Re Upholstery question ?

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  1. gixermark

    gixermark Read Only Funster

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    Hiya

    After much deliberation we have decided to keep our Autotrail Arapaho 2001 as we have looked at many newer versions but for the sake of spending another 20-25 K we really aren't going to get any better ......... just newer looking. Having read some horror stories of new M/H's, our M/H has had my 'seeing-to' and bits that weren't right are now, new tyres fitted etc etc ........ you get my drift I am sure!:thumb:

    So, as the M/H is fine, we have decided to have the upholstery re done so this is where you lot come in so to speak !!!!!:Rofl1: :cry:

    I am sure many of you have had this carried out but as I am certain it won't be cheap, we want to choose the best for the money outlay.:Eeek:

    Could you advise us on who you highly recommend, I have had 2 names I have picked up of the forum : A1 & Regal Furnishings.:thumb:

    Appreciate your feedback and if possible, an idea of how much was paid for the work?

    Thanks all

    Mark :thumb:
     
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    hi regal furnishings is the place .either give them measurements or arrange a day at their works. best place i know of for the job and the quality of workmanship is excellant. they even let you park in their yard overnight. cheers alan.
     
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    Had our previous van done at Regal found them to be very profesional friendly company and did a excellent job. Carol.
     
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    hi got same m/h done all same work had new upholsteryfitted last year done by woman who upholsters boats fantastic job total less than 2k want to know more mail den:thumb:
     
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    Hi Mark,where all the other answers on the "other site" not enough ?:Wink:
     
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    Greetings,

    On the same subject (but slightly off line) can I strongly suggest that whoever you decide to go with, make sure that you can actually sit on the foam underneath your bot.
    Last year we had the foam replaced in our three piece suite at home using the services of Co. who advertise in PC PCM MMM etc.
    They did a fabulous job but, because of the guidlines they gave, we chose a firmness that was one up from being instantly comfortable. It was FAR firmer than what we were used to and, I can imagine that would be a NO NO in a place where you are perhaps using the cushions to sleep on ie your motorhome.
    We love the firmness now but it took a while to appreciate. For your guidance we paid about £250 for the foam alone for a three piece suite (including delivery.) That was in effect five big pieces of foam plus dacron covering

    I suppose what I am saying is, wherever you go, try before you buy.
     
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    Another thing to consider is choice of pattern and material. You can only choose from what they have. We had our van done by one of the 2 firms mentioned, and there was no pattern that we liked, so as we had travelled a very long way to their workshop, we chose the best of the ones on offer. We did'nt realise at the time but we chose the wrong material. 2 years down the line, it looks quite bad and really needs doing again. We were not happy at the pattern match, the seams coming apart and the velcro in the wrong place. PM me if you want further info.

    ken
     
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    Hi I got mine done locally :thumb: We were able to pick what material we liked from about 6 / 8 material patten books.All were different grades different prices,same with the foam :thumb: I called in with my van he measured up we told him which colour /material - he told me price and day it would be ready :thumb: I can only say that exactly 3 years later all my van seating cab roof and door panels look as good as the day it was fitted.Under 800 sqids for the lot
    cab door panels & roof
    driver and passenger seats
    2 mtr sq seat / bed area inc foam
    2 cushions
    see pics in my garage -left under name
    He does a 1 / 2 day fitting service by prior arrangement-- take van for measurements and pick material -- then turn up on arranged date for fitting. :thumb:
    ALBERT FLETCHER --07747071720
    I do not recommend anyone unless I am sure of workmanship and value for money :thumb:
    terry
     
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    You can't beat The Van Shop in Sittingbourne for upholstery.
     
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    Thanks all.:thumb:

    Have taken all info onboard. :Rofl1: :cry: :Doh:

    Stainless / Jacken ........ I have e.mailed you both re answers etc but when I check, it doesn't show I have sent an e.mail !!! Maybe like othersites where you have to read the e.mail before it shows? :Eeek:

    Sersol ........ Yep, planted threads re me asking info as others read some sites only! Just not putting all our eggs in one basket and trying to reap as much info as poss !!:shout:
     
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    If you're satisfied with the covers and they are still in good condition then why not try DIY filling with foam.

    My seats and backs had springs and the foam was also 'tired' so I replaced them with foam after advice on types of foam from the internet shop where I purchased.

    I had to unpick the back of the cushions and sew in continuous zippers - I enjoyed doing it and I am pleased with the results.

    Roy
     
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    Sorry to anyone on this thread I have thanked then accidently removed the thank you! When you pop back onto the thread, I am not sure who I have thanked and who I haven't so when I press it again, it removes the thank you icon & iam unable to re insert!

    So, thanks to all. :thumb:

    To those I have mentioned re the email, could you let me know if you have received them & if not ..... Anyone any ideas why I am unable to send e. Mails?????:cry:
    Cheers
     
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    Another couple of companys to consider that I haven't seen mentioned are:

    TEK Seating, they are based in Sittingbourne Kent & Melton Mowbray Leicestershire and do a lot of trimming for the motorhome manufacturers as well as offering full re-trim services.
    Tel: 01664 480689

    Cogent Seating - based in Wales (sorry to be vague I'm not quite sure where they are based)
    Tel: 01792 585444

    NC Interiors - A bit north for you in Bolton, small company that does a lot of work for the small vehicle (T4/T5) convertors
    Tel: 01204 793335

    Van Shops number is Tel: 01795 472906

    Always worth a visit or to try and view someones van that's already been done.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    :Smile:Hi.
    We have just had our Chevy Rockwood done at Caravan Upholstery of Bolton
    phone number 01942 815611. Its a family run business.

    We had the 2 pilots chairs the rock n roll and the dinett chairs all done for a cost of £1200.
    Great service good quality.
     
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    Oh !! Sorry I forgot we ha ours done in cream leather.
     
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    Hi All

    Just an update : We have now had our whole interior re-upholstered by A1 and they were nothing short of fantastic! :thumb:

    I will add a write up + pics of before and after in the coming days/weeks but just to say we are over the moon. We had new foam on the bottoms, re style on the backs, all re covered and chose 1/2 leather ( yes we thought yuk at first but once completed ... wow! ) on the knee role area. Had the captains chairs fully covered, all pelmets covered, full set of curtains and tie backs, 8 pillows + other little bits carried out .... all for .... wait for it ..... you wanna know ... Ok .... £900 !!!!! :shout: :Rofl1:

    Don't expect a plush reception room with seating area etc, it is a hard working family run firm with no frills attached. You chose the fabric... they carry out the work ... simple! Typical,warm friendly northern hospitality you could not ask for more. John is the dad, does all the undoing etc, Jo is the mum and does all the stitching etc. Can't recall the girls names ( Caroline?? ) but all are very helpful.:Eek!:

    Telephone number is : 01977 607976.
    Address : A1 Trimmers
    Brears Farm Nursery
    Kellingley
    Knotingley
    WF11 8DL

    I will not recommend anyone unless I am 100% happy ( fussy bugger you see ! ) and A1 certainly get my recommendations!:BigGrin:

    Just mention Mark & Nicky from Hereford if you phone em as we did say we would add comments etc to the forums.
     
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    Upholstery question

    incidentally, what are these people on that design the upholstery patterns?:Laughing:
     
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    As Promised .... Some pics for you lot !!:BigGrin:

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    nice i like it :Smile:
     
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