yup, a redneck!!!
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