Lumbar Support

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Being proactive here with this question. Do any of you use lumbar support on your seat? I don’t have a back problem but also don’t want to develop one. My Frightliner seat is very good in my opinion, but I wonder if a lumbar support product would be kinda like preventative medicine?

Davy A.'s Comment
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L5 and C3 vertibrae we're fractured years ago. In addition to motorcycle racing, auto racing, ski instruction and a lifetime of hard physical labor have led to back pain. For me personally, the Kenworth seats in my T680 work the best. I leave the lumbar support slightly engaged. Freightliner, Volvo and internal I have to have the lumbar support completely retracted. The Volvo seats were extremely painful to me, I can only sit in it for about an hour or two at a time. I'm in an international LT loaner, it's almost as bad, but hard to tell. The seat is crushed and wore out.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The Volvo seats were extremely painful to me, I can only sit in it for about an hour or two at a time. 

I have the same problem with the Volo seats and some of the seats in our Freightliners and KWs OD picked a uncomfortable seat to spec, luckily not all the trucks have them and the other ones are comfortable.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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How about aftermarket lumbar seat add-one?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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How about aftermarket lumbar seat add-one?

I tried a FEW (or more?!?) from Amazon for Tom; he even bought one at the PFJ years ago... and... nada.

Now, he takes a LARGE bath towel (one of my good ones) and rolls it military style, tight (or loose) as desired, duct tapes it, and off it rolls for the week, until I unstick it and wash it, haha!

YMMV, but we tried a few. AND, the seats in his Mack (well the drivers' anyway....) are equipped with some 'blow up' button, that he doesn't care for, either.

Just our 2 pennies. I saw this thread earlier...., and was embarrassed to share our 'hillbilly bone...' hahaha!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: AND the daily 'SalonPas' patch I apply for him!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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That’s a really good idea about the rolled up towel. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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That’s a really good idea about the rolled up towel. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks!

Sure thing!

Sometimes innovation is KING!!

:)

~ a & t ~

PackRat's Comment
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Check out a "BackShield".

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