Double Seat Swivel Base

Double Seat Swivel Base can really add an extra dimension to your Campervan Conversion.

Well, that’s where the double seat swivel base comes in. All you have to do is just purchase one, get it installed, and voila…the double bench seat in your van will now turn around to face the rear. 

What is a double seat swivel base?

In simple terms, a double seat swivel base is literally just a connection which allows you to rotate the double seats inside your van.  

The seat will have a handle. This is usually located on the bottom side of the double seat. When this is released, you will find that your seat will be allowed to rotate 180º . If your van isn’t converted, then it is very unlikely that it will have a swivel base installed.

However, if you do wish to have a double seat which rotates, then you will have to invest in a double seat swivel base and seats. You will find that swivel bases will be different depending on what type of vehicle that it is you will be fitting the base onto.

But with any type of swivel base, we strongly suggest that you only purchase ones that have gone through very meticulous crash testing.

Double Seat Swivels on the Market

When it comes to finding which double seat swivel base you should spend your money on, some people find it quite difficult to pick which one they want exactly. Therefore, we have decided to provide an example that we believe will be a good buy! There are loads out there, our favourites are: 

  • Kiravans 
  • Rusty Lee
  • VW Factory swivel

The Kiravans T5 / T6 Double Swivel base is perfect for transforming the living space within your van. The swivel mechanism itself is actually quite different to normal single swivels. Instead, it uses a slide and swivel approach meaning that you will need to open the side door on your van to allow for the full span of movement. It increases the height of your front seat by 47mm, and weighs a total of 21kg.

All the nuts and bolts that will be needed are also supplied to you. When driving, the seat is held down securely by four engineered locking bolts. The Kiravans T5 / T6 Double Swivel base is also fully tested and meets all standard safety requirements. However, you can only purchase this specific type of swivel base from the Kiravan website, as they want to ensure that all quality and also safety standards are preserved. The Kiravans Double Seat Swivel will fit VW T5 and T6 vans, given that you have the original double passenger seats. You will also be glad to know that the Kiravans Double Seat Swivel has been TUV approved, meaning that it is a very safe product. It has also passed seat belt anchorage safety tests.

As you can see, this is definitely a great purchase and would certainly be worth considering!

Rusty Lee Swivel Base

The Rusty Lee Swivel Base fits both T5 and T6 vans. It is the Number One in-vehicle M1 tested and TUV approved. The locking bolts on the swivel base are extremely easy to screw and unscrew. They are made in Great Britain, and are also TUV approved and M1 certified. What this means is that the product has been tested for safety, and does meet all standard safety requirements. We highly recommend that you only use crash tested double seat swivel bases, just to ensure that your safety is not compromised.

But it is just very unlikely that the van would have a double seat swivel base installed. If you are not 100% sure then give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you out to check! The Rusty Lee Swivel Base smooth white nylon allows for a lovely silky swivel action and the spring bolts are really very easy to locate back into place.

The Rusty Lee Swivel Base we sell is compatible with VW Transporters T5 and T6 from the ear 2003 to the current models. Can I install it myself? Absolutely, yes you can fit the Rusty Lee Swivel Base! As long as you know what you are doing, then you should definitely give it a go. However, before you dive in and get straight to it, you will certainly want to know what equipment you will need. The equipment you will need is

  • Ratchet - 17mm and 15mm socket
  • Cable ties
  • Sidecutters
  • Pair of flathead screwdrivers
  • T30 Security torx
  • T25 torx
  • 22mm Spanner
  • Hacksaw with a metal blade

Safety and your Double Seat Swivel

 Make sure your Double Seat Swivel Base has been TUV approved, means that the swivel base you are looking at has passed the safety test and will be suitable for you to purchase. 

If you're going to install the Double Seat Swivel Base yourself it's important to follow the manufacturers instructions carefully. You want to know your seat is securely bolted to the floor, in the worst case scenario of an accident. 

Get in touch 

If you have any questions about the Double Seat Swivel, get in touch with our team. They would be happy to help you. We offer supply and fit of different seat swivel option.