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Old 08-22-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
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We are the proud owners of a 2002 Workhorse w22,
Bounder 36s. Love it but the drivers seat will not turn completely to face the back.. Has anyone found a remedy for this? Maybe a add-on to the seat base to change it a little?
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:45 AM   #2
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We are the proud owners of a 2002 Workhorse w22,
Bounder 36s. Love it but the drivers seat will not turn completely to face the back.. Has anyone found a remedy for this? Maybe a add-on to the seat base to change it a little?
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:05 AM   #3
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Dave & Nancy,
The driver seat is added by the coach maker, Fleetwood Bounder in this case, so this question would be better asked in the Motorhome section. I'll move it there and add a link to it here so it can be found from either place.

I'm guessing your seat turns but bumps into the steering wheel? Sometimes that can be fixed by jockeying the seat controls (tilt, slide forward/back, etc.) as you turn it. Sometimes raising or lowering the arms helps. But sometimes the seat was simply mounted too close to the wheel. You may be able to unbolt the base and move it back a bit, but be careful that it will not interfere with the slide if you have one.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:34 AM   #4
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If you don't have an electric seat its going to be hard on some coachs to turn the seat. With the elect you can tilt back of seat foward an also tilt the whole seat foward, using the forward height adjustment downward. I had a Bounder 34J an it was a pain on that coach without elect seat. "007"
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:56 PM   #5
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I don't have a Bounder but found I had to pull my seat FORWARD to get it to turn around.
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:59 AM   #6
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When my W22 had the smaller "go-kart" steering wheel I could not fully rotate my seat. After I upgraded to the 18" leather steering wheel, I discovered it sits slightly higher than the old steering wheel. By lowering the left arm rest, tilting the seat back forward and tilting the wheel fully "up" I can rotate 180 degrees but only in the clockwise direction.

I discovered that GBM must not have planned for that to occur as the power seat wires were not long enough and I pulled the wires out of their crimp connectors near the seat base. That was solved by inserting an extra piece of wire.

Since we have to tilt the seat forward to extend the main slide, rotating the seat is a piece of cake.
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:31 AM   #7
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Just bought 2006 Bounder 35E on Workhorse 22 chassis, and the large steering wheel does prevent the driver's seat from turning. I contacted Fleetweed, and they said it is according to specification.

Love everything else about the coach.
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Old 10-04-2005, 04:39 PM   #8
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Dave and Nancy....I found that you need to tilt the wheel all the way down, slide the seat all the forward, left armrest down, and backrest all the way forward. This should give you enough room to clear. Once you clear the wheel, you can tilt the backrest back alittle. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:44 PM   #9
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I have almost the same problem on my 06 Allegro Bay. I can manipulate the seat and get it turned around. But would like to be able to lean it back a little more. I was told by another RVer in a campground, that I could take a pin out of the tilt on the steering colume which would allow it to tilt more straight up. His MH was an American Dream. Not sure mine will be same. Has anyone done this on Allegro Bay?
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:01 PM   #10
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I don't mean to purposely hijack this thread but I thought I would throw this problem regarding my captain's chair out to the iRV2 people to see if anyone else has had a similar problem.

My '02 Monaco Windsor has what they call a Buddy Co-pilot's chair. I can maneuver the driver's chair around to position it facing the living area using the power seat controls, however because of the extra size and position of the Buddy chair, it will NOT swing around all the way regardless of what I do. I can move it a little until the armrest hit's the co-pilot's control panel, and that's it. Since it's bolted to an iron steel plate embedded in the floor, it appears to me that they just mounted it to the same location where the smaller normal size co-pilot's seat would go.

The only way I see resolving this problem is to fabricate an adjustable sliding plate to attach to the floor and then attach the chair to the adjustable plate. That would allow me to slide the chair over enough when turning it around so that it will clear the co-pilot's control panel.

Any other better ideas?

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Old 02-06-2010, 05:45 AM   #11
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As others have said, turning the driver's seat around can require a lot of jockeying. After 4 years of ownership, we finally found the right combination of seat position (all the way back for about 1/3 of the way, then all the way forward), arm position (down), steering wheel position (up), and seat back position (straight up) to get the seat turned around. Oh...don't forget to unclip the seatbelt from the wall. Even with all the jockeying, some seats still may not go all the way to 180 degrees.

Electric seats are easier to turn because you can use the electric controls to change seat position as you turn, but they add another complication - the wires. If you have an electric seat, make sure the wires don't get hung up on the seat support or on parts of the seat frame as you rotate the seat.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:41 PM   #12
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Well, to get mine to turn 180 degrees I have to tilt the tilt wheel all the way up, then move the seat one way and then another as it gurns.. Kind of non-intutitive

Thankfully I do not often turn it and never 180 degrees
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I noticed this thread was first started in Aug 2005 with a few responses dated thru Oct 2005. The thread was then dormant for five years and was reopened in Feb 2010, five years later. I don't want to be flamed, I just want to learn. Are there any unwritten rules, or informal recommendations on responding to dated posts?
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:02 AM   #14
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Here's another thread on sucessful driver's seat swivel?
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