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Old 03-27-2023, 09:25 PM   #1
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Drivers seat is off center

After a couple of years of painful driving, Iíve realized the drivers seat is 4Ē to the right of center of the steering wheel. This causes a spinal twist and burning pain in the shoulder blade after driving for more than 30 minutes. I finally figured out on our nice trip to Guadalupe Mountain NP last weekend that if I primarily just grip the right side of the steering wheel, I can minimize the twisting pain. The other result of the off center seat is that my left arm doesnít reach the door arm rest and there is not an armrest on the seat. Do others have this problem? Can the seat be moved? Thanks. 2016 Dynamax REV 24í
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Old 03-28-2023, 07:13 AM   #2
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This is the first I have heard this since I started in 2015. We don't do anything with the seat in a Promaster, so that may be a question for Dodge/Ram/FAC/Stellantis.
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Old 03-28-2023, 08:37 AM   #3
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After a couple of years of painful driving, I’ve realized the drivers seat is 4” to the right of center of the steering wheel. This causes a spinal twist and burning pain in the shoulder blade after driving for more than 30 minutes. I finally figured out on our nice trip to Guadalupe Mountain NP last weekend that if I primarily just grip the right side of the steering wheel, I can minimize the twisting pain. The other result of the off center seat is that my left arm doesn’t reach the door arm rest and there is not an armrest on the seat. Do others have this problem? Can the seat be moved? Thanks. 2016 Dynamax REV 24’
I had heard this report several times in the Class A forums, but never from cutaway chassis owners. In Class A platforms, the RV industry does the seat installs, typically, not the chassis manufacturer.

Are you the original owner of your rig?
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No, I am not the original owner. As far as I know, Iím the second owner via a trade-in through a dealer in Amarillo.
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Old 03-28-2023, 09:25 AM   #5
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Can you tell me who/what is Stellantis? Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2023, 09:47 AM   #6
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Google can.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellantis

They are now Ram/Dodge/Chrysler
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Old 03-28-2023, 09:53 AM   #7
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Does your steering wheel appear to be perpendicular (square) to the seat? I've see trucks where the steering column is at an angle where it comes through the firewall. Could you look under the hood and see if the steering column goes straight to the dash or is it at an angle?
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Is there room at the left side between seat and door? If so, pull back the floormats and see if the seat has been relocated. Maybe you can just move it back to the original position.
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This is the first I have heard this since I started in 2015. We don't do anything with the seat in a Promaster, so that may be a question for Dodge/Ram/FAC/Stellantis.
Brian, Do the ProMasters come with swivel seats as original equipment from RAM? Our original seat is centered in our 2015.

It's possible that the seat was replaced by a former owner. I've seen posts in the past where people thought the seats were uncomfortable and they were looking for replacements. The original seats are a bit 'firm'.

ABQRV, can you find any identifying labels on that seat? I think ours has an armrest on our 2015, but the rig is in storage right now, so I can't check.
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Yes, they swiveled from Ram
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Old 03-28-2023, 08:05 PM   #11
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I've seen this in several vehicles, so its not specific to your rig. Not 4" off center, but 1-2" maybe
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Old 03-29-2023, 10:42 AM   #12
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Thanks for the great input. I did some further assessment. First I exaggerated - the offset is more like 2Ē. The steering wheel does in fact come out of the floor at an angle and then has a coupling that moves it to the left, away from the brake pedal. Regardless, it is where it is and there is no leeway on the dash to move it over. I didnít see a label on the seat but took a picture of the limiting factor that would keep me from moving the seat to the left. The emergency brake is on the left. Itís a integral part of the seat frame and itís right up against the door frame. I donít see many good options unless there is a completely different seat style that is available. That would include some way to move the brake to the right side of the seat.
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I am in the process of catching up my reading in this forum. I didnít see this until tonight.

Is it possible for you to post a photo of the entire seat? Then we see if it OEM.

I tried to find replacement seats years ago but could only find one company in CA that supposedly offered a replacement. I chose to not drive 3,000 miles each way to confirm they would fit.

There is another company near Philadelphia that says they can replace the seats but when I wanted them to confirm I didnít hear back. That company was only an hour drive from my previous home.
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