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Yakima
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Hello all - working my way thru the Riviera and now building the seats. Any suggestions on the angle of the seatbacks? Ive heard no angle to 10% back.

any suggestions?

thanks, Greg

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I used 3 degrees, but I always like my seat backs more upright than most. If you search the forum, someone posted a nice diagram used for car seats a few years back
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I did a search back to 2014 and couldn't find the diagram. Maybe some else remembers it and can post the link.
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Greg,

This is the diagram I used for seat geometry (that and my truck seat).
seat geometry.jpg


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The best way to determine seat position and back lean is to mock up seats using plywood and cushions before decking is applied and deck beams can still be adjusted. Seat choices need to be made as to whether you plan on bench seating or individual bucket seats.

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thanks for all the information! Here is to 2020~

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100 to 110 degrees between seat bottom and back is a good range. Measure a few chairs around the house that you like and mock something up.

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Only 357 days to go. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I make my seat backs about 10 degree recline and angle the whole seat back about 10 degrees so you don’t slide forward.
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Funny - the place I am intending to hire to do the seat cushions (they did a great job on the bed/seats on our restored 53 Field and Stream rv trailer) recommended no angle back, but straight up and down....Im taking Roberta's advise (and the others as well) to mock it up and then make a decision. Thanks all!

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Straight up and down? No way! Even with foam that would be uncomfortable.
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Wonder if anyone thought of trying a power seat base out of junk truck.Up-down-forward -back -tilt even heat to warm your buns on a cold day. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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chugalug wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:07 pm
Wonder if anyone thought of trying a power seat base out of junk truck.Up-down-forward -back -tilt even heat to warm your buns on a cold day. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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:D Maybe cause I have a junk 96 Ford Explorer that has that. :roll: :D Trouble is they're bucket style so would have have split seat in boat.
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