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Old 01-17-2005, 06:58 PM   #29
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Now I am thinking that this might be a good idea even with gauchos. (I pretty much know whose backside is likely to get against the aluminum) Trying to decide how to suspend said wall cushions without rivets or screws in the aluminum...Perhaps hook it to the underside of the shelf behind the gaucho?...?

And I like the looks and potential for that bubble wrap insulation. Egad! You all have created a monster here!
Here is another one for you!

We use this for just about everything...ever seen the guys in the velcro suits try and stick themselves to the wall It can be riveted on or use the industrial stick on type. I don't know what we did before velcro and ziploc baggies

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:11 PM   #30
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Technology-it's a wonderful thing-- thanks for the link and the idea
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:42 AM   #31
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Wall Warmers

I'm getting a new 22ft CCD and have thought about the wall warmer issue for the bed area. I'll make them out of fabric with a washable fiber fill. Since I have aluminum walls and don't want to mar them I was planning on using suction cups to hang them. One about every two feet should work and will be easily removable to wash, etc.
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Old 01-22-2005, 06:13 AM   #32
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I found a link to some 70's Fabric!
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Just need to convince the wife into retro.
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Old 01-29-2005, 04:00 PM   #33
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Talking Wall cushions

After quite a few stops to look at fabrics and searching the web, we found one we could both agree on! Kinda 70-ish paisley print. It measures 75" x 23", spot glued down the foam. Laid out the fabric pulled tight and stapled (1/4") every 4" or 5".
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Old 01-29-2005, 04:11 PM   #34
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We don't sew much or well and our 74 had the pads that were in pretty bad shape. We removed the old ones, they were on a board about as heavy as mat board. We then bought 3 comfortors one for port one for starboard and one to cut up and use as wall pads. Just put the material behind the board and glued it in place. The beds covering and the walls matched. Best of all it was easy and inexpensive and made a good looking job.
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My '51 AS, with rear twin beds, had no covering on the walls. I knew from past experience that bumping into the cold wall while sleeping does wake me up quickly & abruptly. My fix was to (using the same carpet I installed on the floor) cement carpet to the wall. I ran it up to the bottom of the window frames (a bit higher than the rear window's bottom frame line) in just the bedroom area. Then, I trimmed the top edges with some vinyl wood trim that I purchased, cheaply, at a home-improvement center.
I used artificial wood trim because of it's ability to bend smoothly around the curve of the body and because it matched the color of the original woodwork in my trailer.
After 8 years use, it still looked like new.
'Just another option.
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After quite a few stops to look at fabrics and searching the web, we found one we could both agree on! Kinda 70-ish paisley print. It measures 75" x 23", spot glued down the foam. Laid out the fabric pulled tight and stapled (1/4") every 4" or 5".
What kind of material (plywood?) did you use for the panels. I have to replace my wall cushions and the material is some sort of cheap cardboard that's really flimsy. I thought about using Luan or some laminate. How did you fasten the finished panel to the walls?
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I just re-wrapped mine. I used some poly felt over the old fabric to give me a nice smooth padded surface, spray glued to the original stuff, and then spray glued the fabric to the poly felt. I reattached the panels with 1/2 inch sheet metal screws that I had painted to blend in with my background fabric color. Mine were originally screwed to the walls.
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:00 PM   #38
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I just re-wrapped mine....I reattached the panels with 1/2 inch sheet metal screws....Mine were originally screwed to the walls.
Ditto the 345 and the 30' Sovereign.

I made an additional panel out of 1/8" "Perf Board" to cover up the area of curb side table I removed - on the Sovereign rear bed room I think I would have had to use something a bit less "stiff" as the corner radii are fairly tight. I think that a plastic corrugated "sign" material (like a heavy cardboard, but plastic) would be perfect for the application.
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What kind of material (plywood?) did you use for the panels. I have to replace my wall cushions and the material is some sort of cheap cardboard that's really flimsy. I thought about using Luan or some laminate. How did you fasten the finished panel to the walls?
Luan seems to be about the right thickness. Ours are screwed onto the wall, with wood trim top and bottom.
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:09 PM   #40
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What kind of material (plywood?) did you use for the panels. I have to replace my wall cushions and the material is some sort of cheap cardboard that's really flimsy. I thought about using Luan or some laminate. How did you fasten the finished panel to the walls?
I used 1/4" Luan, easy to staple, used an electric stapler to fasten.

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I did not fasten to the walls, we made them long enough so the mattress holds it tight to the wall

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I used 1/4" Luan, easy to staple, used an electric stapler to fasten.

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I did not fasten to the walls, we made them long enough so the mattress holds it tight to the wall

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Sounds good..thanks a lot!
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I found an auto upholstery supply store..they had the panel board, foam, nice selection of cover materials, adhesives and the chrome trim screw/washers. I paid close to $90 for enough materials to replace both wall cushions.
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