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Old 08-24-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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We continue to do interior upgrades. We just replaced the sofa bed with that ugly venetian green fabric with a Lazy-Boy reclining loveseat. That triggered removal and re-covering of the window valences (we both hated the fabric and those dust-catching swags). DW found some suede-looking microfiber fabric at Wally World. We are pleased with the results.







Next we want to either replace the carpet with better carpet or (my preference) Pergo laminate flooring. That will be a winter project.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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We continue to do interior upgrades. We just replaced the sofa bed with that ugly venetian green fabric with a Lazy-Boy reclining loveseat. That triggered removal and re-covering of the window valences (we both hated the fabric and those dust-catching swags). DW found some suede-looking microfiber fabric at Wally World. We are pleased with the results.







Next we want to either replace the carpet with better carpet or (my preference) Pergo laminate flooring. That will be a winter project.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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I like the way the window treatments came out!

I also plan to replace the front cabin carpet in our Vectra. Not sure what the interior designers were thinking when they carpeted the trafficway. Our dealer (who's on the dealer advisory board) said they carpeted the areas in front of the slides to cut down on floor damage from the slide.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by porscheracer:
I like the way the window treatments came out!

I also plan to replace the front cabin carpet in our Vectra. Not sure what the interior designers were thinking when they carpeted the trafficway. Our dealer (who's on the dealer advisory board) said they carpeted the areas in front of the slides to cut down on floor damage from the slide. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I got that impression. My hesitation in replacing the carpet with Pergo is that big slide moving over it. I've thought about using pieces of carpet under the slide runners but not sure that would work. We'll probably just go with some higher quality carpet.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:01 PM   #6
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Great job. We have been thinking of pulling out the powered sofa and replacing it with a pullout. Did you have to take the original sofa out in pieces? Looks like it to me. A PITA but doable. Did your coach have the table, instead of the dinette, as original?

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Old 08-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lthrnk:
Great job. We have been thinking of pulling out the powered sofa and replacing it with a pullout. Did you have to take the original sofa out in pieces? Looks like it to me. A PITA but doable. Did your coach have the table, instead of the dinette, as original?

Thanks, Mike </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mike, the sofa does come out in pieces. It is fairly easy to disassemble...the back, seat, arms and ottoman come out separately. Took about 30" to remove. My rig came with the table with computer desk in the corner.
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I saw a couple of gray plastic sliders, about 4 feet long and 8 or so inches wide that went under the slide in MH. Don't know which brand. They came out and stored flat. Maybe you could get a piece of those chair gliders and cut a few pieces to fit under the slide as it's coming in.
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That could work, if there was a way to secure them during operation and make sure they were clean. From what was explained to me - the problem is the slide dragging sand and debris across the floor and scratching it, which doesn't happen with a carpeted area.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:20 PM   #10
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Great job I like the look of the valences. Gives the whole setup a warm glow. Kudos.

When you say Wally World you do mean walmart, right?
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Nice job. I really like the valances. I hate the "swag" look in our valances also. Been wondering where you were. Now I know. You've been busy!
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:27 AM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fakrwee:
Great job I like the look of the valences. Gives the whole setup a warm glow. Kudos.

When you say Wally World you do mean walmart, right? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, Walmart. All the Walmarts in our area are closing their fabric/sewing departments. DW got this material for $5.99 yd at Walmart...she had just seen it at another 'fabric' store for $11.99.
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Great looking mod. That new couch looks very comfortable. Did you have much of a problem getting it through the door, or does the back come off? Really like the window treatment.
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Very, very nice Gary! When we were at Bradd and Hall last summer getting new pilot/co-pilot chairs I was drooling over their huge selection of couches, chairs, etc.

My brother-in-law has a really nice sleeper sofa on his '07 Dutch Star with an air mattress. I slept on it one night while we were on a hunting trip and found it to be very comfortable.

I like your simple valances - the Winnie interior designers must have created ours on a Monday after a weekend of partying
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:41 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by John_Canfield:
Very, very nice Gary! When we were at Bradd and Hall last summer getting new pilot/co-pilot chairs I was drooling over their huge selection of couches, chairs, etc.

My brother-in-law has a really nice sleeper sofa on his '07 Dutch Star with an air mattress. I slept on it one night while we were on a hunting trip and found it to be very comfortable.

I like your simple valances - the Winnie interior designers must have created ours on a Monday after a weekend of partying </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

John, we always thought the designers had just recently visited either their grandmothers house or a bordello just before making those valences . However, many of the coach brands I've seen are 'over decorated' for our tastes.

We also want to replace the captain's chairs. I am surprised you have already replaced the OEM's in your Horizon...would think they were nicer than what is in the Journey.

We really like the Flexsteel but they are pricey. Did you have to order your's in advance of going to Brad and Hall or did they have something in stock that you liked?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Homer:
Great looking mod. That new couch looks very comfortable. Did you have much of a problem getting it through the door, or does the back come off? Really like the window treatment. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Homer, all Lazy-Boy (and Berkline) reclining seating have easily removeable backs. The seat portion fit easily thru the entry door then the backs were installed. Took the delivery guys about 5 minutes.

It is also a 'wall-a-way' design so the entire seat moves forward on a track when you recline. You only need about 3" clearance at the back to recline fully.
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