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    cushions while drivig

    I've read of people using chair cushions for driving how do you keep them from sliding around when you transfer? Do you sit to high ?

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    I'm 6 feet tall and without a cushion I keep my car seat at the lowest setting it has. If I use a full size cushion, like the one from my chair, my head bumps up against the roof of my Accord coupe. I very rarely use a cushion while driving (only when I'm going very long distances, like >3 or 4 hours). I would never use my cushion for the short drives (6 minutes to work, 5 minutes to the grocery store, 20 minutes to the shops). When I do use a cushion I use a heavily deflated REI sit pad, not the most scientific or proven pressure ulcer prevention, but I figure if I keep it deflated to the point that my ischiums barely touch the car seat below I'm at least spreading out the pressure on my backside.

    I also pressure relieve every 15 minutes if I can while I'm driving on the interstate... not the safest thing I do in a car, but far from the most dangerous. If there's not too much traffic around me, I set my cruise control, put my left arm on the armrest built into the door, with my left elbow there I can still keep the fingers of my left hand on the wheel. Then I put my right arm up against the back of my right hip and use that arm to push myself up out of the seat, holding it for as long as I can or until there is more traffic around me or a curve coming up. I can also sort of pressure relieve by just leaning up against the console on my right and keep my left hand on the wheel, but this is more awkward and I cant hold it as long.

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    Senior Member Lone Beagle's Avatar
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    After fighting with this problem for awhile I bit the bullet and dismantled the seat, cut some of the foam off and put a Varilite Meridian Wave inside the OEM seat cover. I know, it is going to be a pain for somebody to restore back when it is time to trade but it solves the cushion moving and I had my butt pressure mapped in the car. It is almost as good as my chair. Maybe overkill but I trust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Beagle View Post
    After fighting with this problem for awhile I bit the bullet and dismantled the seat, cut some of the foam off and put a Varilite Meridian Wave inside the OEM seat cover. I know, it is going to be a pain for somebody to restore back when it is time to trade but it solves the cushion moving and I had my butt pressure mapped in the car. It is almost as good as my chair. Maybe overkill but I trust it.

    Thanks for the information thats kind of what i thought but didn't want to here I guess if I go through with this I should upgrade to leather covers so it will be easer than cloth to transfer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Beagle View Post
    After fighting with this problem for awhile I bit the bullet and dismantled the seat, cut some of the foam off and put a Varilite Meridian Wave inside the OEM seat cover. I know, it is going to be a pain for somebody to restore back when it is time to trade but it solves the cushion moving and I had my butt pressure mapped in the car. It is almost as good as my chair. Maybe overkill but I trust it.
    I use a one inch / low profile ROHO in the car. I don't have a cover on it and moves around easy to position on leather seat. I never thought of getting mapped for the car. Makes perfect sense. Curious, are you over close to Woodrow Wilson? WWRC, good, smart and competent folks there. I wish I was closer, the miles /round trip gets tougher as the years pile up.
    Last edited by ChesBay; 02-20-2018 at 02:51 AM. Reason: eta: content

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Beagle View Post
    After fighting with this problem for awhile I bit the bullet and dismantled the seat, cut some of the foam off and put a Varilite Meridian Wave inside the OEM seat cover. I know, it is going to be a pain for somebody to restore back when it is time to trade but it solves the cushion moving and I had my butt pressure mapped in the car. It is almost as good as my chair. Maybe overkill but I trust it.
    Here's someone who takes their health seriously. Props for going through all that trouble to make sure you don't get a pressure sore... youre making me think I should do something like this.

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