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Old 09-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Upgrade to seats

I have a new 2013 GT 351DS. Love it, and am enjoying every adventure out. However, I'm having a problem with the driver's and passenger seats. I've been spending quite a bit of money seeing my chiropractor lately, and we have figured out the GT seats are messing me up!

I'm just wondering if anyone has either upgraded their seats through FR, or have you gone the route of truck seats? I'd love to find a seat with air ride, 6way adjustment, heat and ventilation, power would be lovely, if such a critter exists for a motorhome.

Someone gave me a number at FR earlier, and I appriciate that, I would like to see some of the other things that people have done, where you got it from, did you try before the buy, online buy, etc... I need to do something, because my wife has gone to the couch with the kids, and that usually doesn't keep her happy on a long ride! And my back is killing me.

Thanks ahead of time for the comments!

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Old 09-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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I will agree that both seats are basic seats and not the greatest.
I to have had back issues since driving our motorhome.
The only really good replacements are spending $1,400 to $1,600 each for some good Flexsteel captain chairs. I suspect the chairs installed and being both 6 way electric and electric lumbar is nice.
$2,800 to $3,200 for two captains chairs.
If you are even in the area of New Paris Indiana that is where you can find many dealers who may install them while you wait.
You can also buy from Camping World.
Let me know what you find out as I also may go for replacements.


Link to Flexsteel website
Flexsteel Furniture: Bucket Seats

They have 200, 400 and 500 series
The higher the series the more plush and costs.

I like the 559 model attached

Here is a link from a dealer so you can get an idea of the options and costs.
Flexsteel 559 BUSR Captains Chair, Glastop Inc.


I also found the Flexsteel RV catalog for your to get more informations.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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I've also thought about looking for new seats for up front. But I really wouldn't look into "RV" seats but would look into a pair of pickup truck seats. Before we bought the MH we pulled a 38 ft fifth wheel with a 2007 Chevy dully diesel with the best seats that Chevy had to offer. Absolute comfort and support for the long haul. Maybe I'll start looking in junk yards for a wrecked top of the line Chevy pickup and see what the price would be. Mounting in a MH should be a piece of cake.!
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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I've also thought about looking for new seats for up front. But I really wouldn't look into "RV" seats but would look into a pair of pickup truck seats. Before we bought the MH we pulled a 38 ft fifth wheel with a 2007 Chevy dully diesel with the best seats that Chevy had to offer. Absolute comfort and support for the long haul. Maybe I'll start looking in junk yards for a wrecked top of the line Chevy pickup and see what the price would be. Mounting in a MH should be a piece of cake.!
I also thought about my Ford buckets in my F-250. Super.
The only problem is they normally don't have arm rests.
I think that is one very important feature for long drives and I think they will reduce stree and fatuygue on your arms and shoulders.
I sure need them.

Anyone have any good truck buckets with arm rests?
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We rarely use the arm rests anyway, be interesting to see if I can find something.
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Not sure who I Ticked Off but they removed my post which originally was #2. Did I break some rule? Welcomed CaseyC to the forums, gave an email address to Steve Stombaugh at FR to ask about whether they offered any upgraded seat. Also mentioned trying a Ford Truck Center. Be nice to know what was so wrong????
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:59 PM   #7
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Not sure who I Ticked Off but they removed my post which originally was #2. Did I break some rule? Welcomed CaseyC to the forums, gave an email address to Steve Stombaugh at FR to ask about whether they offered any upgraded seat. Also mentioned trying a Ford Truck Center. Be nice to know what was so wrong????
Per the Community Rules, these types of questions should be directed at a moderator.

However, to answer you- I don't see a post #2 at all (not even in the "delete" history). Is it possible that it got lost in cyberspace and never made it to the forum? The post that I quoted is the only one that I see in the thread history...
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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I just found this place in Lake Havasu AZ for Captains chairs.
Not sure about how good they are but the have basic shipping for only $43 which is reasonable.
Here is the websites link
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Not sure who I Ticked Off but they removed my post which originally was #2. Did I break some rule? Welcomed CaseyC to the forums, gave an email address to Steve Stombaugh at FR to ask about whether they offered any upgraded seat. Also mentioned trying a Ford Truck Center. Be nice to know what was so wrong????
it would appear that wuold have been your post 3000 ,maybe a solar spot or somthing just messed wit it
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I found another great place to check on Captain Chair replacements.
Captain Chairs - RV Captain Chairs - RV FURNITURE
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