Uncomfortable dinette seats

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  1. Chris

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    Not sure anyone can help with this but it's worth a try.

    When we are in the motorhome my daughter travels in the forward facing belted dinette seat.

    She never complains but the seats are really hard and uncomfortable both on the seat itself and the backrest.

    Sometimes we do very long journeys and I am just wondering if anyone knows a way that I can make the seat more comfotable?

    Just wondering if memory foam or something might be a solution.
     
  2. busby

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    Is it possible to remove it and fit a captains seat as Hymer do...BUSBY.
     
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    The problem with dinette seats is they are often extremely upright and I am not sure there is much if anything you can do about that?
     
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    Absolutely no help for your problem but this is why we never buy vans with dinettes, handy for dining but I could not relax in the things and watch TV for any length of time. But needs must for some I suppose. :)
     
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    I think that might be worth looking at.

    Thanks
     
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    Maybe just a nice thick piece of memory foam with a matching cover. Think that would be my way around the problem.
     
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    We used to give the kids a feather cushion to put in the small of their backs, with our previous MH. I don't understand why front facing seats have to be so upright and at right angles . Why they can't be made with at least a nice slope.
    When we had our U shape bench seat back cushions done they were made at an angle , at Regal. For our PVC. They were made wider at the bottom than the top.
    Though I must admit. We very rarely ever sit on the sides. We tend to lounge , feet up . Backs against the rear doors. The back rest cushions at the short end of the U are feather filled proper comfy ones. An idea that Regal had. We are glad we went with it.
     
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    A lump of covered memory foam will work. But, what's a hard seat to you won't be for your daughter. I think Katies bed is really hard, but she loves it and says it's comfy. I think it's probably because I am ten stones heavier than her ;)
     
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    Memory foam is just another name for foam, available from your nearest upholstery supplier at half the cost, still quite expensive though, but as your daughters seat will be quite small should be reasonable. Just a 2" thick piece to fit backrest and seat in one go would make it so much more comfortable without compromising the safety aspect. The angle of the seat can sometimes be too upright so maybe get it cut in two pieces, slightly triangle shapes. If she's anything like my grandkids they are asleep within 5 miles anyway. Good luck (y)
     
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    Yeah..... only 10 stones :rolleyes:.........:whistle:
     
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    Memory foam is very different from normal foam which is why it is used as the top layer on foam mattresses.
     
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    Our current Rapido, Has Foam Wedges behind the Back rests?. standard I assume?. We use the Driver and Passenger seats turned around anyway, when on site. But you can buy Small amounts of "memory" type foams. Try the "Range" Outlets?

    Pete
     
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    We have the same issue with ours, although our 4 year old doesnt complain, but the seats are very upright! She is quite tall for her age and we use a booster seat, but after doing some research into these recentley I am thinking about changing it to something like this first one on the webpage. Seriously doubting how safe a small booster is, especially on a dinette seat

    http://www.madeformums.com/reviews-and-shopping/the-10-best-car-seats---from-4-years/7841.html
     
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    as has been suggested a piece of memory foam suitably covered... if you change the whole structure of the seating ( fit a captains seat ) and mess with the seat belt anchor system you could create a problem should a nasty happen. more importantly you would never forgive yourself.
     
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    You could try a good quality sheepskin rug on and over the seat makes a big difference, I know ours makes a difference.

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    Construction and use regulations will apply too.
    Your insurance company wouldn't be too happy either.
     
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    Lateral thinking approach.

    Leave daughter behind or buy smaller MH with no room for her, achieving the same outcome.

    Alternatively, encourage her to eat lots of junk food so she grows her own extra "upholstery".

    Only joking! :):):)
     
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