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    We bought our 2014 Coachmen encounter on GD about 2 years ago. The couch frame was partially broken when we bought it but it was ok. About 9 months ago the vinyl started to fall apart for no reason. After some research I found out that there was a bunch of garbage import vinyl that made it in to the market. We happened to have a coach with this garbage material. Our last trip out the couch frame broke even more. I started hunting for new furniture but everything I found was either uncomfortable or did not match well. So I decided to rebuild the couch frame with steel and better wood. The old frame was made of 2"x1" cheap wood and was stapled together and the plywood was all osb. Some cheap ass materials and weak. I replaced the plywood with solid sanded plywood and used screws and bolts instead of garbage staples. It's real sad how this garbage is made and what it costs. The upholstery shop is coming next week to pick the couch, dinette, and captains chairs up to be re upholstered.
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  • #2
    Nice job on that. Wish I had the skills and patience to do that kind of stuff.
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    • #3
      Looks real nice. you original looked like particle board!

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      • #4
        Nice work. I’ve got an 05 motorhome and the two couches could use replacing. If I’m not mistaken, you can only get new ones in if the windshield is out. Not something I’m ready to do.

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        • #5
          Upholstery guys picked up everything today. Should be put back in by next week.
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          • #6
            Great post Jeff. I'm sure you will be happy with the transformation
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            • #7
              Are you taking the carpet out while thats all out? I really miss my all tile coach.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Another 1sl View Post
                Are you taking the carpet out while thats all out? I really miss my all tile coach.
                I talked to the wife about that last night. Looking at laminate floors but not sure if the thicker floor would screw up how everything lines up like the steps, cabinets, and pop out

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Another 1sl View Post
                  Are you taking the carpet out while thats all out? I really miss my all tile coach.
                  Did you have all tile, even the slides? That is one of the (many) things I really miss about the Dutch Star. There wasn't one-stitch of carpet in the entire thing, even on the slides. All the carpet in the 5'er is upstairs or is the roll-up carpet, and let's face it I just don't worry as much about things with it. But I do miss the clean-up in the DS. You'd just sweep everything up real quick and then hit the central vac door with your foot which turned it on and bam, you're done.

                  Anyway, great work so far punkur67 It looks like a giant PITA, but it'll all be worth it when it's done. As Another 1sl said now would be the time to do the flooring. I imagine you could find something that could replace everything and land at the same total thickness (removing the old stuff, vs. covering it). There are some really nice quality laminates that aren't super-thick and look a lot like the wood-look-tiles that are all the rage now. Shoot, lay down some of that, then refinish all the woodwork and it'll be brand new and super-modern.

                  I mean, what's a project without a giant snow-ball from hell?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tjZ06 View Post
                    I mean, what's a project without a giant snow-ball from hell?
                    I resemble that remark! I HATE the carpet in my coach and did some research on other peoples projects for removing it and going laminate. But it will never happen.
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                    • #11
                      I replaced one of the Day and night shades to a standard shade. The old one had a broken string inside. I could have probably repaired it but I wanted to do a standard shade anyway.

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                      I also looked at some flooring options but with an upcoming trip I did not have time for a project like that. So we had the carpet deep cleaned while everything was out.

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                      Upholstery shop will be here Wednesday to install everything just in time for us to leave Thursday.

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                      • #12
                        Couch and dinette were installed today. Captains chairs will be here in the morning
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                        • #13
                          Looks great! Should get plenty of years out of them now.

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                          • #14
                            Wow they turned out great! What did they charge for that, if you don't mind me asking?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Another 1sl View Post
                              Wow they turned out great! What did they charge for that, if you don't mind me asking?
                              It was $2800. They removed everything, upholstered, and reinstalled

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