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Old 02-10-2018, 05:41 PM   #1
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Was wondering what people did as far as the drivers seat. Found an electric rv chair on amazon but was hoping to see some images of what other people have done. Gonna do some googleing as amazon is kinda limited in that regard i think

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Old 02-10-2018, 05:57 PM   #2
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I used forklift seats in my short busses.
My TC1000 has an air seat but I have my eye on a nice seat from a cabover Kenworth...

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Old 02-10-2018, 06:53 PM   #3
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I'm heading to my local PullAPart and find something out of a Cadillac CTS or something for $75. Then I'm going to mount 4 nice late model bucket seats from a car on pedestals in the "living room"
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:21 PM   #4
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I scored a few Recaro air seats off classifieds. Might grab 2 more for pax.

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How are you going to control those cadillac CTS seats? I'd like to go that route, but getting them to function.

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I scored a few Recaro air seats off classifieds. Might grab 2 more for pax.

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How are you going to control those cadillac CTS seats? I'd like to go that route, but getting them to function.

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Just need a few DPDT toggles

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Old 02-10-2018, 07:29 PM   #6
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Just need a few DPDT toggles
Then what? I count 8, and that is without lumbar controls. Do those motors all have built-in limit switches? I had to rewire the recaro seats to bypass the computer that controls them, and they were 1/4 as complex.

I did find this:

I did it and I know somebody else did the same. I got mine off of ebay for pretty cheap. Moving the fronts to the rear when the kids get bigger. The fronts are awesome after putting in the CTS. I bought another set of the air bag frames to put them down on. Since the drivers seat is controlled by the car's ecu it takes a bit of wiring to get the motion parts to work. I think I used 10 3 prong relays. The tough part is just finding all of the wires and where they come from. I took out everything that was not needed and with a spare battery (fused) you can test each circuit and make sure that you have each one labeled prior to putting in the relay. Here are the wiring diagrams that I got from the Cadillac website.
As far as the heater and air blower for the seats, I have not spent anymore time on them yet. I put in the controls for the heater in the dash and ran the wires down to the seats but didn't get any further. I think I'll send it over to my favorite shop to finish it out and get the details done.
I'm not sure that the switches I got will work with the heater system and will have to take out the heater pads and get the ones that match the switches. With the air, I got the fans to go, but I think you need a potentiometer (maybe) or somebody that is a little brighter in that electrical department to figure it out. I'd like to know if it's a simple work around. Hope this helps, good luck. Andy
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I scored a few Recaro air seats off classifieds. Might grab 2 more for pax.

Check with truck dismantlers-

How are you going to control those cadillac CTS seats? I'd like to go that route, but getting them to function.

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Pedestal with a big steel plate to mount the electric base. Most seats mount with 4 bolts, so just need a plate to locate the bolts.
If the electrics are an issue,
i'll pull the seat from it's base and mount it to an easier electric seat base.Hey, i have a grinder, sawmill, and a welder. I can do anything.
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I've made custom controls for nearly every power seat I've owned. I just wire a DPDT to each motor just like a window regulator. When the seat stops going forward, let go of the switch. That's always been my limit switch

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Was wondering what people did as far as the drivers seat. Found an electric rv chair on amazon but was hoping to see some images of what other people have done. Gonna do some googleing as amazon is kinda limited in that regard i think

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Go for an air ride seat out of a semi or bus.
Rides SO nice.

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I used forklift seats in my short busses.
My TC1000 has an air seat but I have my eye on a nice seat from a cabover Kenworth...

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