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Old 06-18-2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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Driver seat too tall- no adjustment

We just bought a 2018 fr3 30ds. I'm 5'9" and the drivers seat is very uncomfortable because it does not telescope up and down. I could not believe there wasn't adjustments. I'm average height, and seriously, my feet can't touch the ground. Does anyone know of an aftermarket seat bracket that could remedy it? My wife can't even attempt to drive it...
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:47 PM   #2
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My wife hassame problem.
You can get shorter ones.

Here are some.
- Swivel Pedestal for Captains Chair - Price: $50.00 - Factory RV Surplus - 1611 W Bristol St, Elkhart, IN 46514 (800) 325-1461 (574) 262-3327
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:41 AM   #3
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Thank you?
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:49 AM   #4
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Does anyone know if they make telescoping ones for adjusting height. These are fixed but come in different heights.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:46 PM   #5
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If you look on that page they also sell a 4" tall 6 way power base (more money) this can be paired with th swivel base (say 3" or 5 1/4") then you would have the shorter height, say 3" + 4" from power base and it can extend up to 1 1/2" so as low as 7" as much as 8.5".

So far thats the best solution i can come up with. Wife went with the 7" fixed base for $50.

If you can weld you can just cut down the stock unit and reweld it also.

I keep looking at full power captains chairs, just not sure its worth the $2000+ it takes to replace the stock seats.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:00 PM   #6
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We are on our first road trip and jsut said the same thing!!! So glad someone posted a site to buy . So I am thinking the seats are all the same bolt patterns?
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:20 PM   #7
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We have the same issues with a new GT5 36B5 we just bought, went on our maiden voyage this past week and we decided the passenger seat was maybe 3 inches at least too high and there is no adjustment. I'm planning on pulling the seat and taking the base to a friend who owns a welding shop to get a couple inches removed....I think that will be a good way to get it to be correct for her at least, my drivers seat is electrically adjustable and at the all the way down position, it is tolerable, the seats seem to be really comfortable, it's just height problem.
Just a suggestion.
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Why then, did you buy the motorhome in the first place?
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I swung by the dealership service center today and they are having their in house metal fabricator cut them down tomorrow. They said this is a common issue. It's still very surprising to me that an $80 k motor home doesn't have this feature...but I'm new to the RV lifestyle, so I guess I have a lot to learn. Thanks everyone who posted....your information and support was valuable.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:39 PM   #10
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Why then, did you buy the motorhome in the first place?
Maybe like my wife, they didnt realize it until spending several hours driving it down the road.

Lucky for us its an easy fix. Your attitude is not so easily fixed.
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