Originally Posted by Twigg
My thought is that the frame of a recliner is not strong enough to hold either the seat, or your wife, in an impact.
She needs a vehicle seat. You could use one of the original bus seats if you still have them ... or just pull one from a salvage yard. It doesn't need to be fancy.
I completely agree.
I would lean towards a captains chair out of a van mounted SECURELY with grade 8 bolts and reinforcement under the floor.
I saw one install where they cut a piece of 3/16" plate slightly larger than the seat mounting base and drilled matching holes. The plate went under the floor and grade 8 bolts went through the base, the floor then the reinforcing plate.
I have seen a number of RV's and buses that have been involved in accidents and seen how critical it is to secure everything in your rig.