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Old 08-12-2019, 12:25 PM   #1
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I talked to Melody at Williamsburg furniture about getting replacement upholstery for our 2014 Georgetown XL because of the delamination problem so many of us have had. She sent me samples and then when I told her our choice she sent me the prices. My question before I place an order is has anyone replaced the upholstery, not put slipcovers on, and if so how hard was it. I've searched for how to videos but haven't found any yet. We have to recover two chairs and a jack knife couch. My husband and I are both pretty handy but not sure how hard this would be. The cost of hiring a professional is not something we really have in our budget right now. Any help would be so appreciated.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:26 PM   #2
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Recently, our 2011 Georgetown experienced the same delamination issue. We could not get an answer as to the material that is used on the covers. So, we researched new furniture and discovered the different material terminology used (Euro Leather, Ultra Leather, "best" material). Since they all seemed to be manmade with a coating applied, we decided to bite the bullet and re-upholster the originals. There is quite a big price point ($9K) but we know what we are buying. It is real leather...cow hide stuff. And, there is a lot of labor involved. I'll submit photos as soon as "George" is completed.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:53 PM   #3
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When our furniture started to flake and peel and shed its covering I also talked to Prime Time (Forest River) and they agreed to help with the cost but not all the cost. We looked into reupholstering the furniture but that was the same or more expensive than replacing the furniture.
We opted to replace the furniture and that has worked out great, and we love the new furniture. The new stuff is much better quality than the old furniture was.
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The significant other and I did the change. It wasn't that bad. Get a good staple gun and we also used those special pliers for running chainlink fence (i think they are ring pliers or something like that -- they have a groove to help when closing "rings".

Anyway, we just removed the seats from the pedestal, then took the arms off. There was a little fitting and things were good and tight, so took some pushing and pulling, but nothing too bad.

The couch was the hardest -- ours was a fold out. Just needed to unbolt it from the floor and then get all the different pieces to align and cover things up. Recommendation -- Take pictures, especially when doing the couch. You want to get pictures of where the "ends/edges" of the covers are BEFORE you start taking them off so you know you have it right when you put them back on.

Also, we did it while camping one trip. AC running and just took our time, really wasn't bad at all.
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Hog ring pliers along with a good stapler and your set to go. The wife and I did both couches the driver and passenger seats in a weekend. I like to say Melody also helped us and was great to work with.
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I talked to Melody at Williamsburg furniture about getting replacement upholstery for our 2014 Georgetown XL because of the delamination problem so many of us have had. She sent me samples and then when I told her our choice she sent me the prices. My question before I place an order is has anyone replaced the upholstery, not put slipcovers on, and if so how hard was it. I've searched for how to videos but haven't found any yet. We have to recover two chairs and a jack knife couch. My husband and I are both pretty handy but not sure how hard this would be. The cost of hiring a professional is not something we really have in our budget right now. Any help would be so appreciated.
Not hard to do. Melody assisted us.
Like others say, take pictures.
Takes 3 to 4 days. Buy some extra hog rings (small size).
On our sleeper sofa the back comes off by pulling it straight up then unscrew the 4 L brackets.
I may have pictures of needed.
I did ours last June.
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Just finished my sectional in my 2016 378....About 8 hours work. Easier than I expected. No sowing, all stapling. Bought an electric stapler from harbor freight for $20. Worked great. Williamsburg furniture was awesome. Replaced with a fabric material.Click image for larger version

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Does anyone have contact information for Melody at Williamsburg. I have been working with FR for 3 years on this. Still waiting to hear from them.

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Hope this will help..Click image for larger version

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Old 08-18-2019, 05:31 AM   #11
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Hope this will help..Attachment 212725
Thanks...that should help a lot!!!! Now if I can just get FR to participate a little, my 335DS seats look really, really ugly.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:35 AM   #12
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Good luck with that, they told me NO. But for $350 it wasn't that bad.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:41 AM   #13
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Hey Scott, I see your in Englewood. I'm in South Gulf Cove..if you need a hand doing it yourself, glad to help..
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Just finished my sectional in my 2016 378....About 8 hours work. Easier than I expected. No sowing, all stapling. Bought an electric stapler from harbor freight for $20. Worked great. Williamsburg furniture was awesome. Replaced with a fabric material.Attachment 212722Attachment 212723Attachment 212724


It LOOKS AMAZING!! We Have the same couch.Did you get it from Williamsburg? What was the cost for it? (If you do not mind me asking)
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Thanx, $353 delivered
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Do they come already sew to shape? You slip on, attach and staple ?
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Do they come already sew to shape? You slip on, attach and staple ?
I am wondering the same thing. Were there any directions to do it?
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:33 AM   #18
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No sowing.....unfortunately no instructions. Took some pics with my pad for reference. Needed to get furniture tacks the front arm pieces and 3m spray tack glue for the top arm foam. Also thin cardboard strips for the outside arm seam.
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Thank you everyone for your help. We are waiting for the new upholstery to be delivered. Then when the weather cools down a bit we will tackle the job. I will try to post when we are all done to show the end result.
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How many of the seats are you doing? Both of our captains chairs, our barrel chair, sofa and booth seats are all going to hell in a hurry. Need to do them all. Mind if I ask what the fabric all cost?
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