Long periods of outdoor storage allow ultraviolet rays to destroy fabrics by fading them and making them brittle.
They will likely start splitting and falling apart, the moment you sit down.
Here are a few tips for repairing or replacing RV furniture:
- Remove the furniture from the RV and send it out to be reupholstered. This can be a costly proposition.
- Order replacement RV furniture through your local RV dealer. Flexsteel RV furniture isn’t sold direct to the consumer. You must order through an authorized dealer instead.
- Purchase regular household furniture and mount it inside your RV using metal brackets.
Much of the furniture in less-expensive RVs is built as part of the RV structure. Therefore, ordering an exact replacement may not even be an option.
Bradd and Hall’s Frequently Asked Questions can guide you in making the best decision for your particular situation.
When I’ve remodeled older RVs, I’ve always chosen household furniture over RV furniture. Cost being my main issue, household furniture is a lot cheaper than RV furniture.
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