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Old 06-04-2015, 07:59 PM   #1
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Drivers seat

I am rather stooped and need to have the seat back tilted back quite a bit for comfort. In order to do this in my 99 LY 355 XL I have to have the seat quite forward because the galley slide flange hits the back of the seat, so there is little leg room and the brake and accelerator pedals are quite close to the front of the seat. This isn't particularly comfortable either. I am looking for suggestions, and the following items seem like possibilities-has anyone else done anything like any of these??

I could cut a 2 foot notch in the slide flange to gain about 3-4 inches.
I could look for a seat with a thinner back-the current one is at least 6 inches thick.
I could look for just a smaller bucket-type seat-I don't think I need the current huge seat.

Thanks for any helpful ideas.

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Old 06-04-2015, 09:52 PM   #2
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I assume your OEM seat tilts and turns and reclines. Does it also have the shoulder belt in it?

To replace the seat, you must have that shoulder belt anchor.

Having said that, if you go to a truck shop, Freightliner, Kenworth, etc, and ask to see their truck seats, they will show you lots of options, but they are not cheap. The seats will generally be slimmer, but still very comfortable, and you may want to upgrade to an air seat. ( on review, I see your unit is not air equipped. But there are many seats that are NOT air ride also.) Chances are you will not find a recliner in this style of seat, but swivels are available.

Ebay is a good place to start looking to see if something might be suitable.
Sterling Driver 20" Oasis Tan Vinyl with Cloth Inserts Air Ride Seat | eBay

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You may even be able to find one that will fit your existing base?

You may be able to use your existing seat in another location in your unit?

Let us know how you make out.

On my CLIPPER, with no slide, I have approximately 22" clearance behind my drivers seat, to the couch, when my seat is fully back.

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Old 06-04-2015, 10:09 PM   #3
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It is a power seat that tilts the seat and moves backward and forward with power, the seat back reclines manually, and it swivels/rotates manually.
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