Motorhome Re-Upholstery

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  1. Crispydoodle

    Crispydoodle

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    Were looking into getting Mertle the Merc re-upholstered sometime over the next few months. Theres nothing actually wrong with the interior, however as the van is 1990 (G Reg) its looking somewhat outdated now. Theres Pink & Beige florals as far as the eye can see!! :cry:

    Based here in the sunny midlands, has anyone got any recomendations who to use or where to go? Ive been looking on Regals website, which all looks quite daper, but are there any others that people have experienced? What materials did you opt for? (Vinyl or fabric) Anything to avoid? Being a rather pricy venture its something id like to get right first time. (y)

    Thanks in advance!

    Chris
     
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    Hi.
    Being in Lincoln,Ilkeston is not that far,have a run down to Regal,you can go upstairs into the cutting room ,see and choose from maybe 70 rolls of fabrics,sit on different density foam "fills ?",and be spoilt. We had top class service from them when we chose the fabrics for the Timberland and our Wildax we have now,nothing was to much trouble and we are very pleased with the results.
    There is an electric hook up in the yard and i am sure customers have "Over nighted" when work has been carried out. We have no connection with this company,only as happy customers.
    Tea Bag
     
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  3. Reallyretired

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    Tappers did ours a couple of years back. We're very pleased with their work. And they're local to you.
     
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  4. Pat4Neil

    Pat4Neil Read Only Funster

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    We use Regal last year

    Sadly we have always been disappointed with it, lots of mistakes and poorly finished .

    I do know others who have been very pleased which is why we went with them

    Neil
     
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  5. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    We have used CaraVan twice and my son ( Nemo on here ) was so impressed he had his done last year.

    They are at most of the shows and Paul ( son of the boss man ) is an absolute diamond bending over backwards to see you get what you want..
    I honestly cannot speak high enough of them.

    They are based close to Brum.. Take you van to them the night before.. Park up and in the morning jump a bus in to town..
    Go back and collect the van at about 4ish all completed..
    Inspect it ( they really do want you to go over everything to make sure all is as expected ) and on your way
    When we had the Miller done I spotted an issue with one of the facing boards.
    The cloth was joined ( due to the length ) and the nap was running in defferent directions on the two bits of cloth..
    Well talk about swing in to action !!! Massive apologies and sorted out without any issues and in super rapid time too ( amazing how fast they do the work ! )
    A cup of tea and an offered sandwich later and we were away !
    After that the whole job was perfect
     
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    We used plumbs they were at a neighbours house and commented on our van any way
    he ended up giving us a exellent price and service it was his last job before he retired. .
     
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    We also used Tappers in fact Richard will come out to you highly recommend him and them
    john
     
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    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    I remember being impressed by the pictures of @Armytwowheels van, think they had theirs done at caravan.
     
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    We are having ours done at the moment in Portugal less than half the price of Regal and so far they make a better job.
    We have been winter ring in Portugal and had this recommended to us.
    Will post photos when completed.
     
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  10. Kim H

    Kim H Funster Life Member

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    We used CaraVan last year and were pleased with the result. We had a couple of snags which were sorted quickly and easily. We went for two tone leather. We would recommend them.
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    We had a job done at A 1 Trimmers in Pontefract, they were a lot cheaper than others and did a really nice job there are details on Fun, I don't think they have a web site. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  12. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We used careavan for our other Motorhome. Now sold.
    Though won't use them again for Pug.
    We are booked in at Regal middle of May.
    I was under the impression from previous posts On refurbishing , that they were good? Maybe a bit pricey.
    We want a good quality finish, and as IH use regal , and their finished look is what we are aiming for , we thought why not.
    We've bought our Own fabric, and will be having a leather trim.
     
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    We used Regal for our Bessy 760 a few years back, and were disappointed with the finish, didn't listen to our requirement.

    Have used CareAvan for our PVC recently and were well impressed with the service and banter.
     
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    We've used Careavan twice now and they have been very good. We are booked in again to have new leather throughout our RV. We know they do a really good job, and down the line if anything is not as it should be they are quick to put things right. I'd always recommend them (y)
     
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    I agree great service and half the price of any others, don't expect a plush waiting room café etc, just a great job. Ref our Autotrail Fox, we had leather inserts at either side of the cab seats where all the wear takes place. Would not hesitate to use them again
    Steve
     
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    Was it them who did your Hymer Jim?
     
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    Yes (y)
     
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    Nice job we thought!
     
  19. bubble63

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    needed a few tweaks but they are happy to re-do so , recommended

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    Sooo.. To sum up .................................

    All the well known upholsterers have been used by Funsters and all have been happy with the end results ..

    Now that must be some sort of record !!

    Thinking further,,,, that proly means as all are equal that it is worth getting quotes from a few and simply going with the best offer
     
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