Rough Ride

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  1. Fireman Sam

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    I was wondering if anyone had any advice about improving the ride for passengers in the rear belted seats of my old MoHo. The ride is uncomfortable and nausea inducing on all but the smoothest and straightest of roads. I have considered changing the foam to a firmer type, but that would make the bed a bit hard in places.

    I wondered if those car-seat lumbar-support kits would fit the bill. Any thoughts? I can't be the only one to experience this problem.
     
  2. tonka

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    As well as the seat comfort, consider Air suspension..
    Body roll in the back could be giving some effect....
     
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    You mention that your van is old so I wonder if part of the problem is that the foam has deteriorated past its useful life. That was the case in our van when we had the seats reupholstered last year when it was 11 years old. We only use our seats for sitting, not a bed, but found them far more comfortable as a result of having the foam replaced. Perhaps one of the various re-upholstery companies may be able to advise.
     
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    Hi.
    Renew or perhaps fit dampers if non are fitted...... Sea sick pills LOL
    Tea Bag
     
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    Another possibility, are you running too light? With a bit of additional "ballast" the suspension will be pushed down more. Could be that you aren't heavy enough currently for the suspension, thus causing a firm ride?
     
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    Thank you all for your suggestions. I will go away and consider options.
     
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    ... stop driving it like a fire engine! :LOL:
     
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    we put Mad suspension on ours that really helped.
     
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  9. Fireman Sam

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    That could be the problem. Perhaps if I disconnect the siren.
     
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    I'll look into that. thanks cruiser.
     
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    Or the accelerator pedal....problem cured for good.
     
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    Part of the problem with rear passengers is the upright nature of the seats.
     
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    @Fireman Sam . it is cheaper than most. and you can fit it yourself. and it works. I have put it on my 25 year old Elddis Talbot express.
     
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