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Old 02-24-2021, 03:27 PM   #1
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Seat swivel limited

2014 Vegas 24.1--- The driver's swivel seat in my rv does not turn 180 degrees . I have tried all possible combinations in all orders and the seat/armrest still hits the steering wheel! It does go 90degrees to the right to face the table-- barely. But that's it. Same thing to the left so I can't go around in that direction.
Is there a fix or mod that I'm not finding?
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Old 02-24-2021, 04:59 PM   #2
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Sometimes it helps to move the seat rearward, and bring the seatback forward...
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Old 02-24-2021, 05:38 PM   #3
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You haven't hit the correct combination as this problem has existed since the Axis/Vegas was introduced and is even present in the class A MHs.

There are multiple threads about it.

Make sure the steering wheel is tilted fully forward.
The arm rest should be down.
The seat should be fully rearward.
As you turn the seat and the armrest contacts the steering wheel try tilting the chair back in both directions to see which way toy need to go for the armrest to clear the steering wheel.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:52 PM   #4
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Turn Axis / Vegas Driver's seat

Hi Seabee
you may find this link useful for video on how to turn the seat.
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/sh...4&postcount=42
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Old 02-25-2021, 03:34 AM   #5
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Sometimes it helps to move the seat rearward, and bring the seatback forward...
This is how the drivers seat turns in our 29m.
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:35 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for the suggestions- - I tried them all again with no joy. I have not yet tried the method shown by TerryJames- HOA rules will not allow me to keep the MH at the house so after unpacking from this trip I had to put it back in storage.
It sure looks like it will work, though, and I'm very anxious to try it. I WILL report back.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:21 PM   #8
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Curiosity got the best of me. I just HAD TO SEE if the method in TerryJames' video was the solution. I headed over to the MH this morning and got right into it. Didn't get very far, though, since I was not able to get to the mechanism to allow the seat back to fold forward almost on top of the bottom seat. Even if I could have gotten to it, it's not something I'd want to do every time I wanted the seat to swivel 180 degrees.
In crawling around under the seat I noticed that the seat is mounted by 4 bolts through the floor and a thick steel backing plate on the roof of the forward lower compartment that houses the BIRD relay and the STROMBOLI (I love a good Italian Stromboli). Since the forward adjustment of the seat on it's tracks is much more than I need, I am going to investigate the possibility of moving the seat mount a little further rearward- maybe 2 inches. That would be a permanent fix- 4 new holes and be done.
I would still like to hear any pros and cons- especially from someone who has already done it.
I'm sure there are some who are skeptical of this whole exercise- but I believe this is a fault that should be corrected- and maybe by me!
Thanks again for your suggestions. Keep 'em coming.
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:25 AM   #9
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Curiosity got the best of me. I just HAD TO SEE if the method in TerryJames' video was the solution. I headed over to the MH this morning and got right into it. Didn't get very far, though, since I was not able to get to the mechanism to allow the seat back to fold forward almost on top of the bottom seat. Even if I could have gotten to it, it's not something I'd want to do every time I wanted the seat to swivel 180 degrees.
In crawling around under the seat I noticed that the seat is mounted by 4 bolts through the floor and a thick steel backing plate on the roof of the forward lower compartment that houses the BIRD relay and the STROMBOLI (I love a good Italian Stromboli). Since the forward adjustment of the seat on it's tracks is much more than I need, I am going to investigate the possibility of moving the seat mount a little further rearward- maybe 2 inches. That would be a permanent fix- 4 new holes and be done.
I would still like to hear any pros and cons- especially from someone who has already done it.
I'm sure there are some who are skeptical of this whole exercise- but I believe this is a fault that should be corrected- and maybe by me!
Thanks again for your suggestions. Keep 'em coming.

T think you mean Trombetta:

https://www.trombetta.com/products/dc-contactors/
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:35 AM   #10
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People are always screwing up MY Italian name-- so when I can - - I do! I thought it would be worth a few S and Gs. Was it??????
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Old 02-27-2021, 04:44 AM   #11
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Hi Seabee,* The seat rotation method works OK and, yes, it's a little bit of a knack. However, with a little practice it becomes very easy.* If the only problem is you have difficulty reaching down to the seat-back adjust handle ... perhaps a little* handle extension tool would be much easier than moving the seat mounting.*
Interested to follow your saga. (Not sure moving the seat will help much, 'cos to perform the turn ... the seat needs to be about 1/2 way back ... not all the way back)
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:08 PM   #12
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Hi TerryJames; I never did find the handle to adjust the seat back- even lying on my back under the seat with a flashlight. Is it possible that I have a different seat?
Tomorrow we leave on a week long trip. I think I'll have plenty of time to get under there again. At my age it's pretty easy to get down under there- - Getting back up - - not so easy!
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:36 PM   #13
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People are always screwing up MY Italian name-- so when I can - - I do! I thought it would be worth a few S and Gs. Was it??????
If you had thrown an emoji or two in there we could have realized it was tongue-in-cheek, but in the bland text world (no other clues to intent) it is more likely received as lack of knowledge on the posters part. We get a lot of people here with minimal knowledge.

But in hindsight - that's a good one!
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:52 PM   #14
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Ted- - You're correct- but I can't even spell "emoji". I'm glad somebody appreciated it.
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Old 02-27-2021, 02:02 PM   #15
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Hi Seabee, Sent u a detailed PM.
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Old 03-03-2021, 06:56 PM   #16
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Follow the video

We have a 2019 25.6 and we watched a video similar to the one posted in order to turn ours around. Its definitely a process but once you learn it, its pretty easy. Good luck.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:55 PM   #17
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The drivers seat in the 2014 Vegas 24.1 does not turn a 180. If it did you would be on top of the cup holders that are mounted on the little pony wall next to the couch. The pony wall with the cup holder is part of the slide so to do a 180 you would have to remove the pony way with the cup holder
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:59 AM   #18
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Turning driver seat

This worked for us
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:31 PM   #19
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In response to Seabee.
I did exactly what you describe in our 2018 Axis 25.3.

I could not spin the seat around to my satisfaction and observed that there was plenty of forward travel available. Prior to moving the seat I had my wife set the seat to her liking and then determined that there was an additional 2 inches of travel. (She hasn't driven since but could in an emergency).
I removed the 4 mounting bolts and then the seat. Next was to layout and drill the holes 2 inches rearward. Pay close attention to squaring the holes to the steering wheel. If you hog them out like the factory did you will have plenty of ability to square with the slop but my drill mostly makes round holes. Next was to reinstall the seat and finally make a cover plate for the now exposed front holes. I used a piece of leftover vinyl that sort of matched but located where it is you don't see it anyways.
I can now spin the chair around to directly face the tv above the door plus a little more.
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. I wonder if he finally got it figured out?
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