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    Posted: 27 Dec 2015 at 9:21am
   I changed the foam in our cushions for a better quality foam. What a difference, wish I had made the change sooner. Ordered the foam over the internet then measured it and cut it with a kitchen knife, very easy mod. The two things I wish RV manufactures would spend a few extra dollars on that's cushion foam and plywood instead of using particle board. I am going out to our camper now more often to read and watch TV the comfortable cushions make it so much more enjoyable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Dec 2015 at 5:55pm
I second the suggestion on the particle board, especially for the counter top.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote marwayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Dec 2015 at 6:31pm
I changed my counter and used 3/4" birch and almond laminate.
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From which company did you purchase the foam?
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What type of foam did you use???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fwunder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Dec 2015 at 10:38am
We replaced the 178 dinette cushions last year. Big improvement. Details:


2 @ 4" x 12" x 33” => $28.16
2 @ 4" x 24" x 33” => $56.32
1 @ 4" x 23" x 74” => $61.46

Total cost = > $145.94

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Post Options Post Options   Quote David and Danette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Dec 2015 at 1:25pm
     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.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Dec 2015 at 9:38pm
Good info, the cushions for the dinette in our Salem compress to nothing and should be replaced.  Something to add to my to-do list.
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Just what I was looking for, my trailer is in storage right now, but I'm anxious to get this done. Sound like I just need to buy some good foam and do it myself. 

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Agreed. I recently opted for some new cushion foam and its made such a difference.
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