Installation was a breeze once I found out how to attach the wooden frame. It just gets clamped between roof light from the top to the bottom panel with PM roof in between. Roof light is available for roofs thickness 25-42mm and 43-60mm. There is an option for forced ventilation. It means that there is no foam gasket and air circulates all the time. I bought without forced ventilation too keep dust out and better heating in cold weather.
bought rear and front Sumo Springs. Red forum, watched several videos. It supposes to be 15 min job to install rear springs but. I tried to unscrew factory speed bump. Used WD40. The nut inside the frame got loose and speedbump just rotates and the nut does not get loose. the space is very tight. I can get my fingers from both sides but can not get wrench or plyers. took the wheel of, tried to shim the nut but no success. Put tire back and looking for help. Went to dealership but they told me no warranty for PM with over 100K clicks. now I have to figure out how to
unscrew factory speedbump
fix the nut so it will not be loose. Weld? the space is too tight. Use some kind of glue? Make custom nut which will fit in to the spot and there will be no space for rotation?
Installed front Sumo Springs. It was way easier then the rear once. Drove a little but. Do not feel much difference. Hope I can feel the difference once in the mountains.
Bought from leisurelines.net two CTA Boxer Ducato Relay SEAT SWIVEL 2006 on LH or RH. SWV7CT44. Ordered on Thursday evening and received on Tuesday evening.
Tried to install on driver’s suspension seat but failed:
The base is narrow. Distance between holes 10 ½ “ and distance between holes at CTA swivel is 16”.
Beside that hand brake support is welded to the base of the seat.
I am just curious how brake support is attached to the base of factory swivel. That support bracket should be lower than mine. Oh and now I understand why factory matt has a huge gap in driver’s seat area: suspension seat base is narrower than standard seat base.
For some reason 6 nuts were not included. Had to run to Home depot to buy six M8 x1.25 nuts. Trip to Home Depot fixed it.
I have the driver suspension seat also and have pondered putting a swivel on it.
The approach I had in my head would be to start with the CTA swivel, but cut it down and weld custom edges to it to interface with the suspension seat. Maybe down low, maybe up high. So far though we have decided to leave the driver suspension seat straight and enjoy only the passenger seat swiveling.
Did you get the lowered seat base for the passenger seat? There is still one available on eBay (same seller that I got mine from):
Thank you Baxsie,
my wife told she does not need lowered seat base. We are not travelling excessive yet. May be later she will ask for one.
Are you planning on doing anything with that brake bracket? it does not give much room for swivel. I would not alternate any swivel. I may check another smaller swivel which is within suspension seat base parameters and make some king of adapter.
Very interesting but an overkill to use it just for the swivel. In my mind it is easier to change suspension seat to regular seat or 6 way adjustable. Not sure I will go that way as I love my suspension seat.
Great for under floor tanks though. I will not have hot water and I need fresh water tank to be inside to have water at room temperature.