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Old 01-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Foam for seat cushions

Where should I look to get new foam for the seats in my CT. What is in there needs to be replaced.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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Shop locally. Shipping foam is expensive because of size. Besides, if you can find something local, you can give it a "sit" test. And you will want to know about density/height... your needs may be different than others needs.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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I guess just a regular upholstery shop. I'm going to have the original covers dry cleaned.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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Donna has a good point about the density, online stores may give a figure for it, but I don't know what that translates to for feel. Foam sources are a frequent topic on teardrop forums, all those homemade campers need a mattress. Joann fabric stores may be a source. For a mattress for our Uhaul we got a 5" thick piece online from JC Penney and cut it to fit rather than use all the cushions. Our bed stays made up all the time. It was on sale at the time. I think I have a list of online sources, but it's home in my teardrop file and we won't be home for another month. foam can be quite expensive. It cuts good with an electric kitchen knife.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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We're using a foam called Ultracel 35. The firmness is a compromise for sitting and sleeping. If we weighed a few pounds more I would up it to 45 - for sitting comfort anyhow.
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After searching around we found the best price at JoAnns Fabric the week they had 50% off with an additional coupon they offered. Quite a savings.We bought 5" high density foam to sit on and had to throw out our original covers - they had decayed out here in AZ
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Chris, do you have a local "Ollie's" Store? If so They sell foam, from time to time.
Really inexpensively. That's where I am going to get mine. Spring is the season they are most likely to have it. Good Luck!
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I bought 4" foam cushions from:

www.buyfoam.com/Store_Start.aspx

Custom cut foam to your door, fast and easy.

They sell several different types, take a look.

I got the XL-38 in 4"

1 - 26" x 76".....1- 20" x 76".....2 - 24" x 45"....2 - 15" x 43"

$316 delivered to Indiana

All the foam came packed in 2 boxes about 16" x 16" x 28" in size. When I cut the tape, the boxes started popping seams and expanding really quickly. It was a fantastic show!
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If your near an Ikea, they usually have a as-is section and Ive bought foam matresses for boat cushions in their at greatly reduced prices that were set up as demo bed's or unopened returns etc... worth checking out!


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I bought new foam for our boler a few years ago. Cost something like 400$ to do the dinette area! Very happy with it, and it's supposed to be top quality but MAN! It hurt to shell out that coin.
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That's going to be the hard part, the $. But I took one of the cushions apart and the foam has an odor to it that is just too bad to sprat it and move on. Besides we are a family blessed with allergies and this camper had set closed up with bad leaking windows for 5 plus years. Not taking a chance on mold or anything else that might be growing in them. And having the covers cleaned and a few of the zippers replaced at the same time will just make it that much better. If it needs to be cleaned again later there will not be a problem there either.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #12
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I'm going to have the original covers dry cleaned.



You can wash them in the washing machine! Gentle, COLD! Hang to dry! I did my foam as well, but my foam was only a year old where yours may already be broken down. But it's worth a try!
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We washed our Uhaul cushions in a machine cold gentle cycle air dry with excellent results. New foam for the cushion part needs to be firm, made the mistake of buying some at a fabric store which was too soft. You will pay $$ for the right stuff . We bought surplus cushions from bottomdollarsurplus eBay store and put them under VT bed area with good results. The cushions were made out of the right foam.I think you could take the foam out of similar sized cushions and use 3m foam glue to add areas where needed to save $. Don't know the thickness of the CT bunk cushions I used 4" for mine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #14
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I'm thinking mine is 4" as we'll. I will take some to the laundromat and give it a whirl!
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