Our dinette cushions are worn out... the foam is shot, the fabric is getting worn.
If you count our local day trips our truck camper has been used more than a 1000 days over the last 8 years.
I'd like to replace them with something at least as nice as the originals. I'd like the best foam (stuffing) and a strong fabric that is comfotable (non itchy), strong, and will last for another 1000 days or much more.
I would buy ready mades from a shop that makes them for the RV industry
I'd buy them from a custom shop (I remember some nice auto upholstry work being done along the US/Mex border.)
... maybe even a local upholsterer.
I do not want to make them myself. I'm sure I can... but I'd rather let the pro wirh the correct equipment to do it.
At this point $$$ isn't as much of a problem as supply.
Please share your thoughts, suggestions, and experiences... even your zany ideas.
I'm pretty sure that I'll need the professional experience of reddog1 to help me sort the best solution out... especially if they have to be custom made.
Blindbob... lance changed patterns and colors for their decor several times... our colors are ocean blue... the valances are even coordinated... they no longer stock them once they change.
FreeLanceing... It would be a good time to have seperate and matching backrests made to fit at the outside wall end of the dinette seat... facing sideways.... I tend to sit side ways when watching TV anyway.... dump the silly little pillows.
~DJ~ ... you can surely be zanyer than this. I will now visit the auto body shops to ask about top quality upholstry places.
ticki 2 ... thanks for the reminders... zippered and beaded... nice touches.
cat lady... pm'ed me to make suggestions... one was memory foam. It made me realize... a high quality twin bed mattress is the exact size of our dinette when made into a bed (the fitted sheets fit perfectly)
I don't understand memory foam... does my butt make an impression in the memory foam and if I turn side ways will my butt no longer fit?
What else do I need to know about memeory or other foams?
Thanks again to these and others that have offered go suggestions.
Just recently had cushions re-upholstered by a local gal that does commercial and high end house draps. Excellant work , all zippered and beaded seams . Bought the fabric on ebay , thousands to choose from , most will send samples , 1/3 the price of anywhere else. My foam was all good so have no help there . Overall very very pleased with the outcome . The whole project ran about $350 and included covering the foam mattress . My advise would be go local upholstery shop . Good luck
I had a guy at a local shop make me a custom cushion to drop in the dinnet area. I also had him make a backrest cushion. It sort of turned my dinnet into a recliner that was always reclined. I got better foam and better fabric. There were many choices in both foam and fabric. It was suprisingly afordable.
I'd consider taking the dinette out and adding a recling love seat.
we,ve seen some nice owner changeouts... Suds54 has a particularly nice job in the slide-out of his Bigfoot 3000.
We saw the first couch that lance put in their campers... and have friends that own them.
The set up in paul beddows Snowriver,
and the recliners that Snowriver installed in "Wayne's" (from indiana) Lance.
and a few more
they were all nice... just not for us. many have the seat backs to the windows
janet and I agree... she prefers the standatd dinettes that we have had since 1970.. and it is easier to do some of our hobby stuff in the dinette configeration....
We are both pretty short... I lost 3" in height from 34 years old to 65 years old... when we sit side ways on the dinette just our feet hang over... and that seems to be the way we watch TV. reading we "point" in any direction.
I imagine there will be others reading this that your suggestion will influence.
Do you have a recliner now... did you or will you put one in?