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Old 11-13-2018, 06:14 PM   #1
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E 450 Seat Options

I have a 2007 Gulfstream on the E450 chassis. The drivers seat is without question the most uncomfortable one I have ever sat on. The limited distance away from the steering wheel is not my issue but the seat itself. Has anyone found a better seat for this application of found having an upholstery shop modify the existing one to solve the problem?
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:52 AM   #2
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Anyone done an upgrade like this? I'd also be looking to improve my super-uncomfortable econoline chairs in the future.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:28 AM   #3
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I have a 2007 Gulfstream on the E450 chassis. The drivers seat is without question the most uncomfortable one I have ever sat on. The limited distance away from the steering wheel is not my issue but the seat itself. Has anyone found a better seat for this application of found having an upholstery shop modify the existing one to solve the problem?
In our 2017 e450 I think the seat is comfortable. Try setting in a new e450 if you like it I'm sure the seat mounts are the same. You can always buy aftermarket seats like flexsteel etc. .. You could also contact Explorer van conversion in Warsaw Indiana they have nice seats that have full power and are heated.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:04 AM   #4
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This might help
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:38 PM   #5
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The front seats are RV manufacturer specific,not ford, e350/450 are shipped with a fiberglass bucket seat for transport, so it's up to the outfitter to get a good seat.
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:30 AM   #6
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The ones in mine are Ford right down to the part number on the bases.
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The front seats are RV manufacturer specific,not ford, e350/450 are shipped with a fiberglass bucket seat for transport, so it's up to the outfitter to get a good seat.
....well that's an interesting statement
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The ones in mine are Ford right down to the part number on the bases.
Wow, what brand of class c ? Is it all original?
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Ford replaced the base of my 2018 29mv .Due to the switch for the seat being stuck in the up position, under warranty.So I think it is a ford part.I think it is a comfortable seat .
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I'd go with avfordguy's answer. My 2007 E-450 seat was like sitting on a 5-gallon pail. I talked to my Ford dealer and they said "nope, not ours." I never thought to ask about the base. I found a woman to rebuild my old seats for way less and was quite happy. Now if my FlexSteal/Fleetwood seats were as good...
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I seem to be one of the few that don't mind the mildly cramped 'cockpit' feel of the Ford, but then I'm shy of 5 foot nine. I also find the 'padding' just fine. BUT, I think the 'Luxor Leather' covering is a joke, as its very thin, sheds material and is the farthest thing from leather that you can imagine. My seat only has minimal manual adjustability, but I've found adding a mesh lumbar support bracket that rests into the seat back greatly improved overall comfort....obviously, people have individual needs for lower back support and some stock seats don't offer enough.
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I have a similar age rv (2004 Dutchmen) that we bought almost three year ago.
If you are a bit handy and looking for cheap solution here is what i did:
I found a pair of 2000ish highback seats from a ford windstar at a pull a part yard and swapped them in. Changing the seatbelt harware to the "new" seats and bolting them on the rv bases.

Pretty easy, almost bolt-on affair with only a little bit of clearance work with a grinder on driver side base and two new mounting holes per side.

Gained 3-4 inches of room in all directions and much more confortable, lots more foot room on pass side and much easier going to the back from front seats.
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I have a similar age rv (2004 Dutchmen) that we bought almost three year ago.
If you are a bit handy and looking for cheap solution here is what i did:
I found a pair of 2000ish highback seats from a ford windstar at a pull a part yard and swapped them in. Changing the seatbelt harware to the "new" seats and bolting them on the rv bases.

Pretty easy, almost bolt-on affair with only a little bit of clearance work with a grinder on driver side base and two new mounting holes per side.

Gained 3-4 inches of room in all directions and much more confortable, lots more foot room on pass side and much easier going to the back from front seats.
Iíll have to take a few measurements ,easy to do as my wife drives a freestar and itís parked next to the motor home. Seems like I would have thought of doing that.
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MIGHT BE interesting/ good time to mention PASSENGER SEAT PROBLEM I had was CURED by fixing the BARREL CHAIR behind it. Passenger seat had almost zero slide/ back tilt and barrel chair had similar issues on slide and rotate. Turns out the Barrel chair was mounted on its base BACKWARDS (and my guess is problem caused by PO/flooring installer when carpet was removed and wood floor installed. BNow the barrel chair slides and rotates and the passenger seat slides and reclines :-) :-) :-)
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