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Offline Gerry H

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Co-Pilot's foot rest
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:08:35 AM »
Hello: I am considering ideas for foot rest designs for the wife's seat. I need something that either slides out, folds or is stationary and removable. Of course I need pictures. I have a Prevost and her seat is very close to the edge of the entryway, so entering and exiting her chair needs a better system. Chair cannot be moved back, cause of couch, couch cause of counter. Thanks for your input. And an off topic shout out to Gary Bennet, Van & Joe at B&B Coach. Thanks for being so cordial with us at your shop during our recent visit to Las Vegas. We appreciate your time and information Gerry H
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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 04:43:16 AM »
This probably isn't the sort of thing you're looking for, but I always thought that the standard co-pilot in my bus was a particularly neat and very space-efficient design - the seat base folded-up when not in use, but when folded-down actually projected over the entry way, and the handrail on the other side of the entry way was also designed to act as a footrest for the seat. I can't provide any photos unfortunately because I've since removed it (but you could probably find some on the web), but as I say it was a clever bit of design and took-up almost no space when not traveling.

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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 06:09:59 AM »


Ours is pretty simple, cheap footrest from WalMart. The seat swivels so she can use it any time, it's also extra storage.
Some day I'll add some handles. I just need a round toit.  ;D

When deck is in up position it has a handrail which also helps to stiffen the deck.



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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 08:26:19 AM »
In our bus, the passenger seat is built on a platform that sits about 1" higher than the surrounding floor with an air driven slide out that reaches across the stairwell. The entire thing is built of heavy steel which we covered with wood flooring and then trimmed out to match the rest of the interior. It only works when there is air in the auxiliary system. There's a button mounted on the magazine rack next to the seat that controls electric air valves mounted on the bulkhead in the forward bay. I'd take pics, but there isn't anyway of showing the inner workings where the air cylinder and such is. Sorry.
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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 09:11:54 AM »
The previous owner of my Eagle moved the entrance door to mid-ship and I really like that design as my co-pilot has more room and is more comfortable than I am in this configuration. 

The only better option without moving the door may be to turn the co-pilot seat around facing backwards.  This way they can have a very elaborate foot rest and be very comfortable and also be able to enter and egress the seat without having to deal with a hole in the floor.  Perhaps a big mirror or display screen mounted on the arm rest so she can see ahead of the bus may be a nice option.  :D
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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 09:29:57 AM »
Since I mounted my “Navigator’s” (a Co-pilot is one who shares driving duties and shouting at me to “slow down” doesn’t qualify) seat direction a secure platform over the right forward wheel well, she has a footrest of her choice (small stool) on the floor behind the stainless bulkhead I left in place. I prefer to not manipulate apparatus to exit the vehicle and like the safety of the bulkhead.
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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 11:28:24 PM »
Gerry, 
In our Prevost my copilot wanted her seat as far forward and low as possible to make it easier for us to talk, so we scooted it to the edge and lowered it nearly to the floor.  Then I held up a piece of plywood under her feet and positioned it where it was the best height and angle then made a platform there.  I hinged the bottom so it folds out of the way.  Works great !   It will be a couple of days before I can get pictures If you want them. 
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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 04:30:36 AM »





simple but works great

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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2017, 04:49:26 AM »
Great so far - yes I need all the pictures I can get, even if they don't show everything.  Please keep the ideas coming! Gerry H
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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 06:12:52 AM »
On the list is a recliner chair for her, with the fold out foot rest.

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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2017, 08:07:25 AM »
Gerry, 
In our Prevost my copilot wanted her seat as far forward and low as possible to make it easier for us to talk, so we scooted it to the edge and lowered it nearly to the floor.  Then I held up a piece of plywood under her feet and positioned it where it was the best height and angle then made a platform there.  I hinged the bottom so it folds out of the way.  Works great !   It will be a couple of days before I can get pictures If you want them. 
Joe

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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2017, 11:30:08 AM »
Gerry, 
In our Prevost my copilot wanted her seat as far forward and low as possible to make it easier for us to talk, so we scooted it to the edge and lowered it nearly to the floor.  Then I held up a piece of plywood under her feet and positioned it where it was the best height and angle then made a platform there. 
Joe

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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2017, 11:44:29 PM »
Here's da pictures 

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Re: Co-Pilot's foot rest
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2017, 11:47:36 PM »
And one more that wouldn't fit on the last post....
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