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Old 12-21-2017, 12:52 AM   #1
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Adjustable power captainís chair (driverís seat) FR3

I added power base to the driverís seat that comes with the FR3.
Running it on an old scooter battery for now.
Only took a few hours.

https://factoryrvsurplus.com/product...aptains-chair/
$55 3Ē

https://factoryrvsurplus.com/product...-pedestal-new/
$235

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Old 12-21-2017, 07:57 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:03 PM   #3
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Nice. I've been wanting to do this mod for my rig too. With the new adjustable seat how is the overall range of the seat height compared to the original height? Can you get the seat past the steering wheel? The extra seat when we are set up in camp is nice to have and right now the seat gets stuck on the steering wheel.

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Old 12-23-2017, 02:05 PM   #4
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Nice. I've been wanting to do this mod for my rig too. With the new adjustable seat how is the overall range of the seat height compared to the original height? Can you get the seat past the steering wheel? The extra seat when we are set up in camp is nice to have and right now the seat gets stuck on the steering wheel.

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Hi Brian,
Here are some pictures of the height adjustment. It goes from about 15 1/2Ē to 17Ē to the seam of the seat. Both the front and back of the seat move independently, so plenty of customizing can be done. I am taking a long ride this weekend and will see if it needs to raised a half inch or not, my wife is a bit shorter and I will se how it works for her as well. The original seat was most likely at about 18Ē which most agree was to high.

I also included a passenger seat photo which is about 16Ē, I had put in a new base (7Ē) which lowered it to 15 1/2, then put some washers on top of the base in the front to level and raise the seat just a bit. I also cut new holes in the passenger base to shift it to the left so it can spin and clear the right hand wall.

The power slide moves a ton back and forth, so no problem clearing the steering wheel when spinning it.

I have 2 9Ē and 1 7Ē base I donít need if anyone near Philly wants them. Iím in Mount Laurel NJ.

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Old 12-28-2017, 11:07 AM   #5
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I want to do the same thing to my drivers seat. Did you need to order any additional mounting hardware or did needed mounting hardware come with the swivel and power pedestals?
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I want to do the same thing to my drivers seat. Did you need to order any additional mounting hardware or did needed mounting hardware come with the swivel and power pedestals?


The additional hardware I needed was a piece of heavy ďCĒ channel steel ( 2 pieces cut to about 15Ē )which I drilled to match up with holes on the base and the power unit which do not match up. 8 holes total four on each piece. Needed 4 additional nut and locking bolt sets to complete the attachment, 4 were reused. The power unit lines up with holes on the seat so no drilling required there.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:37 PM   #7
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i like it. can't wait to see how that effected your comfort on a long trip.
going to look into doing this.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:51 PM   #8
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i like it. can't wait to see how that effected your comfort on a long trip.

going to look into doing this.


Just got back today, the seat worked out perfectly. The front and rear adjustments were key. I was able to find a very comfortable setup.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:42 PM   #9
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Install

I am trying this using your directions. One question is did you install and then assemble? If not how did you get the long base bolts installed. I can't seem to get them in to long.
Thanks.
Great instructions and pictures.
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:09 PM   #10
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Nicely done, thanks for the link.
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