Passenger Footrest in Fiat Ducato

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  1. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    Carolyn has short legs ::bigsmile: which means her feet don't reach the floor in the passenger seat,which is not 'height adjustable'.
    She feels that she needs a foot rest.Has anyone else had this problem? If so,what was your solution?
    I know I could make summat :Smile:But I'm lazy :ROFLMAO:

    Mike.
     
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    Office equipment shop.
     
  3. MikeandCarolyn

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    Hypothetically, yes. Was wondering if any one had practical experience with particular regard to the dimensions or 'fitability' ::bigsmile:
    Mike
     
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    A box?:Sad:
     
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    I'd make summat personaly:roflmto:
     
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    Or has she not got a soapbox:Smile:
     
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    A case of beer / wine / :roflmto:

    plenty of cheap plastic boxes available, try the 99p shops ..:thumb:
     
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    Denise also has this problem as she is vertically challenged (is that the PC way of saying "short"). She needs a step to reach into the top cupboards in the motorhome and uses this as a footrest when travelling (multipurpose is always best)

    Phil
     
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    Seeing as motorhoming is such a practical hands-on sort of hobby, the lack of initiative:RollEyes: shown sometimes is amazing!
     
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    pair of platform shoes:ROFLMAO:
     
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    My Wife has the same problem, its because the swivel seat lifts the height of the seat by 2 inches, in our case we use a small plastic stool that also doubles up for here to reach the top lockers.

    Doug...
     
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    We use a small toolbox. Very handy location when you need a spanner!
     
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    Assuming the seat adjustment is at its lowest why not use any of the forgoing suggestions or a smaal step,available from many pound shops. I have seen the small step used that is purchased for little boys to stand on to reach the WC to have a pee!!:whatthe:
     
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    we also use the toolbox sometimes but usually use a small plastic step designed for little children to stand on to reach the toilet.
     
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    In my book 'Initiative' is getting as many people as possible to offer solutions and then adopting or modifying the best one :ROFLMAO:

    Mike
     
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    We have the same problem, it is not just the passenger's feet reaching the floor comfortably but also the eyeline is just outside the arc covered by the wiper. As a "temporary" solution I have removed the swivel unit and am searching for a replacement seat base that can be cut and rewelded to accomodate the extra height of the swivel unit, thus far a trawl of scrapyards has failed to produce one . (Fiat woud like £150 to provide a new base) I am reluctant to cut and weld the orginal in case there is an issue with the MOT and safety so it is a matter of keep looking.
     
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    Given all the suggestions for boxs and tool boxes dont make for comfort
    A false floor seems the logical answer made at an angle of aprox 20/ 30 degrees and covered in a rubber car mat will do nicely, cut a a hole in the sides and you also have a little extra storage Maps etc
    1/2 hour in the garage bit of wood simples:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    and make an extra step to get in and out of the van.
     
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    Trade her in for a taller model:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Foow a German example - take steppes...
     
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