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Old 06-05-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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73 Safari Couch-Bed

I'm in the process of restoring a 73 Safari and I've run ito some stumbling blocks. The trailer didnt come with the cushions for the front or side couch. I have the frames but no cushions. I've purchased a manual for it which only shows there was once three cushions per couch. My wife is pretty good and the sewing machine and has offered to make us some new ones. The only prblem is that we have no idea on what the dimensions of the originals are. the manual doesnt give the dimensions. Can someone please measure their couch pieces. You help would be greatly appreciated. Jeff
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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When I get home from work I'll check mine for you.

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Old 06-06-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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Couch Gaucho Replacement

My 72 Tradewind came with the original Herculon Gaucho. It was a little like sitting on burlap and was the first thing to be replaced. Bought fabric and new foam at a local upholstry store and took the old couch to an auto/rv upholsrty shop and had a new one made usinig the old one as a pattern. Wound up spending about $600 total on it.
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Thank you RichHog for replying but what I'm missing is the dimensions of the couch cushions. I dont have the original ones that came with it. aaumpine, That would be great if you could please measure yours. Thanks, Jeff
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Bottom Cushion: 73 1/2" long x 20"wide x 6" deep
Back Cushion 73 1/2" x 15" x 6" deep
The cushions are sewn together and connected at the back so they don't slide around in the frame and also lay flat together when made into a bed.
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Sorry I didn't get back to ya. Our pc has been on the blink. We had to change our router.Good luck on the Safari. I'm wrapping up the first phase of repairs on our 73 Safari this month. We'll finally be camping in it instead of working on it.
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Bottom Cushion: 73 1/2" long x 20"wide x 6" deep
Back Cushion 73 1/2" x 15" x 6" deep
The cushions are sewn together and connected at the back so they don't slide around in the frame and also lay flat together when made into a bed.
I seperated my back cushion from the bottom when I reupholsterd them. Specifically, I made my covers so that they could be removed and washed. The job (of removing the covers) is easier with the cushions split. And, they are much easier for me to handle this way. They do not slide around and do lie flat when made into a bed. It even allows me to reposition the back cushion to make it more upright or more reclined. Just another way of doing it.

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Laura, Thanks for the measurments. Your help is greatly appreciated !! Jeff
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