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    Posted: 30 Jan 2019 at 9:58am
We are glad we made the decision to change out the seat foam a while ago.  We were like techntrek as the foam would compress to nothing.  Went to a place in Traverse City which specializes in foam, called "Stuff It Upholstery."  Good prices and very helpful owner who has myriads of options of foam from medium price to upper end, including virgin foam, which very few use due to the cost.  In the world of golf carts, only Yamaha uses it (virgin foam), and what a difference over its competitors.  We still have some Yamahas from the 1980's used by staff and rangers and those seats are more comfortable and give better support than 1 year old carts made by Club Car or E-Z-Go, you get what you pay for.  We purchased a firm foam, not the firmest, and the cost came to $ 166.28.  Wow, what a difference!
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Originally posted by David and Danette

     We bought ours from the foam factory too. We bought the HD 36 HQ 5" thick it is more dense and a little heavier than the original factory foam, provides better support. We bought a full sheet 82" x 76"  $205.99 more than we needed for the camper but have some left over for another project. We have some long cushions about 42" and one I think was 48". I didn't like the factory covers for the back cushions so to save money I bought body pillow covers from ebay. They are easily removed to wash when needed.

Body pillow covers? I wish I had thought of that. I made the two covers for the cushions I made to replace the back dinette cushions for my dinette modification. Body pillow covers would have made the job much easier. However my cushions are 75" long so I would have had to stitch two of the covers together to make one long enough to fit.
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Oh boy. another mod to do!
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I used a combination of 3" of high density foam and 1" of standard density foam and then topped that with a layer of quilt batting when I made the cushions for my dinette modification. I wanted the back cushions to be the same thickness as the seat cushion. Since that is still in good shape, I did not replace the foam in it, but may do that some day.
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