Well, I guess the resolution would be to call them. Airbags in the steering wheel and passenger dash are designed with the driver or passenger sitting in a certain geometry. That's why vehicles have the ability to turn off the passenger airbag. With smaller, and even taller people, the airbag itself can do more harm than just using the shoulder/lap seat belts. However, your interpretation may be correct and mine wrong. I would suggest anyone considering one of those swivels ask the manufacturer exactly what that "approval" is for.
S4.2. General performance requirements. When tested in accordance with S5, each occupant seat shall withstand the following forces, in newtons, except for: a side-facing seat; a passenger seat on a bus other than a school bus; a passenger seat on a school bus with a GVWR greater than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds); and, a passenger seat on a school bus with a GVWR less than or equal to 4,536 kg manufactured before October 21, 2011.(a) In any position to which it can be adjusted - 20 times the mass of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 applied in a forward longitudinal direction;(b) In any position to which it can be adjusted - 20 times the mass of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 applied in a rearward longitudinal direction;(c) For a seat belt assembly attached to the seat - the force specified in paragraph (a), if it is a forward facing seat, or paragraph (b), if it is a rearward facing seat, in each case applied simultaneously with the forces imposed on the seat by the seat belt assembly when it is loaded in accordance with S4.2 of § 571.210; and(d) In its rearmost position - a force that produces a 373 newton meters moment about the seating reference point for each designated seating position that the seat provides, applied to the upper cross-member of the seat back or the upper seat back, in a rearward longitudinal direction for forward-facing seats and in a forward longitudinal direction for rearward-facing seats.S4.2.1 Seat adjustment. Except for vertical movement of nonlocking suspension type occupant seats in trucks or buses, each seat shall remain in its adjusted position when tested in accordance with the test procedures specified in S5.
S4.3. Restraining device for hinged or folding seats or seat backs. Except for a passenger seat in a bus or a seat having a back that is adjustable only for the comfort of its occupants, a hinged or folding occupant seat or occupant seat back shall -(a) Be equipped with a self-locking device for restraining the hinged or folding seat or seat back, and(b) If there are any designated seating positions or auxiliary seating accommodations behind the seat, either immediately to the rear or to the sides, be equipped with a control for releasing that restraining device.S4.3.1 Accessibility of release control. If there is a designated seating position immediately behind a seat equipped with a restraining device, the control for releasing the device shall be readily accessible to the occupant of the seat equipped with the device and, if access to the control is required in order to exit from the vehicle, to the occupant of the designated seating position immediately behind the seat.S4.3.2 Performance of restraining device.S18.104.22.168 Static force.(a) Once engaged, the restraining device for a forward-facing seat shall not release or fail when a forward longitudinal force, in newtons, equal to 20 times the mass of the hinged or folding portion of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 is applied through the center of gravity of that portion of the seat.(b) Once engaged, the restraining device for a rearward-facing seat shall not release or fail when a rearward longitudinal force, in newtons, equal to 8 times the mass of the hinged or folding portion of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 is applied through the center of gravity of that portion of the seat.S22.214.171.124 Acceleration. Once engaged, the restraining device shall not release or fail when the device is subjected to an acceleration of 20 g., in the longitudinal direction opposite to that in which the seat folds.
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Quote from: SILVERLINER on August 13, 2019, 04:37:29 pmHas anyone changed the drivers seat pedistool to one that can swivel to face the rear on the PC2100 l have power seats I would give up the power pedistool for a manual seat that can be turned toward the rear . Can it be done and has anyone done it Why not both? These swivel bases fit multiple bolt patterns, The top listing has 14x11 and 11.5 patterns .http://www.discountvantruck.com/rvvanseatbases/rvvanUniversalseatbases.htmIf yours dont match, for $30 more the second one listed can be drilled to fit 'whatevah' you have. They raise the seat ~ 1 1/2 inches, so make sure that leaves you enough headroom. But this seems an easy solution to keep the power base and add swivel.
Has anyone changed the drivers seat pedistool to one that can swivel to face the rear on the PC2100 l have power seats I would give up the power pedistool for a manual seat that can be turned toward the rear . Can it be done and has anyone done it