How many of you have air ride seats for no reason

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Badmon, Sep 17, 2019.

Do you low ride in your seat?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
  2. No

    35 vote(s)
  1. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Deep south
    My old boss used to get mad at me because I rode on the floorboard. I told him it's like watching your favorite superheroes growing up and being told not to do what they do. Why do some of y'all ride with no air in the seat? Seems like every time I ask a guy out here in the world I get a different answer. I do it because I've watched all the cool supertruckers do it. Stupid reason I know
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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    i always had air in the seat. i did not like to be pounded to death as i drove.

    to me, it ain't cool looking to be sitting on the floor, if that was the case, then rip out the freaking seats, and sit on a milk carton.

    sitting that low, no way possible can you see what's directly in front of you, especially at stop signs/red lights, etc.

    be the PROFESSIONAL and sit up properly
  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Why did he tell u not to do it? I always rode low in my seat. In my truck, in my car. Even when i was an equipment operator , any piece of machinery that had a seat height adjuster it was always turned all the way to the floor. I have no idea why i like it like that but i do.
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  4. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    I hate bouncing all over the place with air in the seat and, if there isn't enough to bounce me around, it slams down to the floor anyway. When I sit properly in the driver's seat, the top of my head is only a couple inches below the top of the door window. This is how I sit in traffic or in town. Only on the big road with traffic spaced comfortably apart do I revert to my poor posture habits and slouch.

    I don't have air ride seats in my pickup and it's a much rougher ride than the truck.
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    No air in the seat can cause back injuries over time.
  6. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    That's what sitting up with no air looks like for me. I'd say I've got a pretty good view of the road.
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Hmmmmmm.... this helps explain why the low rider large car crowd has such an aversion to turn signals ....they can't reach the lever !
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Saw one come roaring into a truckstop dressed just like this guy. This photo looks almost exactly like him.
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  9. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    West Melbourne Florida
    Waylon Jennings on meth..
  10. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    If your air seat is taking you for an up and down ride, replace the “Shock”.
    I use to ride my seat the the floor when I was “young and dumb”, what until you get some age... your back is gonna thank you for it.
    Something else.... for you young skateboarders, “Quit” jumping of the trailers..... you will pay for it also within age. Can you say “knee surgery” !!!!!!
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