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Old 10-08-2018, 12:16 AM   #1
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Driver and Passenger Seats Uncomfortable

After sitting in the driver and passenger seats for several hours, we've discovered them to become quite uncomfortable. It seems that your butt constantly scoots forward on every road bump. With this your back slouches downward, and you end up sitting on the upper part of the sacrum. I find it necessary to continually scoot back and sit up. On a long trip, this repeated cycle becomes quite annoying. Has anyone run into this problem and discovered a solution? If you have, please let us know about it. Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:54 PM   #2
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Had the same problem, now I'm using after market seat cushions that come with a lumbar support pillow. No sliding any more, plus they keep my back from hurting and are much cooler in hot weather. I spent about 30 bucks each on them.

On long trips, though, you are still going to get uncomfortable unless you stop and walk around once in a while.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #3
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My DW had the same issues when we first got our 30DS. She tried using a foam seat wedge, but the didn't help much. So I added 1/2 inch spacers (washers) to the forward mounting bolts on each seat (you also have to use longer bolts). It's amazing the difference it made. She doesn't slide down and out anymore. I also built an elevated foot platform that allows her feet to touch sufficiently enough to get her knees positioned above her waistline. This position relieves pressure at the lower back area. I also placed a piece of 2x8 board on the floor in front of the drivers seat. This puts my legs/knees in a much more comfortable position when driving and doesn't interfere with brake pedal or gas pedal operation.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:01 PM   #4
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I also had the same issue. I added four washers under both front bolts on the passenger seat frame. Big difference! I'm 5'9'', on the drivers side I took out the two spaces out on the frame so I can reach the gas pedal comfortably.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:59 PM   #5
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I also had the same issue. I added four washers under both front bolts on the passenger seat frame. Big difference! I'm 5'9'', on the drivers side I took out the two spaces out on the frame so I can reach the gas pedal comfortably.
Please explain “ two spaces on the frame”.

Did you shorten the seat base two inches?

Want to apply these fixes and need more info!

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Old 10-19-2018, 04:18 PM   #6
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Hi,
There were a couple of discussions a while back.

Here is the power conversion I did.

Adjustable power captain’s chair (driver’s seat) FR3

This was a discussion about lowering the base and adding washers to the front to rock the seat back a bit.

Driver seat too tall- no adjustment

Hope it helps.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:59 AM   #7
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I had the same problem on our 1st trip, I'm 5'7". We stop at a Wal-Mart and I found a lumbar cushion that help a lot and move seat closer to steering wheel this got my feet flat on the ground.
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:08 AM   #8
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It could be you are a little more tense driving a bigger vehicle than you are used to!
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:13 AM   #9
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When you get used to it . I becomes more comfortable . Unless you are a big rig driver they can be intimidating !
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:10 AM   #10
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So I'm 6'3" and running into a different issue... I sit up too high that the seatbelt does not come across me properly. It sits low on my arm below my shoulder and I'm constantly pulling it up or slouching to try and get it to come across my shoulder properly.


I would love to move the seatbelt assembly up the wall an inch or two but not sure if that's moveable... My next idea was to drill something above that would just hold the seatbelt up an inch or so. Beyond that, the other idea is to somehow lower the seat.

Anyone else with this issue/discomfort?
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