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Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Updated: Feb 22

Smart Flooring: Super Safe and Flexible


We get a lot of questions about this flooring as it's not very clear when people search for details on the web. It is special as it is a well-proved crash-tested floor/seating solution that allows very flexible placement of seats manufactured by AMF-Bruns.  This flooring is made of extruded aluminum pieces that fit together with channels and pins and has an L track that is certified for seat mounting integrated into the floor and secured with recessed bolts. It is custom-made. The spacing of each L track is specified with a custom order. 


Typically 4, 6, or 8 track combinations are used. 4 track gives you the ability to run seats down each side (front/back) of the van with a pass through the middle of the seat. A 6-track can allow you to position the captain's chairs down the sides AND middle of the van front to back. The 8 track, if positioned correctly, can allow you to position 3 captain’s chairs in each row, as well as a bench seat/sofa combination that can be positioned (front/back) anywhere on the track.


Each L track increases pricing on the flooring. This flooring is available for Transit as well as Sprinter models.


Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans


L Track Spacing

It is super important the L track spacing is ordered for the seat mounts to be used specifically made by AMF-Bruns; otherwise, the seats you have may not work. This floor is only available through authorized installers/dealers.


It is not available to the general public for DIY installation.


Modular Seating

There is a wide variety of camper van seating available in different price ranges with two-seat bases available. They are very comfortable and come in different widths, cushions, and features. They all need AMF-Bruns seat bases. Quick-release mounts with wheels (standard) and Swivel Seat bases with release mounts/knobs are considerably more costly. You have to use these seatbases that are made specifically for their seats. They have several seats available.

A compact RV seat that folds forward flat has cup holders and leans slightly back. Comfort Seats are larger and slightly reclined (like a coach class seat on an airplane) and have adapters to fit Orthopedic Scheel-Mann seats if you want a seat that is more like a sports seat. These seats generally run 2-4k each depending on type and seat base option. They assemble very easily, and mounting in/out of the floor is super fast.


Here are examples of seat position options and even a custom table option.


Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Install

The floor is designed to be glued down to a clean prepped metal floor using special glue and primer. It's secured by bolts as well in the front/back of the flooring. It is a two-person job and generally takes a full day for prep and installation of the floor itself as well as another day or so to finish trim, install the flooring to cover the aluminum floor, and cut factory van trim as needed to fit.


The floor does not come with any floor covering its bare metal. They do not come with edge trim but that can be purchased separately or custom-made as the edges are raw aluminum that needs to be covered due to the sharp edges. This is a certified crash-tested mounting system.  It has been used for many years for mobility applications and has become popular for vans that do not have seating from the factory. 


Once this floor is down it cannot be removed. You cannot have thick walls, so if your van is built, this floor may not work. Factory OEM walls or walls 1/8 thick are okay, but they need to be removed ideally for installation. This floor also raises the floor about an inch over stock, so that can greatly complicate build issues if the van is already built.



Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Price

All of this tech isn't as cheap as you would expect.


Flooring installed can range from 7-12k just for the floor depending on tracks, floor covering, insulation, additional labor for installation, and location of the installer. A complete system with a few seats would cost between 10-20k. The van has to be empty, and the floor has to be clean to paint. 


Price can vary based on many factors, with those variables greatly depending on the labor involved and materials costs. (Aluminum costs for example over the past 3 years increased by 200%)


End Result

With superior unlimited seat and seat placement options, the van is considerably quieter, and you have multiple positions to mount accessories and gear down on your floor.  It's the ultimate solution for those wanting a high-end seating/floor solution.


Pic examples of our Demo Van for sale:


Link to video explaining layouts



Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

Van Modular Seating, Smart Floor Solution by AMF-Bruns: A solution for Captains Chairs in Vans

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