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rear facing rear bench?

I was wondering if anyone has mounted one of the benches rear facing? I am interested in doing this so adults can crawl back there to get them back to our hunting camp. I see that alot of people are putting them in, but forward facing. Am I wrong? If you are more than 4 feet tall is it completely wrenching to get in and out of that seat. If anyone is doing what I am asking about I would love to see some pics.

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Likely they are not...the first thing that comes to mind is momentum, if you gas it, people in a rear facing bench will obviously fly forward, not against the back of a seat.




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regarding momentum. Alot of you guys are placing five point harnesses in these things with your seats. They keep you in your seats don't they. I am a pilot by trade, and in the aviation world five point harnesses are meant to keep you in your seat as well. I have done pleanty of outside manuvers (negative G Load) and I stayed in the seat just fine with the use of these five point harnesses, and actually a lap belt would have done the trick just fine. Would it be unsafe to mount the seat rear facing? Is there somthing structurally that would prohibit me from doing so? I have seen alot of golf carts with this done, and surley am not the only person who would like the ability to put a 3rd or 4th adult in this thing.

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As long as your not going crazy with abrupt maneuvers that your passengers would want to see coming.
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I have a bench that is put in only for summer months, facing rearward. Its just for getting around at the river, boat launch, store, etc. Works out great for two adults, tailgate comes off, plenty of leg room.

Not the safest, but neither is my golf cart.



I love it, works perfect for moving my friends around when its 110 plus outside.





But for duning, not on your life. Back bench, stays at home during the G season.
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stonehengechimp,

What you are talking about is exactly what I am talking about. I am in phx. and I just need to get people from party to party in the neighborhood, and move people around while at the deer camp. I have never been to the "Dunes" nor do I ever plan on it. I bought this thing as a "grocery go getter", and to trail ride while hunting. All this racing stuff and duning stuff just isn't for me, I guess I am getting old. So if you got any pics of your setup I would love to see how it looks.


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I have a bench seat from a ford windstar van with headrest mounted backwards in mine. Put three lap belts in for my three little girls, works out great, I just take it easy with them in, usually trail riding at less that 15 mph.
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do you have any pics of that install?
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I purchased the utv jump seat from cabelas and mounted it facing rearward and it works great.Just pull 4 pins and take it out its pretty simple.I don't do no major trail riding with it but it works great for hauling kids or adults around the neighboorhood.It also has two lap belts in it.
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I purchased the utv jump seat from cabelas and mounted it facing rearward and it works great.Just pull 4 pins and take it out its pretty simple.I don't do no major trail riding with it but it works great for hauling kids or adults around the neighboorhood.It also has two lap belts in it.


Thats almost the same as I did, quick pinned it in for easy access, and it works great for just putting around.


I cant find any pics, sorry and its in the winter/dune mode, so it will be a few months before that seat gets back in.
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