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« on: September 12, 2009, 10:04:12 AM »

We are thinking about changing the driver passenger arrangement to have the seats together, What are the pros and cons?

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 10:05:30 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 10:19:13 AM »

John,

I am still debating this issue with myself(and losing) Wink

Its not the seats together, but how I can make a circular stair case work.

I have seen some good attempts, but most are at odd angles and very steep.

I would love to see a really usable design that that didn't include "baby" steps and the like.

Something about having that landing half way up is nice.


Dallas,

Glad to see you back.....Like your web site...

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 04:00:44 PM »

Dallas,

Nice to see back to the Bus Nuts Team. You did what I had to, Start again from the begining.

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 05:58:45 PM »

John , We have side by side seats in our Eagle , The one nice thing with ours the copilot seat can be moved in close to the driver or I can move it over abourt 6 inches towards the door. Now we just have standard steps that lead to the living room. I does make it handy when we are parked  for awhile ad the seat is out of the way. If you would like I can post aome pic's on the page where I but a picture of our bus for members . let me know Andy
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 07:53:54 PM »

What about the copilot looking at the joint between the windshields?  It would drive me crazy, but then I'm almost there anyhow.

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009, 04:25:43 AM »

Andy,

Yes it would be great if you would post some photos,

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 07:54:25 AM »

 
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Please post some pictures of your side by side seating, I haven't seen the inside of an Eagle and I can't picture the side by side seating and how the stair well works with it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2009, 08:38:49 AM »

Guys, there are some photo of Greg Roberts Eagle here someplace with side by side seating also photos of my co pilot seating
.My copilot does not like the heat from the windshield so she lays on coach reading so I am told that is the reason LOL



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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009, 09:14:34 AM »

There ya go Fella's I posted some pic's Hope this helps
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 11:16:47 AM »

I really like your side by side seating, and that kitchen really looks classy.

Thanks for posting the pics
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2009, 11:40:03 AM »

There ya go Fella's I posted some pic's Hope this helps

Andy,

Could you take a picture of the steps from outside, showing all the steps up to the floor?

Sorry for being a pain, but this is something I have a real interest in... Tongue

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2009, 12:03:22 PM »

  hi where are the side by side photos ? thanks john
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2009, 12:04:48 PM »

John they are in the members bus and family page go to page 21&22
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2009, 12:11:15 PM »

 ok how do i find members bus photos i dont see a link thanks john
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2009, 12:12:39 PM »

 ok i found it thanks
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2009, 12:26:51 PM »

Andy,

Thanks for the quick response.

Looks good!

What is the rise on the steps?

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2009, 12:35:33 PM »

Andy,

Which site can I see the photos?

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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2009, 12:39:28 PM »

Cliff,

Were are your co-pilot seating pics??

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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2009, 01:38:36 PM »

Cliff the rise is 9 inches
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2009, 01:53:12 PM »

Andy,

Thanks again!  I really like your step setup, this is something I have been thinking about for awhile.

I did my first mock up with the angle piece on the first 3 steps and did not like the feel of it, maybe it was just the rise height or the extra angles.  I am going to build one like yours in a mock up next week and give it a try.

One other question, what does the mount look like on the bottom of the co-pilots seat?

I really like the ability to remove it quickly and easily, also I am thinking about making one up (stealing your idea) after work today... Wink 

John,

No pictures right now....I am at work

My co-pilot seat is mounted in the "normal" location near the door.

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Here ya go Cliff
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2009, 02:32:40 PM »

Andy,

Thanks again!

I do a lot of reverse engineering, so being able to see both sides is a bonus....

I had not seen a mount like that before and the abilitly to remove them for ingress and egress (quickly and easily) is a really nice feature.

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2009, 03:13:15 PM »

Andy,

Great pictures, great design. Do you have any pictures of the seats together? Do you have enough room to walk in front of the copilot without them moving?

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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2009, 04:06:06 PM »


John here's the seats together and yes I can walk in front of Eileen , If the seat is all the back and most of the time it is. Hope this helps
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2009, 04:51:10 PM »

Andy,

I really like your set up. May I ask for some measurements, i.e. The total width of the two seats, What this leaves between the seat and the door. The measurements of the steps.

Looks very nice indeed.

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2009, 06:00:50 PM »

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With the seats together armrest to armrest it's 49 inches, an 27 inches to the door. With the seats as far apart as possible  total width is 54 inches 21 to the door. steps are 9 inch rise and 9 inch tread. there are three steps top the first landing and two to the living room from the landing Hope this helps . Andy
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2009, 06:16:33 PM »

I am not an expert on stresses.  Is that seat belt setup sufficiently strong?
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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2009, 08:00:16 PM »

Well I hope so my better half sit there.lol I honestly don't know 
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