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Old 02-26-2017, 10:56 PM   #1
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Replacing seats in a thor fe22

We bought replacement seats so we can have more comfortable trips.
We both have the heated leather with double armrest. The driver has over base with message and lumbar. The passenger is a swivel so I can use it as extra seating in the living area.
My husband used 1/4 steel plate to put my seat back 3in. And toward the center 3in. Now I have more leg room and I can turn toward the back and put my feet up while we go on long trips.
The driver seat will go back 3 in. And 1 in. Toward the center.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:05 PM   #2
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drivers leg room

We were just about to put an order in for a Four winds 24f when I decided to sit in the drivers seat. The leg room is so short that my knees hit the bottom of the dash. I am over 6 feet and I have had this problem is some subcompact cars but never a truck. I have driven lots of full sized pick up trucks and there was always lots of leg room. The salesman knew about this and admitted it was a problem, but it could not offer a solution. I can't believe that I am the only person to have this problem. There is no way I could drive this unit on any long trip. I like your solution. How did you get the idea and what all was involved?
Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:24 PM   #3
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We bought the 22fe to have a traveling bathroom, and to have a place to stay when spending time with my brother in MS, as he was in the last few months of his life.
The first trip, was a nightmare and we regretted buying. It shook, rattled, and almost made us deaf from the doghouse noise. I was literally crying, thinking we made such a huge mistake. We were spent our 1st week parked in my brothers yard, dry camping. The dinette was horrible and way too small for plus size people like us. We were going to take it back and trade in for something larger, but the trade in was only 45k, so that was out of the question.
We designed and built houses together, and my husband had tools for welding, carpentry, and auto mech. So we looked to see what we could do. We scoured this forum and found so many useful things to try.
I had to 3d print a new sofa design to replace the dinette, before my husband would consider remodeling.
We pulled out the dinette and discovered we had a lot more space behind the driver seat. We ordered heated leather seats with swivel passenger and massage as our Christmas gifts. We doubled up insulation strips on the doghouse, which took care of the noise and heat. I can't remember what we used but it is in an old post.
We added a 3 in. Topper on the bed, plus additional storage components.
So now, we love our RV and can't wait to travel in it.
We joined DVC so we could have resort rooms for under 75 a night, but we still prefer staying in the RV. We use the rooms for our son and his wife and we stay at wilderness rv campgrounds.
We have stayed in KOA campgrounds in Lafayette, Pidgeon Forge, GA., Alabama, and Williamsburg. We plan on going to grand canyon soon.
As a plus for the RV, the day we returned from my husband's surgery, a snow storm caused a power outage for our whole area. We walked in the back yard, cranked up the RV, watched t.v., slept, made coffee, took showers, and had a great time. I think that kept him from getting depressed and sped up his healing.
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