Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Motorcoach & Motorhome > Class C and Super C Motorhomes
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-04-2021, 09:07 PM   #1
Member
 
pohoda's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Magnitude BH35
State: California
Posts: 61
THOR #23156
3rd passenger middle seat - jump seat

Been searching for anyone else that might have done something similar. I have 2 kids (7 & 10) that both get car sick if they sit in the back too long on trips. They fight over sitting in the only passenger seat in the cab or sometimes sit doubled up. Was thinking of installing a middle folding seat/center console from a late model Ford superduty utilizing the existing lap belt. I know this will make it even harder to crawl from the cab to living space and back and probably require the arm rests to be removed to fold up etc, but thinking it may be worth trying. There are a few companies that make 3rd party jump seats also, but I am finding pretty good prices on pulled middle console seats from Fords that seem like they would work attaching to the floor. Any thoughts or recommendations? Pic attached with what I found.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	s-l500.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	22.4 KB
ID:	34637  

__________________
pohoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2021, 09:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ducksface's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2018 24.1 AXISSIXxSIX
State: Arizona
Posts: 6,877
THOR #13932
I'd do it.
Wouldn't hesitate.
But
I'm not a safety first type guy.

Safety people here might have something else to say.
(I'd ask them what size motorcycle helmet they wear in their RV)
__________________
Below is a link to most of my modifications either accomplished or pending.
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...n-18996-3.html

Click on my pictures then click the pop-up for a full screen zoomable picture.
ducksface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2021, 11:29 PM   #3
Member
 
pohoda's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Magnitude BH35
State: California
Posts: 61
THOR #23156
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducksface View Post
I'd do it.
Wouldn't hesitate.
But
I'm not a safety first type guy.

Safety people here might have something else to say.
(I'd ask them what size motorcycle helmet they wear in their RV)
Thanks for the reply. In terms of safety I would have to imagine a child in a seat bolted to the floor with a lap belt will be better then sleeping on the couch or sitting at the dinette (most likely unbelted). Whenever we ride mass transit whether it be the local light rail, bus, or Coaster train we are taking the same risk.
__________________
pohoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2021, 11:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
paulwadley's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Miramar 37.1
State: California
Posts: 2,489
THOR #12698
Shop4seats has a jump seat that fits exactly between the front two seats in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter. It uses the existing floor bolt holes from the front seats to bolt down to the floor. It also has a shoulder/seat belt built into it for safety. It is also a bit pricey at $1100. The seat actually slips into the base that is attached to the floor and is easily removed leaving only the seat base frame attached to the floor.

Paul


Shop4seats Sprinter Jump Seat.
__________________
paulwadley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 12:34 AM   #5
Site Team
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Accolade 37TS
State: South Dakota
Posts: 8,762
THOR #1469
Been done quite some time ago on the Jayco Senecas using the Super Duty Seat. Go to the Jayco forum and search on jump seat.
__________________
EA37TS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 12:37 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 24F
State: Ohio
Posts: 4,146
THOR #16721
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducksface View Post
I'd do it.
Wouldn't hesitate.
But
I'm not a safety first type guy.

Safety people here might have something else to say.
(I'd ask them what size motorcycle helmet they wear in their RV)
Funny... we rode bikes barefoot on gravel roads as kids. And I don't think bike helmets were even invented yet... There was a theory then that pain is a very good teacher... if you survived.
__________________
Chateau_Nomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 01:05 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
ducksface's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2018 24.1 AXISSIXxSIX
State: Arizona
Posts: 6,877
THOR #13932
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chateau_Nomad View Post
Funny... we rode bikes barefoot on gravel roads as kids. And I don't think bike helmets were even invented yet... There was a theory then that pain is a very good teacher... if you survived.
We had half sheets of plywood we would jump into dustdevils with.
We'd steal handles off of anything we could find and attach them with bent over nails.
Slammed on our face 98 of 100 times, best air was probably a very scary 10feet.
When I bought the surplus little reserve parachute, mom put the halts to our devil chasing.
So, we switched to model rockets...those got VERY big.

Almost every scar I have is bicycle related.
__________________
Below is a link to most of my modifications either accomplished or pending.
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...n-18996-3.html

Click on my pictures then click the pop-up for a full screen zoomable picture.
ducksface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 04:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
chunker21's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Omni XG32 GONE for good
State: Alabama
Posts: 1,750
THOR #22586
Had a dog that got sick traveling so we would squirt lemon juice in it's mouth. Worked every time. Gave a cat half a "people tranquilizer" one time when we moved. Not a peep, or yowl from him.
__________________
2022 Renegade Valencia 35MB
2021 Jeep Gladiator
2019 Harley Davidson FLHTC
2012 PT Crusader 355BHQ
chunker21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 04:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
chunker21's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Omni XG32 GONE for good
State: Alabama
Posts: 1,750
THOR #22586
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chateau_Nomad View Post
Funny... we rode bikes barefoot on gravel roads as kids. And I don't think bike helmets were even invented yet... There was a theory then that pain is a very good teacher... if you survived.
You had gravel!! We had to ride bikes on mud roads uphill both ways.
__________________
2022 Renegade Valencia 35MB
2021 Jeep Gladiator
2019 Harley Davidson FLHTC
2012 PT Crusader 355BHQ
chunker21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 06:46 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
The_Breeze's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 31L
State: Florida
Posts: 2,063
THOR #12189
Quote:
Originally Posted by chunker21 View Post
You had gravel!! We had to ride bikes on mud roads uphill both ways.
Yes, but then you got your first dirt bike and things got REALLY fun.
__________________
The_Breeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 08:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2