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Old 07-02-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Reupholster or Replace Furniture

Any ideas on reupholstering or replacing furniture ? I have a 2015 Bounder, garage kept, and all of the furniture is peeling and flaking. The Flexsteel Captains chairs and sofa sleeper are worse than the dinette cushions, but all are becoming an eyesore. I'm debating on which route to choose. Welcome opinions - - -
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After 4 years? Thats some poor quality stuff.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:09 PM   #3
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Any ideas on reupholstering or replacing furniture ? I have a 2015 Bounder, garage kept, and all of the furniture is peeling and flaking. The Flexsteel Captains chairs and sofa sleeper are worse than the dinette cushions, but all are becoming an eyesore. I'm debating on which route to choose. Welcome opinions - - -
I did not like what came in mine. I had them redone. They added extra padding to the couch and covered with material like you would see on a Barbers chair. Just find a shop that does cars, boats and furniture. Best upgrade I did.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:13 PM   #4
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We had two dining chairs in a previous coach that had the material literally coming off, fading and generally in very poor shape...after three years. It would have cost more to replace that material than it would have to buy new chairs. So we gave the chairs away, and used the two spares we carried in the closet. Only two of us, so it worked until we sold the coach.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:20 PM   #5
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We had our chairs reupholstered in AZ by Palacios Upholstry, excellent workmanship and fair price
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:26 PM   #6
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I have reupholstered our couch cushions and I am now covering our bench cushions. I am using dark out window curtains from walmart. I buy the 84" size,room darkening curtains. I rip all the seams, press and then make a pattern by laying the cushions on top of the material. It really is a simple process and the results look great! I even made curtains using the same material for our bedroom windows. They are supported with tension rods which fit under the cornice. It really darkens the bedroom and gives more privacy.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:36 PM   #7
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Google slip covers.
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All of my upholstery has peeling leather veneer. Junk. But all the framing on the furniture is steel, and it is not really recoverable.

I'm just going to replace my furniture with a home style couch and a conventional leather recliner. As much as I don't like Lazy Boy upholstery, at least it can be split into two pieces to go through the door of my fifth wheel.

Another furniture option is sectional furniture, including a chase lounge.

Anyway it goes, replacing furniture is about the same as buying new sub-par quality RV furniture. $2,000 expense for the RV manufacturer's cutting corners.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:46 PM   #9
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All of my upholstery has peeling leather veneer. Junk. But all the framing on the furniture is steel, and it is not really recoverable.



I'm just going to replace my furniture with a home style couch and a conventional leather recliner. As much as I don't like Lazy Boy upholstery, at least it can be split into two pieces to go through the door of my fifth wheel.



Another furniture option is sectional furniture, including a chase lounge.



Anyway it goes, replacing furniture is about the same as buying new sub-par quality RV furniture. $2,000 expense for the RV manufacturer's cutting corners.
Mine is the same and it was recovered. You car seats are steel and they can be recovered.
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I had 3 bids to re upholster the drivers and pax seats. It was actually cheaper to replace them
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:19 AM   #11
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Flexsteel and other mfg's uses steel clamps and hog rings to hold the material to the metal frame. Just finished re-covering the drivers seat last night and will do the copilot tonight. It's an easy job but you need to take pictures or notes to make sure it goes back together right. If you type Flexsteel into the search window here you will find a fairly thorough 2018 discussion on the process. $375 each for new skins from Flexsteel. I upgraded material from the original and hope it lasts better. A local shop quoted me $600 to put the skins on. The savings from doing it myself will allow budget for another upgrade.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:42 AM   #12
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I bought some quality seat covers for my van. They were easy to install, and you do not need to remove existing covers.
They looked so good that the guy that bought it thought they were factory.
The van had cloth seats when I bought it new. I don't care for cloth. So I put the vinyl covers on right away.
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Check out Erikson Fabrics in Atlanta ask for a sample of their Lavish Leather. Look , feel, and durability of leather. Far superior to vinyl found in boats and typical RVís. This stuff will not disappoint.
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I bought some quality seat covers for my van. They were easy to install, and you do not need to remove existing covers.
They looked so good that the guy that bought it thought they were factory.
The van had cloth seats when I bought it new. I don't care for cloth. So I put the vinyl covers on right away.
2yung....could you provide details (brand name, where to buy, link) for the slip covers you installed??? Thanks.....
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