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Old 07-11-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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17B Front Dinette Seats - UNCOMFORTABLE

- Has any body else found the seats uncomfortable to sit on in the 2017 17B.

I read Jon (Oswego, NY) had replaced the seats with a chair with a regular back (When he had a 17)


But any other.......??
I welcome any ideas/mods to improve those seats.

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Old 07-11-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Perhaps a little slope of the back? We use a very large pool noodle to make it happen...not a new idea...many do it.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:21 PM   #3
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- Has any body else found the seats uncomfortable to sit on in the 2017 17B.

I read Jon (Oswego, NY) had replaced the seats with a chair with a regular back (When he had a 17)


But any other.......??
I welcome any ideas/mods to improve those seats.

Regards
My problem was the fairly straight rise of the back section. As noted, I replaced both sides with West Marine High Backed Chairs. Very comfortable, and very adjustable. Not cheap, but I just bought one for the 21 since they were on sale for $99.00 over the 4th.

You might try some different cushion material since Escape has to fit the average "butt" and few of us are average. Just a warning - restuffing the cushion is a daunting task (although made easier if you put the new foam in a plastic bag before stuffing).
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:23 PM   #4
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We just use throw pillows where most comfortable. Wish the West Marine came in a colour other than blue.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:24 PM   #5
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I was getting butt fatigue from the dinette cushions on our 21. Ended up getting some very dense foam from a local store. They took out the old and put in the new. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth it.


I also use this pillow from Select Comfort/SleepNumber for reclining against when I'm reading. It gives me lots of support.


https://www.sleepnumber.com/sn/en/Al...llows/p/421160
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:29 PM   #6
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i just bought a pool noodle but may have bought the wrong one i bought the 2 and a half inches one
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:48 PM   #7
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Thanks everybody,

I am getting inclined towards West Marine after reading the great reviews on their web site & from Jon.

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Not for everyone but we had the cushions redone using the foam that Escape uses and only on the seat added a additional 2 in so now have 6 in total for the seating . Also use the large pool noodle behind the back cushion , gets you a more comfortable slant and helps to keep back cushion away from the wall . A lot more comfortable . Pat
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Not a 17 but I added 1" dense foam under the cushion as I sink through to the wood over time, we also use the large size pool noodles.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:24 AM   #10
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We have a 17B and find the cushions okay, but they could use some improvement. Mostly our problem is the back cushions keeps falling forward when we get up. I may try the pool noodle suggestion, but cut it at a slant for a more natural slant backwards for the back cushion. Don't now if it will work, but worth a try. Pool noodles are a cheap fix.
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