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Old 08-25-2019, 10:47 PM   #1
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My wife and I are approaching retirement which we had planned to spend in our 32 foot Class A (gas) motorhome. However, we've had some health issues and decided to downsize to a B-plus, mostly for the difference in ride as my wife cannot tolerate the "rough" ride in our Class A. We have test driven a B-plus (Itasca Viva) and really like the layout and the ride, and will be looking at some others, too.

The one question I'll be asking, when I find the right place to ask it, is: are there any sources for alternate seats for the driver and passenger? I'm looking for seats that have built-in heat, are easily adjusted, ideally powered, and also have "air ride", which I've seen in trucker seats.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:07 AM   #2
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Hello to all,
We look forward to being members of this forum and taking advantage of everyone's experiences!

My wife and I are approaching retirement which we had planned to spend in our 32 foot Class A (gas) motorhome. However, we've had some health issues and decided to downsize to a B-plus, mostly for the difference in ride as my wife cannot tolerate the "rough" ride in our Class A. We have test driven a B-plus (Itasca Viva) and really like the layout and the ride, and will be looking at some others, too.

The one question I'll be asking, when I find the right place to ask it, is: are there any sources for alternate seats for the driver and passenger? I'm looking for seats that have built-in heat, are easily adjusted, ideally powered, and also have "air ride", which I've seen in trucker seats.

Welcome to the forum jimaz!


I can't say much to your seat question other than to say your options are few for after-market ones from the limited discussion on this and other forums. Many new chassis have built in seat air bags which complicates finding a replacement.

However, while seat comfort is very individual perception, if you and your wife like the ride of smaller rvs it is more likely air-suspension won't be a high priority. Check as many units as you can sit in and drive. Maybe there's one out there in a Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter that suits you both.

Good luck.
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Thanks for the input, builtin airbags would complicate things. The dealer had suggested installing air-bag suspension, but I'm completely unfamiliar with that. Perhaps just installing heaters in the seats will suffice.
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If the air bag issue doesn't trip you up check at truck dealers for air seats. If they are still available get one with a Motion Master shock. It's about a $3-400 option but is awesome. I sat in a seat with a Motion Master shock for about 750,000 miles and never once topped or bottomed out.

You are on your own for fitting it in, maybe hit up a fab shop to make a custom mounting platform.
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