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Old 11-14-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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No - Sew cushions are done!

Just finished them up today, pretty happy with how they look.

I had gotten an estimate of $1,400 to recover my cushions from an upholstery shop.

When I came to after passing out I went online to look at DIY options and found a youtube video of a fellow stapling the fabric to thin plywood beneath the foam.

I opted to use wall paneling, easier to find and a bit more flexible. The vinyl is a heavy marine-grade material.

Fabric, staples and paneling were probably about $150 total.

My old cushions were one piece and at 6' long were hard to move around to access the underseat storage. So I made each cushion 3' long.

While I was at it I added a very inexpensive vinyl floor. The flooring was wood-look strips with an adhesive back. Under $20 for a box of 22 square feet.

I guessed one box would be enough. I only had one strip left when I was done! Also added a carpet runner for under $15 from Wal-Mart, USA made.

So here is the after picture. The before picture was taken just after I bought the trailer a few years ago.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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Nice improvement. I'm currently working on ways to improve my dinette area and I'm considering similar cushions.

So far I've removed the table and replaced it with a much smaller folding table. I like that tremendously, as it opens up the interior soooo much. I also painted the fake oak cabinet doors and the bathroom wall, which I think is a great improvement. New vinyl floor is next on the project list.
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
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Hi John----you did a great job on the cushions! Cutting them in half makes perfect sense. And I must say, I really like the way you have 2 single beds....no crawling over each other to get out of bed!

Did you also make your curtains?

All in all, you saved yourself a ton of money and have the satisfaction of being able to tell everyone "I did it myself".
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:04 AM   #4
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Table IS gone....

Like you Lyle I found the camper much roomier without the table.

When I camp I typically use the provided picnic table.

I bought a Clam screen house this year and will probably put a small table in that.

And Theresa I didn't make the curtains but a talented sister-in-law did.

Much brighter than the old dark brown ones.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:07 AM   #5
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I'm curious; why did you put curtains in the corners?
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:39 AM   #6
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Yeah, a Clam is on my list sometime before my trip to Florida in Feb. I've had the Scamp for almost a year now with several short and one longer trip and have yet to actually use the table inside. Just thought an outside table will be 100% sufficient, especially once I have the Clam. The folding table inside will work fine for an emergency or Walmart stop.

Which size Clam did you get?
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #7
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The corner curtains cover the Reflectix...

Talia the corner curtains cover up the Reflectix on the wall. Otherwise the camper feels like a space capsule.

And Lyle, where do you go in Florida?

I'm there in January and February but not in a camper. We stay in a retirement park with a mix of park homes, manufactured houses and rv sites in Sebring.

It's very close to the annual Scamp Camp. I walked through the Scamp camp a couple of years ago and was impressed with the number in attendance.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:15 PM   #8
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Ah, that makes sense. I chose marine hull liner instead of reflectix for that very reason.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:28 PM   #9
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Well, what prompted the trip was the Scamp Camp, I will be there for the entire week. After that I will be just cruising around, taking my time. Hope to hook up with my best friend from junior high school who lives down there somewhere. We haven't seen each other since just after high school. I'll be playing it by ear, hopefully won't have too tough of time finding campsites available without reservations.

If you make it to the Scamp Camp this year, stop in to site #26 and say Hi.

I'm going back and forth between getting the Traveler (four sided) Clam or the Escape (six sided). The larger is about twice as much room, but is a much larger bundle when stored. I'll have to decide soon and get it ordered. 90%+ of the time I travel either alone or with my dog, so either could work.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:45 PM   #10
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Looks super! So nice to have it done! Congrats, and thanks for the pics and update!


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Old 11-15-2016, 03:33 PM   #11
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Clam size....

Forgot to answer your question Lyle, my Clam is the small four-sided one.


I chose that for a few reasons. Smaller package. Will fit on my deck. My wife got on board with it when she learned it would fit on the deck and keep her bug-free.

And 99% of the time I'm by myself and that size should work fine.

The Clam is very well made, you will be happy with either size.

And I may knock on your door at Scamp Camp. That's a really pretty park, nice museum on the grounds and lots of shade, a rarity for Florida!

My next project, probably in the spring, with be a no-sew top for the Jr.
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Nice Job, looks wonderful
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:10 PM   #13
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I could definitely camp in that!
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Gotta, love the "fish trophy" too!
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