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post #41 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 11:32:AM
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mister T, would you mind elaborating on why your wagon's rear seats are uncomfortable? (IE, no legroom, not enough recline, too narrow, too close...) and how a bench seat would address that.

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Yes, the seats have bucket contours that seem designed for midgets. The seat belt receivers are hard like rock and they shove upwards in a manner similar to bad airline seating. When a single person is sitting in their personal confinement space and the other seats are unoccupied, there is no option to make use of or enjoy the other space taken up by the seats. You are reminded of this every time you squirm to get more comfortable and jam your thigh with the seat belt receiver. The "padding" on the seats is so soft that it crushes immediately upon sitting down and you can sense the structure underneath as pressure points.

I am a full size guy but my wife is 5'-2" and 105lbs and she says the seats feel unnaturally tight and remarkably uncomfortable.

I think the OEM seats were imagined for use in short trip shuttles, where the operator appreciates that people are eager to get out of the vehicle and ready the van for its next run.

Other than that, the seats do seem to look OK.

Legroom seems ok. I don't have the reclining seats.

I have spent plenty of time on a 2nd row bench seat in E250 vans and have appreciated the ability to use the portion of the seat I wish to, the seat belts mounted on straps so the unused receivers can easily be adjusted out out of the way, and the lack of designer inspired pressure points that seem more useful for show than go.
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Great information. A good arguement to add seats to a cargo van instead, for someone doing long trips with more than one passenger.. Thanks.
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More aftermarket companies are coming out with replacement seats for the Ford Transit. Some of the most seen ones are in the Explorer conversion vans with others coming out through other seat manufacturers.

If you have found some useful seats that can be used in the Ford Transit, let other forum members know what you located.
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