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Post by Scratch on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:57 am

Ha! Ha! didn't expect this one so soooooon confused3

We have had our MH now for 10 whole day's WOW and only driven it down to fosse to have a cuppa 'T' ha! ha! oh, and to use the LOO mmmm allthumbz   and er in doors is talking about having the interior upgraded now cos it looks dated  scratch head (I ask you). Her idea is to have the seating re-upholstered with a more modern look (currently blue brocade) + upgrading ALL the curtains to newer ones.......looks like it's gonna cost me a few more £££££s Whistle1

Can anybody recommend where this can be done, or at least check out the market so we can have some idea what might be on offer, we are Midlands based up!


Thank you in not so much anticipation
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Re: Upgrade Interior

Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:35 am

Reluxe, I am booked in for next week having the  refurbishment  done on my Anniversary Clubman, nothing wrong with the upholstery just dull and dated looking, I am also in the midlands and Reluxe is 24 miles away from me, they do the original upholstery on Auto-sleepers when new. so no one better in my view as they know the vans having worked on them previously. their work is pretty impressive, not as expensive as I thought they would be, have had 3 other quotes and they were dearer,  nothing is too much trouble, have been round their workshop.


If I can will post photos when done.




I have made my own lined curtains and cushions. I have also reupholstered caravans before now but rather have professional job on motor home as there is more to the seats than caravan ones.


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Post by Scratch on Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:03 am

Daisy Mae your a star, will check them out allthumbz yes, pic's would be good when you have had your refurb done up! . I would imagine your van is pretty much the same as our Talisman a little dated but still nice smile!
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Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:32 am

Hi Scratch, if you ring Reluxe and ask for Casey, she can give you a price but also send you samples to have a look att home to give you some idea, you go the day before you are booked in for the refurb, they provide secure compound with electric and water,so you can stay there,  decide that day what you want done, then next day they will provide a courtesy car for you to use for the day, then you go back about 4.30 pm to see result.

I am having full leather on the cab seats and half leather in the habitation side, as I phoned two dealers one was the dealer who sold me my van, seeing what their point of view was as I couldn`t decide on full leather for all. both advised me not to go for full leather, half leather was the way to go in the hab side of things,  so I am going with that, at the end of the day it is what suits you.

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Re: Upgrade Interior

Post by Bagabargin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:47 pm

Ooooh look forward to seeing the pics, just one thing tho , is it best to keep original upholstery etc , for resale value reasons ? I would love to update our Gatcome ( that we've had for all of 5 days !!!! ) but not sure for that reason
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Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:32 pm

no is the answer I have found, providing it is done tastefully, as the one dealer said no outlandish or bright pink, best to keep it neutral,  is the advise I was given, I had already decided on that route, dealer just confirmed it.

Dilemma is deciding  on the material, they have hundreds at Reluxe, I have the green pelmets and carpet on the bases, which I like and wouldn`t change them.

At the end of the day it is for my benefit, make van look lighter, brighter and fresh looking.
Also as better built than new vans thought it best to spend on this one as I love it, just suits me, especially as an every day vehicle. couldn`t go back to  a car now, been spoilt.
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Post by Dutto on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:16 pm

Hi there,

Please let me re-cap ....

1. You have owned your motorhome for just 10 days.

2. Your good lady now wants to get it reupholstered.

If I am correct so far then I will continue.

I speak from the experience of three marriages, two divorces and the joy of reupholstering a 32 year-old eight-berth boat.

I suggest that your options are:

1.  Carry on and reupholster the van you have.

2.  Get a new van that is upholstered in a more modern material.

3.  Get a new wife who is absolutely overjoyed at having a beautiful but 'dated' motorhome.

The latter suggestion may very well be your most economical option! allthumbz allthumbz allthumbz

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Post by Bagabargin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:30 pm

daisy mae wrote:no is the answer I have found, providing it is done tastefully, as the one dealer said no outlandish or bright pink, best to keep it neutral,  is the advise I was given, I had already decided on that route, dealer just confirmed it.

