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Old 08-31-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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Hi All ! My DH & I have put our deposit on our new 19' due November 23rd! We are complete newbie with RV'ing and very excited about what the future holds for us. I have messages a couple of others on this forum about fabric choices and am curious about what others have chosen for their trailers. if you have any advice or suggestions I would love to hear or see pictures..Thanks , Cheers. Janet
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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The sky is the limit, Janet. I don't think you can go wrong if you go to a fabric shop and buy a good upholstery fabric. This is what we did, and sent it to Escape. Not sure what you mean by the Sunbrella in your header though.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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I always thought Sunbrella was the awning company, ICBW!!
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Hi Janet,

Congratulations! The fun is just beginning

The fabric we chose was not Sunbrella. When we visited the factory Dave said many people do, but he does not believe it makes a difference as long you choose good quality upholstery fabric. We visited two fabric shops (Victoria)and fairly easily found a fabric that we love.

It was harder to pick the formica because I knew that the colour of the walls and blinds would make a difference. We chose several samples of formica that went nicely with the fabric, then made another trip to visit the factory again. Seeing the fabric in the trailer, with the colours of the wall/blinds/floor made it pretty obvious which was the best choice (surprisingly not the one we would have thought!)

I'd post pics, but we don't pick up our unit until Oct 2.

Of course not everyone will have the luxury of doing it the way we did, but it sure worked well for us.

Good luck! Keep us posted on the progress with your choices.

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We had Tammy mail us sample pieces of the wall vinyl, cabinetry, and flooring to help choose the laminate and fabric.
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Found this older thread and thought I'd try and keep ideas together by posting here.

I'm really starting to have doubts about my fabric choice. I've got a pretty healthy credit at Sailrite when I put a stop to my order. That came AFTER I pretty much decided I wanted a u-shape dinette in the 5er. While I really do like the fabric I chose, I'm wondering if stripes are a good choice for a u-shape. I worry about my eyes when viewing that area. Hummmm. For those that don't know what I'm talking about, this is my original post on the fabric: Donna D's choice of fabric

Does anyone know where an image may be hiding here on the Escape Forum of a u-shape dinette with stripped fabric? I've searched...
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Found this older thread and thought I'd try and keep ideas together by posting here.

I'm really starting to have doubts about my fabric choice. I've got a pretty healthy credit at Sailrite when I put a stop to my order. That came AFTER I pretty much decided I wanted a u-shape dinette in the 5er. While I really do like the fabric I chose, I'm wondering if stripes are a good choice for a u-shape. I worry about my eyes when viewing that area. Hummmm. For those that don't know what I'm talking about, this is my original post on the fabric: Donna D's choice of fabric

Does anyone know where an image may be hiding here on the Escape Forum of a u-shape dinette with stripped fabric? I've searched...
Hi: Donna D... I think onetim has a striped fabric Ushaped dinette in his new 5.0. Very nice trailer if I don't say so myself. Seamstress took a pic of it at the Copake N.Y. rally. Alf http://www.downtheroadwithme.com
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Donna, I do really like that fabric, but agree that it might be a bit much expanding around a U-shaped dinette. Have you considered using it for the backrest cushions, and going with a solid fabric for the seats? That would lessen the amount of stripes, and avoid the stripes going in two different directions.
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Hi: Donna D... I think onetim has a striped fabric Ushaped dinette in his new 5.0. Very nice trailer if I don't say so myself. Seamstress took a pic of it at the Copake N.Y. rally. Alf Down the Road with Me | Follow me as I learn, plan for and reach my dream of full-timing in an RV.
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THANKS ALF. I booked over to FiberglassRV and went through all the pages of the rally. Jon V. took some great photos, but none that helped me. THEN, I noticed OneTim was online as I was looking so I quickly sent a PM. Cool beans! Thanks for your assistance and if anyone else has any suggestions I would really appreciate it.
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Donna: I think I stumbled upon the picture you seek.

http://downtheroadwithme.com/wp-cont...0/P1020721.jpg
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