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    Hi

    First post so v. excited!

    I have a Toyota Hiace campervan and the front seats are threadbare. Can you recommend a seat cover seller - I'd like them to fit properly and look smartish.

    Many thanks Sue

    #2
    Hi Sue and welcome. I don’t know much about tailored seat covers. Universals from Lidl are not bad.
    Jon
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      #3
      Welcome...another Toyota.......Try ebay suppliers/sellers..there's usually a good choice on there.

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        #4
        Hi and welcome!

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          #5
          I just buy cheap ones from Argos and sew on extra loops of tape to make lashing them to my transit seats a better fit. It's a good idea though and will preserve the squabs in good order should you want to sell

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            #6
            Hi and welcome. Will be interested in the replies as covering our seats is complicated by the tight fit when they are made into beds.

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              #7
              If the camper is otherwise good, I would go to one of the several specialist re-upholstering companies that do motorhomes. For instance take a bog standard Fiat Ducato with two front seats with arm rests, plus a rear forward facing passenger seat for two people. They will take the old seats, rip them apart and throw everyting away that isn't metal, make new higher quality foam cushions and back rests to fit, and then make and fit whatever material pattern you like foam covers for the whole lot. This costs around £1000 which another upholsterer I know was aghast at how cheap that is. If you only want new covers of course it wouldn't be anything like that.
              https://www.regalfurnishings.co.uk/m...me-upholstery/
              This is the one I would use, in fact I am going to contact them because the foam in my rear seating isn't as firm as I would like it.
              We're here for a good time, not a long time.

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                #8
                Originally posted by gasgas View Post
                the foam in my rear seating isn't as firm as I would like it.
                When seat upholstery starts to age it will normally become evident on the driver's side first and usually on the outboard corner of the seat squab where the driver initially perches before getting properly settled on the seat. I drove a small 'Ford Econoline' van-based camper 10,000 miles in USA a couple of years back, it had 250,000 miles on the clock and was mechanically perfect, but the seat had suffered as I describe. The sagging was not immediately visible but its presence made itself felt... and how! I wondered why at the end of the day my guts ached and on analysis discovered that I was compensating for the invisible sag by tensing muscles that in the normal way of things would be relaxed... so a long hard look at the cushioning might be a good idea, especially if you intend to spend a long time 'in the saddle'.

                You could go the whole hog and replace the seat with something posh like a bus-drivers sprung seat, new cost £538inc VAT https://www.drivers-seats.com/produc...us-coach-seat/ or try a Commercial Vehicle scrapyard for a good used one. But think of the advantages, with a bus seat you could simultaneously signal and move into traffic without looking behind, drive at 20mph in the middle of the road and other advanced driving techniques known only to those similarly perched.

                Nostalgia moment ... Flanders & Swan put it to music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yHrpPRYgYM

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                  #9
                  "20ft long, 6ft wide, 97 horsepower diesel engined London Transport Omnibus."
                  A fairly ordinary motorhome now is longer than 20ft, wider than 6ft and has a LOT more horsepower than 97. I don't think the London Transport Omnibusses were only 20ft long and 6ft wide, though the 97 HP might be right, I don't know. 297 would be more useful. I wonder where they got their numbers from?
                  Rob B will know . . . .
                  We're here for a good time, not a long time.

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                    #10
                    Our Romahome has a tyre problem in rural Ireland and the mechanic jumped in to test things. Result - marked seat from dirty overalls - Doh!

                    We tried some cheap covers but weren't happy but then we found some covers made by Walser who I think are Austrian and one of the EUs largest manufacturer of covers. We managed to find a set that suited our van at a sale price from
                    https://www.roofbox.co.uk

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