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    Hi - my Delica has very "upright-vertical-horizontal" deep foam seating either side of my dining table/lounge (when table is removed). It is not fabulously comfortable for lounging in because of the upright back. ~i have a satisfactory method of putting my feet up, which helps for reading in the evening, but, the Vertical back...... mmm ... i have devised all sorts of angular supportive bits n bobs to try to "angleise" my back support.... a sausage type long cushion at bum level / a pilates blue rubber ball at mid back level / a variety of cushions at the back and at the side of my thighs for arm-supports... but i have not quite cracked the final design for real comfort.

    Lockers are underneath all the seating and so there's a flat hard board under the foam to protect the batteries/water tank etc etc.

    i have more space upwards from the seats if that helps those clever designers who hang round here to come up with a new angle on this...... (sorry re pun just could not resist!)

    Has anyone else had a go at this type of internal chair re-design - or do i just need another 50k+ for a new van ?

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    Hi, we have similar issues....need cushions to relax in hab area....Maja
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    Quote Originally Posted by delicagirl View Post
    Hi - my Delica has very "upright-vertical-horizontal" deep foam seating either side of my dining table/lounge (when table is removed). It is not fabulously comfortable for lounging in because of the upright back. ~i have a satisfactory method of putting my feet up, which helps for reading in the evening, but, the Vertical back...... mmm ... i have devised all sorts of angular supportive bits n bobs to try to "angleise" my back support.... a sausage type long cushion at bum level / a pilates blue rubber ball at mid back level / a variety of cushions at the back and at the side of my thighs for arm-supports... but i have not quite cracked the final design for real comfort.

    Lockers are underneath all the seating and so there's a flat hard board under the foam to protect the batteries/water tank etc etc.

    i have more space upwards from the seats if that helps those clever designers who hang round here to come up with a new angle on this...... (sorry re pun just could not resist!)

    Has anyone else had a go at this type of internal chair re-design - or do i just need another 50k+ for a new van ?
    I was watching various youtubers in last couple of days mooching around brand new vans at the NEC and I was actually thinking that just about every seat in the various lounge areas looked uncomfortable for exactly the same reason yours are not comfortable, so save your money!
    I tend to put a cushion or two to support and push my lower back out a bit to make it more comfy
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildebus View Post
    I was watching various youtubers in last couple of days mooching around brand new vans at the NEC and I was actually thinking that just about every seat in the various lounge areas looked uncomfortable for exactly the same reason yours are not comfortable, so save your money!
    I tend to put a cushion or two to support and push my lower back out a bit to make it more comfy
    i have a wide variety of different density cushions which can help.. but on those evenings when you just "cant get comfy" it is irritating !!

    i have adapted a piece of very light bit of 6" high insulation board, (which i have covered in curtain-matching fabric) which is the right height for an arm-rest and which i can use when flat for a coffee cup, or with the addition of a small cushion gives me a comfy forearm rest. i can move this to any of my seats so its not taking up too much space.
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    ....couldn't you get a piece of cushion foam cut/moulded to the shape you need.. ? Maja
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    Quote Originally Posted by maja07 View Post
    ....couldn't you get a piece of cushion foam cut/moulded to the shape you need.. ? Maja
    how would i get that done ?

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    ...not entirely sure....an upholstering firm like those that re-do the bench seats in vans maybe ? Maja
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    Have never found any comfortable seating in any van apart from the sofa in the Winnebago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw Charlie View Post
    Have never found any comfortable seating in any van apart from the sofa in the Winnebago
    Thanks maybe i will stop searching for the impossible ... i change my cushion configuration regularly and one day i will just go BINGO thats it.... but till then.... i move around the different seats in the van and get different views... so that's a bonus

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    Quote Originally Posted by delicagirl View Post
    how would i get that done ?
    You can use a sharp knife (long blade) electric carving knife or something like below to shape foam.
    Measure H W L B of the most comfortable chair at home and check the relevant angles and springs, make it's profile out of cardboard, take to van.
    Realise you have to make a compromise.

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