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Direct sunlight will fade a set of RV captain’s chairs quicker than anything.
That beautiful panoramic RV windshield distributes the sun’s ultraviolet rays directly where you sit.
By neglecting to use a window shade of some sort, you’re letting the sun do irreparable damage to your RV seats. And trust me, it will happen in a surprisingly short period of time!
Does this mean you’re stuck, dealing with a tacky looking driver’s compartment?
No. You have a number of options to make your RV interior look fresh and new again.
Here are some good options…
Seat Covers For RV Captain’s Chairs
Captain’s chair seat covers are widely available. There are a variety of automotive seat covers to choose from — ranging from something close to what was originally installed on your RV seats to a variety of decorator styles.
Sheepskin RV seat covers are a popular option for frequent travelers and fulltime RVers. In hot weather, not sticking to a vinyl seat is a big plus!
Low-cost RV seat covers can also be found at a variety of aftermarket sources, if you want to dress up an older RV at a very reasonable price.
RV Seat Enhancements
- If seating position is your biggest problem, then installing a new 6-way adjustable pedestal base may be all that’s needed to make driving your RV more comfortable.
- If you travel for long hours at a time, then a removable auto seat cushion may be all you need to stay comfortable while you’re driving.
- If you travel both north and south, then you know that the ability to stay cool is just as important as a heated seat is. With the addition of the cool or heat seat cushion you can have the best of both worlds! Using thermoelectric technology — just like your electric cooler — you flip the switch one way for heat and the other way for cool.
- If you want more features than were included from the factory when you bought your RV, then you could always change out the whole seat for an upgraded model. Flexsteel captains chairs come in a wide variety of styles including leather and fabric, and they come with different contours and fit.
Being comfortable while you travel is what it’s all about. Being stylish at the same time is an equally important part of the package.
Fortunately, there are lots of different options available for you to choose from!
I’ve been involved in RVing for over 50 years — including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs and motorhomes. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller… you’ve got a good idea of who I am. To date, I've shared my RV knowledge in over 300 articles here at The Fun Times Guide!