RIB ALTAIR VW T5 SEATS
We are one of the larger southern importers of this seat fitting them to all of our conversions. We are happy to just fit a seat for customers as well as supply seats for self-fitting. Through the stock we hold we also supply to the trade.
As a company we have worked with The Department of Transport, VOSA and the DVLA in relation to vehicle and campervan regulations and safety. This has included all retrospectively fitted seating.
RIB as a company will not supply generic seats for vehicles, so all seats are made to companies own specification. It comes down to the design given to RIB as to how well the seat fits the vehicle, where and how the mount points are put and therefore how well the seat is then going to be secured into the vehicle. We have refitted numerous seats for customers who thought they had the safest seat on the market, only to have been let down by their chosen supplier and fitter. Some of these seats have been so badly fitted they would not have offered an occupant any safety in the event of an accident, without considering what would have happened to a driver or passenger being hit from behind from an insecure seat.
We have worked with RIB for 7 years and some of the current specification of all Altair seats supplied has been through our relationship with them. The seat we supply has been developed so if fitted by us the mount points marry up to our galvanised under body chassis plates which not only bolt to the vehicle but also wrap around the chassis, ultimately meaning the seat is secured to the chassis of the vehicle.
An Altair 2 seater RIB seat in standard fabric (this can be in INCA or Place for VW’s or we can often match other manufactures like Ford, Mercedes or Vauxhall) with integral head rests and 220mm front to back sliders (similar to the seat sliders used on the front seats to give more versatility to the rear living or storage space) can be supplied from £2,350. This cost can be reduced if a lower specification seat is required.
The RIB seat has taken over as one of the best (if not the best?) seat/bed systems on the market meeting the highest European safety standards for this type of seating, with all our seats having integral inertia 3 point harness belts and ergonomically moulded seats, whilst still giving a flat sleeping platform.
Other additions like ISOFIX for child seats, arm rests, Thermorest mattress overlay to give a softer mattress and whatever upholstery takes your fancy can also be added. Please see our RIB seat gallery for more pictures and our Upholstery page for some of the work we have done with costs.