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Old 08-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Driver seat does not pivot 180

Passenger seat turns past engine cover to face rear but driver seat only swivels to about 20*. It seems to be blocked by the corner of the engine cover. Turning would be handy to get in and out. Is this normal or could PO have removed a spacer or something? I am thinking of adding spacers as I could use a little more height for leg room. Has anyone else had this problem and what solutions?
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by "only swivels to about 20* " But to clear the engine cover we have to slide the chair base back towards the steering wheel. We can't begin the turn in that position or it will not clear the steering wheel. So, it's a lot of back & forth, arms up then down, seat-back upright as far as possible. And, it only turns in...towards the engine cover. We still (after 4 years) have to get down, eye level with the base to make sure we're doing this right. Because it's such a process, I don't know how handy it would really be to swivel it, to get in & out.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:05 PM   #3
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If I turn the driver's seat clockwise to "get in and out" the seat back will hit the wall. when I want to turn it 180 degrees I also move the seatback fully upright, tilt the steering wheel forward, put the right hand arm down so it doesn't hit the wheel and I open the driver's door--not sure if this is required, but I remember doing that.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:36 PM   #4
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Ok, ive been wondering about this. So does anyone know how to swivel the drivers seat to face the lounge area in a classic 310. I havent explored it a great deal but also havent figured out how to do it. If it doesnt, with the factory installed captains chair, is there a chair out there that WILL swivel around to face the lounge. Or a base modification or something. Even new captains chairs? Im in the planning stages for my remodel of the lounge area and if i could get a drivers side captains chair that would swivel around it would solve some design problems. Anybody?
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:55 AM   #5
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Thanks all for the replies. I never thought about sliding it all the way forward. Seems like a pain though. I always thought the idea was to be able to swivel clockwise to exit drivers seat or to use it as extra living seating but that does not sound practical without modifications.
I need just a little more legroom so am considering a 1.5" riser between seat base and floor. That would give me the leg room I need and should allow pivot over engine cover.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:38 PM   #6
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In my MOHO 2004 30' the captain seat can be turned facing the lounge by turning it counter clockwise and opening the drivers door.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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On ours we can pivot it the 20 degrees without doing anything special, need the twenty degrees to be able to see the tv from reclined position on sofa. I have managed to turn it 90 degrees using the posted info. As far as using it for extra seating it doesn't happen. The passenger seat takes the same movement forward and upright before it can be turned 180 degrees, without a footrest I use the barrel chair for one, but most of the time I sit in the barrel chair as I haven't installed a reading light over the passenger seat in the turned position, it is on the todo list has been for 4 yrs.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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It is a bit of a pain to turn the chairs, but, if we're staying for more than a night, ours get turned. They are the most comfy seats in the "house"... Both are recliners... The passenger chair has a footrest…They face the T.V. And, it just seems more like a living room when the chairs are turned.
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It's amazing what a SO will do for interior space, 180 and empty space toward the rear. Without the SO and seat is facing sofa without foot room unless you take out the sofa's armrest
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #10
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Went to the coach yesterday to run up the engine and gennso was messing with the seat. It will not pivot past the engine cover no matter forward or back up or down. The right loser mounting rail hits the cover. Frustration. I think the solutionn is to add a spacer at the base when we redoubt the floor covering.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:55 AM   #11
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Martin's Argosy rebuild thread - Page 4 - Airstream Forums

Check out thus thread, Martin has come up with a good idea
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:32 PM   #12
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Not sure if the LY guys the same problem as the Argosy/Classic guys.

My seat was not hitting the engine cover just the seat back and the wheel wanted to occupy the same space/time when rotating - now they can both occupy the same space just at different times!
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