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Old 08-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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NEED Help! This couch is ugly!

Me again. So we finally got our RV to the house. No problems at all after it has been untouched or moved for 2 years! Now we are doing some updates...we have to do these slowly but surely. I'm getting it ready for Alabama football! Roll Tide!

My issue. The couch and dinette cushions are covered in baby blue pleather. I've called a couple of upholstery places and they can't give me a quote unless I drive it to them...I'm not going through all that. Does anyone have any idea how much it costs to reupholster an armless couch? I can't find any slipcovers for armless couches either. If anyone knows where I can find these, please advise!

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You can probably easily remove some or all the cushions, bring the cushions somewhere for re upholstery, then reinstall....
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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The cushions are sewn to the back of the frame...very old fashioned.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Our coach came with an ugly and uncomfortable jack-knife sofa.
We ripped it out and replaced it with a nice leather reclining loveseat from Rooms To Go. Cost us about $500. Probably less than reupholstery would cost.
Doesn't address the dinette though.

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Can you bolt couches from RTG to the motirhome?
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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Do you actually need a couch?

I pulled mine and donated to the gardener. Went out and bought an easy chair and ottoman for DW - it releases up a lot of useful space.
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We had a jacknife sofa redone in UltraLeather. We furnished the material. The cost was $800 including removal from the MH and re-install. The couch has arms on each end.

It is the couch on the left side:

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Can you bolt couches from RTG to the motirhome?
It has a flat base which could be bolted down if I chose. I haven't done so... yet.
I figure any accident resulting in a loveseat flying around I'm probably not going to survive anyway
Seriously though, I DO intend to bolt it down. Just haven't got a round tuit yet.
I also left the seatbelts in place so it can still be used for passengers (once bolted down).
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BTW: This is the old one...
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Let me guess - you will have it done up in Tide Crimson.

Check with places that redo boats interiors.
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Tuffr2, I should but I'm going to stick with neutrals. Greys, blacks and a little blue. Thanks for your help everyone!!

I have to be able to bolt it down as I have two small children 6 & 4. If they think they don't have to sit in a car seat then they will be running around like madmen! Too much of a distraction for a newbie driver of a motor home. :-/
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The old one was only bolted down with lag screws into the floor.

The new one has a frame which sits flush to the floor so would use the same lag bolts. Probably need to drill holes in the frame but not a big issue.

We verified before purchase that it had the framework necessary to bolt down AND that we could get it through the RV door.

On ours, the backrests are removable which meant it would fit. Took a tape measure to RTG to be sure.

We asked about delivering to the RV and the sales guy wasn't sure. When it arrived, we had the RV sat in the driveway. The delivery guys had no problem taking it through the door once the backrests were removed.

We never even considered the reuphostering option as we didn't like the old unit anyway and didn't need the jacknife..
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Chris, Looks really nice, particularly when compared with the one you took out! Way to go.
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dwbyrd,
It's not just the distraction to the driver, which is dangerous, but having anyone, particularly children unrestrained is a big hazard to them. Otherwise minor accidents can make them become flying objects.
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