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On the Road Again: Reupholstering Your Recreational Vehicle

As long as you take careful measurements, it’s easy to re-stuff and re-upholster old RV cushions. Feel free to base your measurements on the lengths and widths of the old cushions; however, it’s best to measure the inside height capacity of your intended cushion covers so they are thick enough to fit comfortably.

Consider Your Options

It’s likely that the density (durability) and ILD (Indentation Load Deflection, firmness) ratings will be different for the new foam you choose, so take some time to test and feel materials. Combining two different kinds of foam can help you find the perfect combination of firmness and thickness for you.


Camper cushions that are only intended for sleeping can be made extra soft and comfortable, unlike cushions used for seating and sleeping. Many recommend Talalay latex for its springiness and durability. Talalay latex is also inert, which means it doesn’t change shape or size in response to temperature or humidity like most materials. It can be found in a variety of textures and combines well with mattress toppers, especially in cold weather.

Mattress and Seating

If your RV bedding is also used as seating during the day, you may want to try adding a layer of Remay-backed foam to the upper surface of your cushions. Remay fabric is used outdoors in farming, so it’s extremely resistant to many kinds of wear and tear. This kind of topper makes seats more resistant to the concentrated pressure of sitting while still allowing for even support while sleeping.

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