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Old 12-23-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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Do your seats really swivel?

Regardless of what year or model Georgetown MH you may have, does anyone really try to use, or actually use the driver's seat or passenger seat as part of the living quarters.

Have you got a little trick you use to make them turn around more easily, or at least use just the passenger seat. My driver's seat seems to hit the steering wheel no matter how much it may be tilted upwards.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:13 PM   #2
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I have a 2004 Georgetown and the front driver seat does swivel 180° to face the living area; however, since it's a bit older rig, I don't know if the chairs are similar but this is how I do mine. First, I tilt the back of the chair all the way forward towards the steering wheel and move the arm rests to the down position as far as they'll go. I know this seem counterintuitive to move it towards the wheel instead of away and to lower the rests instead of raising them, but if you don't, it won't work (at least with mine). I then slide the whole chair as far forward as it will go, again counterintuitive, towards the steering wheel. I then pivot the chair to the right 180° so it is now facing the living area and then slide it away from the steering wheel so I can recline it a little but not much. Like I said, I don't know if the seats in your newer rigs operate similar or not, so good luck. I know I've read others who have wondered the same thing about their seats.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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My coach is a 2008. I slide the driver's seat all the way back (like a big tall person was going to drive.) then it spins around no problem.

The problem I have is with the passenger seat. It's smashed up against the third seat, the one by the door in my layout. It can't move back, it can't hardly turn. I'm thinking that I'll probably have to do something with that third seat. Take it out, or move it or something. I don't know what forest river was thinking when they crammed those two seats so tight together.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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KenandTerry, what GT model do you have?
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:04 PM   #5
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I have a 2009 Georgetown 374TS. The passenger seat will swivel 180 degrees with no problem. The drivers seat will only swivel about 90 degrees before the steering wheel stops it. Would sure like to figure out a way to make it more usable.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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I have a 2004 Georgetown and the front driver seat does swivel 180° to face the living area; however, since it's a bit older rig, I don't know if the chairs are similar but this is how I do mine. First, I tilt the back of the chair all the way forward towards the steering wheel and move the arm rests to the down position as far as they'll go. I know this seem counterintuitive to move it towards the wheel instead of away and to lower the rests instead of raising them, but if you don't, it won't work (at least with mine). I then slide the whole chair as far forward as it will go, again counterintuitive, towards the steering wheel. I then pivot the chair to the right 180° so it is now facing the living area and then slide it away from the steering wheel so I can recline it a little but not much. Like I said, I don't know if the seats in your newer rigs operate similar or not, so good luck. I know I've read others who have wondered the same thing about their seats.
this works on my 280 se as well
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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Our 2011 GT374 seets both swivel 180 make sure your steering wheel is right uip no problem.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:07 AM   #8
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Roger.....

We have the same model as you........2008 Georgetown 330TS. It just seems the bolt location for the driver's seat positions it so close to the steering wheel that you can't really call it a comfortable position with the back of the seat sitting so upright.

When we were finalizing the purchase of our unit, we really didn't like the barrel chair being directly behind the passenger seat either, so we had the dealer change it out for a matching upholstery recliner and footstool. It rests in the same area for driving, but we can move it wherever we want once we're set up. We weren't concerned about forfeiting the seat belt position capacity.

I guess the positioning of the two front seats just doesn't really make them user friendly as one would think.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:27 PM   #9
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Thanks for the information as we have never gotten our drivers seat turned around. it was no problem as the 378 has a recliner chair directly behind the drivers chair. we use the passengers chair all the time turned around when we winter in Florida. But since were not going this year due to health problems in the family, trying to turn the drivers chair will have to wait till spring.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:22 PM   #10
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I have been thinking of moving the drivers seat back some to see if I can get the clearance I need to turn the drivers seat around. It is too close as it is anyway for driving.
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