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Lynn and Roger complained about sore seats while driving in their 1995 Dodge 190 Roadtrek with more than 160,000 miles on it. They found a solution.

Roadtreking: How to get the best RV seats in the house

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

“I’m the one with the bad back,” Roger said, when Lynn complained of a sore seat while driving.

Our 1995 Dodge 190 Popular Roadtrek has more than 160,000 miles on it, and it seemed that somewhere around 120,000 miles and 17 years the seats started to get uncomfortable.

We love our Roadtek and are not about to trade it for a shiny new one. The Dodge 318 engine is good for a few hundred thousand miles and the transmission is still original (we’ve been told to expect 200,000 on the transmission). We did give it a deluxe paint job, and we figured the seats would be next.

From trolling the internet we knew you can buy new RV/van seats in leather, vinyl, or cloth. They swivel, massage your back, and will heat your backside in winter.  Each additional feature added about $50 to the cost.  They come in a wide range of colors and start at about $400 each, plus shipping.  But there was no way to sit in one before purchase, and none of the blues looked like it would match our Roadtrek’s interior.

So we purchased a thick “Professional Driver’s Cushion” thinking that would solve the pain problem. It just elevated our position about 2 inches while driving.  It didn’t help the numb butt problem a bit.

To read the full story by Roadtreking, click here.


About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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