Originally Posted by Brad_SwiftFur
Maybe a good Bostrom seat from a road tractor? Check truck salvage yards. Or a captain's seat from a conversion van?
I second this. Factory driver's seats for most school buses are not that comfortable even when new, and you can probably score a good used one from a wrecked semi for less than you'd pay for a new one from Blue Bird or Thomas, etc. Plus if you have air brakes already, you can upgrade to air-ride seat if not already equipped, just takes a little work to run the lines.
I'm not a fan of Volvo trucks, but they do put a lot of thought into their interiors. Some of their driver / passenger seats swivel with a latch to lock them into position.
Lots of space-saving ideas can be gleaned from these big rigs, something I've mentioned in another thread concerning interior appointments. Especially Volvo. Not to mention you may run across the occasional 10-20 foot super-sleeper with all kinds of goodies in it, they are nicer than some apartments if not ripped open and exposed to the weather from a bad crash.
I found Freightliner's factory seats in their Cascadia line to be quite comfortable, as well as Paccar's factory offerings in their newer trucks (Peterbilt / Kenworth).