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)
    44.4%
  2. No

    35 vote(s)
    55.6%
  1. Biomagnum

    Biomagnum Light Load Member

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    I carry my wallet in my front pocket. There is just enough air in the seat to make the ride smooth.
    It is a hassle to do slip seating because the seats always have to be adjusted and get broken or crushed on one side from big boys.
    I always drive with gloves on (gloves only used for driving) for protection from the sun. My Mom got skin cancer on the top of her hand and it was not pretty!
     
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  2. Biomagnum

    Biomagnum Light Load Member

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    I also have back issues and use a seat insert from Relax The Back. That makes a huge difference.
     
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  3. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Go to an antique truck show and try and get a ride in an old tandem with a 145 - 150 inch wheelbase.

    Every concrete seam smacks you in the back...after 100 miles the bottom of your rib cage is sore

    Oh Yeah, the seat was little more than plywood and foam; air seats cost money!

    You know that little button like thing on top of a baseball cap?

    It feels real nice when your head slams up into the overhead...
     
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  4. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    1) I prefer sitting on the frame because I want a feel of what’s going on under me.
    2) I’m six foot eight tall.
    3) It looks cool.
    4) It triggers new breeders.
    5) Because I can.
     
  5. Czar_Zero

    Czar_Zero Heavy Load Member

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    I air mine up all the way after I get moving and set the cruise control. It's easier to put my foot up on the dash. Only lower the seat down when I need to reach the brake pedal.

    Life is hard at 3 foot 5.
     
  6. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    How bout we all not worry over how high (or low) someone's seat is, and we just do what's comfortable.

    For the record, I ride with the seat all the way down, which is still plenty high. When you spend all night driving two lane roads (if you can call them roads) in PA coal country, you'd understand why the seat is on the floor. I tried the air thing a few times, and it just reminds me of a bad carnival ride.

    For myself, I care not about looking cool for others. Because there is a big difference in looking cool, and being cool.
     
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  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    In time one will realize this too.
     
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  8. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    How can the little guys reach that tall shifter?
     
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  9. Collie

    Collie Guest

    yes. I used to ride on the floor becuase of my drop visor. I love the drop visor becuase it keeps the sun out of my eyes. However, my back has been hurting so now i have a little air in my seat. I think soon i will invest in a low profile air seat so i can keep it low and have some air in it
     
  10. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    I have, and I dont.
     
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