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Old 03-13-2020, 02:51 AM   #1
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Purchasing Brand New Cushions--Is this Ideal?

When I owned a sailboat, the V-berth had super stiff 5-inch thick cushions that were awful. So I purchased a 4-inch thick memory foam topper from Foam Store of Marin, cut it to shape with a turkey carver, and absolutely LOVED it.


Well, now it's time for cushions on my bus, and I did the same thing--only the 4-inch thick memory foam (4.5 lbs. density) was on top of the plywood seats. And it was AWFUL.


Come to find out, you need to put the memory foam on top of firmer foam, which is why it worked out so great on the boat but not the bus.


So I consulted with the same company, explained what it was for, and here's what they said:


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I would suggest the Everflex V44 at 3in with a 1in Memory Foam. This would make it quite comfortable for sitting and sleeping without it being too soft or stiff for either activity.
So my questions are: is this inline with what you've experienced? Should I get batting as well? Should I go for a five inch thickness for extra comfort, or is that not worth it? Are there any other things with custom cushions that I should know about before I pull the trigger?
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:47 PM   #2
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Well, I for one am interested to know where you landed on this. With 100 views and no response yet, I think you might be the leading expert on this! hahaha I know I had no idea how custom cushions were made. I like your idea of adding extra batting and extra cushion. Please keep us informed with the results!
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:01 PM   #3
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Well, I for one am interested to know where you landed on this. With 100 views and no response yet, I think you might be the leading expert on this! hahaha I know I had no idea how custom cushions were made. I like your idea of adding extra batting and extra cushion. Please keep us informed with the results!
How can you tell how many views a post has?
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:14 PM   #4
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How can you tell how many views a post has?
It tells you on the forum page. Ooooh I get to test the PNG picture format again! lol I'm easily impressed by the most basic technological know-how.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:22 PM   #5
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It tells you on the forum page. Ooooh I get to test the PNG picture format again! lol I'm easily impressed by the most basic technological know-how.
Aha, I never see that since I usually just look at the recent threads list in the sidebar. Damn, my build thread has 26,000 views - I wonder how many people I've saved from buying a rusted-out POS bus? And how many I've scared away from skoolies entirely.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:26 PM   #6
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How can you tell how many views a post has?
Go to a specific forum (we'll use 'School Bus Conversions' as an example), then find the pertinent thread (we'll use 'Rusty 87 Build' as an example). Look out to the right....you'll see # of replies and 29000 views.



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I would suggest the Everflex V44 at 3in with a 1in Memory Foam.
If the 'V44' is referring to the ILD, then it will sit about the same as any institutional or business (hospital, bank, etc) 'lounge' type seating you've used.....45ILD is pretty standard. I'd go with the recommendation above....more thickness doesn't translate to more comfort.....you won't compress 45ild a full 3" unless you weigh about 700 lbs.
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:14 AM   #7
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Thanks for the link @theargobus and the "supporting" statement @plfking ... (I could not resist the slight pun).
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Aha, I never see that since I usually just look at the recent threads list in the sidebar. Damn, my build thread has 26,000 views - I wonder how many people I've saved from buying a rusted-out POS bus? And how many I've scared away from skoolies entirely.
Wow ... so this is where you originally wrote this post. I saw it first in your "Rusty 86 build" thread ... banman had quoted it! I searched all through that thread and could not find it. To make matters worse, it is at the top of a page so I thought I skipped a page or something. So funny!
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:34 AM   #9
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Wow ... so this is where you originally wrote this post. I saw it first in your "Rusty 86 build" thread ... banman had quoted it! I searched all through that thread and could not find it. To make matters worse, it is at the top of a page so I thought I skipped a page or something. So funny!
I had a similar reaction - I got confused because I was sure I had made that post in a different thread. banman playing with my head.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:45 AM   #10
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I had a similar reaction - I got confused because I was sure I had made that post in a different thread. banman playing with my head.
That's why I read it twice. I thought you repeated yourself. Or that one of us is going senile
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Wow ... so this is where you originally wrote this post. I saw it first in your "Rusty 86 build" thread ... banman had quoted it! SNIP...
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I had a similar reaction - I got confused because I was sure I had made that post in a different thread. banman playing with my head.
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That's why I read it twice. I thought you repeated yourself. Or that one of us is going senile
Apologies to ALL!
Confusion was not my intent -- just trying not to sidetrack a thread... and that backfired on me...
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:30 PM   #12
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Wait, did Native really call my bus "Rusty 86"?
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My apologies .... Fat fingers on a small keyboard.
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My apologies .... Fat fingers on a small keyboard.
I'm over it.
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Perhaps it was because you are "86-ing" somuch rust?
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Perhaps it was because you are "86-ing" somuch rust?
I forgot all about that term - another reason the number 87 will apply once the 86-ing is complete.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=86

This is probably a BS story like everything, but it sounds cool:

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Chumley's, a famous and OLD New York speakeasy, is located at 86 Bedford St. During Prohibition, an entrance through an interior adjoining courtyard was used, as it provided privacy and discretion for customers.

As was (and is) a New York tradition, the cops were on the payroll of the bar and would give a ring to the bar that they were coming for a raid. The bartender would then give the command "86 everybody!", which meant that everyone should hightail it out the 86 Bedford entrance because the cops were coming in through the courtyard door.

"86 that light"

"Everyone in Sales got 86'd.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:31 PM   #17
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The story I heard about that was that in the days of teletypes, newspaper story text ended with "-86-" so that you could scan through a whole ream of output and tear it apart in the correct place.
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:53 PM   #18
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Well, given current events, I think I'm going to delay purchasing this for a while, as having cash on hand sounds like a better idea.



For now.


But then again, maybe having a fully cushioned bugout vehicle sounds like a good idea too.
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Well, given current events, I think I'm going to delay purchasing this for a while, as having cash on hand sounds like a better idea.



For now.


But then again, maybe having a fully cushioned bugout vehicle sounds like a good idea too.
Even if you have a bugout bus ... where would you go? reading on the Coronavirus Thread, it seems even the BLM lands are being closed in some areas.
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Old 03-21-2020, 03:19 PM   #20
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Well, I will say that having the two densities as one piece is desirable. Two separate pieces and they can go in different directions. Can anyone tell me why my sheets and blanket slide to opposite sides of the bed?
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