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Old 04-24-2012, 10:24 PM   #29
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Did you guys put zippers in so they could be removed to launder? What about a good dose of scotchguard? We'll be sleeping on both of our benches and the goucho, plus we have very young children. I can sew - love making and using piping. I've been pricing the supplies and decided to call in a local upholstery guy to give me his estimate. He may not be much more money for higher quality supplies. We'll see. Jennifer

I did put the zippers in to remove and launder when needed.... That said though, was planning on hitting a good coat of scotch guard on them too. If only I had done it sooner - nice plop of spag sauce fell this past weekend. Ah well - knew it would happen sooner or later! Even without the kiddos im bound to spill something myself! I need to clean the spot up and then scotch guard quickly! Maybe a dose of oxiclean?
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #30
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Hopefully your fabric is washable. If you end up washing it in a clothes washer, I'd wash everything. That way it all fades evenly...
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #31
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Zoomin and Bganso I like the look of those leather reupholstered couches. It is quite an impressive transformation. Looking forward to more interior pictures after the wood floor is in Bganzo. I think the leather and leather like materials will be a breeze to keep clean. I have pets and wiping off dirt and cleaning up hair was easy with our ultraleather cushions in the AS that we sold. While I like the feel and look of the OEM couch in our 2004, it definitely will not be as easy to maintain and I would have much prefered the ultraleather again if this Airstream would have had it in it already.

We are having difficulty keeping the light grey upholstery from quickly getting soiled and then cleaning it up in the Signature. The one dog is a slobberhonus, much like in the movie Turner and Hooch. After he drinks water he doesn't even bother to close his mouth on that last gulp just walks away and waters everyone and everything in his path.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #32
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Zoomin and Bganso I like the look of those leather reupholstered couches. It is quite an impressive transformation. Looking forward to more interior pictures after the wood floor is in Bganzo. I think the leather and leather like materials will be a breeze to keep clean. I have pets and wiping off dirt and cleaning up hair was easy with our ultraleather cushions in the AS that we sold. While I like the feel and look of the OEM couch in our 2004, it definitely will not be as easy to maintain and I would have much prefered the ultraleather again if this Airstream would have had it in it already.

We are having difficulty keeping the light grey upholstery from quickly getting soiled and then cleaning it up in the Signature. The one dog is a slobberhonus, much like in the movie Turner and Hooch. After he drinks water he doesn't even bother to close his mouth on that last gulp just walks away and waters everyone and everything in his path.
Lol! I can totally picture the dog watering everything after drinking from the bowl... If we had animals traveling with us I woulda definitely opted for the leather approach. Thankfully Loretta (how I affectionately refer to our airstream) is my one place where I animals go (yet). We have 3 cats and I gotta have an 'escape'. One of these days (after the number of cats goes much lower than 3) we'll get a dog. B then it'll be time to reupholster!
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #33
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reupholstering couch

I just recovered the couch in our 75 Overlander in an afternoon. I ripped the seams in the old fabric and used it for patterns. I left the pieces with the zippers on intact and sewed them to the new fabric. The foam was in good shape, just dusty, so I put it back in.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:42 AM   #34
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #35
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They make a futon cushion cover comes in many patterns. You zip it on. The original 70's fabric is underneath the cover. I got mine in the faux leather and it cleans up so nice and,you don't lose the "vinetage" material. We have a 73 airstream and there is a sofa in the middle and one in front. The only thing we had to do to make the cover fit up front was cut the plywood backer back 3 inches. I stapled the foam and material back on the board and put a SINGLE FUTON COVER ON. The third cushion is not visible and when you use it for a bed just put sheets on it. The one in the middle was sized for a single perfectly.
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On the subject of interiours Im a newbie as well and just started the process of refurbishing a 77 Overlander and I dont have a CLUE what Im doing!!. I pulled out the front couch/bed and Im going to build a bench seat and table there instead but I have no idea on dimensions. Is there anywhere to get information like that for building something from scratch?? How high, how deep etc

Any information would be soo appreciated!

Thank you! Colleen

How did it go ? would love to see pic, i. Wanted to keep my 72 Sov original but the rear sofa bed setup with folding table was a poor design in my mind. I'm thinking bench seats with removal table to create a nice queen sleeping area,
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:14 AM   #37
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Original sofa bed, gotta go,,, 42 hrs old! new latex mattress and 7o's retro fabric

Suggestions anyone ? I'd like.a simple dinette that converts to. Queen
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