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Old 12-16-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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Cushion help

When we bought our '66 Safari... there were no cushions at all. Now that winter is here, we need to address this... Can someone PLEASE... send us some dimensions for:
The twins in the front ( I can use the wood plywood for overall shape but wonder about thickness.

The dimensions of the vertical backs... also is the supposed to be a ( or more) piece that goes over the front water tank?

And the gaucho cushions...densions and thickness

Hope to get this done by spring so we can join you all out there!!

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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C'mon 3 days and no one can measure a cushion for me... geez so much for community help....eh!!
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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If you dont get a response, you might try using the member search tools to find forum members with the same AS and send PMs or emails directly.

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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Good idea!! Sorry for the last comment , just frustrated... this is a great site and my expectations got the better of me...

Hoping you all celebrate the real Christmas....
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:33 AM   #5
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Our '66 Safari is in storage 60 miles from the house right now, so can't measure anything for you. When I get off work and have a chance to get out there, I'll try to get what you need. I'd been intending to measure them anyway, since we need new cushions and I already have the new upholstery fabric.

Hope you can wait a week.

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Old 12-19-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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BTW, we have the front dinette, twin bed version. Is that what you need?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:59 AM   #7
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When you get ready to do foam for the cushions it was recommended to us to use a memory foam topper. We were able to get California King Serta memory foam toppers (half memory foam, half standard foam) from Overstock.com for 99 bucks shipped. They are holding up great, give great support for both sitting sleeping. We were able to do 3 base cushions, 3 bolsters, and all the back cushions in 1 1/2 of these. Far cheaper than going and buying foam other sources.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:31 PM   #8
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Yes ours is also a front twin/dinette... and a gaucho across from the sink/stove. We have abosolutely no cushions backs/etc.

Thanks for the idea about overstock.com, once we know sizes/thicknesses/ patterns we can shop for replacements... Again, thanks for the help and hope to hear back for sizes/patterns...

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Old 12-28-2011, 07:28 PM   #9
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Finally, the measurements

Sorry this has taken me so long. Between Christmas with grandchildren, some running light issues with our Safari I've been pretty busy.

Remember that these measurements come from the original cushions that came with the trailer, so the shape has had a lot of years to change.

All three seating areas have a "bottom" cushion that is attached to the "back" cushion by using the top side
upholstery fabric itself as a hinge. The "back" is stiffened by a piece of thin plywood glued to the back of the foam, inside the upholstery.

When pulled out and laid flat, the assembly forms a bed. For the twins up front, that's all there is. The rear gaucho has an additional long cushion that stows
behind the seat back under a board rail that is attached to the sidewall of the trailer. That adds width to the bed to make it almost a full size.

Of course, the front twin bed cushions are curved to fit the wall of the trailer at the front end.

All the foam in the cushions is 5" thick.

Rear Gaucho
75" long
22" wide to the hinge
13 1/2" above the hinge (forms the back of the couch)
extra cushion is also 75" long and it's 13 1/2 inches wide.

Streetside twin
75" long
20" wide to the hinge
12" wide above the hinge

Curbside twin
55" long
20" wide to the hinge
12" wide above the hinge
extra cushion to add length while sleeping is 30" x 12"

You also asked what covers the water tank. It has a thin plywood cover that fits the space between the frames for the two front beds.

Hope this is what you need. I'll have the trailer available here at the house for a few more days, so let me know if there's anything else.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:59 AM   #10
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Thanks Goransons and Mimi for this help...
Both of you:
Gor- what is the total thickness of the foam/memory foam? Am I correct in assuming they are somehow glued together with upholstered over them?

Mimi- What is the thickness of your original cushions, and if possible, what are you going to use for your new cushions.

Thanks these is great info.
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I'd love to know about this foam combo also. We're having our gaucho redone in a few weeks and I want to replace all the foam and have it be comfy for both sitting and sleeping.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:39 AM   #12
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I too am still interested in the memory foam topper idea. Did you add the 'topper' on top of your existing foam? If possible do you remember the thickness of the memory foam, and what the total thickness of your cushions when done? Thanks again for your support.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:09 PM   #13
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More photos

Here's the latest photos of the area around the water tank cover and the curbside twin bed.

I'm also very interested in the sources of foam mentioned in this thread.
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This is the one we used. It is 1.5" of memory foam, 2.5" of high density foam. We found that all memory foam didn't give enough support. You can pick the size you want, and just cut it with an electric knife (get a good one though, the cheap $10 walmart ones can't handle the memory foam). The 2 types of foam are glued together from the factory. My wife then covered the whole thing with batting then put the covers on. We've been pleased how it holds up.

Serta Rejuvenator 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper | Overstock.com

$99.99 each, any size including shipping.
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