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Old 02-08-2015, 09:25 AM   #1
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Swivel Seats in Chevy

I know swivel seats are not an option on the Chevy but wondering WHY? We ordered a 2015 2300 we would have ordered swivel seats if we could have..now I have to find an aftermarket person to help me install..if anyone out here has installed them please help me out thanks
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:41 PM   #2
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I just installed a swivel on the passenger seat of my 2014, 2500TS. I purchased it from Shop4seats.com. Here is a link to it http://shop4seats.com/rv-furniture/r...apter-434.html I had to move the seat inboard two inches to allow for clearance for the arm rest to be able to close the door. I used two pieces of angle iron to move the seat location inboard. If you do not move it you cannot use the swivel.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:51 PM   #3
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When you moved the seat 2 inches forward can you still slide it back to ride? Or are you saying you have to slide it forward to be able to swivel? What about the driver seat can you make that one be a swivel as well Thanks for responding i really want to find someone to help us do this wish you lived in Atlanta...Do you have a Chevy?
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The seat moves forward and aft like normal. The seat has to be moved sideways toward the driver seat by two inches and bolted down to the two angles to give it the clearance on the side. My 2500TS is a Chevy 4500. Would not want to try this on the drivers side as the seat would not line up with the steering wheel if it was moved sideways two inches.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:10 PM   #5
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Swivel Seats in Chevy

Here is the base that I ordered:

http://www.discountvantruck.com/rvse...yseatbases.htm

You remove the seat from its base and insert this between base and seat. Four bolts are included. Raises seat about 3/4". Will operate without any further modification. Easier to swivel if you open the door, but will work without opening the door.

It is easy to install. Best with two people just to handle the weight of the seat more easily.

On the 2300 I did only the passenger seat, as the driver seat would be partially blocked by the dinette. Have had this for 2 years and love it.


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Old 02-09-2015, 08:52 AM   #6
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I know swivel seats are not an option on the Chevy but wondering WHY? We ordered a 2015 2300 we would have ordered swivel seats if we could have..now I have to find an aftermarket person to help me install..if anyone out here has installed them please help me out thanks
We don't have it tested and approved for Chevy. In process but we're waiting on a cab to crash.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:58 PM   #7
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Is the seat still able to slide forward and back and swivel with this base?
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Is the seat still able to slide forward and back and swivel with this base?

Yes. Same as before. The swivel goes between the factory seat base and the seat. Doesn't change the operation of the seat. You take four bolts out and remove seat. Bolt the swivel in (4 bolts are included that are proper strength for automotive application) and replace seat on top of swivel with original four bolts. It is much easier with two people, just because of the weight of the seat. The swivel release lever is between the occupants legs. I found it a little too long and cut it shorter and covered with a plastic cap (the kind that go on screws or bolts when you want to protect the end that is sticking out--a few cents at big box hardware store).


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Old 04-12-2015, 12:15 PM   #9
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Am very confused about comment about angle iron J3cub describes. RVBill if we buy the seat from the place you provided link for is that all we need - just those parts and muscle? We are can follow printed directions but don't want to jury rig anything. This is for our new 2501 Chevy passenger seat. Thanks!
Also wonder if the difference in needing to be moved inward 2 in is due to layout of 2300 vs 2500. Did the angle irons have to be ordered from an automotive place to be sure to be strong enough?
The links both members provided show a rise of 1 5/8 inches, but not sure if they are the same unit from different suppliers or there is a difference in fit.
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The swivel and the four bolts that came with it are all that is needed for the 2300. Unbolt seat from its factory base. Insert swivel on the the base. Bolt the seat onto the swivel. Done.


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