Driving arm rests.

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  1. Trikeman

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    Hi All,
    on our Autotrail Apache we have an arm rest on both front seats, driver and passenger. However, the arm rests are only on the insides of the seats, left on the drivers seat and right on the passenger's which are really comfy on the run.

    Problem - on the drivers seat there is no arm rest on the right and its a good way from the door handle to rest my arm on. I have checked out the seat and oposit from the left hand arm rest is a lumber adjuster so unable to fit an arm rest to the seat on the right.

    Any suggestions to help - its really comfortable but I feel lop-sided without a rest on the right.

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    We had the same problem in our last van, this one has two armrest and its really comfy. Sorry that doesn't help just thought I'd let you know how comfy two are :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  3. Trikeman

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    Nice - :Laughing:
     
  4. Mel

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    What chassis is it on?
    Our Mercedes Viano only has arm rests on the inside.
    Due to the airbags in the seats you cant have outer armrests.

    Mel
     
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    Buy a Hymer:thumb:
     
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    put your arm in a sling :Smile:
     
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    Hi Mel,
    it is a Fiat Ducato - I'm minded to change the seat to the Ducato van type, some I have seen have armrests both sides of the drivers seat.

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    My previous vehicle, a Bessacarr E695 (1998) had 2 arm rest's on each seat and it proved very comfortable when driving. Our current vehicle, like yours has only 1 on each seat.

    Not sure if it is possible to fit different seats as a retrospective, maybe able to fit 2 rest seats in place of the 1 rest seat.

    Just a thought.
     
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    I have two arm rest and it's the most comfy driving position I have know on a old van just to let you know to:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    nope don't have an answer to you're problem :driving2::rollonfloor:
     
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    Arm rests

    Our first van (Fiat, 2006/06) had only one arm rest per seat and although I felt a little cheated, I developed a style if driving which enabled me to lean to the left on long, uninterrupted stretches. Our second van and now our current van had and have arm rests both sides, which us very relaxing on long stretches but whenever get close to junctions, traffic lights iron areas where slick gear changes are needed, I flip the arm rests up anyway, as I want easy access to the gear lever and handbrake.

    I would imagine you can get replacement seats if you really want them, but if I'm honest, the armrests are mist used when we are on site with the seats swivelled!:BigGrin:
     
  11. daisy mae

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    I had two armrests on my previous van, I haven`t any at all on this one, I miss them would love to have them, again, anyone know if they can be fitted to a VWT4 , I did email a firm two weeks ago with a link that someone sent me, haven`t had any reply whatsoever. I don`t have airbags.

    Margaret
     
  12. MikeandCarolyn

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    Try Googling it-I found one for our Ducatto but can't remember where-sorry
    Mike
     
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    Two armrests on both front seats on our Autotrail :Tongue1: :Wink:

    Why not contact them and see if they can be retro fitted, or at the worst, new seats.
    It may be possible to get them from a breakers.
     
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    Ah ha! Now you've started an argument here.......I am sure that we only have them on the insides, but Bill says "no" we have them on both arms:Doh:

    So, I would go outside and check, but it's pouring down up here......

    Margaret:Laughing:
     
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    Two arm rests on both seats on our Rapido, dead comfortable LOL:RollEyes:
     
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    Wimpess :BigGrin:
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    The rational for not having a rest on drivers right side is cos they were delivery vans and driver was getting in and out quite frequently.Also you will find that in towns when you want to use hand brake often it is easier with arm rest in Up position.
    However,I would not be without mine :BigGrin:
    Mike
     
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    I have 2 one each seat of my T5 but only one each on the Iveco MoHo
     
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    We have two in the Pilote whereas the bessacar only had them on one side. I think personally I would prefer to have the adjustable lumber support. You lose that when you have armrest both sides.
     
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    Oops! I checked and I have got it wrong.......we do have two armrests after all:Doh:

    Don't women just hate it when the men are right..........for once!!

    Margaret:Laughing:
     
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