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Old 01-31-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Replace foam in cushions

Need to replace our cushion foam in dinette and wondered for those who have done it, what type of foam did you get? High or medium density? There are a lot of choices!


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I replaced mine on prior trailer. Brought high density from JoAnns fabric store and used electric knife to cut to size. Cost was approx. $180- only the material from store. Night and day difference, and well worth it!
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I got foam from www.foambymail.com - I found it to be quite a bit cheaper than what I could buy locally. I had it cut to specific dimensions. I should have followed their measuring instructions as I'm now dealing my fabric splitting at the seams.

From my invoice, here's what I got:
"Mattress or Cushion, Lux Foam - High Quality WITH DACRON WRAP"
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Thanks ependydad! thats a great link.
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Thanks ependydad! thats a great link.
You're welcome. I've bought from them twice and the customer service has been outstanding both times. The first time, I was overwhelmed with the different foam types and options; I just emailed them and someone called me back a bit later to talk through my needs, the weights of people, and wrote up an order with recommendations. The second time, I procrastinated and they rushed my order.

I'll gladly order from them again!
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Yea, I procrastinate normally because I've never done that repair/mod before. This year is the slider mod. The cushions are smashed down, the carpet needs replaced to match the hardwood "runner" flooring I put inn last year. And, that accidental pee spot the dogs hit now and then next to the couch that I did not find in time, and now can smell. Have you heard anyone replacing a section of the breakfast booth? I'll need to replace the end piece, where the drawer slides in. Or go with table and chairs.
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Medium density will work the best in most situations. The high density will feel really good initially (especially after the crap the manufacturer uses), but most will find it to be too stiff over the long run. My mom owned an upholstery shop for 30+ years and did many RV and commercial accounts and always recommended the medium density for RV's.
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I wish the cushion in my dinette was denser. It seems to compact too much.

Sounds like a big job to try to replace it.
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I wish the cushion in my dinette was denser. It seems to compact too much.

Sounds like a big job to try to replace it.
For me, I only replaced the cushion bottoms and left the backs alone. The bottoms were pretty easy.
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