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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 08/18/12 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I really missed having seats that swiveled like I had on my old
Class A.Now that I have a smaller Class C.
So I looked around and found only one place that sold an aftermarket swivel and found out that another RV.NET poster had done it,thanks scroller95969, so I ordered it and installed it.

This is how it went.

First you remove the seat to expose the seat base.
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Then you install the Swivel,This thing is not light.It weighs over 34 lbs.It is made out of 1/8in steel and very sturdy. One note here,some of the holes don't line up and have to be reamed out a little to fit.
I suggest that this is done on a bench and is test fitted before install it is too heavy to be messing with any other way.
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The Bolts that are supplied are Grade 8 with NyLock nuts,this thing is not going any where!!
Also in the in the pic you will notice the lift bar that lets you pull up to swivel the seat.It came straight,it is about 5 inches long
and I thought it may pose a hazard so I heated it and bent it 90 degrees so it will tuck under the seat somewhat.
I then installed the seat and this is how it looked before.
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And after, giving me more room,an extra seat, and opening up the whole thing.
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This is it turned and pushed against the dash with the back upright.
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This is it in the full recline position,it may be adjusted to any angle you want of course. Just move it on the slider as you would when it is in it's forward position.
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It works both ways for which ever way you want and still swivels to give you as much room that you want.
This mod was for the stock seats but they also make ones for after market and for different brands of RV chassis. It should be noted that it also raised the seat about 2 inches.
I bought this at Shop 4 Seats They also sell swivel bases for other seats
They are made to order,they are not off the shelf items.So if you order make sure that all your measurements are right.They are quite helpful on the phone. It takes about 3 weeks to get them,they are about 15 miles from me so I had them on will call and saved the shipping.
It worked out very well and the seat swivels just great. It is easier to open the door and do the swivel and it misses the dog house and everything just fine.

If you do this Mod, post a picture of yours, so we all can see!
Like This one from loweryfarris on page 4

* This post was last edited 02/02/20 11:23am by IAMICHABOD *   View edit history


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Posted: 08/18/12 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice! Too bad I don't have a Chevy, in this respect anyway? Oh well. It's always something.


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Posted: 08/23/12 11:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

oh that is super!!! thanks for posting the photos![emoticon]


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Posted: 08/26/12 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have a class c but this looks like a great mod for those who do.


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blackfyreterv wrote:

oh that is super!!! thanks for posting the photos![emoticon]


Your welcome and thanks to the Moderators so more can see it and maybe do the same to theirs. It is really nice to have.

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Yeah, I like that. Thanx


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Posted: 09/05/12 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now that you mentioned it... well done!

Wonder if they have a kit for a Ford E-350 05?

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NewsW wrote:

Now that you mentioned it... well done!

Wonder if they have a kit for a Ford E-350 05?


Yep either stock or after market seats

Any questions just call them very helpful folks.
I went to factory and picked mine up and met the manager and got a small tour,quite a place. Thanks.

Here is all the seat bases that they have

* This post was last edited 08/25/14 01:37pm by IAMICHABOD *   View edit history

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This is GREAT. You should patent the idea. LOL


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crasster wrote:

This is GREAT. You should patent the idea. LOL


Thanks,I wish I could but I think they would be miffed if I tried [emoticon]

Great product though. Works like a charm.

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