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Old 04-10-2016, 06:29 PM   #21
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I feel a bit selfish to put an air ride seat in the Skoolie when my wife and kids will not have that luxury. Do you think the passengers are better off than the driver anyway?


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depends on how they sit.. as the driver you have to maintain certain positions and all the time pretty much..plus you may want height adjustments that many standard seats dont give you.. safety is important as the driver... one thing that helps on those long rides from getting the driver-drowsies is being able to adjust the seat position.. (and ride quality with an air seat).. Change in the driver compartment often results in being more awake,, so in my opinion the driver deserves to have a little more cntrol and comfy-ness to their ride..

the passengers(assuming you are installing captains chairs like many do).. can get up walk around.. sit sideways, recline, get drowsy etc.. if they are riding on plain old bench school bus seats they are already worse off than the driver seat...

in my case I doubt anyone will be crazy eough to ride with me,
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on 1000 mile road trips.. so bus seats will be fine for the friend-group outings that the bus will be used for when having any passengers..
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:36 PM   #22
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depends on how they sit.. as the driver you have to maintain certain positions and all the time pretty much..plus you may want height adjustments that many standard seats dont give you.. safety is important as the driver... one thing that helps on those long rides from getting the driver-drowsies is being able to adjust the seat position.. (and ride quality with an air seat).. Change in the driver compartment often results in being more awake,, so in my opinion the driver deserves to have a little more cntrol and comfy-ness to their ride..

the passengers(assuming you are installing captains chairs like many do).. can get up walk around.. sit sideways, recline, get drowsy etc.. if they are riding on plain old bench school bus seats they are already worse off than the driver seat...

in my case I doubt anyone will be crazy eough to ride with me,
the coder-geek-jamsontechno-talkstomyself-singschristmascarolsinjuly guy

on 1000 mile road trips.. so bus seats will be fine for the friend-group outings that the bus will be used for when having any passengers..
-Christopher


Point well taken.

I was planning on putting a set of take-out SUV seats in my Skoolie, so they will be a bit better off than stock standard benches, but swiveling seems a bit more than I am planning. They can still get up and stretch their legs when they choose.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:55 PM   #23
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You could get a couple leaf springs off a toyota and mount the seats like they did on the old horse drawn bugys. I'm sure the kids would like that.
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