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Old 11-14-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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I am currently looking to buy a new Journey but find the driver and passenger seats uncomfortable. Has anyone changed their seats to a flexsteel seat. I am espescialy interested in flexsteels buddy seat for my wife and dog. Is this a change that is possible? If so can I do it myself?
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:24 PM   #2
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I am currently looking to buy a new Journey but find the driver and passenger seats uncomfortable. Has anyone changed their seats to a flexsteel seat. I am espescialy interested in flexsteels buddy seat for my wife and dog. Is this a change that is possible? If so can I do it myself?
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:54 PM   #3
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Can't say for sure if the Flexsteel seats are interchangeable with the seats in the Journey...from what I've seen of mine, looks like most any replacement seat will bolt to the existing pedestal.

At any rate, tell me about the 'buddy seat.' Our dog loves to ride in the passenger seat (we use a dog safety harness for him) but, of course, DW and dog are a tight fit. Would love to have a seat in which they can both ride.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:01 PM   #4
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Sign me up as well for more info on the buddy seat. The dog has taken over the passenger seat which the DW is not very happy about. This "buddy seat" might keep peace in the family. Hurry if you can on the information as life is not so good right now. Thanks
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:27 PM   #5
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I got the idea from my friend who has an Alpine Coach. The Alpine can be ordered with a passenger seat made by Flexsteel that Alpine calls their Buddy seat. It is several inches wider than a normal seat. My wife shares her seat with our faithful Schnauzer and most of the time the dog is fighting for more room. I'm going to contact Flexsteel tomorrow to see what I can find out.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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Sammie,
any word on the buddy seat yet? Life is getting worse by the day here as the Beagle and DW are josting for who gets the passenger seat.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:11 PM   #7
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I called Alpine Coach. They said that their "Buddy Seat" is manufactured by Flexsteel. You should be able to contact a Flexsteel dealer in your area to order the seat. I don't think Flexsteel calls it a Buddy Seat. It is just a wider version of one of their captain chairs.
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http://www.flexsteel.com/rvmarine/pr...SkuId=545-XLER

Might be the one? About 4 inches wider...with a foot rest.

Fun time, quick....check it out!! My Sheltie and I don't have that problem....she stays in the crate behind my seat while we are 'rolling'!! (Unless I'm holding her!!)

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I really like the buddy seat with the footrest. I was wondering if anyone has installed a true air ride seat on the driver's side. I priced a couple, and they are only maybe $200-250 more than the flexsteel. I would think it would be a lot more comfortable.

Any thoughts? Below is a link to the Sears seat that I looked at. Around $850.00 with the required low rider pedestal in ultraleather.
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:43 PM   #10
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Thanks Sammie,RRT2 and Dgold2 for all the options. I will be measuring to make sure the buddie seat will fit. Sure hope so as the DW and Beagle are at it again.
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