Whilst at Americana last weekend, we met a couple who had recently acquired a Winnie Chieftan (we have invited them to join the forum, so please look out for them!). The coach is quite an old one but a real classic. Because of our love for the older Winnies, we couldn't help but take a peak inside. We couldn't believe what had been done with the upholstery! It had been re-done in a gorgeous cream Italian leather. We hung around until they came back and they gladly showed us around and told us what they had had done. We were incredibly interested as we had almost commited to having our interior re-upholstered at a massive cost of £4.5k! The upholsterer who had done the work had actually BUILT them a dinnette (the original having been removed!) and constructed two swivel tub chairs to replace the originals. The cost? Just over £2,000!! Needless to say, we were straight on the phone to the upholsterer who has quoted us less than half of what the other company quoted for a lot of extra work on top! Don't feel that you have to spend massive ammounts of money for re-furbishing your pride and joy. Sharon and Dennis (the Winnie owners) have spent a lot of time thinking outside the box and come up with a lot of other solutions to the traditional thinking with regards to replacement parts. Almost everything they have done they have had the labour and materials sourced locally. I really do hope that they accept our invitation to join the forum so that they can share thier experiences with us!