Crew Cab reclining rear seat

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Easiest way is to fold down center seat, reach behind either seat and locate what feels like a shoe string. You may have to fish around for it. Pull it either way 90 or 270 degrees, should pop seat lock out...

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Do the seats lay completely flat with no bounce or no? I would check but I’m getting my haircut right now.
 

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Do the seats lay completely flat with no bounce or no? I would check but I’m getting my haircut right now.
No. They normally just fold UP. The backs release for access to the rear sliding mechanism and ventilation components, but they don't bend down too far.
 

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Does anyone have a clue as to whether or not the Rebel owners can just swap out the rear seats with the laramie? The seat comfort in the back seat of the rebels sucks and I want to take this truck cross country. Just don't know what Dodge was thinking when they put the rear seats in the rebel.
 

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Does anyone have a clue as to whether or not the Rebel owners can just swap out the rear seats with the laramie? The seat comfort in the back seat of the rebels sucks and I want to take this truck cross country. Just don't know what Dodge was thinking when they put the rear seats in the rebel.
What part of the seats do you find uncomfortable? The Laramie and other trimmed seats will have the same shape and bolstering, they'll just recline a little bit, and they slide forward in the process, reducing legroom at the same time.
 
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Does anyone have a clue as to whether or not the Rebel owners can just swap out the rear seats with the laramie? The seat comfort in the back seat of the rebels sucks and I want to take this truck cross country. Just don't know what Dodge was thinking when they put the rear seats in the rebel.
Rebels (at least to this point in time) are Quad cabs, which are shorter than the Crews (by a lot). So, seat cushions are shorter and the seatback angle is more upright. Even if you can fit a Crew seat into a Quad cab (which I seriously doubt you'd be able to), your legs would be pinched between the cushion and the front seat.
 

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Rebels (at least to this point in time) are Quad cabs, which are shorter than the Crews (by a lot). So, seat cushions are shorter and the seatback angle is more upright. Even if you can fit a Crew seat into a Quad cab (which I seriously doubt you'd be able to), your legs would be pinched between the cushion and the front seat.
You do realize most Rebels are Crew Cabs right?
 
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We've just bought one of the 'All-New' 2019 RAM 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab trucks, and like the starter of this thread I didn't check the folding capabilities of the rear seats. I guess I didn't realise what 'stadium' folding meant. On the Big Horn, the rear seats simply lift up, without the use of any levers or handles and stay upright without really locking in that position, providing loads of storage space. I was hoping that the seat backs would fold flat so that I could occasionally put some long items through the sliding rear window without them resting on the (non-adjustable) centre headrest.

Can the rear seats be made to tilt forward?

Does anyone know what the three fabric loops sticking up behind the rear seats are there for?

Many thanks.
 

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We've just bought one of the 'All-New' 2019 RAM 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab trucks, and like the starter of this thread I didn't check the folding capabilities of the rear seats. I guess I didn't realise what 'stadium' folding meant. On the Big Horn, the rear seats simply lift up, without the use of any levers or handles and stay upright without really locking in that position, providing loads of storage space. I was hoping that the seat backs would fold flat so that I could occasionally put some long items through the sliding rear window without them resting on the (non-adjustable) centre headrest.

Can the rear seats be made to tilt forward?

Does anyone know what the three fabric loops sticking up behind the rear seats are there for?

Many thanks.
To answer your question:

1. No they cannot fold flat no matter what trim. My Laramie folds up as well (so did my F150, I think this is fairly standard out there for pickups). The seat back can be tilted for servicing purposes only and does not come close to flat.

2. The 3 fabric loops are anchor points for the “latch” system which is used for car seats.
 

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I really enjoy the rear seats in my 2004 Silverado -- the bottoms FLIP UP (towards the front seats) exposing cargo space. Then, the rears can fold down (making a nice flat surface). I was hoping these RAM Crew Cabs would do the same, I was shocked they don't even fold down (rear portions) to expose the back of the cab. There tends to be great storage space there for your long-arm snow scraper/wiper. I am told my new rig will be here in 8 weeks. Looking forward to breaking it in.

Tim N
 

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I really enjoy the rear seats in my 2004 Silverado -- the bottoms FLIP UP (towards the front seats) exposing cargo space. Then, the rears can fold down (making a nice flat surface). I was hoping these RAM Crew Cabs would do the same, I was shocked they don't even fold down (rear portions) to expose the back of the cab. There tends to be great storage space there for your long-arm snow scraper/wiper. I am told my new rig will be here in 8 weeks. Looking forward to breaking it in.

Tim N
I had similar seats in my ‘03 GMC. While they flipped down flat, as you said, the back seat legroom was quite a bit smaller, so the Ram has just as much space front-to-back with the seats folded up. And the Ram’s flip-up design provides far more vertical space - very useful for transporting rigid cargo.

There’s also very little space behind the Ram seatbacks, as (at least in my case) the Harman Kardon subwoofer and eTorque battery unit are stored there behind panels.

But between the RamBins in the floor, the built-in underseat storage, and (in my case) RamBoxes, I have far more dry/lockable storage (and more passenger room) in the Ram.
 

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You do realize most Rebels are Crew Cabs right?
Not the one at my local dealer .. it was a white quad .. but I wanted the "Sky dome" roof and they only offer that in the crew cab .. I REALLY wanted the Rebel but it was a toss up between glass roof or not. I just did not want such a huge rear seat area.
 

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