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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, GMC Savana Cargo, Van
#23 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [spikorama3701]
Apr 13, 2009 (9:00 am)
I have wanted to install 4 bucket seats (from '01-02 LT model?? did not get any help re 'are the brackets similar?' in my 03 AWD passenger van. Instead, I installed a '4th row set of brackets and belts, with the existing 3x seats'. Everybody was reluctant to do the work, re the weight capacity, safety - insurance liability. This is the only way I can carry plywood, etc. without removing the #$%^non-folding +headrest, seats. I do like the seat in the most rear position - limo style! Otherwise, the main option is fixed base seats from an upfitter or van accessory store. It is incredible, GM never had the forsight to offer a 'crew version' of the cargo van. (They will never do it now!) Otherwise, the AWD van is a super, incredible vehicle, blows the doors off a pickup/suburban, for my needs.
#24 of 53 Owners Manual
Apr 25, 2009 (5:12 pm)
Anyone know where i can download an owners manual for 06 Savana 6.6 Duramax?
#25 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [newsie23]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:04 am)
I am interested in buying a 1500 AWD van and need additional seats if I do so. How easy is it to install 3 or 4 more seats in the rear? What are the weight considerations? I have 5 children all 11 and under. Thanks for you insight...
#26 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [julli5]
Aug 11, 2009 (4:13 am)
The 'safety issue' is the major problem - who will do the work! The school bus vans flipping has terrified the market. Stabilitrak, standard on passenger vans, is not offered on cargo and conversion models. Installing the extra row of floor rails and belts is not, otherwise, difficult.
#27 of 53 Add seats to my 2009 express
Aug 27, 2009 (6:36 am)
I have a 2009 chevy express 8 passenger van. I have seen this version with a 4th. row (which I want to add to my van). Does anyone know if it is hard to add the 4th. row? I moved the carpet and there are not any seat tracks. What do I do? I found a person willing to sell me a seat, but i do not know what to do next.
#28 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [miltruckman]
Dec 10, 2009 (9:39 am)
We have a 2004 Gmc/Savana cargo van with side doors and windows on both sides and want to install a full bench seat just behind the drivers seat to carry the grandchildren and still have the back to haul things. Can you give us some advice. where to find a deal on seats, belts, installationl etc.
#29 of 53 Making my 3500 more family friendly...
Jan 15, 2010 (7:14 am)
Due to our family size increasing from 7 to 9 in the next few months, we are going to sell our Express 1500 LT. We recently purchased an 2005 Express 3500 12 pass with rear passenger doors on both sides, which we have searched over a year for!! However, compared to our 1500, the 3500 is really bare bones. We are military and tend to travel often to see family, so a video system is crucial. Have found one that has one flip down screen like our 1500, however with the seating arrangement think dual screens are a must. Also, there are no cup holders in the rear...Another thing we would like to add is a 12V plug in the back for our teenagers game systems. Wondering how all this will fit into the wiring system and sound system. Also, does anyone have any experience doing this with their own van? Would appreciate any input. Would like to have all modifications done ASAP as we don't won't to sell the 1500 until it is done. Thanks in advance! K
#30 of 53 Re: Making my 3500 more family friendly... [kschupbach]
Jan 15, 2010 (9:41 am)
I purchased my unit from Walmart.com with an installer card. The tv is big enough for our 12 passenger GMC Savana. The installers used the overhead dome light up front to power the system. This system also had the option to plug in items to the dvd unit. Worth looking into for the price and my kids love it!
Prepaid Professional Install Card - Mobile Video/DVD Player 1 Will arrive between Friday, 09/04/09, and Friday, 09/11/09. $99.98
DP Video 9" Flip-down Monitor with built-in DVD player, DZD9500 1 Will arrive between Friday, 09/04/09, and Friday, 09/11/09. $168.88
We also bought things from this website:
We bought our seat from them and it worked out well also!
#31 of 53 Re: Making my 3500 more family friendly... [julli5]
Jan 31, 2010 (12:06 pm)
julli5, From your post i understand you had a flip down dvd unit installed.
Can i ask if you have the rear a/c - heat? Did the controls interfer with the dvd player at all whether during the installation or during operation / screen blocked from a/c heat controls?
Does anyone know if the 2009 1500 8 passenger van can except a fourth row seat?
#32 of 53 GMC savana Explorer Conv
Feb 04, 2010 (11:16 am)
Hello all Im very new here
I purchased a 2007GMC 2500 Explorer conversion van for a wheelchair transport for my son who was born with spina bifida. I have lift in it. Its a 6L. I am having some traction problems I have tiger paw snow tires that I run at low pressure. Any suggestions on size of tire and type or jjust weight back end ? I dont think it has stabilitrack. Its a very important vehicle for us and I really could use some help thanks.