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Old 05-17-2023, 03:45 PM   #1
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Show me your Jump Seat Wednesday,

I am trying to figure out a nice design for a jumpseat location and was curious what others have done.

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Old 05-17-2023, 04:10 PM   #2
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Fold-n-Go

There are some great threads on this subject. Check this one out:

skoolie.net/passenger-seat

Enter these terms, in the [Search] window above, for more:
•Fold & Go
•Jumpseat
•Rumble seat
•Co-pilot seat
•Passenger seat
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Old 05-17-2023, 05:00 PM   #3
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There are some great threads on this subject. Check this one out:

skoolie.net/passenger-seat

Enter these terms, in the [Search] window above, for more:
•Fold & Go
•Jumpseat
•Rumble seat
•Co-pilot seat
•Passenger seat
Thank you DeMac, I will take a look.
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Old 05-17-2023, 07:55 PM   #4
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I recently installed a 16" wide seat with 3 point restraints from a Ford Transit. It's right next to the driver's seat. There is a web page about the installation process and a YouTube video here:
TheSkoolieLife.com Episide 33: Installing a jump seat
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Old 05-17-2023, 10:52 PM   #5
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I recently installed a 16" wide seat with 3 point restraints from a Ford Transit. It's right next to the driver's seat. There is a web page about the installation process and a YouTube video here:
TheSkoolieLife.com Episide 33: Installing a jump seat
I put a double Ford Transit seat into my bus (35" wide total). I seriously pity anybody that might actually have to sit in it for more than 5 minutes.
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Old 05-18-2023, 07:43 PM   #6
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welded studs to a large metal plate and secured it to the floor before installing subfloor. got the seat (air seat)from a freightliner
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Old 05-24-2023, 05:01 PM   #7
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I'm considering doing a foldaway seat, like what is found here: https://www.suburbanseats.com/produc...42083935584487

I want it mounted next to the driver seat so when it folds up there should be enough room to pass by normally into the bus, but there wouldn't be access to the driver seat. When you need to drive you put the seat back down and then you have belted seating for 2 passengers. I have a rear engine bus, so there's no engine cover to worry about in my application. Haven't done the measurements yet, but that's my plan so far.
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Old 05-24-2023, 09:18 PM   #8
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I am trying to figure out a nice design for a jumpseat location and was curious what others have done.
I’m using 04 Chevy avalanche seats.I used the base of the bus seat and a plate between both and wired it so the electric adjustments work.The reason I used avalanche seats is their comfy and the seatbelt come out of the upper shoulder of the seat…cheers
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Old 05-25-2023, 07:59 PM   #9
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I found an Audi A4 passenger seat on marketplace for $85. It was brand new. It’s always the drivers seat that wears out. Run a 12v wire and you get full function seat. I don’t have the heat hooked up yet. All I need is 3 position knob or lo-med-high buttons.

My drivers seat is from a Chevy avalanche like the previous poster. My seats don’t match but they’re both black leather. Nobody notices.

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Old 05-26-2023, 11:55 AM   #10
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I could not find any usable ejection seats tho
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Old 06-09-2023, 08:39 AM   #11
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Solution

After much thought and all the great examples from others, we decided to install one of these at the footwell, with a little trap door for feet over the steps.

https://www.suburbanseats.com/produc...42083924803815
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