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Old 05-06-2003, 11:28 AM   #1
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Originally posted this in the motorhome forum, still looking for a decent installer in So-Cal. I called C & G in Bellflower, and they said they just don't do motorhomes any more. I'm good at carpentry, electrical and plumbing, but don't think I'd be any good @ laying carpet, otherwise I'd do it myself. There has to be somone local who can do it for either an arm or a leg, but not both.


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Hello all, it's been forever since I last posted, things have been hectic. I finally bought an Airstream Motorhome! You can see photos of it on my site It's an '83 310 with the 454 chevy engine. I didn't even have to go out of state for it. (some of you may remember reading about my ill-fated trip to Alabama) I've had it for three months and have been steadily working on renovation/modification. Now it's time for new carpeting. I've picked out a really cool commercial grade carpet and it's relatively inexpensive. The problem is the installation quotes I've been getting are outrageous (as in $2k outrageous) Does anyone know of a reasonably priced reputable installer in Southern California??
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I have worked with Bob's Auto Salon before. He is in Santa Barbara, has a tiny little hole inthe wall type shop, but has stitched and carpeted quite a few of my past projects. Usually classic cars, but i know he did motor homes before.
His number is 805-692-2043
Another quite good upholstery company is Orange Auto Upholstery. They are in the City of Orange, and the guy there is Sergio. 714-279-2990
Those are good people, but perhaps not the cheapest ones out there.
remember that in most cases you get what you pay for......
i am not familiar with shops in Los Angeles proper anymore. They seem to go in and out of business quite a bit there.
Good Luck!!
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That looks like a great rig. Good luck. The quotes are awfully high for carpet. I paid little more than that for new upholstery all around.
The carpet should not be a tough install...I would find an independent installer who can do it "on the side"...maybe home depot -where they have the business cards hanging from local installers and such...
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