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Old 04-08-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hi everyone -
We are newish owners of a 31' Excella 1985 (bought last summer) and are looking at replacing the gaucho couch, which is looking worn out.

Am on the fence: replace w/ new couch or re-upholster? Love any advice/thoughts/best practices.


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Old 04-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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I'd reupholster. There are several places that specialize in AS upholstery. Just do a quick google search.

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Old 04-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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we had ours re-upholstered. about $450 and up depending upon fabric. we used a brown leather grained vinyl because we have a dog that sheds. One thing, if the front for the drawer is osb replace it with a 3/4 inch piece of plywood before you re-upholster it. I had a devil of a time getting the drawer front re-attached because the osb would not hold screws. I am not sure how you would "just replace" the sofa? Have seen people use 2 reclining chairs instead, but I like having the bed in case we need it and the drawer for storage. when you take it out is a good time to check the front floor area for leaks and rot, particularly if you have the "vista" windows.

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. I that I would also go for the re-upholstery job.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
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Re-upholstery is the only way to go. We have had 3 done on different units and have been very pleased with each one. Make sure extra foam is added if necessary.
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