Car / van seats suggestions

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Terry, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    Thinking (only thinking at this stage ) of changing the front seats in the van -anyone got any susgestions on a doner vehicle seats ? I can easy fit them to my swivels and recover so not fussey just want comfort
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    I just bought a 2001 Fiat Scudo and I tell you what!
    The drivers seat is the most comfortable car seat I have ever had to date
    Must be a fair few of those in the scrap yards

    Duane
     
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  3. Vlad The Impaler

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    How about a couple of Saab 9. 5 seats very comfy and height adjustment built in ,most with heaters and if leather very durable!
    When we travel to Scotland I often don't stop for a break and Mrs Vlad says its as comfy as the chair at home.



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    Volvo 960 seats, feels like your favourite arm chair.
     
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    Volvo S60, a mate had one and I swear the seats were as comfy as my sofa

    Kev
     
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    Ford Scorpio seats are the dogs doo dahs,awful car great seats especially in leather!
     
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    Check if you need M1 standard before choosing.

    http://www.drivers-seats.com/drivers-seats/t-1-truck-and-van-seat/
    http://www.tekseating.co.uk/product/112-4/BeGe-8652-Seat
    http://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/cgi...p://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/shop/8/index.htm
     
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    I had a Saab 9000 and it was the most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned.

    If they fit I would recommend them also:thumb:
     
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    I've had a few SAABs and endorse the above.

    Got my last set of Scottish leather seats for a pound off eBay, to replace the velour ones in a 900 SE.
     
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    All depends on what you want from your seats really Terry. I have mondeo seats in our Iveco and we find them acceptable while travelling but very comfortable on site when they're swivelled and are our only seats. In my MX5 I have Cobra Monaco S race seats and they're very firm, supportive and comfortable for driving but not very forgiving as a lounging seat I'd suspect. Purely my own view but seats need to be of different construction for driving or lounging to my mind.

    D.
     
  11. Vlad The Impaler

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    I doubt he drives his Motorhome like you drive your Mazda,a sports car needs firm supportive seats however things are meant to be more leisurely in a mh.
    If however Terry you do,make sure you fit a commode to your passenger seat,as when your drifting round corners at 90 and breaking heavily.I feel your passenger may feel like shitting themselves!

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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    Thanks Vlad, very helpful!

    I used two extremes to try and illustrate my point that seats need different construction depending on what you intend to do in them, driving is generally better with a firm and supportive seat under you while lounging is generally better in softer more compliant seats, purely my humble opinion.

    D.
     
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  13. Terry

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    While both seats swivel I am looking at more comfortable for driving after 3 or 4 hours :thumb:
    The Iveco seats are good but I now find after a few hours I get out stiff and aching. :BigGrin: probably more a reflection on me than the seats :BigGrin:
    I was surprised that no one mentioned merc seats, but quite happy with Volvo, saab and old Scorpio one's :thumb:
    I actually found the spare material I had squirreled away yesterday :Smile: hence my thinking.After 6 years it is obvious I don't need it anywhere else in the van, so I may well look at the seat change and recover to match :thumb:
    Thanks everyone :thumb:
    Terry
     
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    In our old Dethleffs Globetrotter, a previous owner had fitted leather Range Rover seats which were great. He'd also fitted the electronic adjusters. Both seats had arm rests too.

    Steve :Smile:
     
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