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BruceMc

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Posted: 08/16/20 11:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last time we were at an RV show, several units that featured swivel seating from the factory also provided a "booster" seat to accomplish just that - raise the seat base up a few inches. It was a upholstered firm cushion that attached to the seat, and was stored in the overhead. Seemed kinda corny, but it effective.

But I like your idea, the base should raise/lower depending on the use.
Perhaps a Power Base, with a swivel plate on top?


'16 Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLEC Chevrolet 6.0L
Previously:
'00 Four Winds 26Q Class C (Ford E350 V10)
'96 Kit Sportsmaster 212f Fifth Wheel/'93 GMC Sierra K2500
'91 SunLite poptop truck camper
and the first: a Wildernest flip-top canopy.


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Posted: 11/21/20 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Update:

Swivel seat mods continue!


On our Crater Lake trip, my wife noted the height was perfect, but noticed the seat would swing a bit side to side as I took various corners. Upon checking the slop of the latch at the back/top of the seat, I found it was moving almost an inch. Well, that'll never do...

Back in the shop to dust off my brazing skills...

Original latch:

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Old latch removed, new latch fabricated:

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Refined, set in place:

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Full block rather than just a 5/16" wire:

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Initial mounting & testing with spring:

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Painted, mounted:

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Fully latched:

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Unlatched:

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Now there's only a tiny bit of slop, and that's normal due to the additional moving parts in the swivel...

Now she'll be happy!!!!

* This post was edited 11/21/20 06:26pm by BruceMc *

Dusty R

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Posted: 11/21/20 07:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a '15 Itasca on an E-450. It came with swivel bases on the cab seats. Thing is the cab floor is about 3-1/2" below coach floor, so when we are parked for the winter I raise those seats with some wide angle iron.

Dusty

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