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Posted: 11/14/19 05:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 3500HD Chevy Work Truck came with very well designed vinyl front bucket seats. However on an average driving day in the rig (usually about 6 hours) my bony bottom gets a little uncomfortable.

Some long distance motorcycle riders swear by beaded seat covers like you see some cab drivers using. I wondered if any of our forum members had a experience (pro or con) with these beaded seats?

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Not since the ‘60s when I was a mere child. They looked kool...


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Those were super popular about 25 years ago!
Airline pilots always use a thick sheepskin cover. It's very comfortable!


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I tried one years ago and thought it was more irritating than anything


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My mom had one in her car 30 years ago. I like it until the fishing line broke and the little wooden beads went everywhere. [emoticon]


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I used one to get some distance between me and a hot vinyl seat. Never did use one on a long drive. Should be cheap enough to give it a try.

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I have used them when I was driving truck, and I loved them. IMO much better than a sheepskin, which my DW loves. So you just have to try them to see if you like it.


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I got a "Comfy Cushion" at a big box store, and have loved it. But, is is wearing out and getting lumpy, and I cannot find another one anywhere. The drivers seat in our coach has begun to sag a bit, so I need one for comfort, and a bit more height also. Have tried a few different ones, but have not found anything comfortable yet.


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The beaded seat cover is great if your legs/butt fall asleep or your muscles start to ache on long drives. The beads roll as you sit and help keep the circulation flowing.

If you are just getting sore at pressure points, then a cushion may work better.


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For a time I would change beads for a while, then sheepskin, maybe just seat for a couple hundred miles. Then I added a vibrating pad to the mix. All felt better right after a change. IMHO the best for a RVer is stop and walk around often.

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