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Old 05-17-2020, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Pleasure Way on 2005 Chev 3500 seat foam AND bed foam replacement

a couple of 12 hour days in the saddle- it's clear my seat is breaking down


youtube shows that new foam install is a snap, but I am looking if anyone has already done this


I don't know if Pleasure Way uses stock seat and just uses own covers, or if they change/reshape foam

if stock,


my choices are GM #88982034 at about $70 each



or some other aftermarket knockoff



or "the seat shop" durofoam for about $120 ( amazon or direct)- these are higher density, but not sure if that would be a plus or minus for long days- add that the 2 seats swivel and are the only seat so get use when parked



anyone done this yet?


I am also looking to redo the rear benches/beds- anyone have specific foam product suggestions?
Covers are good so should be easy job, just want the best product for comfort



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Old 05-20-2020, 06:43 PM   #2
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I've ordered the seat shop lower pads for $125 ea on amazon.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Will update once they arrive and I install


No response from Pleasure Way to questions asking if the seats have stock GM or modified by them seat pads (shame on them, the current owner is their best sales person)- so if there is a change, Amazon makes for easy return



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Old 05-21-2020, 07:03 AM   #3
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the 2006 Pleasure Way Lexor seats do indeed us the stock GM foam under the PW custom coverings


disassembled the pass seat to plan out my fix


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Old 05-21-2020, 08:00 PM   #4
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I know there is useless info in this thread, these are the things I've run into and may help another...by spreading it out the info may be found more easily by search




PleasureWay seat swivel


while refurbing the seat;


( BTW the 4 x seat back bolts ( 13mm head) were all slightly backed out- I'll use a thread locker)



took apart, cleaned and lubed the seat swivel


the old lube was dry and black and gummy


pull cotter pin ( gotta nother?) and remove castle nut


the whole plate pulls straight up, there are 2 large washers/spacers on the top



set aside


below you will see the ball bearings captured in a plate- mine had some ok lube underneath and to make easier- I left this in place


clean up old lube/dirt/residue


my lube of choice for this is the "super lube" in grey tube with teflon- it does a good job of staying in place. another good choice is plumbers grease as it has a high melting point and stays put. or hi-temp bearing grease


added to top of bearings and plate


replace the seat mount holding lever in "release" position
( check spring is in good shape on lever, check lever bolts are snug ( mine weren't) and lube the sliding tongue


the smaller spacer first, a little lube on each side


then larger spacer



replace nut...I went snug to point where seat was hard to rotate and mount appeared to not rock/wiggle..but I'll have to recheck with seat in place and person in it


replace cotter pin


the entire mechanism rotates clean and smooth, the release lever pulls and returns with surety




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Let us know how you like the new foam compared to the original.
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will do- amazon reviews are mostly positive- slight fear they will be too hard. Cushions will be here Tuesday



The driver seat cushion is about collapsed so a hand full of sticks and leaves would be improvement


in the install video they guys make mention that usually the outside edge breaks down from tradesmen sliding in and out of the seat all day.


for me it was the inside edge as I often enter the seat from inside the van


feels good to get under there and clean up the dirt/dust/grime, lube the swivel and slides etc



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new seat pads arrived today- days earlier than expected


I already removed the seats to shampoo the coverings


using the seat guys youtube for a guide it took about an hour to get the base fron the back, new seat pads in place and the seats back together by myself


the Pleasure Way uses a zipper at the rear corners of each seat bottom - these were a bear to get back together
My Spouse came home at the right time and we got these zips done up with 4 hands
I maybe should have just trimmed back the foam on the "ears" a bit



mounted the seats in the van and the initial impression is that I am sitting up an inch and a half- much firmer than worn out seats and firmer I think than stock brand new.




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Great information. I don't know how your RV compares to a 97PW. My swivel function was virtually zero on both seats when I got it from my inlaws. I don't think they ever swiveled those seats and the grease had really dried out. I did do some work but the driver's side is still very stiff. So I was especially interested in your discussion on the swivel plates. Thanks.
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they now swivel with one hand- it's amazing


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update swivel do-over today.


when I had cleaned and lubed the bearings, I had indexed the nut and returned to same position and put the cotter pin in place before re-mounting the seat to the swivel base.


All has seemed well but the other evening the seat shifted on the swivel while driving. I pulled over and re"latched" it and then tested and all was fine until I leaned way back in the seat and it came free again.


This morning I pulled the cotter and tightened the nut then tested...tightened again ( castellated nut for the cotter) and all good.


I'd done same indexing of the pass side and testing it is fine...


When I did this job, I didnt think to really test the seats and assumed I'd be good- ooops


New seat cushions are awesome!



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Nice job, Mike!
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