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Old 09-12-2018, 03:15 PM   #1
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Melbourne Sprinter seats

Our 2017 Melbourne has the pivoting Sprinter driver and passenger seats. Since the rig is stationary for a few weeks and I have time on my hands, I have attacked some of our comfort complaints. The mattress problem was solved by purchasing a new one from Tochta, and today I worked on the pivoting seats. I was a little surprised to find they actually "pump" up to a higher position than we had realized. But they were still a little low when they are pivoted to the living area so I cut a couple of 2x2"s and raised the height by 1 1/2 inch. Had to buy some longer M10-150 bolts. And the seats still seem quite okay for their forward position.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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Here is a picture of the seats raised 1 1/2 inch.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:52 PM   #3
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Nice. As the only comfortable seat I just recline a little and put up my feet.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:16 PM   #4
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Our 2017 Melbourne has the pivoting Sprinter driver and passenger seats. Since the rig is stationary for a few weeks and I have time on my hands, I have attacked some of our comfort complaints. The mattress problem was solved by purchasing a new one from Tochta, and today I worked on the pivoting seats. I was a little surprised to find they actually "pump" up to a higher position than we had realized. But they were still a little low when they are pivoted to the living area so I cut a couple of 2x2"s and raised the height by 1 1/2 inch. Had to buy some longer M10-150 bolts. And the seats still seem quite okay for their forward position.


Any chance you can show a picture of how / where you installed the “shims”?
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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I am sure you know all bolts aren't created equal. Make sure you replace them with the proper grade.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:54 AM   #6
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Here is a picture taken from the passenger door opening. The "shims" are 18 1/2 inches long. I bought the longer bolts at Tractor Supply. M10-1.50 x 75. They were a bit long but there were enough threads to tighten. They are grade 8.8 and I am totally confident they would hold up in case of an accident. Mercedes would probably discourage the modification since it has not been engineered and tested. So use at your own risk.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:55 AM   #7
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sorry about the image. For some reason when I load a file it is rotated.
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:37 PM   #8
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Did you not get seat cushions for the front seats with your unit, ours are about 6 inches high.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:19 PM   #9
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Now we did not get any cushions. Would love to see a picture of them. Do they appear to be a Mercedes item or Jayco?
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:48 PM   #10
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Jayco as they match our dinette cushions. Our Melbourne 24l is listed as a 2018 on 17 chassis. Will try and get a picture tomorrow.
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