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Rusty Lee Swivel Base for your camper

Swivel your campervan seats with the Rusty Lee Swivel Base

Rusty Lee Swivel Base is a base for the bottom of the seats in your van or campervan. They are very popular and a must have because once they are screwed in they can spin 180 degrees.

Swivel bases are for either the bench seat or captains chair. 

I mean who wouldn’t prefer that? This means when you have company while at the campsite you can simply spin the front seats and enjoy sitting altogether instead of having to find alternative seating to face your friends and family.

Makes chatting to everyone a whole lot easier, doesn’t it? We have put together some information below about the Rusty Lee Swivel Base, so you are assured you are buying with confidence! Just a little note, we are on Instagram and we share our work over there so give us a follow @wildworx_customs 

Rusty Lee Swivel Base

What vehicle does the Rusty Lee Swivel fit?

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. The chances that your unconverted van has a double seat swivel base are very small.

Obviously, this may not be the case. 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 is compatible with VW Transporters T5 and T6 from the ear 2003 to the current models. 

Can I install the Rusty Lee Swivel 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
Equipment needed for fitting Rusty Lee Swivel Base

When it comes to installing the Rusty Lee Swivel Base yourself, be sure to check the instructions before you start. For the installation it usually requires two people. Grab your mate to lend you a hand! Obviously, it can be completed by just one person but it is always recommended to be installed by two people.

We also highly recommend that you watch some videos that are available for you to watch on Youtube, just to assist you in this task even more. If you are uncertain about anything, please do not attempt to install the Rusty Lee Swivel Base.

Your safety should always be a number one priority, no matter what DIY job it is that you are completing. If you know that you are going to be struggling with the installation then we recommend giving us a call and booking in with one of our technicians to have the Rusty Lee Swivel Base fitted at our workshop in Alcester

You may also want some top tips when it comes to installing the Rusty Lee Swivel Base yourself. As this is a DIY task, any type of tip will be extremely handy to have and it is definitely worth finding out as many as you can! The first one we suggest is to get started on watching youtube videos.

Youtube is such a useful platform for many DIY van tasks, and some creators are really good at showing viewers exactly how the job is done. Some even provide their own tips throughout the video, which is an added bonus! If it is the Rusty Lee Swivel Base that you are going to be buying, be sure to watch videos that show you how to install that specific type of swivel base. Also, rather than just watching one, watch as many as you can! 

Fitting Rusty Lee Swivel Base at Wildworx Alcester workshop call us now

Another tip that you should definitely take into consideration, is always test the Rusty Lee Swivel Base after you have installed it. By doing this, it will allow you to see if you have made any errors during the installation, which will then enable you to hopefully fix these issues.

If these issues cannot be fixed by yourself or you are just completely stuck and please do call us! After all the trouble you have gone through trying to fit it yourself, you wouldn’t want a useless Rusty Lee Swivel Base installed in your van.

Wildworx Conversions - Swivel fitting 

We often fit new swivels to either a bench seat or a captains chair. If you don't fancy the idea of doing it yourself. It can be completed while you wait.

If you need any help our team at Wildworx based in Alcester, Warwickshire are more than happy to answer any of your questions. You can get in touch with us.