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Old 07-21-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Childrens seating

I know this subject has been broached a few times, but I never found anything related to my thoughts.


We are building a layout similar to the SMB RB33, which puts a goucho behind the drivers seat, and the kitchen cabinetry on the passenger side behind the barn doors.

This is an ideal layout for my wife and I.

We now need to modify our design to fit a 6 year old little girl as well (life is funny ).

I cant stomach putting her on the side facing bench. Ive seen the videos.
Adding a third capt chair by the barn doors is a huge space filler. not enthralled by that either.

My thought is, why not add a forward facing jump seat to the side of the kitchen cabinet that can take a booster seat?

Obviously there would need to be a steel infrastructure to mount to.

Has anyone done this? Does anyone have a sweet(comfy) jump seat theyve seen? basically anything that takes up less floor space than a capt chair is an option.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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For reference, something like this looks ideal:

Jump Seat 06 - Shield Step Van Seat in Black Vinyl with Utilimaster Mo

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Old 07-21-2016, 01:36 PM   #3
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I posted a reply to someone else suggesting the Ford factory jump seat, it also folds down into and arm rest when not in use:

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...tml#post156539

It looks a hell of a lot more comfy than the typical van jump seats I saw and it has the integrated seat belt in it too.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:42 PM   #4
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You might also give these guys a call, they have a jump seat option and their seats are specifically made with the kiddos in mind.

Your source for SUV third and fourth row seats - Little Passenger Seats
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link Ben10281! Looks like a quality jump seat. I've been looking for one too.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:44 PM   #6
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I have been looking at these... they fold sideways out of the way and can be color matched and can have hi backs to...
Go ES Double Foldaway with 3 Point Seatbelts in Gray Vinyl - Streetsid
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:28 PM   #7
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Remembered this rig. Jump seat installed between driver/passenger seat.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...old-10540.html

We bought the jump seat from trucknvans.com
It is the Independent Center Console Seat Universal 13" Wide with 3" Brackets
Part #105ECMDI_505-12550
We paid $599
Bottom is 15"W, Top 13"W, Length 20"
We had it installed by a local high end car modification shop in SF Bay Area
We originally bought for our son but it is surprisingly comfortable. Both my wife and I have sat in it for long trips.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:12 AM   #8
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There are some great suggestions here! Adding a seat between the front seats might not be all bad either. maybe with a folding back that forms a tabletop when down.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:33 AM   #9
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great info from all. I have been debating buying cargo vs passenger van. Ive been stuck on not having airbags in second row if my grandson in car seat is traveling, but hey many of us survived our childhoods in station wagons!
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You don't want Air Bags with a Car Seat - that is why you can disable them...

Second row typically do not have Air bags either - no dash board the fly into.
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