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Post by Geoff57 Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:20 pm

Hopefully a straightforward question.

When swivelling the front seats should you sit on them or not to rotate them ?

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Post by Eltel Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:37 pm

My chosen method is to actually open the appropriate cab door and rotate it from outside the motorhome (I also drop the steering wheel down) This way means you can man manoeuvre the seat past both the steering wheel and the handbrake.

Don’t think there’s any reason why you shouldn’t sit on them I just find it easier my way.

As we tend to use the two single beds I lower the seat squab to the same height as the beds.

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Post by Geoff57 Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:41 pm

Thanks Terry,

Sounds like a good idea doing it from the outside and dropping the steering wheel.
The main reason I asked the question was due to the awkwardness of trying to swivel the seats from inside the motorhome.

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Post by Tinwheeler Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:44 pm

It's definitely easier from outside but no fun in the rain.
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Post by Geoff57 Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:56 pm

Thanks Tinwheeler,

Just means we'll have to sit facing the windscreen in wet weather....or give the manager a brolly before sending her out !

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Post by RogerThat Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:27 pm

I can't move mine at all if I'm sitting on it, it's stiff as anything.

The seats in my old van moved quite easily with me perched on top, I'm sure they forgot to lube these ones!
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Post by inspiredron Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:46 pm

It's the reverse for me. I find it much easier to start the swivelling she sitting on the seat, turn it about 30 to 45 degrees and then move across to the other front seat.

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Post by Molly3 Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:00 am

Stiff seat  buy a can of ptfe  spray  ,spray the swivel base instant cure none greasy none sticky
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Post by RogerThat Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:19 am

@Molly3 something like this?  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by glyne lock Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:18 am

RogerThat wrote:@Molly3 something like this?  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

yes that should help you.it also works great in door lock buttons on all the units in the van
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Post by Caraman Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:16 pm

Or this

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Post by Molly3 Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:23 am

Dry ptfe,  NOT silicone  is what I used ,I used it once early  last year  and is still working  ,dirt sticks anything greasy so not recommended.
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