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Old 11-20-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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cushion foam - 2012

We have a 2012 27FB classic and just replaced the foam in our cushions. I have to admit that I am 240LBS and my side the table foam went flat pretty fast. That is not to unusual we had to do it to our last trailer as well. We did replace all of the foam for the table and the bench, what a difference it makes. We both now sit up and it is so much firmer.

Has anyone else had to do this?

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Old 11-22-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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Just curious; could you please provide the source, and brand or specifications for the replacement foam that you purchased? --Thanks!

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:19 AM   #3
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My brother in law owned an antique furniture restoration shop.
He recommended firm or very firm foam for the dinette seat cushions in the TW and one grade less firm for the backrest.
This combination provides for the best comfort and durability.
He had long since closed his shop so we ordered foam on line. Not cheap, but well worth the cost.
After the cutting and fitting we found there was enough left over to have a couple of pillows made with the same fabric we used to cover the cushions.

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Old 11-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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After living with the OEM foam in our 1999, we had Arlene Fowler re-build both the dinette and the couch. What A Difference. Highly recommended for quality workmanship and fair price.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:26 AM   #5
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Hi Phoenix
Sorry but I don't have the brand name but our local shop had a number of different foams to chose from. This is not the most firm but the next one down, he just cut it and slipped inside the covers. It was such a simple job that he charged for the foam but not the install. Made a big difference.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:14 AM   #6
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When buying polyurethane foam, the density is as important as the firmness. While it may be marketed differently, the industry uses a 4 digit rating system. The first two digits are the density, in pounds per cubic foot. The second two are firmness, in a pressure rating. (The number of pounds pressure it takes to push a 10" disk 1/4 of the way into the foam).

One of the most common foams is 1835 -- 1.8 pounds per cubic foot density and 35 firmness rating. Some shops will sell a 1.2 density, which will break down quickly.

For a seat cushion that doubles as a bed, a 2635 would be a good choice for the average weight person. Consider a 2645 for the Big and Tall crowd. Consider lower firmness ratings for beds.

Comfort is very subjective and hard to get right without test-driving. The best advice is to go sit on a few samples before buying.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:49 PM   #7
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uncomfortable cushions and leather stretching

We have a 2012 FB 27' Classic. The cushions are terribly uncomfortable, you feel like you are sliding off and the yellow leather is stretching. Anyone else having this problem.

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