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Post by Eltel on Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:14 pm

Having had two Fiat Motorhomes before purchasing 
the Peugeot Boxer based Nuevo the one thing I miss 
is having two armrests on the front seats 

On the Boxer it has lumber support where 
the second armrest was on the Fiat

Are you able to fit extra arm rests in place of 
the lumber control or something similar 

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Post by dbroada on Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:22 pm

My Nuevo is a Fiat and has two armrests - however that was partly because that is what we ordered. Had we not specified two armrests we probably would have only got one.

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Post by Torbaytimber on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:04 pm

When I purchased my Symbol (which was not new) it had arm rests fitted.  These restricted the access from the front seats into the back, so they were removed.
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Post by Kingham on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:18 pm

Both my Fiat Ducatos had twin arm rests and I loved them for longer journeys.

My Peugeot only has one on each seat and thinking the right arm rest could be substituted by resting my arm on the door trim, I gave it a go and decided I need another arm rest.

I wasn't aware that the latest offerings from Peugeot only have half the required number of arm rests, or that an extra arm rest is on the options list, otherwise I would have opted for two.

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Post by Gromit on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:27 pm

I wanted one as well. After looking closely at the seat I concluded that it couldn't be done, but I can't remember why not. Will have another look tomorrow.

Shall watch this thread with interest in case anyone comes up with a result! content
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Post by Kingham on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:34 pm

Gromit wrote:........ Shall watch this thread with interest in case anyone comes up with a result! content
Me too, especially as being solo, I have a ready made armrest going spare on the passenger seat  hugegrins

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Post by Gromit on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Wargenwolf wrote:Me too, especially as being solo, I have a ready made armrest going spare on the passenger seat  hugegrins
I think they are "handed" so that ain't going to work I fear.

I wonder if there's a threaded socket hidden under the cover material? A poke around with a thin knitting needle tomorrow I think. scratch head
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Post by Kingham on Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Gromit wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:Me too, especially as being solo, I have a ready made armrest going spare on the passenger seat  hugegrins
I think they are "handed" so that ain't going to work I fear.

I wonder if there's a threaded socket hidden under the cover material? A poke around with a thin knitting needle tomorrow I think. scratch head
oh_blast! censored!

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Post by dbroada on Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Wargenwolf wrote:
Gromit wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:Me too, especially as being solo, I have a ready made armrest going spare on the passenger seat  hugegrins
I think they are "handed" so that ain't going to work I fear.

I wonder if there's a threaded socket hidden under the cover material? A poke around with a thin knitting needle tomorrow I think. scratch head
oh_blast! censored!
which is precisely what you need, the left one from the driver's seat and the right one from the passenger seat

We had noticed at "the shows" that the AS Pugs only had one rest so we asked if two were available when we ordered. The Marquis salesman said he had specified one "only last week" so knew we could get them. Do the Fiat & Pugs have different seats? Coming from the same production line I would have thought they did not. I know their AS covers are made in Ilkeston and I doubt if they would welcome having to make the odd different seat set just for the Fiat ones.


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Post by Gromit on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:13 pm

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Post by Eltel on Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:12 pm

Wargenwolf wrote:
Gromit wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:Me too, especially as being solo, I have a ready made armrest going spare on the passenger seat  hugegrins
I think they are "handed" so that ain't going to work I fear.

I wonder if there's a threaded socket hidden under the cover material? A poke around with a thin knitting needle tomorrow I think. scratch head
oh_blast! censored!
Did you manage to have a look
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Post by Gromit on Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:35 pm

Eltel wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:
Gromit wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:Me too, especially as being solo, I have a ready made armrest going spare on the passenger seat  hugegrins
I think they are "handed" so that ain't going to work I fear.

I wonder if there's a threaded socket hidden under the cover material? A poke around with a thin knitting needle tomorrow I think. scratch head
oh_blast! censored!
Did you manage to have a look
Eltel

I forgot. Whistle1

Will have a look now and come back in a minute.
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Post by Gromit on Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:44 pm

I'm back, and the answer for our seats is "No." There's a little knob for adjusting the lumbar support right where a second armrest would go, so no chance for us.

Don't take too much notice of this result though, since A/S seem to change the type of seat they fit quite often. I can't find a label on ours so I can't advise, but it may come down to year of manufacture and/or model of van.
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Post by Eltel on Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:47 pm

Dave

I'll post you a link of what I've found out about a modification when I can find it

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Post by Eltel on Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:33 pm

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Post by Gromit on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:38 pm

Thanks Terry.

That's ingenious. I'll show it to the boss and see what she thinks. I don't usually bother with the arm rest(s), but we had two on the seats of the previous van and she doesn't much like having only the one now.

It's her birthday soon. She might appreciate an arm rest even more than the lawn mower I gave her last year! allthumbz
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Post by dbroada on Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:24 pm

Gromit wrote:I'm back, and the answer for our seats is "No." There's a little knob for adjusting the lumbar support right where a second armrest would go, so no chance for us.

Don't take too much notice of this result though, since A/S seem to change the type of seat they fit quite often. I can't find a label on ours so I can't advise, but it may come down to year of manufacture and/or model of van.
Dave, do you have lumbar supports on your seats or just the adjusters? Have I done myself out of the supports by asking for armrests? Not that I care, I would prefer the rests.

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Post by kaspian on Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:57 am

Our previous Elddis chassis cab coachbuilt had 2 armrests and lumbar support (2009). Seats had  integrated seat belts and swivels too but we rarely used both armrests to be honest . Even with one armrest tend to find it hampers access to the cab from rear habitation area.
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Post by Gromit on Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:04 am

Hi Dave

We do have lumbar supports which I find quite useful for the poorly back. My attitude to them is very similar to Kaspian's so I doubt if I'll do anything unless the Memsahib is very keen. Most of the time the arm rests get in the way.
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Post by dbroada on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:00 am

I agree that they do get in the way, especially if you leave the door one down and then try to put on the seat belt but I find my shoulders benefit on long drives if I can rest my arms for a while every now and then. Heather has teribble back pains if she can't rest her arms so they were essential for her.

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