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Old 03-21-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Cushion fabric?

We are not over the moon with the standard fabric Escape offers and are looking for an alternative. Short 2 wk time frame for their customizing option.

ETI did provide a website for SailRite but most fabrics were either too formal looking or not really RV fun.

What sites have folks found useful for custom cushion fabrics?

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Old 03-21-2018, 07:48 PM   #2
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There are several build threads where pictures of the various upholstery is shown, start here
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:01 PM   #3
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We bought Kovi fabrics, but ordered from amazon for lesser cost per yard, shipping direct to Escape but shipping cost to Canada is high.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:08 PM   #4
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Hi Bat Dude
Go with the customizing option and then u have time to acquire it. Ask Upholstery shops/boat upholstery companies etc. They have lots of knowledge!
FYI many folks were not crazy about the vinyl on the underside however it is one of the places where condensation will appear. Much better to deal with if u can just wipe it down.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:36 PM   #5
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Sunbrella is one of your best options. Buy from a local supplier (they are everywhere just google) and send the fabric to Escape, done it two times now with two trailers no problems. Canada Post charged me 15 or 20 bucks. Lots of selection available. And should be a shop with hundreds of samples near you. And I would go with the standard covering with vinyl on the back. Sunbrella cleans up really easily. It's a trailer. But you need to make sure fabric, floor and counters work with each other. Counters are the easiest. Just pick one Escape does the rest.
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ETI did provide a website for SailRite but most fabrics were either too formal looking or not really RV fun.
Strange, we thought Sailrite had a huge selection of Sunbrella fabric. There are plenty of patterns that work well in an RV. Ours is a bold stripe pattern but we also like the solid colors with subtle textures and small patterns. Best part about using Sailrite is they ship directly to Escape for a reasonable price.

https://www.sailrite.com/Fabrics/Out...tem_popularity
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I purchased mine from fabric.com in December. You can get samples pretty quickly and they shipped directly to ETI. There was a customs charge of about $25.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:15 AM   #8
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We also used Fabric.com. They ship to BC. Good prices and service.
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What type of fabric did you buy? Outdoor?
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We used this:

https://www.fabric.com/buy/0379795/t...nille-chic-ash

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We also found Sailrite to have a nice selection to choose from. You don't necessarily need to pick a Sunbrella fabric, but be sure whatever you choose will hold up. Sailrite, in their fabric descriptions, usually tells you the application the fabric can be used for (e.g., RV drapery, upholstery, etc.) and provides nice sized samples. Also, if you get the vinyl on the underside, remember that you can not 'turn' the cushions which means all the wear will be on one side. I would get the full cover and then buy some hypervent or other barrier and line the top of the wooden benches (might prevent snags as well).
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:22 PM   #12
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I like Lynn's comment about purchasing the standard upholstery fabric and having a local upholstery shop put on a new cover--especially since you only have 2 weeks to send fabric to Escape. I needed to see and feel the fabric, and IMHO I recommend you view fabric locally (along with your formica sample) before you order it from an online source. Your time is too limited to order samples. This (and the formica) was my most drawn out, and difficult decision. Sometimes I wish I chose differently. I went with bland, bland, bland but I brighten things up with colorful pillows, tea towels and weatherproof rug.

When we are camping or traveling around the country, I just love my little space of heaven. In the end, I'm pleased with how everything about our trailer turned out.

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Old 03-22-2018, 04:24 PM   #13
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Will take it as is

Thanks all for ideas,

After pouring over various fabric ideas & patterns we will take our new 19 as is and opt for a local upholstry firm to recover if we find just the right fabircs.

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Thanks all for ideas,

After pouring over various fabric ideas & patterns we will take our new 19 as is and opt for a local upholstry firm to recover if we find just the right fabircs.

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That's what we had planned. You did notice almost 9 months later we still have the stock fabric, It grew on us.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:19 PM   #15
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Hi Bat Dude

FYI many folks were not crazy about the vinyl on the underside however it is one of the places where condensation will appear. Much better to deal with if u can just wipe it down.
One heads up on the vinyl - condensation will happen both inside the cushion against the vinyl as well as on the outside of the cushion beneath the vinyl. The problem with the inside condensation is that it will not dry out easily because the vinyl material is impermeable, so the inside surface of the vinyl and the adjacent foam will eventually mildew. Trust me on that one, I have been there.

We will be ordering the full wrap. It allows the cushions to be turned to allow drying which will happen through the fabric, and it provides a level of insurance against visible staining or damage on one side of the cushion. For $100, it is a no brainer for us.
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