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Mark and Mindy

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We've now had our van for 2 weeks and used it twice - one night while collecting it and yesterday having the Growler etc put on at Vanbitz which was another night away.

I'm 6ft and finding the headrest a bit too far away from my head for relaxing when in the passenger seat, the seat itself is fine but if I want a snooze while Mark is driving - a common occurrence for me regardless of the vehicle we're in - I can't just rest my head on the headrest without it feeling like my neck is going to snap because I have to tilt my head backwards too far to be comfortable. I can use a pillow which is very comfortable but due to the width is making it difficult for Mark to see out of the van on my side as the pillow is blocking his view.

In our Mustang the headrests have different positions and can be positioned according to individual needs. There is no flexibility as to position in our Peugeot Boxer and its causing me some issues.

I've had a googling session and found lots of cushions which would fill the gap between the neck and seat back/headrest but nothing which will fill this gap and the head and headrest gap.

Has anybody else had this problem, and if so what did they use to fix it?
 

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Ours are built into the seat / cover. ever been an issue.
What model do you have - Photo?


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It would appear your head RESTRAINT isn't fit for purpose if it isn't adjustable.
It should be adjusted so your head is central height wise and just in front of the RESTRAINT so in a front or rear impact your head isn't thrown backwards causing neck and spinal injury.
It isn't a head REST.
 

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We've now had our van for 2 weeks and used it twice - one night while collecting it and yesterday having the Growler etc put on at Vanbitz which was another night away.
'bout time you updated your profile to say wot U got! :D

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Mark and Mindy

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It would appear your head RESTRAINT isn't fit for purpose if it isn't adjustable.
It should be adjusted so your head is central height wise and just in front of the RESTRAINT so in a front or rear impact your head isn't thrown backwards causing neck and spinal injury.
It isn't a head REST.
It isn't adjustable, it just goes up and down, the part where my head would hit would cause my head to snap backwards.
 

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I've had a quick shuftie and in the photos it looks like the standard van seat with foam/covers over the original headrest (at least that's what ours is!), so isn't adjustable fore/aft.

The most obvious thing would be to make your own small cushion with elastic on it to keep it in place, or you could just buy one like this: :D

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Mark and Mindy

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Ours are built into the seat / cover. ever been an issue.
What model do you have - Photo?
View attachment 295244
Too dark to take a photo now, but this is what it looks like from the sales literature - the head restraint is on the two rods which go down into the seat back, it literally goes up or down but not forwards or backwards
colorado seats.jpg

That's probably totally useless as the picture is far too small.
 

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