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5th seat....

jasemikeb

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Hi all - i'm looking to buy a MP, but need the 5th seat.
I've looked at dozens and I haven't seen any with the optional 5th seat. I've read that you can drop in a 5th seat from a v-class. Is this accurate? What would I need to check for in terms of floor fixings?
Any advice/guidance - much appreciated!
Jason
 

Roy C

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To fix a 5th single seat you need a van with 3 floor runners. From new, if you order the 5th seat they also modify the floor with the third runner but if not ordered with that option then you just have two runners.
 
Andy B

Andy B

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My understanding is that MB no longer offer the 5th seat as an option on new MP’s. I was lucky and bought a 2nd hand MP that had the option from new. The attached photo shows the required 3rd rail (in the middle). Hope this helps.


KR - Andy B


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jasemikeb

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Thanks Andy/Roy - really helpful as is the photo. Presumably a double seat would then fit from a V-line on the existing twin rails, taking it from 4 seats to 6 seats? I'm trying to configure for the rare exceptions during the week when i need to be able to move 5 people around, but only 4 would ever be 'camping'. What do you think?
 
Andy B

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I have read that on the continent that the MP can be configured with an extra double seat allowing for 6 people to be transported. However, whilst it would be possible to remove the extra bench seat, be careful about the weight. My fifth seat is heavy and whilst it is a one man lift, it is not easy. A double seat would definitely be a two man lift !!

Also, once the second double seat is installed, access to the kitchen storage will not be easy. With the fifth seat, we can still open draws, etc.

If the fifth seat is a must, a used MP with the option of the fifth seat installed may be better. The fifth seat cannot be retrofitted as it needs the 3rd rail.

Hope this helps.


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Grand Tourismo

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Just bouncing an idea....what if you remove the rear storage compartment (bed extender) and fitted a 2nd two seat bench in that area as the rails run to the end of the van? Maybe facing backwards even?
Might leave you a little more kitchen access then.
 

p.g.tattan

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Hi has anyone actually managed to fit a second set of seats in the rear to a Marco Polo with only two rails? I’m assuming from looking online that it would be two seats that would be added rather than one given the rail configuration ? Would love to see some actual photos Of what people actually did
 
Grand Tourismo

Grand Tourismo

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Hi has anyone actually managed to fit a second set of seats in the rear to a Marco Polo with only two rails? I’m assuming from looking online that it would be two seats that would be added rather than one given the rail configuration ? Would love to see some actual photos Of what people actually did
I have seen pre-owned examples come up for sale with the third rail fitted, meaning a single seat can be added if desired...and of course you can spec. the third rail if you order from new.

I stole this image from another post here on the forum, if you do a search you will find lots more info.
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p.g.tattan

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I have seen pre-owned examples come up for sale with the third rail fitted, meaning a single seat can be added if desired...and of course you can spec. the third rail if you order from new.

I stole this image from another post here on the forum, if you do a search you will find lots more info.
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Thanks but this is fitted to the van with three rails. The newer Marco Polo is only come with two rails. I’m looking for a solution for fitting a second row of seats to a two rail van - will probably be a bench seat. My van has two rails
 
Grand Tourismo

Grand Tourismo

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Thanks but this is fitted to the van with three rails. The newer Marco Polo is only come with two rails. I’m looking for a solution for fitting a second row of seats to a two rail van - will probably be a bench seat. My van has two rails
How easy/hard is it to fit the third rail as in the picture?

The only issue with fitting the bench seat is in how to load the people into the rear bench, because the front right rear seat would need to fold forward to let people in?
Does the V class minibus have a 2 seat bench? If so you could use one of those maybe?

Edit: I think maybe the V class bus has 4 rails
 

p.g.tattan

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How easy/hard is it to fit the third rail as in the picture?

The only issue with fitting the bench seat is in how to load the people into the rear bench, because the front right rear seat would need to fold forward to let people in?
Does the V class minibus have a 2 seat bench? If so you could use one of those maybe?

Edit: I think maybe the V class bus has 4 rails
That’s why I’m keen to see if anyone has thought this through to the end and solved it. :)
 

Liven

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That’s why I’m keen to see if anyone has thought this through to the end and solved it. :)
hi P.G
I had the same idea as you as some time i need to carry 6 people, i even asked one of the mp specilist in mb dealership, he confirmed to me the v class rear two seat bench will fit in using two rail and you can find one from ebay, i would put them facing the current rear seat so both seat can be reached and they can have a table while facing each other, but you probably cant open the corner cupboard.

I haven't have my car yet (it's tomorrow!), can't be sure if this will work.

Liven
 
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