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- February 27, 2008 at 9:44 pm #11943
Hi everyone. This is the first trailer we have ever owned so a ton of things are totally new to us. What do you experienced RVrs do about keeping the seat cushions on the benches? They seem to want to slide out from under us while we are sitting on them. I am sure there is a simple answer but I can’t figure it outFebruary 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm #13164
Bugz, we tow with a Jeep also, and when we stop, sometimes the cushions are in the floor. Butcherknife seizes the opportunity to admonish me about my Wild driving.
Thanks for the input. I may be able to convince her that it is just a naturaly occouring phenomenom that has nothing to do with my advanced driving skills. It took years to polish those skills to the present level of sophistication and I was worried that I might have to tone it down a bit.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)February 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm #13165
I have a Casita, not an Oliver, but apparently it had the same slippery cushion problem! The previous owner solved it by putting velcro on the cushions under the seat and on the back wall where the back rest cushions belong. She did both the small dinette area and large dinette area that way and I have inherited no problems of cushion slippage!February 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm #13167
I had considered velcro but then I wouldn’t be able to flip over the cushions if one side gets worn or stained. I was thinking perhaps i could place under the cushion a rubber bath mat or maybe the rubber mesh stuff they sell to keep a carpet from creeping as it is walked on but I wasn’t sure about any of those. I don’t mind them falling on the floor as we drive but they slip off when we are actually sitting on them.February 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm #13168
Bugz, butcherknife said that was a good idea and she was going to try it.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)February 28, 2008 at 9:00 pm #13171
The rubber rug stuff is a good idea. I have successfully used it under cushions on my slip-covered furniture. Also, if the cushions were not going to be turned on a regular basis, the velcro attached to the cushion could be “tacked” on. That is, sewing a single stitch periodically along the velcro, every 2″-3″, just to keep it in place. Subsequently, it would be easily removed and put on the other side.February 28, 2008 at 9:36 pm #13172
The Casita only has material on ONE side. The “underside’ is thin vinyl so they can’t be flipped for double the use!!!! This supposedly helps to keep from sliding, didn’t work for me.
ChuckFebruary 28, 2008 at 11:50 pm #13173
Welcome to the Oliver Forums buddybleau !!
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)February 29, 2008 at 11:28 pm #13183
Nice to have you on the board. Congratulations on your new Oliver… we hope you love it as much as we love ours!!
Sherry n Paul
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12February 29, 2008 at 11:32 pm #13184
Thank you! We really do love it a lot. We are taking it to our property tomorrow and staying overnight. Everyone is so excited to go camping in one of the coolest trailers everMarch 1, 2008 at 12:18 am #13185
I have a Casita, not an Oliver, but apparently it had the same slippery cushion problem!
I’m personally so glad you have found the board. It’s really great for a lot of us to have another insight, from a different brand. We all share a lot of the same problems, and the same joys, in owning a fiberglass camper.
I looked at some of your photos on your website. You have an amazing talent with a camera!!!! My favorites (so far) are the vegetable stand and the nymph done with infrared film… Can’t wait to meet you!
We wanted to spend a few days in the panhandle on the way home from Tennessee, but it didn’t work out due to family/personal stuff… Still looking forward to a trip to NW Florida.
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12March 3, 2008 at 4:24 am #13196
We ended up purchasing some of the rubber stuff for rugs and it worked amazingly well. I highly recommend it as a quick and easy fix. It might even keep those cushions on your seats mountainbornMarch 3, 2008 at 4:45 am #13197
My daughter saw an Oliver westbound on I-10 between
Houston & San Antonio today . . . could that have been you?
Pete & "Bosker". TV - '18 F150 Super-cab Fx4; RV - "The Wonder Egg"; '08 Elite, Hull Number 014.
Travel blog of 1st 10 years' wanderings - http://www.peteandthewonderegg.blogspot.comMarch 3, 2008 at 4:58 am #13198
That wasn’t us you saw as we are a bit further west in Arizona. We took our trailer to Hackberry off old route 66. It’s fairly close to home but now that we have a portable home we hope to go and see a lot more of our country.March 3, 2008 at 12:23 pm #13199
Thanks for the information about the rubber stuff for rugs. Sounds like a great idea. How much of that did you use – did you just use strips or did you cover the whole cushion area?
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