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Old 04-30-2015, 02:55 AM   #1
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Can anyone give me any info on what the easiest way to do this is? Did you order fabric from Canada? Ship from US? Do you have pics of you're custom fabric? Hook me up with the details

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Old 04-30-2015, 06:36 AM   #2
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Can anyone give me any info on what the easiest way to do this is? Did you order fabric from Canada? Ship from US? Do you have pics of you're custom fabric? Hook me up with the details

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Erik, for us the easiest way to do custom fabric, by far, was to order from Sailrite and have them direct ship to Escape. They offer Sunbrella outdoor fabric in basically every color they make, and their prices are competitive. Shipping direct to Canada was reasonable as well -- far lower than what I would have paid shipping from home.
http://www.sailrite.com/Sunbrella-Br...K7FBoCJNXw_wcB

By the way, they will send you samples of the fabric for a nominal charge. If you want custom Formica to coordinate with the fabric, you can get a large (5" x 8") sample from the Formica site for a small fee as well. Makes it much easier to choose when you can see the colors in person.

Lastly, the build sheet specified that we needed about 17 yards of fabric due to the pattern and the added U-shaped dinette. We didn't need that much. The Upholsterer used about 10 yards - not 17.
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Finding then buying the fabric was the most painful part of the build, for me. I purchased the fabric and it was shipped to me from Hawaii, I took it to ETI when I took the build sheet up three months before completion.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:52 AM   #4
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Finding then buying the fabric was the most painful part of the build, for me. I purchased the fabric and it was shipped to me from Hawaii, I took it to ETI when I took the build sheet up three months before completion.
Does the fabric have to be available to ETI when you submit your build sheet three months prior, or when they actually begin the build?
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:17 PM   #5
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I just ordered sunbrella fabric from Outdoor Fabrics Canada Inc. and had it shipped to ETI. I was able to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate as well as save on shipping from US.
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I just ordered sunbrella fabric from Outdoor Fabrics Canada Inc. and had it shipped to ETI. I was able to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate as well as save on shipping from US.
How was you experience with Outdoor Fabrics of Canada? I think this was one of the companies I found with mixed reviews, and handling customer service issues in public comments on FaceBook.

To the original poster. I used Sailrite too. About $60 to ship 18 yards, ETI paid a duty tax of about $35, which is added to my invoice.
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Does the fabric have to be available to ETI when you submit your build sheet three months prior, or when they actually begin the build?

Yes, the fabric needs to get there as soon as possible. They have to send it out to the upholsterer and they have a backlog of jobs. That ensures the cushions are done when the build starts.
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Does the fabric have to be available to ETI when you submit your build sheet three months prior, or when they actually begin the build?
It's due when you sign off on your build sheet.
Here's Crystal's (ETI) answer: Please have your fabric to us by your confirmation date


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Old 04-30-2015, 09:13 PM   #9
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I ordered custom fabric from Discounted designer fabric.com. I spent hours looking at all the possibilities then narrowed it down to the top 5 choices. They will mail you 5 samples for free. When we picked the fabric we liked the best we ordered and had it shipped directly to ETI. There was an added fee for the ship to Canada but well worth the cost. Our trailer is being built now and we can't wait to see it finished!
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I ordered the fabric Tuesday. Email today states it is on the way to ETI. So I guess the jury is still out.
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