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I have a lower back problem that causes discomfort (pain actually) in my butt and upper thighs after driving for an hour or so. I remember years ago the beaded seat cushions gave relief, but I can't find one that is decent quality and wide enough. I am broad in the beam. Has anyone discoverd the end all be all seat cushion for added comfort? Heated or not, vibration a plus, cost is not a huge object. Quality is. I drive a 40' DP that has flexsteel seats. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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We had two made in Lumpoc, CA at a shop that covers cushions, chairs, etc. He came to the MH, measured the bottom and back and then covered them with material matching the existing seats. I can no drive for 4-5 hours where I could only drive about 45 min before.


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Mike....I have a terrible back and have tried several things. My boss also has a bad back and told me to try this BackJoy.

You sit on the BackJoy and it supports your buttocks and keeps your back aligned. I tried it a couple of times and initially found it uncomfortable. We're currently on a 2000 mile trip and have had a couple of long driving days. I started using it religiously on this trip and found my back was good for about 8 hours of driving vs 4 hours.

It's worth a try.


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I purchased a support at Quartize 3 yrs. ago for less than $5. It is a mesh covered support that mounts to the back of the seat with a velcro strap. I figured I would throw it away because it was a waste of money, but boy was I wrong. I have use it since and it relieves back fatique while driving. I looked for some info on name and none is attached. I did see the same product being sold at the Atlanta RV Show. Best less than $5 I have ever spent.





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I also had back problems to the point where it is now all bolted back together with six titanium lag bolts and a couple of titanium rods. I know that my Flexsteel seats were garbage and that they aggravated my back problem.
Changing out the seats was the best solution even tho I still eventually needed the surgery. The Flexsteel seats use the cheapest type of foam that eventually(meaning very soon) flattens out and my butt was bouncing down the road on the steel sheet metal in the seat composition. My Flexsteel seats were bad after only 20,000 miles.

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What kind of material was it? If you have the name of the shop,I coiuld call them for info. Thanks for postig!

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x2 Backjoy on Ebay right now they are on sale for $29 free shipping


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Can emphathize with your bad back. Me too. I use one of these:

Seat solution

It really helps keep me in the driver's seat, although we normally don't drive more than 200-300 miles a day.

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I appreciate the input everyone. Keep it coming.
Thanks, Mike

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Bad back too. First I need to lean the back of the seat back a bit to take the weight of the upper body off the lower spine. 2nd. Went to a shop and had them rebuilt my seat a little at a time. We would then cover their foam with a slip over cover and I would try it a few days. This went on for several weeks. They would change what I did not like until I was happy. Then they put the old cover back on as it still fit with a few small changes. Cost me about $300 but.. Can spend 8 hrs in the seat with breaks every hour.. Well worth it to me...


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