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Drew D.'s Comment
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Can anyone recommend a good cushion for an aching tailbone? OTR with a pete 579 and the leather seats are outright murdering my tailbone.

I tried 3 different purple cushions with the eggcrate texture but the texture itself in all three sizes was just uncomfortable to me.

Any and all recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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All I can offer is what year is the truck? Could the factory seat bottom be worn out?

Does the seat bounce up and down while going down the highway, or is it set more rigid with less shock absorbance? How much air do you have it inflated with?

Is it sitting on the floor, or is it set at a normal height?

Drew D.'s Comment
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2020 EpicQ

Seat sits midway

Seat has been used but not super worn.

All I can offer is what year is the truck? Could the factory seat bottom be worn out?

Does the seat bounce up and down while going down the highway, or is it set more rigid with less shock absorbance? How much air do you have it inflated with?

Is it sitting on the floor, or is it set at a normal height?

G-Town's Comment
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Is the seat set so when your feet are flat on the floor, there is some space just between your leg and the seat cushion? Maybe set too high? Grasping at straws here…

I used to run with some air in the seat… now my preference is to run with next to no air. No back issues… but everyone is different.

PackRat's Comment
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Maybe try adjusting the seat back, or you can adjust the seat cushion portion, too. You can alter the angle of it, and it should slide forward towards the steering wheel. Mess around with the different levers, knobs, and controls to try and alleviate your discomfort.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Can anyone recommend a good cushion for an aching tailbone? OTR with a pete 579 and the leather seats are outright murdering my tailbone.

I tried 3 different purple cushions with the eggcrate texture but the texture itself in all three sizes was just uncomfortable to me.

Any and all recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Yep, the purple pillow things wear out quick, if they ever work at all. I've got Tom's last two...and one I got for me, almost all worn; but I use 'em for the extra height.

We tried those Chinese bead ball ones; it collapsed in a DAY, and he was throwing wooden balls.. (nvm. . . incriminating.) I gathered what was 'left' and sure got my refund. I'm a 'B' like that.

NOW, here's what we DID get for him, last Xmas.... Not the actual 'seat' because he's not an O/O (nor OTR,) but the COVERS and CUSHIONS ... are NOT CHEAP, but ... well worth their weight in price... He's 5'11, maybe 195# and ... skinny butt built, too. Sorry, I don't know a better way to say that!

This link will take you to their store/site; search accordingly. Raney's .

Wegan (sp?) and RedLine are two great mfg'ers to look at. We did a combo of the Wegan; if you want the actual, I'll have to find my login info; sorry!

That's a start; wish you the best, understandably!!!!

~ Anne & Tom ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Delco Dave's Comment
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I had a similar issue in the 18 FL I drive. I ordered a memory foam cushion from amazon, $30 or so. Didn’t solve problem but helps quite a bit.

Also like Packrat said, play with seat settings. I have seat leaned back and as far down to floor without losing sight of my right fender mirror, very little air. I’m almost in same driving position as seat in my F-150

Drew D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the great advice here. Yeah been messing with seat settings all day. When you say you have the seat leaned back, are you talking about the back part or the seat itself?

Delco Dave's Comment
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The back part leaned back. If the seat bottom tilted back I would be golden but its in a fixed position

Klutch's Comment
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I’ve been using a medic therapeutics cushion and it works wonders. Only complaint is it sits me up to high too really use the arm rest… but it saves my a** on long drives.

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