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Old 10-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #11
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All great responses. Thanks for the input. I'm going to check into those magellan seats from:

http://www.discountvantruck.com/rvhi...reMagellan.htm

I'll also need to check into some heat reduction solutions for the front. Thats number 2 on my wife's $h!t list.

I'm going to check into a more reliable way of checking pressure on tires and deflating them. i saw those nifty little plugs for the stems that deflate to a preset pressure.

There's always lots of work, but comfort is #1 for my wify..

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Old 10-28-2008, 01:34 PM   #12
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I'll also need to check into some heat reduction solutions for the front. Thats number 2 on my wife's $h!t list.
Yeah -- that's the other reason why my wife puts her feet up on the dash.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:57 PM   #13
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Is that/are those your continentals? That is my dream weekend cruiser.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:33 PM   #14
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Is that/are those your continentals? That is my dream weekend cruiser.
Yes, but I only have the black one now. It's a '64.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:25 PM   #15
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I haven't tried them, but my brother swears by the Bose noise dampening headphones, he says it cuts way down on fatigue on long trips.
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You could get a new wife.
No, that would probably cost more money.

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Old 10-28-2008, 06:56 PM   #17
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We( the other half and I ) find the factory leather captain's chairs quite comfy in our 2003 SMB. How about installing a air ride seat from a big rig? Now we're talking real comfy
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:37 PM   #18
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Are we sure that all the seats we get in our SMBs are the same?

We have already had a number of days where we spent 10hrs driving and the majority of it with me driving and the wife in the navigator seat. I don't think either of us have had problems with the seats yet.

The ride itself has not been bad at all.

We are running 35 in tires.... 325/65R18.
....and they are 65psi Max, E-rated (3860lbs)..

This does give us more tire at lower pressure, so maybe we are getting a different ride....???
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We installed the Deaver Springs all the way around and they make a little difference in ride quality especially in the front. We also have airbags in the back with the minimal air pressure in them and my wife seems to like the ride those give. I think the next upgrade will be the custom shocks with the separate reservoirs. Seems like we do one upgrade every year.

As for the front seats, we have the leather factory seats and think they're really comfortable. I do put a small pillow behind my lower back and that has helped out big time.

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Are we sure that all the seats we get in our SMBs are the same?
Or maybe it's something to do with the different dimensions of the seats we're born with.

I'm pretty happy with the manual cloth seats we have, with the pump-up air bladder lower back support. I'm only moderately uncomfortable after a long day of driving.

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We are running 35 in tires.... 325/65R18.
I have 285 tires so I shouldn't talk, but 35 PSI seems a bit low. Do your tires heat up or show uneven tread wear? I run mine at least 50 on the highway.
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