Dilemma is deciding  on the material, they have hundreds at Reluxe, I have the green pelmets and carpet on the bases, which I like and wouldn`t change them.

At the end of the day it is for my benefit, make van look lighter, brighter and fresh looking.
Also as better built than new vans thought it best to spend on this one as I love it, just suits me, especially as an every day vehicle. couldn`t go back to  a car now, been spoilt.
Thanks daisy Mae,  I'll just make do with some throws for now, but something to consider when we've put some more money back in the bank !!
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Re: Upgrade Interior

Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:35 pm

Ian,

It is still £1000`, cheaper than a new van and better built, sooner have an older van and do it up than have a new one, many feel the same. you pays your money and makes your choice, what suits one will not suit all.

Don`t we all decorate our houses from time to time?, a motor home is a home on wheels, no difference then.

I have no issues what anyone does with their money and I do not judge, as long it isn`t my money they are spending.

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Re: Upgrade Interior

Post by Scratch on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:37 pm

Magaret, I didn't send the last post re placing throws over :)


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Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:48 pm

I realise that,  It  was for  Dutto ( Ian )
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Post by Dutto on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:49 pm

daisy mae wrote:Ian,

It is still £1000`, cheaper than a new van and better built, sooner have an older van and do it up than have a new one, many feel the same. you pays your money and makes your choice, what suits one will not suit all.

Don`t we all decorate our houses from time to time?, a motor home is a home on wheels, no difference then.

I have no issues what anyone does with their money and I do not judge, as long it isn`t my money they are spending.

Regards,
Margaret
Margaret,

Reupholstering was my Number One Option. look here look here look here look here look here look here

I appreciate that you good ladies are allowed to change your minds and I also know that some ladies thrive on change .... allthumbz allthumbz allthumbz

.... but wanting to change something as visible as upholstery after only ten days is a puzzle?? scratch head scratch head scratch head

Maybe the lady wasn't consulted when the purchase was originally made.  It has been known to happen to the best of us .... allthumbz

.... and some of us have lived to regret the fact! Whistle1 Whistle1

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Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:07 pm

With my first Husband we bought a Victorian  Cottage, it needed doing up, for us, we knew this before we bought it and still went ahead, I really cannot see the difference, it is not just the ladies as you phase it, my Husband is forever changing things, every year he has a project on, from changing the en-suite  latest one, now wants to change the kitchen floor.

One good thing he said today, he is seriously considering buying a motor home in place of the caravan, result. after all this time. These are all his choices I am the last one to know what he is planning.

So it is not just the ladies that like change.

Sorry if this is off topic.  err sorry
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Post by Scratch on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:35 pm

Margaret. Any chance of sending before & after photos when re-uphostered please up!
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Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:40 pm

Yes will do.
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Re: Upgrade Interior

Post by Scratch on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:33 pm

Hello Daisymae wave 

Had a word with Casey (Reluxe) as suggested today, she is sending some HAB fabric samples + curtain fabric  samples and estimated cost for upgrading our interior, so a BIG thank you for that suggestion allthumbz
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:51 pm

Never used an upholsterer so I'm not able to comment on quality or service but just to let you know that there are other specialist firms out there, namely Regal and Tappers

http://www.regalfurnishings.co.uk/?gclid=CPP74uWwmcYCFeoBwwodvR8Acg   - Derbyshire

http://www.tappersupholstery.com/automotive.html?clid=CI7bwJyxmcYCFSflwgodaGgAHA   

- Birmingham

I've seen examples of them at shows and all look good.


Just in case you hear the name Premier Furnishings, Reluxe are part of that company (Reluxe being the caravan/motorhome division)
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Post by Scratch on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:40 pm

Paulmold, Reluxe !!........the very same one up! many thanks for that wave
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Post by daisy mae on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:44 pm

Reluxe  caters for the bespoke interiors of existing caravans and Motorhomes market,  re-upholstery of  motor homes. have 45 years experience, with  superb customer service.

Premier Furnishings founder of Reluxe Furnishings  is a key upholstery supplier in the Motorhome and Caravan industry supplying manufacturers.

Can be confusing ,taken from their brochure.
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