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Old 04-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #15
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Beautiful, just beautiful. We have done the accordion doors on both of our trailers and know just how much work it is. Great job.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:33 PM   #16
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Looks very nice. We just bought our airstream and I want to redo the goucho. Your photos gave me the encouragement that maybe I can do this. Where did you get the foam replacements and did you have to cut them to size or were you able to buy them sized for the sofa? Also how many yards of fabric did you use?
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:29 AM   #17
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Thanks ghvoelker!

I bought the Foam at Joann Fabrics, it was $400 in Foam, and thats after I used a 40% off coupon!!!

It was about 7 yards of fabric, it was red tag fabric which means it was only $5 per yard! Our goucho has 3 pieces and the 3rd you can use any fabric since it wont show until you have it folded out into a bed, the 3rd cushion in the front (the one with the rounded corners) is the one to use any fabric on if you run out. I had bought all my (3) foams 72" and 5" thick and then bought the same amount in 1" thickness, so the foam is 6" total. Foam is very easy to cut, I did it all myself with a utility knife, just cut through an inch deep at a time lengthwise, then gently push down on the foam at the seam while you slide the blade thru to cut the next inch, and so on until your all the way through. You can also use an electric carving knife, I didnt have one and my utility knife worked fine.

The left over fabric I used to make the accordian door and I still have foam and fabric to make a few pillows!

You can do it!! Post pics when you do!
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:18 AM   #18
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I spent about $400 total having mine redone, new foam and "naughahide" or faux leather. Took the original cushion to an auto/rv reupholster shop and they did it and the armrest on the side of the gaucho.

Your Tradewind is looking better than new with the upgraded interior!
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #19
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I don't know if my thank you posted, but thanks again for the great information. I will begin my hunt for foam,fabric, etc. The current goucho is original fabric that you see in the owners manual, the sofa is still in great shape but the fabric is severely faded and in today's terms ugly!!! I will try and get out there with the camera and takes some pics. Again thanks for the info
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:44 AM   #20
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The original fabric I learned was called "Hurculon". Am posting the link to the store here in Houston that had the 'leatherette" naugahide I bought and the foam to redo the cushions.

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Old 05-25-2010, 09:25 AM   #21
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When you covered the gaucho foam, did you first sew a muslin liner or put your new fabric directly on the foam? I'm having issues with some new upholstered furniture in my family room: fabric is "moving" against the foam underneath, is nearly impossible to realign, and I see that though I thought I'd looked the pieces over well, I'd missed the fact that the cushions have no muslin liners between the foam and the upholstery fabric. Just asking, since we will soon be doing this for our new-to-us old Argosy. Thanks for the info. ~G
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I covered with the fabric right over the foam. My fabric was quilted fabric, in other words it was as if it had two layers already, I found it at Joann on the Red Tag table, it came in a few colors but I liked the green/blue.

If it ever gets worn or stained I will just recover again with new fabric, it was so easy, no kidding, took me one day to to all the cushions. It is a fun rainy day project.

The 3rd cushion that is behind the ones you see (in front), the one with the curved ends It does not have a board to staple fabric to, I sewed a cover for it, I just wrapped the fabric over and pinned it all the way down, sewed it up with a tight strong stitch on the machine then I left he last 12" open, I squeezed the foam into it and hand sewed the remaining 12". It turned out beautiful. I will take a pic of this last cushion and post it on here on the next camp trip!
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I have bought fabric to recover our dinette, make new curtains, and bedcover. I am wondering if I should look into new foam? The cushions sit very comfortably now and seems to be in good shape. The current cushions have a zipper in them, but I am thinking of using velcro. Any insights on that? Thanks to all
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Follow up.....

I had asked if anyone was aware of whether fabrics had to be (or were recommended to be) fire retardent. I followed up with the Airstream customer service folks and they were quick and helpful (duhh! should have emailed them long ago). The answer was no. In a MOHO with an engine it might be recommended but not an issue at all in a trailer. Can't remember where I read that fabrics were supposed to be fire retardent, but if AS officially says its not an issue it certainly isn't one.

Just thought i'd close the loop on the question in case anyone picks up this thread.

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Follow up.....

I had asked if anyone was aware of whether fabrics had to be (or were recommended to be) fire retardent. I followed up with the Airstream customer service folks and they were quick and helpful (duhh! should have emailed them long ago). The answer was no. In a MOHO with an engine it might be recommended but not an issue at all in a trailer. Can't remember where I read that fabrics were supposed to be fire retardent, but if AS officially says its not an issue it certainly isn't one.

Just thought i'd close the loop on the question in case anyone picks up this thread.

Thanks all.
Gosh, I never thought about that, but am glad someone did - and more importantly got the answer. Thanks to you
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On my Gaucho, the fabric or leatherette was just sewn over the new foam. Wanted leather but figured the leatherette naugahide would last longer under the different conditions in the trailer.
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