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Old 11-27-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hello everyone this is my first post so bare with me.We bought my first 13 ft Boler in Sept the cushion covers are getting a little tried actually a couple of them are really beat. So I need advice on recovering,Have spoke to Scamp and they have a complete set (7)for less then $275 for covers only. Going to need foam too but thought would buy it locally.Is this the way to go or should we go a different avenue?Thoughts anyone? Bailey Boler
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to fiberglass rv ownership! We've found the people on this forum willing to answer any questions.

Make sure your cushion measurements match Scamp's. If not, see if they will custom size some covers for you and the cost. Upholstery fabric can get expensive and $275 is a reasonable price. Ask Scamp to send fabric samples to choose from.

When you install the covers on the foam, wrap the foam in some thin plastic (dry cleaning bags, etc.) which will make the job easier.

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Hello everyone this is my first post so bare with me.We bought my first 13 ft Boler in Sept the cushion covers are getting a little tried actually a couple of them are really beat. So I need advice on recovering,Have spoke to Scamp and they have a complete set (7)for less then $275 for covers only. Going to need foam too but thought would buy it locally.Is this the way to go or should we go a different avenue?Thoughts anyone? Bailey Boler
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:46 PM   #3
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Welcome!

We made new cushions from scratch for our old Compact Junior. Let me tell you that the labor involved in making the covers is very significant; Scamp's price sounds very good to me.

I also think you have a good idea in getting the foam locally. You should try Laying on several samples before you buy; just as if you were buying a bed for your home!
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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I just got the cushions on the dinette area recovered two weeks ago. I did it the old fashioned way--bought vinyl fabric and set up my 50-year-old Singer sewing machine and let my mother do it! She loves a challenge and she's an excellent seamstress. She's also 83 so she took a lot of coffee breaks but hey, she's worth it! (We enjoyed her visit and did not make her work all the time.) Thanks Mom!
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
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Thanks to all that replyed,any and all input was appreciated.I have many more questions to come. Like lino or laminate on the floors.Should I paint the fiberglass cabinets or ????
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Hi Bailey, congrats on finding your new Boler!

Are you sure that you'll be switching back and forth between having a dinette to a bed? If you decide to keep that area as a permanent bed, you may just want to buy a full-size foam mattress that you cut to fit with an electric knife (and keep in one piece). The only cushion covers you'd need would be for the gaucho bed in front.

After many attempts to make our Casita's bed comfortable (with a memory foam pad over the old cushions, futons, thermorest pads) we finally bought a 6" foam/memory foam mattress online from Walmart. It was on clearance for $120, and is incredibly comfortable. I wish we had gone this route years ago!

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Old 12-09-2006, 01:49 AM   #7
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For less than $275? BUY THEM

Mine cost me almost $200 just for fabric....sewing them all is difficult.

Had I knew that I would have bought new.


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Old 12-10-2006, 09:39 AM   #8
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Hi Bailey,
Are you in Vancouver BC or OR?
I ask, because there's an excellent store in Springfield OR to get fabric and foam. Econo Sales. I mention this because they not only helped me measure for fabric, they helped me lay out the pattern on the fabric and suggested other additions like zippers (I was going to do velcro, the zippers are MUCH better, and told me exactly which order to stitch what. They have good quality foam too, the polyester stuff to go round the cushions under the fabric and the glue etc. Well worth the trip (for OR anyway)
I didn't find them difficult at all to make, it's all straight seams, but I am an experieced sewer. I sprayed them all with Scotch Guard when done. I made the pattern, by the way, by just tracing around the old ones and adjusting for seam allowance.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:38 PM   #9
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Hello Christine
I'am your northern neighbour Vancouver B.C.I was going to try doing the covers myself but have little or no sewing ability.So just this morning I bit the bullet and ordered from Scamp,Justin was excellant to deal with, originally he emailed me sample photos so I had four to chose from. I certainly enjoy shopping in Oregon,and do hope to get down to Portland soon.Thanks to all that responded. Its this forum and the members that makes it always so helpful
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:46 AM   #10
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Hi Bailey - I also have a 13' Boler and was wondering about the Scamp covers - please let me know how they fit when you get them - that is a great price! Cheers, Alec
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Hi Bailey - I also have a 13' Boler and was wondering about the Scamp covers - please let me know how they fit when you get them - that is a great price! Cheers, Alec
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Just recieved my cushion covers from Scamp,They fit perfect accept for the banana cushion it had to be trimed with the electric knife which worked great.But the rest was a custom fit.The price including $15 shipping was $280 for a complete set . I don't think you could buy the material and sew them for much less.Putting the covers on the foam was a bit of a challenge even using plastic as a slip but it's done now. Have a look .
I'am sure I'll be a happy camper when summer comes. Bailey Boler
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Great News! Thanks so much for the response - those look great! All the best, Alec
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Just recieved my cushion covers from Scamp,They fit perfect accept for the banana cushion it had to be trimed with the electric knife which worked great.But the rest was a custom fit.The price including $15 shipping was $280 for a complete set . I don't think you could buy the material and sew them for much less.Putting the covers on the foam was a bit of a challenge even using plastic as a slip but it's done now. Have a look .
I'am sure I'll be a happy camper when summer comes. Bailey Boler
Hi: Now you got me really I was all set to buy/cut new foams and find material to cover them... but I haven't seen any colours I like till now Thanks Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. How did they ship them to you???
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Hi: Now you got me really I was all set to buy/cut new foams and find material to cover them... but I haven't seen any colours I like till now Thanks Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. How did they ship them to you???
Hello Alf
Justin at Scamp emailed me pictures of 4 fabric samples which I can forward to you if you like. They shipped UPS ground . In case you want to get a quote the package weighed 12 lbs.
Also I might add you can order with or without foam and the covers were good quality made locally and not imported. Bailey
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