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Old 05-09-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Last week we purchased our first RV after having spent years renting... Not having to unload everything after each trip is such a treat...

We purchased a 2002 Holiday Rambler Endeavor with 45k miles on it and a rebuilt transmission. So far so good, of course, there are a number of things we are finding out will need some work, but we knew that going in.

My biggest problem is the Captain chair. It feels like it is fit for a whale and has no support whatsoever. Looking around on the web for new alternatives points to the same couple brands that seem unappealing and I am wondering if there are good options for truly world-class seats, made for long haul.
I have a really bad back, and this is do or die for me...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you all on the road!

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Old 05-09-2017, 05:52 PM   #2
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Look for one of the air suspension truck seats, but then you'll need an air compressor to activate it. Check with Bradd and Hall. Looks like it would cost me about $2000 for a new one for my rig and even then it wouldn't have the heat and massage I have now on both front seats.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:09 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the new rig
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:27 PM   #4
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Hi Richard! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:31 PM   #5
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We had an 80ish year old customer that drove between 75 and 100,000 miles a year. He swore by using real wool for a seat cover. Maybe give one of those a try.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

Congrats on your new HR. There are a lot of captain chairs out there with all different seating styles and costs. RV Furniture, Boat Furniture, Flexsteel, Flexsteel Furniture, Villa, Palliser, Lafer, Lambright, Leather Furniture, Bradd & Hall - Bradd and Hall

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